Monday, September 14, 2015

The Billionaire's Secret (Amalfi Night Billionaires Book 4) by Kathleen O'Brien Review

High School art teacher Sophie Smith is usually the most honest of women. But when her dearest friend and mentor asks her to be her stand-in on a two-week vacation at an Amalfi Coast luxury resort, she won’t let her down… even if it means posing as a rich, pampered socialite.

As it turns out, Sophie could get used to this, especially handsome, enigmatic gardener Declan Muldoon who’s strangely more thrilling than any of the billionaires buzzing around. She ends up falling for him—hard.

Then Sophie discovers she’s not the only one pretending. Declan’s gardener gig is temporary. He’s actually the black sheep of a very wealthy, powerful family, a man who appears to be in need of an heiress.

My Review: 

A fantastic Italian escape

Art teacher Sophie Smith takes the place her best friend Millie on a trip to Italy’s Amalfi Coast after Millie's cancer returns and she cannot make the trip herself.  Mille will experience the trip through Sophie's daily emails.

Declan Muldoon left his family is Scotland to work as a gardener at Hotel dei Fiori, the pride of Isola del Sole and his best friend's hotel.  He didn't want any part of his family's business.

Everyone thinks Sophie is a rich American on vacation and several men are vying for her attention.  But Sophie only has eyes for one man, Declan, who she is becoming very good friends with.  Will Sophie be able to keep Declan's attention once he finds out she is just an average art teacher and not the rich woman she was posing as? 

I enjoyed all the vivid details and descriptions in the book.  They made it easy to picture everything in my mind.  Declan and Sophie, a rich man pretending to be average and an average woman pretending to be rich, made for a pleasurable story.

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