Author: Rosalind James
Series: #2 in the Kincaids
When you wish upon a star . . .
Alec Kincaid has never met the obstacle he couldn’t overcome—or the woman who could resist him. And it’s not going to happen now, not with his star shining more brightly than ever in the high-stakes arena of San Francisco’s software industry.
Desiree Harlin doesn’t believe in fairy tales, and she doesn’t waste time wishing. She’s learned the hard way that dreams don’t come true. And with her reputation and hard-won security on the line, succumbing to temptation isn’t an option.
But not everyone is what they appear to be, and even stars sometimes fall.
There are few authors that I do a happy dance for when I see they have a new book coming out – but Rosalind James is one of them. In the last year since I discovered (and subsequently devoured) her books, its been like waiting on pins and needles for her next release (be it her Escape to New Zealand series, or her newest one, the Kincaids). There is just something honest and raw about her writing style that sucks me in and Nothing Personal was no different. For anyone who has read Welcome to Paradise, Nothing Personal picks up immediately following the end of the previous book, with Alec returning to his work as a software developer in San Francisco.
While admittedly, I didn’t like Alec as much as his brother from the previous book (I mean, sexy doctor vs computer geek), he did kind of grow on me as the book went on. I did however, really like Desiree, she reminded me of that girl who never really figured out where she fit as a teen, but then become someone when she became an adult, probably a story that many of us can draw parallels to. Their romance (a bit of a childhood crush coming to life) was sweet, but had a few moments of hotness as well. Plus, as with her previous books, Ms James has a remarkable ability to bring others into the fold – you feel yourself either cheering for, or hating on secondary characters…in this instance, for me at least, mostly hating on 😉 The ‘mystery’ aspect of the story wasn’t overwhelming to the point of being more pivotal than the romance itself which was nice, and while I thought I had the whole done it figure out – yeah, I was wrong.
As always there were certain scenes that stick in my head when i’m done reading – in the case of Nothing Personal, it was the one where Alec attempts to try yoga with Ree one night…as you can guess antics ensued…I just love it when authors include stuff like that in the stories. And via tweets with the author, she disclosed that it was kinda based on a real-life incident…which made me laugh all the harder.
Overall, Nothing Personal got 4 stars and if people haven’t read her stuff yet, then you need to! (and that’s an order!)
Stay tuned for a post later on today, with an excerpt of Nothing Personal and an interview with Rosalind 😉 But in case you want to take the plunge now, below are the links to buy Nothing Personal