Series: Beautifully Damaged #3
Published by Self-Published on June 28th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Avery Collins has just landed her dream job, pastry chef for the posh-Manhattan restaurant Clover. Her new boss, Trace Montgomery, even helped with securing her an affordable place to live: a beautifully restored carriage house owned by his friend, Rafe McKenzie—a man that makes her catch her breath and stirs her imagination. Trouble is, he's involved with someone, his father is being released after 25 years in prison and Avery is just his tenant. Exploring the attraction that sizzles whenever they're together would be the icing on the cake, but Avery knows all too well that you can't have everything. Of course, what's cake without icing?
Rafe McKenzie's world shattered at nine when his father Liam—the only parent he knew—was arrested and convicted for armed robbery. Growing up in the system, Rafe managed to survive his childhood and now has a job he enjoys, a house he's restoring and a tight circle of friends. He's even working on reconciling with his dad, both eager to put the past in the past.
Happy for the income a tenant would bring, Rafe agrees to rent his carriage house to Clover's new pastry chef. When Avery Collins pulls up his drive, she's not at all what he's expecting. Funny, sexy and as sweet as her desserts, it doesn't take long for things between them to heat up. Just when it seems as if they'll have their cake and eat it too, the past comes back with deadly intent leaving Rafe to figure out who's pulling the strings before his world shatters again.
I absolutely love this series and fell even more in love with it after reading “Beautifully Decedent.” The way L. A. Fiore effortlessly integrated in all the remarkable couples from the previous books was terrific.
What I loved most about this story were the characters. If you know of Rafe’s background story you want him to get his HEA and sure enough L. A. Fiore provides the perfect match in Avery Collins. She’s one of those rare women that you actually want to be bff’s with. She is all rainbows and sunshine that had the potential to brighten anyone’s day.
…it was the lightest of touches and yet in that moment I knew that all I’d been through, every tear, every bruise, and every broken bone had led me to this woman.
Don’t underestimate her however because the moment someone she cares about is put in harms way expect her to be the first one to come to the rescue. In every way, she was exactly what Rafe needed. I can not be more impressed with ALL the aspects of this pairing.
I also need to comment on the title and the book cover. It is all too fitting! If you haven’t read the synopsis, Avery is one talented pastry chef. The descriptions of all the decadent confections that the author details throughout the book had me craving. This might not be the best book for those on a diet, lol.
The bottom line is, I thought that “Beautifully Decadent” a well-balanced book that contained the elements of humor, suspense and romance. It is a standalone, but believe me, once you’ve read one you will be instantly hooked and would want to read the others.
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