Review: Can’t Help Falling in Love by Cheryl Harper

August 19, 2013 Uncategorized 2

Review: Can’t Help Falling in Love by Cheryl Harper

The staff of Cheryl Harper's Elvis-themed Rock'n'Rolla Hotel are back with a funny, fresh romance that goes undercover—under the covers!

As a former Marine, hotel manager Tony Ortega has plenty of experience assessing threats, and the hotel's newest guest, Randa Whitmore, is a code red. Tall, blonde, and with legs for miles, she may look like his every fantasy, but he knows she's not really visiting for the famed Elvis Week. Though dangerously drawn to his new guest, Tony will do anything to protect his job . . . especially if it means sleeping with the enemy.

Business strategist Randa Whitmore never meant to be undercover in Memphis. In August. Sweating her expensive spa treatments away. But snagging another perfect hotel location for her father's empire means using all the tricks in her designer arsenal. And even though the sexy, tattooed manager seems oblivious to her charms, Randa's prepared to bring out the big guns—just so long as she can stay objective and out of Tony's muscled arms. After all, it's just business, right?

Title: Can't Help Falling in Love
Author: Cheryl Harper
Published by Avon
Source: Publisher
Published: 20 August, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 320
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Stars: four-stars
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Randa Whitmore is smart, clever and sexy, with a need to get out from under her family’s thumb.  Tony Ortega is honed handsome, quiet and suffering from PTSD after 3 tours in war zones with the Marine Corp.  Both collide at the Rock’n’Rolla hotel in Memphis, during Elvis week, as Randa has been sent to “scout” the hotel for purchase and inclusion into the family’s large chain.

Randa was delightful, realizing that her position as only daughter and youngest in the family had set her up for a shallow and meaningless (to her) life of ‘supporting’ your man, being gorgeous and thin and not working an outside job is not for her. Determined to be recognized, she works hard at being the best in her industry, just to get some recognition and respect.

Tony is a former foster child and retired Marine, with deep wounds of his own, including PTSD.  In actual fact, Tony has many techniques to keep his anxiety at bay –but his love for books, ALL kinds of books in all genres, and his trip to his favorite book store with Randa was possibly the best scene (for me) in the whole book.  What more could a girl ask for than a handsome man who reads – and thinks you are pretty special?

As the two get closer, Randa is unable to keep lying, or omitting, the truth of her visit to Tony, and later to the owner Willodean.  Although she does the required report, this stay in Memphis has taught her a few things about Elvis, being happy and finding your niche.  With a nice wrap up and some truly cleverly portrayed secondary characters that even include the decor of the hotel; this was a fun story that was a perfect diversion for a rainy afternoon.

 

Kallysten

                    

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