(The Beaumont Trilogy, #1)
by Regina Frame
Release Date: September 21, 2013
Chloe Mason moved to New York to start a new life and escape an abusive ex-boyfriend. She had never really dated much until she met Rick, but after finding him in the bed with another woman--she packed her bags and never looked back. Will Chloe ever be able to trust again?
Parker Beaumont is a self made millionaire and womanizer. He's always been a big fan of sex with no strings attached...until he meets Chloe Mason who challenges everything he knows.
Will Parker's past come back to haunt him?
Can Parker save Chloe?
Now, it might be just me but this book went a little too fast for my tastes. Chloe, who grew up poor has her best friend Lexie who grew up with money but it never mattered to her and she and Chloe are besties... Deciding to move to New York together, Lexie introduces Chloe to her boyfriend Gibb. Gibb invites the ladies to a club he is a security enforcer at, and apparently he has a friend he wants Chloe to meet. Parker is the playboy who has only ever had one night stands and never wants to have more due to his fear of being used and/or getting hurt... Parker and Chloe meet and instant love happens... suddenly(and I do mean suddenly... within 10minutes of meeting one another) Parker is wondering what it would be like to wake up next to Chloe every morning and having a desire for a future and so on... It came across too much like Cinderella meets Playboy to me... Now, I do understand that this is a novella and it is meant to be short, but it could have been slowed down a bit and developed more. The sex scenes were even rushed.. This story has great potential and the overall plot is very intriguing.. I just think that the author should have slowed down a bit.
One issue I had was inconsistency. There is a scene where Chloe was being interviewed for a chain store named Baby Bee. The CEO interviews her..yes, CEO of a major Chain baby store was interviewing the prospective employee. When Chloe recognizes this man as the CEO, she identifies him as "Denver Townsend" Now, Chloe's last name is Mason... However, Denver calls Chloe "Miss Mason in one sentence and then just a few sentences later calls her Miss Townsend. This is not a major mistake, but is definitely something any quality editor should have caught and it was rather confusing.
All in all, Chloe is a very empowering young woman and strong minded,and Parker captures her spirit and heart. All in all, if you're looking for a quick book with some steamy scenes then this is a book for you!!
I give this book 3 out of 5 shields!