Contract of Shame

Unlikely Love, 2

I enjoyed this second story in the Unlikely Love series. I did find Richard’s behavior somewhat shocking after seeing his attitude concerning Wayne and his methods for securing Lily. But I guess it was a “do as I say, not as I do” situation when it comes to his desires. Overall an entertaining read.

A businessman to the core, Richard Shaw doesn’t believe anything will happen unless it’s written up in a contract. As he’s madly in lust with his assistant, he finds her weakness and exploits it by presenting her with a contract she can’t refuse. How romantic is that?

Scarlet Hughes would do anything for her son. And her boss points out how far she will really go when he offers her financial assistance with her sick son. A week of intimacy seems a small price to pay for security and she’s been burned by romance before. Sign her up, or rather sign on the dotted line. What could go wrong?

While some may find Richard cold and controlling, which he is to a degree, he just needs the right woman to change his outlook. And Scarlet is that woman. He doesn’t know it but he’s been wooing her right along, just not showing her. When he gets her alone he takes her breath away and she’s not prepared for the feelings he brings up. Can they have a future when the contract states a week?

Book Blurb for Contract of Shame

Richard Shaw doesn’t believe in love. He does believe in getting what he wants, and Scarlet Hughes is next on his list. In his world, there is nothing he can’t have. All he needs to do is find her weakness.

Scarlet is a single mother trying to make ends meet. A nightmare from her past keeps her cut off from men and relationships, but a steaming kiss one afternoon in the office leads to her shame.

For one week, Scarlet will give Richard her body and in return he’ll give her the means of giving her son a good future.

But when her past comes back to haunt her, Scarlet can’t hide from her fear any longer, and Richard must risk everything to claim what is rightfully his.

Will Scarlet find it in her heart to forgive him?

Be Warned: forced seduction

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2012 3.00