Wow! Talk about a story with intense heat!
This was my first book by Fiona Murphy, but I’m pretty sure it won’t by my last. A story of intense heat between Cesare Sabatini and Alicia Jeffries. Two people from different lives, but the same.
Cesare Sabatini (pronounced Chezeray), is now a real estate tycoon, but he came from a struggling family. He is the old of three boys that were on their own from a young teenage life. He raised his brothers and they made billions in real estate and own most of Chicago now. After the tragedy of his parent’s deaths he has sworn off marriage and commitment. The first time he saw Alicia there was heat from first sight.
Alicia Jeffries came from a tough childhood too. She is not a petite woman and she has settled into being alone for life. She works as a secretary and takes on making quilts to sell to help support her and her sister. She gets the opportunity for a job that will help her with her support she gives her sister Bethany for college. She’s offered a position as a personal assistant to Dante Sabatini, Cesare’s younger brother. She’s a little warry of taking the position, but she figures it will help her financially.
Cesare and Alicia fight their attraction for a while, but after Alicia makes a decision that could get her into a lot of trouble to help out her sister, Bethany, Cesare decides that it is an opportunity for him to make her his. Alicia is regretful that she made the decision, but she is happy it finally made Cesare take the chance she has been wanting since the first time she saw him.
I loved this story and hated to put it down to go to bed or do anything. It is an intensely hot story between these two. Alicia brings out the soft side of Cesare and he finds happiness in life again. I am already excited for the next book. I give this book a 4.5-star review and highly recommend it to readers who like stories about Alpha men who are brought to their knees by one woman.