Tuesday, 27 October 2015
The Billionaire's Forbidden Desire by Nadia Lee
Series: The Pryce Family (#5)
Author: Nadia Lee
From: Review Copy
Release Date: 23rd October 2015
Challenges: 2015 New Release Challenge, 2015 Prequel & Sequel challenge (12 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Dane Pryce has a reputation for being cold and heartless, and yet after his grandmother died his first port of call was a bottle of whiskey and a trip to Mexico. While there Dane encounters Sophia, a retired figure skater whose career was destroyed by a car crash in Paris. Three years later, Dane still can't get Sophia out of his head and when she reappears in his life once more he does everything possible to gain her attention, even if it does uncover some uncomfortable home truths...
I was very intrigued going into Dane's book, particularly because it wasn't just outsiders who saw him as harsh and cold but his family as well. After four main characters wondering about his character it was hard to get rid of the stigma. That is until I started reading. It was actually really easy to warm up to Dane once I started to get to know him as a character and I found myself liking him just as much as the other Pryce siblings (though Vanessa is still my favourite!)
I liked that not everything for the couple was smooth sailing. There were misunderstandings and lies all over the place and they really had to work at it. But I also liked that neither of them took what other people were saying about the other one at face value and made up their own minds. This was particularly noticeable with Sophia hearing about how cold Dane was, and I liked that.
It was also interesting to learn more about the Pryce parents' past. While they were in the midst of an unamicable marriage for most of the series there wasn't much known other than what each of their children had seen. As the oldest, Dane had seen more, and so his memories added more to their story. There was also a moment where they each talked about their marriage to Dane & Sophia which shed more light on what went wrong.
I loved this series. Strong romances with interesting characters who have a good amount of depth!