Book: Sweet Reflection
Author: Grace Henderson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Laurel Matthews’ career rests on helping brides-to-be with their most important wedding purchase – their dress. She will go to any length to ensure her customers get their perfect happily ever after, but has accepted the fact she may not get hers. The only two men she ever loved, left her, and she vowed not to let the heartbreak happen a third time. She leaves guys before they leave her and usually she’s fine with that, until one night that she can’t remember, changes everything. James Dawson, self-proclaimed ladies’ man and all round womaniser has the best one night stand he’s ever had and does he get the chance to repeat it? No, because she can’t even remember it! With his ego pushing him to remedy that immediately he sets about pursuing the woman who could easily be his downfall. When someone from James’ past settles herself in town and threatens the reprise he was hoping for, will he be able to overcome the temptation and prove himself to be the man Laurel can’t live without? Or will they both let underlying fears, past mistakes and uncertain futures lead them down a different path? Book Two in the Truth Series - can be read standalone.
Ramblings . . .
This is book 2 in the Truth series. You can read them as stand alone book. I had not read the first book in the series but that didn't matter. The only instance I felt slightly lost is when you meet the characters from the first book. You feel as though missed something but this doesn't effect the story at all.
This is a fresh story. It felt great to be reading about our fair London with characters in realistic jobs, leading realistic lives. This gives a feeling of empathy with the characters. Both of which I loved. James and Laurel are our love birds in Sweet Reflection. What starts as a one night drunken fling turns into a full blown romance. I love how the story grows from the beginning. The banter that they share is great throughout the book and full of sexual tension. I was rooting for them because they are just so perfect together.
This story comes without much drama which is really refreshing to read if you want something easy to pick up. It is a fun book but there are some emotional bits that will choke you up. There were a few instances where I wanted to know more. Laurel's ex pops up a few times in conversation then we finally bump into him later in the book but I don't feel the meeting was really needed, brief as it was. I would have liked to know a bit more of her history with him there but that is out of my own curiousity.
The sex scenes are rather juicy. For starters, we have two hotties that have sparks flying between them. Sexual tension is radiating between them from the start so when they do finally get down to business, the fireworks pop. I felt like a somewhat pervy fly on the wall ;) which is what we want truthfully right?
I thoroughly enjoyed Sweet Reflection and would recommend it to anyone that likes a good romance. I would also like to read about some of the other characters so I will definately be looking out for the next in the series :)
When Grace isn't working her day job, she is huddled in the corner writing or reading romance novels. Having always loved both, it was only after changing jobs and having to put up with a long commute that they took over as an obsession. Now there isn't a day goes by that she lets her Ipad out of sight. She lives in the UK with her husband and two cats, and is a compulsive tea drinker.