Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Jules Bennett's SEDUCING THE ENEMY'S DAUGHTER

Jules Bennett is a fresh, (fairly) new author face with loads of writing talent. Besides being an author, she's a businesswoman, wife and mother - and cute as a button, to boot! Jules was sweet enough to send me an early copy of SEDUCING THE ENEMY'S DAUGHTER and I'm pleased that she's going to be a guest here on Thursday! Be sure to stop back and get your questions ready for Jules - there will be prizes!

Brady Stone had just learned the new manager of the property he wanted was a woman… and quite desirable. Charming Samantha Donovan into giving away corporate secrets would be even sweeter considering she was the enemy’s daughter.
The business magnate had been planning his revenge for years. Now the only thing standing between Brady and victory was a beautiful, innocent pawn. His head told him to forget about any possible future with Samantha. But his heart knew that in destroying the Donovan empire he would be ruining his last chance at happiness.
My review:
Businessman Brady Stone has had the luxury resort of Lani Kaimana in his sights with an intensity that borders on obsession. Stanley Donovan forced Brady's dying father to sell the resort to him and Brady is bent on regaining possession of the property, hopefully destroying Stanley in the process. Surprised that resort manager "Sam" Donovan is Stanley's beautiful daughter, Samantha, Brady quickly decides that seduction will help get him close enough to obtain inside information. He certainly didn't plan on the emotions stirred by his relationship with Sam, and soon he's left questioning his objectives as well as his priorities.
It seems to Samantha Donovan that she has spent her entire life trying to please her father, seemingly an impossible task. Intent on making the Lani Kaimana resort a success, she's determined to remain focused and professional, regardless of how charming Brady Stone is. The attention he's lavishing on her is irresistibly flattering and it isn't long before she's weakening. Sam's blossoming relationship with Brady goes far to soothe the pain of her failing relationship with her father. Unexpected, exhiliarating news has her on top of the world until truths are revealed that bring her joy crashing down.
Jules Bennett has done a beautiful job in bringing readers Sam and Brady's story. Sam's pain over her relationship with her father is very well written. She is almost stiff with determined professionalism in her efforts to make a success of the resort; her softening under Brady's attentions is especially nice. Brady's persistence for revenge loses steam as his relationship with Sam gains momentum. At the same time he realizes just what is important in life, it becomes clear that his hunger for retaliation has gone too far and he has most likely lost Sam completely. Emotions are handled nicely and I think romance readers will be satisfied with SEDUCING THE ENEMY'S DAUGHTER, Jules Bennett's first contribution to the Silhouette Desire line.

Want a copy? Buzz on over to Amazon for easy pre-ordering!


Up next from Jules is another Silhouette Desire, FOR BUSINESS ... OR MARRIAGE? The story of Brady Stone's brother, Cade. It will be released in April - I can't wait!

She’d always been in love with her boss. Secretly. And it had almost killed Abby Morrison each time magnificent multimillionaire Cade Stone began dating another woman. And now… he wanted her to plan his wedding!
Abby knew Cade was making a mistake— marrying for business reasons a woman equally uninterested in love. For too long she’d been the mousy little secretary. But now she refused to keep quiet. So she had one month to plan Cade’s wedding? That gave her one month to change his mind.
Thanks for taking the time to stop - don't forget to come back on Thursday so you can get acquainted with Jules - and get your name in the draw for a great giveaway!
Laurie

6 comments:

Laurie said...

Enjoyed your reviews! WOW! Another new author and so little time to read!!

Barbara said...

Hi Laurie--

Nice review. I already had this book on my list to buy when it comes out now I am looking forward to reading it even more.

Will try and stop in tomorrow when Jules stops by.

Jules Bennett said...

Hey, I'm early:) But, I have to run out first thing in the morning with my babies, but I'll return before lunch to chat!

Sooooo, let's get started on those questions;)

Jules

Melanie said...

The book sounds really good, will have to add it to my tbr file - I love finding new authors. Ok, here is a question: I have been reading about different authors and how much they love to write, but yet they also talk about the struggles of getting the book on the shelves. Did you enjoy the whole process from conception to store? What was the hardest part for you?
Interested to know.

Dianne Castell said...

Hi, Jules!
What a great cover and love the story. Major congrats on your first Desire. Hope there are many many more.
Dianne

Jules Bennett said...

Melanie,

The hardest part from conception to the store was the waiting period:) Everything else has been a blast. From seeing the cover for the first time to edits, I've loved every minute!