26 March 2015

#Throwback: Priceless

 Sparks ignite when Cupid takes aim at two mortals in Las Vegas: Randy Jones, an average guy on a company vacation, looks into Garrett’s eyes at a craps table and time stands still. Throwing aside everything he believes, Randy engages in a torrid two-night affair with Garrett—only to panic when he realizes he’s fallen in love.

Cynical billionaire Garrett Shiffler has everything money can buy, and most of his dates can’t see past the dollar signs. Life has taught him that innocence and love are figments of the imagination. But when Randy disappears, taking with him feelings Garrett thought he’d never know, Garrett wages the most important battle of his life to win Randy's love—but this time he fights with his heart, not his bank account.

Meanwhile, Cupid wonders what happened. His golden arrows never fail unless the Fates interfere. If Garrett wants to win Randy back, he’s going to have to do it on his own, because the Fates have other plans for Cupid.
Priceless was a quick and enjoyable read. Because this is a novella and it’s set in Vegas, I gave the speed with which Randy and Garrett’s relationship developed far more leeway than I would have in a full-length novel. That their attraction was boosted by Cupid’s influence made the insta-love situation even more acceptable – he is the god of love after all. That said, watching Garrett tie himself up in knots about Randy was very entertaining. I liked that Randy wanted nothing to do with Garrett’s money, probably as much as Garrett liked it. It was a novel situation for Garrett and I enjoyed watching him get to be himself around Randy. As for Randy, it seemed to me like he was in serious need of the chance to let go and enjoy himself with Garrett. Without question, the sex between the two men was scorching and seemed to deepen the connection they felt. And with an entire weekend in Vegas, there was a LOT of connection deepening going on.

Not surprisingly, a combination of fear, self-doubt, and oversleeping led to Randy leaving Vegas without saying goodbye. As hot as the weekend of sex was, this is when the story really gets interesting because Garrett has to rally the troops – i.e., the friends who are going to give him a hard time while they help him track down Randy. Fortunately Garrett has friends in important places and he is able to find out who Randy is almost immediately and begin wooing him. The courtship was so freaking sweet, especially with it culminating on Valentine’s Day. Of course, Cupid’s revelation to Psyche at the end of the novella added an unexpected twist to the story and has me looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Perfect, because I cannot wait to find out what Ms. Church has in store for Jeff. 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008OP2ILM/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B008OP2ILM&linkCode=as2&tag=crysmanrev-20     http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/priceless-ma-church/1112236217?ean=2940015003888&itm=1&usri=m.a.+church


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