Friday 13 April 2018


 Until Dawn
Business or Pleasure #2
 Melinda Di Lorenzo
Lyrical Caress
 Contemporary Romance/Erotica
Releasing April 3, 2018

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Getting down to business…

“Kiss the next man who falls into your lap.” When Mia Diaz agrees to the dare, she doesn’t expect it to happen so literally. But suddenly, there he is—stubble-dusted jaw, sexy half-smile, and lips that make her appreciate the benefits of acting on impulse. Her long-buried libido certainly thinks it’s the right move…as long as what comes next is strictly a one-night affair. Mia has dedicated the last few years to building her jewelry store. She’s not about to put her heart in a stranger’s hands, no matter how skillful they might be…

Ethan has made his fortune by seizing opportunities. So when he finds himself tangled up in long legs, red hair, and satin bed sheets, he doesn’t complain—until he finds out the redhead in question is Mia Diaz. The same Mia who’s been dodging his emails and calls for weeks, ignoring all his offers to buy her out.

Ethan is a master of the takeover. Mia refuses to give in. And what started out as a simple dare has become the ultimate challenge, where the only way to win may be to surrender…

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In Until Dawn (Business or Pleasure #2) by Melinda Di Lorenzo, Ethan Burke wants to buy Mia Diaz's jewelry store and won't take no for an answer. However, contacting her has proven fruitless, so Ethan decides to confront Mia in person. Yet, when Mia discovers that the man she spent an incredible night with is the same man wanting her business, she's furious. Still, she finds it difficult to stay away from him. Will Ethan be able to win Mia over or do Mia's past demons have too great a hold on her to ever put her trust in another man again?

Never mix business with pleasure may be a good rule for some people, but for this couple it's a good thing they didn't adhere to the rule. Really, because they are good together once they get past all the obstacles they face to be together including whether Mia can put her trust in another man and whether Ethan can realize why pushing Mia to sell is a bad thing. The way this story started had me liking the hero immediately, as he's an astute businessman determined to go after what he wants and won't let anything stand in his way. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine meet that had me smiling for the first time in this story, as Mia decides the dare her friend has challenged her with might be worth doing, especially since she's all work and no play.

As for the dialogue, it was intense due to the main characters back stories, which has led them to be the resilient and hard-working people they are. It was also intense due to the fact that these two are enemies and Mia isn't going to change her mind just because Ethan is arrogant and used to getting what he wants. Will Ethan find a way to win Mia over? Furthermore, I really liked both the main characters and I loved that Mia stands up to Ethan while at the same time can't resist the powerful chemistry between them. 

With the heroine, she's remarkable and has overcome so much after what her ex did to become the successful businesswoman she is. No way will she let another man take something from her. I also liked that the heroine gave Ethan a chance, even though he's the enemy. While the hero, he's driven, arrogant, smart and I liked how determined he was to win the heroine over, even if he has to engage the secondary characters in her family to get close to her. Yet, what I liked most of all about the hero is that he didn't give up on getting what he wants most because Mia has come to mean everything to him.

Overall, Ms. Di Lorenzo has penned another really good read for this series where the romance was fan-your-face hot and had me liking this couple together; and the ending had me worried for this couple's happy ever after because of something Ethan does, but had me liking that Mia was willing to forgive him. Then again, what he does to prove her business is safe from him was heart-warming. Talk about a grand gesture. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely because of the confession the hero had for the heroine, which proves how far Ethan was willing to go to win Mia's heart. I would recommend Until Dawn by Melinda Di Lorenzo, if you enjoy the enemy to lovers trope or books by authors Geri Krotow, Kira Archer, Naima Simone and Cathryn Fox.

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Amazon bestselling author Melinda Di Lorenzo lives on the beautiful west coast of British Columbia, Canada, with her handsome husband and her noisy kids. When she's not writing, she can be found curled up with (someone else's) good book.

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