Thursday, August 21, 2014

ARC Review: Kidnapping the Brazilian Tycoon by Carmen Falcone

Title: Kidnapping the Brazilian Tycoon
Author: by Carmen Falcone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 233 pages
Release Date: August 2014
ISBN: 978-1-62266-323-1
Imprint: Indulgence

Purchase Links: Barnes & Noble / Amazon / iTunes / Kobo / Amazon UK
Rating: 5/5 STARS

Passion was never in the bargain…
Addison Reed lost her fiancé, but she’ll do whatever it takes to protect his legacy. When the gorgeous and arrogant landowner, Brazilian billionaire Bruno Duarte, who is thwarting her at every turn, refuses to meet with her, she puts her plan into action. He will listen to her.
Bruno’s plan was simple: return to Brazil and marry to fulfill his father’s dying wish. But when his engagement crumbles, and he’s then stranded with an idealistic woman hell-bent on saving a tribe of people on his land, he sees the perfect solution. If his feisty and passionate abductor agrees to a bogus marriage, he’ll relocate the tribe.
With the Brazilian heat rivaling the growing heat of their desire, will Bruno and Addison abandon their respective plans and give in to each other, or will their differences tear them apart?

My Review: Bruno Duarte left home at a young age after shame drove his father and the rest of his family to look at him differently. Bruno, with a meager amount of money and not much education started over in the US and became a billionaire. 

Addie Reed lost her fiance, but still continues to honor him and his legacy which means doing whatever she can to protect it...even resorting to kidnapping. What she never expected was that she would be marrying the man she kidnapped.

When Bruno offers Addie a solution that will benefit the both of them will they be able to stick to business or will the passion between them burn too hot to resist?

Can I just say how much I loved this book? Because I did. Kidnapping the Brazilian Tycoon was different than what I expected, but in a good way. Addie's spunk impressed me and the lengths she was going to in order to protect those she holds dear and her cause - although I would never resort to kidnapping myself, Addie was brave and selfless. Bruno, I felt for. He did what he did to support his family, even though he was taken advantage of and when that secret came out he lost the family he had always known and had to start again. He became a better man in spite of it, but I don't blame him about trying to avoid attachments to women.

I think Addie and Bruno were a great match for this book because although total opposites they had both been through something difficult and it made it easier to understand one another and to be strong enough to handle each other's baggage.

Along with a great, consistent plot and characters that come to life on the pages, the setting was perfect for this book. I loved the descriptive Brazilian setting. Kidnapping the Brazilian Tycoon was actually the first book I've read set in Brazil.

Carmen Falcone's book is intriguing, passionate, and wonderfully written. I, for one, cannot wait to see what Falcone has up her sleeve next.

*This book was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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