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Monday, July 7, 2014

The Millionaire Affair by Jessica Lemmon

Release Date - June 24, 2014

Jessica Lemmon
Forever (Grand Central)

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

He's been burned before, so love is the last thing on his mind. She's just out of a relationship where she paid a very dear price, and she's ready to show the world that she can just have an affair without falling head over heels in love. It should be so easy, but both Landon Downey and Kimber Reynolds may have bitten off more than they can chew.

When Landon realizes he cannot balance babysitting his six-year-old nephew with running his company, he takes his sister's advice and calls Kimber Reynolds, his sister's friend, to become a nanny for the week. Landon and Kimber met when he was in college and she was 16, so they are not complete strangers, but neither is prepared for the intense attraction they feel. Kimber's ready to prove to everyone that she can have a sizzling affair and walk away, so she and Landon agree to a no-strings affair that will satisfy their needs without leading to any long-term romance. That ends up being easier said than done when both begin to fall head over heels.

There are things I truly loved about The Millionaire Affair. First, there is no huge conflict between Landon and Kimber. Even when complications occur, the author strays from having it become a huge teary-eyed, name calling event that some authors lean towards. Landon and Kimber remained adults throughout the entire story. I loved that. Second, though this is part of a series, I never felt lost having not read the other books. The Millionaire Affair stands alone, thought it did leave me curious to check out the previous couples' stories.

In respect to things I didn't like, they were minimal, and basically involved the exes on both sides. I understand why Kimber's ex played a part in the story, but honesty, I would preferred not to have to experience his smarmy attitude. He's plain annoying. My dislike of him, however, is easily overlooked as he is not in the story often.

If you're after a heated romance where the focus really is on building a relationship, this is a great choice.

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