Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Been Loving You Too Long by Seraphina Donavan

Title:  Been Loving You Too Long
Author:  Seraphina Donavan
Series:  The DuChamps Dynasty #1
Published:  June 10th 2013 by Curvy Seductions Press
Page Count:  229
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Ophelia Broulliard’s life has always been linked to the wealthy and powerful DuChamps family. The granddaughter of the family’s housekeeper, she’s worshipped Vincent DuChamps from afar--the ever unattainable prince in her fairy tale dreams. Little does she know that Vincent harbors his own secret feelings for her, but other darker secrets that he sees as an insurmountable obstacle to ever being the man she deserves, have prompted him to avoid her altogether.

When Thomas, the family patriarch dies, his will bears some unpleasant surprises for them both. Thomas wants nothing more than for Vincent and his siblings to be happy, and in his final act as the only father figure they’ve ever had, engineers a series of contingencies in his will that require them each to face their demons. Only too aware of what Vincent really feels for Ophelia, Thomas creates a situation that will force Vincent to confront his feelings. Unless, Vincent and Ophelia marry, Vincent and his siblings will lose everything, including the family business.

Forced into such close proximity, denying their attraction for one another becomes impossible. But even as they grow closer, other threats to the future of DuChamps Hotels and all that Vincent holds dear threaten to destroy their burgeoning relationship. Ophelia has played it safe her whole life. Taking a risk on Vincent is a frightening prospect. Will it be worth it, or will his secrets break both their hearts?

Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

My Review:

Holy S%^(! Could you just imagine? Seriously, could you just imagine being in that position?

Donavan writes with a down to earth writing style rarely seen in romance literature. It lets you focus on the characters and the storyline instead of a multiplicity of flowery words. Donavan still paints a brilliant picture for her audience through her brilliant descriptions and attention to detail. Not only does she build an amazingly vivid world for her characters to live in and her readers to walk through, but Donavan also has a very solid storyline for everything and everyone to revolve around.

I really appreciate the well-developed yet less than perfect characters that Donavan has created for this novel. Each of them are a uniquely crafted person, complete with a history and personality of their own. They also have problems of their own. And the main characters do end up with one heck of a problem to deal with. Even though on the surface this is your typical billionaire and the help type novel, it’s also quite atypical. These intriguing characters make it so.

This novel, however racy, is about stepping outside your perceptions and accepting who you are. Donavan just brings her message around in an extremely exceptional way, one that you won’t be able to put down. My final thoughts? I honestly cannot wait to read more by this brilliant author.

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