Jake Harrison is everything that Haven Daniels hates about men: over-confident, born into money and too handsome for his own good. Haven finds it difficult to keep her opinions to herself and can’t help but tell Jake exactly what she thinks of him, again and again.
Haven Daniels is uptight, smart and a bit of a bitch – the perfect challenge for Jake. It doesn’t hurt that she’s movie star beautiful and has no idea.
Forced to work together, verbal sparring turns into sexual chemistry but men like Jake are trouble and Haven has had enough trouble to last her a lifetime.
Will Haven give into Jake’s charms? Can Jake peel off Haven’s prickly mask, revealing the woman he knows lies beneath?
What the Lighting Sees - Part One is the first part in a three part novella series.
***ARC received in exchange for an honest review***
If you LOVED The Empire State Series by Louise Bay, you will definitely LOVE the first book in this new three part series.
The banter between characters is hilarious. The highs, lows, swoon worthy moments. What the Lightning Sees is the -definition- of 'addictive.' The perfect start to what is sure to be an amazing series. Louise Bay knows how to write a solid book with relate-able characters, the right amount of sweet, funny, pull your hair out in frustration moments, and angst..oooooh the angst!! Oh yeah, prepare to swoon too! Let's not forget the secondary characters, she makes them feel like family and they serve an important role in the story.
But back to the funny!
"We don't know each other well enough to be joking about chlamydia"
"I think she's holding herself back, stopping herself. I need to find out why. You people with vaginas are so complicated."
"Don't blame it on the vaginas, brother, or I'm going to start to talk to you about penises, then you're going to heave and it's all going to go very badly." .. just a few that made me chuckle.
Haven- she's smart, feisty, uptight, says what shes thinking and comes off as a bitch to most - is forced to partner up & work with Jake Harrison (a.k.a Harry to his friends) a humble, confident, hard working, self made millionaire, who has a hobby as a photographer. Oh yeah, he always has a beautiful woman hanging off his arm.
Assigned to interview A-list star Sandy Fox is just what Haven needs to step her career up to the next level. Problem is that Harry is only filling in as a photographer as a favor to her boss. She's concerned there will be a lack of commitment on his end. Being the judgmental, uptight person she is, Haven comes to the conclusion that Harry is a spoiled trust fund baby, and must take every precaution to make sure this interview turns out to be the best of her journalism career to date. A drunken stroll through town is all it takes for Harry to see Haven in a new light, throwing caution to the wind with her hair down (literally, she always wears it in a tight bun at work) and as a happy , easy going person.
The interview takes them on location to Paris and by this point Harry is smitten with Haven and MUST have her. -Next week we were in Paris, and if I couldn't seduce a woman in Paris then I'd chop my dick off-
Stolen kisses, sexual tension..the angst! Will Haven let her walls down and let Harry be her Jake? More importantly, will Harry still have a dick?!?!?
And, and.. AND THAT CLIFFHANGER!! OMG! I'm left on my knees begging. Please! Louise! May I have the next installment?!
I write sexy, romantic, contemporary romance novels: the kind I like to read.
Ideas for my first novel started to filter into my imagination when my reading coincided with a re-encounter with an old love and soon after I began what became ‘Faithful’, my first novel, published in April 2014.
Ruined by romantic mini-series of the seventies and eighties, I love all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so I’ll settle for books and films.
I love the rain, the West Wing, London, days when you don’t have to wear make-up, being alone, being with friends, elephants and champagne.
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