Author: Nana Prah
Genre: Adult, Harlequin Kimani Romance
Published: November 22, 2016
From the very first touch…
The moment suave businessman Dante Sanderson brushes hands with Lanelle Murphy, he can’t get her out of his head. The guarded beauty resists all of his polished attempts at seduction. To soften the pain in her past, she’s dedicated her life and family fortune to helping others, not chasing sexy millionaires like Dante.
Something about Lanelle makes Dante want to open his heart like never before. He knows their encounters are destiny. Lanelle is sure their sparks mean another heartache is in the making. Yet her cherished new project—a state-of-the-art neonatal unit—brings them together. From charity ball dances to strolls in Milan, desire pushes her…right into his arms. But will Lanelle be able to seize this sweet second chance at love?
Without warning, Dante invaded her space and tilted her into a dip. Gripping the shoulders of his tuxedo, she scowled into his smiling face as the blood rushed to her head. Before she could chastise him, he brought her upright.
A Perfect Caress Excerpt © Nana Prah 2016
She hated surprises. Being out of control ranked number one on her never-to-do list. Dante threatened all of that. From the few stories Vanessa had told her about him, they were as different as a waltz and a tango. “Talk.”
Should she be feeling the deep rumble of his laughter against her chest? When had he pulled her so close? She tried to create space between them. His hand splayed at her back made it impossible.
“Do you ever loosen up?”
She snapped her head up. Even though she was wearing stilettos, he loomed over her. “You’ve met me, what? All of twice? You have no idea who I am.”
He leaned in close, his breath tickling her ear as he whispered, “But I’d like to.”
All thoughts of why she’d come on the dance floor escaped as he pressed his cheek against hers. For once in her life Lanelle lost herself in the gentle sway of a man’s embrace.
Again, I you surprised but my choice of books to read? You shouldn’t be. This is a Harlequin and one of my all time favorite authors from Harlequin is Brenda Jackson. Her Westmorelands and Steeles. *fans self* They are some of the best families to read. Passionate, loyal and just too sexy for their own good.
So imagine when I found out that Ms. Prah is now a Harlequin writer. I jumped at the chance to read her Harlequin debut. She didn’t disappoint me. You see, I read her other books and I fell in love with her writing and characters. So I had somewhat of clue in when it came to this book but let me tell you, she surprised me. I know, right? I’m not easily surprised at all.
I just love the heroine that knows what she wants, is passionate about it and will not let a man tell her what she can and can not do. I also liked that no matter her attraction to Dante. The attraction is instant and intense and she knows it. Fights it and ultimately realizes that she can do everything that she wants and have love, too. Her sense of strength is also her weakness. I loved that she is conflicted but also strong.
Dante is just about the sexiest thing on the planet. Loyal, family man and knew what he wanted. And he wanted Lanelle. He fought touth and nail for her and never gave up. I also liked that he was his own man. His feelings were real and Ms. Prah didn’t write him too alpha but realistically.
Ms. Prah has written a great addition to the Kimani line. She brings a breath of fresh air with her writing, sense of setting and realistic characters that you will come to love and cherish. I look forward to reading more from Ms. Prah. 😉
Nana Prah first discovered romance in a book from her eight grade summer reading list and has been obsessed with it ever since. Her fascination with love inspired her to write in her favorite genre where happily-ever-after is the rule.
She is a published author of contemporary, multicultural romances. Her books are sweet with a touch of spice. When she’s not writing she’s, over-indulging in chocolate, enjoying life with friends and family, and tormenting nursing students into being the best nurses the world has ever seen. Nana loves to connect with her readers on Twitter @Nana Prah and Facebook at Nana Prah, author.