Hunk for the Holidays
By Katie Lane
Release Date: September 25, 2012
Source: PublisherAlways putting business before pleasure, Cassie McPherson works hard for her family's construction business. That might explain why she doesn't have a date for the company Christmas party. But it doesn't quite explain why she's crazy enough to hire an escort for the event or - crazier still - why she's dying to unwrap him like a present . . .
With whiskey-colored eyes and a killer smile, James is one gorgeous hunk who really knows how to fill out a tuxedo. He charms everyone, including Cassie. And when the night ends, the party doesn't stop. As Cassie falls, literally, into his bed, James falls head over heels in love. Now he has to figure out a way to tell her the truth: he's not an escort. He's her family's fiercest business rival. But all he wants for Christmas is her . . .
Cassie grew up with four brothers, so you could say she's learned how to be tough and take care of herself. And being the VP of her Dad's construction company, Cassie has to be able to keep up with the big boys if she wants to be respected when it comes to her job. Being such a workaholic, though, has left Cassie with not much time for dating, so she has found the key to solving that issue: hiring escorts for social events. The most recent escort, though, happens to be a man like no escort she's had before; he's dark, handsome, and knows how to treat a woman. Little does Cassie know, he's not her escort but the owner of the rival construction company. Too confused by Cassie's assumption that he's her escort, James is forced to go along and can't tell Cassie the truth until they've already fallen for each other. Now, James doesn't know how to reveal his true identity without losing the only girl he's ever thought about more than his work.
I loved all of the characters in this book so much. Cassie is a girl you find yourself rooting for, James is a guy you find yourself falling for, and all of Cassie's brothers are just too awesome for words. And I absolutely loved the side story with Amy and Cassie's brother Rory. Normally I'm not a big fan of side stories, but this one was just as intriguing as James and Cassie's story. The holiday atmosphere gave this book a whole other side of enjoyment too. With holiday parties, family Christmas dinners, and flammable Christmas trees, Hunk for the Holidays proves to be the perfect book to snuggle up with by the twinkling lights and warm fire.
Overall, I loved this book and would recommend it to any romance lover who's in the mood for a holiday read. A little bit of romance with some holiday cheer? What more could a girl ask for during Christmastime?