Thursday, February 14, 2019

Romancing the Undercover Millionaire by Clare London

Can poverty and privilege find a loving compromise?

Alexandre Bonfils, a rich and spoiled second son, is tired of being ignored and decides to help when the family’s exclusive wine business is in trouble. Going undercover in the warehouse, he loves the adventure—and the chance to be close to the sassy and sexy manager, Tate Somerton.

Tate is hardworking and financially struggling, bringing up his siblings on his own. A suspected saboteur at work is his latest challenge, but now he also has a clueless, though very attractive, new intern. There’s an immediate spark between the ill-matched couple, until a shocking accident cuts short Alex’s amateur sleuthing.

While recovering in the generous care of Tate and his family, will Alex realize what belonging really means? Passion and pride come together to fight for the company they’re both committed to preserving, but can a personal bond remain when the dust settles?

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

3.5 stars

This is a cute traditional romance with a tiny bit of action. At the start of the story, Alex is a spoiled toff while working class Tate works tirelessly to care for his family and succeed at his job. Sparks fly when they meet, and the men are soon working together to find the person sabotaging Alex’s family business.

The storyline in this book is entirely predictable and the book relies on quite tired romance tropes. I liked Tate and I grew to like Alex, but neither is developed in much depth.

I was a little bit confused by the odd Americanisms peppered through the story – neither character is American and the story is set in London and Bristol. This is a story about class, but the author doesn’t quite manage to capture the subtleties of the English class system. Alex’s speech and actions don’t quite ring true. His formal speech makes him sound like more of an academic than the Hooray Henry he is supposed to be at the start of the book – and Alex’s interest in fashion and labels feels too gauche for an aristocrat. Equally, I found it odd that factory worker Tate doesn’t use any colloquial or regional language.

Anyways. This is an easy read Dreamspun Desires fantasy so I should probably stop picking at details. I found the story entertaining and the low heat romance sweet.

CLARE LONDON took her pen name from the city where she lives, loves, and writes. A lone, brave female in a frenetic, testosterone-fueled family home, she juggles her writing with her other day job as an accountant.

She’s written in many genres and across many settings, with award-winning novels and short stories published both online and in print. She says she likes variety in her writing while friends say she’s just fickle, but as long as both theories spawn good fiction, she’s happy. Most of her work features male/male romance and drama with a healthy serving of physical passion, as she enjoys both reading and writing about strong, sympathetic, and sexy characters.

Clare currently has several novels sulking at that tricky chapter-three stage and plenty of other projects in mind… she just has to find out where she left them in that frenetic, testosterone-fueled family home.

Clare loves to hear from readers, and you can contact her on all her social media.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Romancing the Undercover Millionaire (Romancing the... #3) by Clare London to read and review.

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