Monday, June 29, 2015

Seduced by the Baron (The Fairy Tales of New York Book 4) by Amy Andrews Review


Once upon a time, Faith Sullivan dreamed of being a famous painter who lived in an apartment overlooking Central Park. Unfortunately, life had other ideas and at 26, she’s still running, working and living at Sully’s, her family’s traditional Irish pub in Brooklyn with her stubborn, ailing father. And she was perfectly fine with her lot until suddenly her three best friends each found their prince, and her own happily ever after seemed like another dream lost. Until one day a long, tall Australian walks into her bar and her loved-up besties decided to play Fairy Godmothers.

Ex pro-surfer turned beer baron, Rafael Quartermaine is in New York for a month on business. He’s looking for a pub to launch Baron lager on the American market and Sully’s is perfect. All he has to do is convince Faith, the traditionalist, to say yes. And once he’s done that, maybe he can convince her that all work and no play makes Faith a dull girl.

Faith’s connection to her family and Sully’s is absolute, and Raf’s business drive and itchy feet aren’t conducive to long term, so it should be an easy break when duty calls Faith back into the fold on the evening of the ball. But running out on the baron is harder than she ever imagined… Will their fling sizzle out, or become something more?

My Review:

Faith Sullivan used to dream of being a famous artist.  But her dreams were crushed when her father had a heart attack and she had to go home to help him with their family bar, Sully’s.  She has been there ever since.  She doesn’t have much of a life when she is working all the time.  She recently began seeing some of her old school friends and that has helped a little bit.  But seeing them live their dreams and finding love has Faith feeling a little bit left out. 

Australian Rafael Quartermaine used to live his dreams surfing until he was injured and had to give it up.  Now the owner of Baron Lager, Raf is looking for a market in the US.  Mercy Hernandez, a business associate, recommended Sully’s.  She said it would be the perfect place to see how the customers would like it. 

When Faith’s friend Mercy introduces her to Raf and explains how well she believes Baron Lager will do at Sully’s, Faith is a little put off at first.  You can’t sell Australian beer in and Irish pub.  But once Faith tries it, she is sold.  Plus she finds out she will get to spend a lot more time with this hot Aussie.  

Faith and Raf find themselves attracted to each other right away and give in to a fling while Raf is still in town.  What could it hurt?  Faith is due for a little fun after all the years of hard work she has been doing.  Things get heated very quickly and Faith finds herself falling in love with Raf.  What will happen when it’s time for him to go back to Australia?  Will Faith be left heartbroken or will Raf find a way to makes things work between them? 

I really enjoyed this steamy story.  The passion was intense.   

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