I think this book is a pretty good start to the new Harlequin Dare line. The story is a bit edgier, a little more explicit, but still a very tasteful romance. The story, the dialogue and the setting are realistic and contemporary. I love that Lucy, is a high powered attorney that always wins. She wants a promotion, but since she works for old fashioned men, she feels like she might need to get married to secure the promotion. I don’t think this was meant in a disrespectful way, but it is still the reality for women in the workplace. Lucy is pretty much ready for an arranged marriage. She can’t trust herself to find the right guy. She tried and she is still recovering from the heartache and betrayal from her ex-fiance. She asks for some help from Gideon Novak, who was her ex-fiance’s friend (but her friend as well), because he is a successful headhunter who knows a lot of people. The reader will quickly see that Lucy and Gideon have a thing for each other and have for a very long time. Gideon can’t believe that Lucy is asking him to find her a husband, but he agrees because he feels partly responsible for what his cheating friend did to her. Lucy also asks Gideon for some sex lessons because she has been made to feel like she is totally inadequate in the bedroom based on what her ex used to tell her. Gideon is reluctant to agree to this outrageous request, but not because he doesn’t want Lucy, but because he doesn’t want to lose her friendship again *swoon*.
Hot sex ensues and you can tell that both characters are getting their feelings for each other all mixed up. Gideon finds it almost impossible to try to find a husband for the woman he loves, but doesn’t totally realize that he loves...you can see where this is going… It takes some meddling from others to get things on the right path for Lucy and Gideon. Fortunately, the reader gets to enjoy some scorching sex, witty dialogue and just an all out enjoyable story that will have you cheering at the end. Pick this book up if you are ready for a happy ending!