Reviewed by Kimberley
SERIES: Dreamspun Desires # 47
AUTHOR: Elizabeth Noble
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 155 pages
RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2017
The coffee is rich. Hayden isn’t. But Neal doesn’t need to know that—yet.
Hayden Owens is just your typical graduate student working his way through school as a barista for the Owens Coffee Company—no relation. But he keeps the “no relation” part to himself when he meets dashing architect, Neal Kirchner, a successful older man from an old-money family. Hayden doesn’t exactly lie, but he figures it can’t hurt for Neal to believe he’s a rich kid. After all, Hayden doesn’t want Neal thinking he’s a gold digger.
The closer they become, the harder it gets for Hayden to come clean. Something always seems to get in the way. When a company bankruptcy and a jilted, vindictive woman threaten to expose his charade, Hayden thinks it’s all gone down the drain. Luckily Neal is ready with some innocent trickery of his own.
This is the 47th book in the Dreamspun franchise. I liked this a lot more than I expected to. I don’t know but I wasn’t as excited about this book for some reason; I wasn’t expecting to like it after reading the blurb. It’s a good thing I continued on despite my reservations. This was a really, really lovely book. The characters were quite engaging and the storyline was really well written.
The story, the dialogue, the plot… Everything flowed really well. I loved these characters. Hayden and Neal’s characters fit and were very well written. The editing was spot on as is the norm for the books in this franchise and the covers are always beautiful and uniform to kudos to the team of editors and cover artists responsible for ensuring the aesthetic is uniform, neatly and beautifully done.
I was really captivated by the story. And truly enjoyed it from the first page to the very last. I don’t know what my problem was but clearly I was not thinking because I really enjoyed this book and actually look forward to reading more from this author.
There is really some truth to the saying about not judging a book by its cover because the contents were definitely well worth the time it took to read.