Kelly Bradley is convinced she doesn't need to worry about falling in love when she comes up with her plan to marry Jack Sutton. She's dated so many great guys over the years, but hasn't fallen in love once. Not with any of them. It just isn't in the cards for her. So, when she approaches powerful, sexy Jack Sutton and proposes a temporary marriage-of-convenience, she's not one bit concerned that her heart will be on the line.
Jack Sutton is used to having control over things, having things go his way. Things in his life aren't supposed to spin out of control. But Kelly Bradley flips his world upside-down and has him wanting more than he'd ever thought he would have. And, just when he realizes he wants a real marriage with Kelly, Jack finds himself racing to save the woman he loves.
Before Jack and Kelly know it, not only are their hearts on the line, but Kelly's life is, too.
The story starts with a bang of action with Kelly's kidnapping in the prologue.
From there it takes a bit different storyline, when the tale goes back in time, to a point where Jack is in need of a fake wife and Kelly's proposal. And it is sweet, not so much the marriage of convenience, but how the attraction to each other is building, Jack and Kelly starting to date and their life together. The story also gets rather steamy, the heat level raising. Like I said, it is sweet, but nothing out of ordinary.
The storyline also introduces the group of interesting and charming secondary characters. Through them we get glimpses of different family dynamics, and what can happen to a person when you hold on to hurt and bitterness.
But when the timeline gets in to the moment, where Kelly is abducted, I was emotionally invested in the story. I could feel Jack's anguish, fear, and love towards Kelly, and Kelly's determination to survive despite her fear.
Even with the issue of human trafficking, the book is easy, fast, and light read, with enticing characters, that I would like to know more about. This first book of the Sutton Capital series gets three spoons from me.
And as this first book of the series is free on Amazon, you can just click the link below to download it.
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