I've just finished reading M.J. Rutter's book Time to Breathe. What a great read! The characters were believable and had depth to them, even the minor ones. they made you root for them, laugh with them, or want to punch them - oh wait, is that too violent? - make you dislike them.
Waiting by the car stands Hunter Pearson, the limo driver. As his boss and world famous pop star, Sydney Marx runs towards him, he has no idea what has happened. She tells him she needs to get away and he just drives.
She pleads with him to take her away from everything just for a few days and eventually he gives in, taking her to his home. A farm in Up-State New York where his daughter, Callie, lives with his parents. Bringing home visitors is new for loner, Hunter, and when that one visitor is a famous pop star, he is surprised by his family's reaction to her. They adore her and accept her into their home. Hunter is not exactly the host of the year and Sydney has more issues than he would care to know about. Will they find a common ground, or will it all end in fireworks?
Waiting for her life to change she decided to take a leap into the big unknown, take a new job in London and make that trip to LA without Kevin or his extra baggage. She was not looking for love, but it found her, she was not looking for him, but she found him and bumping into business tycoon, Alec Richards’ breakfast and knocking it across the restaurant floor was one of the best things to happen to her, even if at the time she didn’t know it.
“Maybe I am your kryptonite.” He smiled slightly, his warm brown eyes seem to dance in the sun.
“Or I am yours,” I replied.
Whether she wants to or not, the forces seem to be working in her favour and the holiday she started out alone, soon turns into an adventure of the heart. Discovering things about herself she never knew existed. Alec Richards has woken her beaten and battered heart and brought it back to life. Everything tells her it is too soon, that she could get hurt again, but her heart has a mind of its own…
After all, if a heart that has been battered and broken is so ready to love again, then I have no choice but to trust it.
Will the flames flicker out when they return to London, or will the oils that had soothed her, fuel the fire that burned so brightly on the other side of the pond? One thing she knows for sure, Alec Richards has changed her life, whether he is there forever or for a fleeting moment, she will never be the same again.
A tale of two different worlds, two different lives being burst open and entwining together, Grace is certain that Alec is her happy ever after and that no matter what happens, he owns her heart now, completely.
I wish her a very happy release day, and thank you for such an enjoyable read.