Apr 10, 2015

The Australian

The Australian
by Lesley Young

Book: Crime Royalty Romance #2
Publisher: L.A.Y Books
Pub Date: March 2015
Genre: Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
Book Links: Goodreads  Amazon

Imagine leaving behind all that you know and starting over halfway around the world. Imagine you’ve got no gut instinct to rely on, no natural-born ability to read people or sort out lies from truth. Imagine your heart goes haywire every time you stare into a certain pair of deeply mesmerizing dark eyes. Now you’re in Charlie Sykes’ (highly sensible) shoes . . . 

Charlie Sykes takes everything and everyone at face value, and believes life would be a lot easier if everyone else did, too. Jace Knight, international Aussie hotelier and purported playboy, has never met anyone like the absurdly literal and obliviously beautiful American who applies to his personal assistant position. 

The trouble is, how do you seduce a woman whose definition of flirting comes straight out of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary? That, and he’s not the only one after Charlie. Seems Mr. Knight may not be a reformed criminal after all.

Charlie soon finds herself caught up in a whirlwind of dangerous international espionage that takes her from the hip streets of Sydney to the majestic Great Barrier Reef and the wild, desolate outback. A terrible trap’s being laid, but how will Charlie protect herself and prevent a devastating betrayal when she can’t even sort out what her heart’s telling her?

My Review: Charlie is crazy smart and has a good head on her shoulders. After her mom dies and she deals with it, she then moves to Australia. Yup, up and moved and hopefully she can create a life, get a job, a nice place, and everything else. Oh and she moved without a real plan or anything, so for a smart person, it wasn't such a smart idea. Somehow it all works for her and its a good thing too, since I wasn't sure if I was going to like her much. She is a good character overall, but there were a few moments where I was leaning to not liking her. 

Anywho, Jace may just be her new boss who she doesn't have a clue about him or the business. Well you can guess that he's go the bad boy look. It can either go well or you will wish Jace would just disappear. However, Jace is a keeper and pretty swoon worthy. The attraction between them happened a bit too fast, but it worked well with the story. 

I was happy with the pace of the story and how everything flowed so well. Lesley did a freakishly amazing job and I can't wait to dive into more of her books!

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