Rocco De Luca lives and loves in the fast lane. A past Formula 1 champ, he has been jetting around the world arranging celebrity charity races and partying with the world’s elite. Coming home to Isola del Fiori and filling in for his older brother for a few weeks sounds…well, boring. Until he meets Steffi Harlan.
Steffi Harlan is sophisticated, elegant, and way too smart to fall for a tanned chest and a bad-boy smile, or so she thinks, until she’s put in charge of keeping the jet-set playboy out of trouble while he’s gone. Sure, no problem. Except Steffi isn’t immune to Rocco’s charms.
They burn up the nights they spend together, and the last thing Steffi wants is to crash out and end up with a broken heart… Can they both survive love in the fast lane?
Every now and then I read one of these billionaire stories, this one I picked up because of the author. But I wasn't that impressed with the characters, or maybe I was expecting too much for a novella. I was looking forward to some major character development, with the playboy turns into a more responsible and respectable man, and the 'all work no play' assistant relaxing a bit, but sadly, I didn't really see either of these happening.
Rocco says there's more to him than just the playboy, but after a couple days of work, he gets off Steffi's bed in a morning, and go gets drunk with his best friend and four women, and the next morning when he wakes up and doesn't really remember the day before, he checks out to make sure he woke up alone, cause 'he wouldn't cheat on Steffi'. Really?
Steffi blows hot and cold towards Rocco, who has no idea what to do with her or how to be in a relationship. Steffi has issues with her father, her half-sister, even anger towards her mother. And she doesn't respect or accept Rocco's lifestyle.
I didn't feel the chemistry between these two characters, I did agree with Steffi that they didn't really have anything in common, that they could build a lasting relationship.
The environment and surroundings for this series sounds enticing, and the setting was very romantic, as well as the dates Rocco took Steffi on, Rocco just didn't convince me that there was more to him than the famous playboy that he is
~ Two Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me