Allie Campbell is willing to do anything to help her family. After having to take over the reins of her family when her mother passes away, she learns her father has managed to lose their house as well. When Allie learns the name of the man whom her father as gotten a loan, and managed to default on, is Brit tycoon Trevor Blake, she goes to see him. She agrees to move in and become his mistress in exchange for forgiving her father's debts. Even though her father is oblivious to the problems within the family, her younger sister is running with the wrong crowd, and the youngest sister is withdrawing into herself, Allie still decides this is the best she can do to save her family.
While Trevor never really intended to follow through with this ridiculous scheme, things don't exactly go as planned (do they ever?). His parents show up and, with them, chaos. He is closed off from them, causing him to do the same to Allie. As he begins to find solace with her, not only physically but emotionally, he starts to develop real feelings for Allie. But when he pushes her away and pushes too far, he loses Allie. But can he get her back?
Is it possible to give a book more than five stars? If so, this book would be at the top of the list to deserve those extra stars. I LOVED this book! When I first read the synopsis, I immediately thought it would be more Fifty Shades than romantic tale. Boy was I surprised. Trevor doesn't immediately get into bed with Allie, despite their agreement. And the way their chemistry grows with the turn of every page and how they each handle the same situations when they are thrust together is a wonderful change of pace. I love how both of their families add a further dimension to the story. Trevor hates his family but Allie loves them (as so will the readers - eventually); Allie wants to save her family and Trevor wants her to see they need to save themselves. Its a wonderful story, full of surprises and love. This author is moving up on my list of favorites and I cannot wait to see even more of Allie and Trevor in the future!
An ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.