Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Akira Tong for Christmas by Azure Boone **GUEST POST by Susan**
At twenty-four, Sarah Shelby twiddles her thumbs on a Mississippi farm while her identical twin, Anna, parades the world as a prestigious Tour Guide. But when her sister falls ill and her job is on the line, Sarah sees an opportunity for an adventure she's often fantasized about. Ecstatic, she sets off for New York City where she'll impersonate her sister as a tour guide, and spend two weeks at an extravagant hotel at Christmas time!
Things quickly take a disastrous turn when Sarah learns she'll have to stay in the same suite with her assignment, Akira Tong. One of Japan's richest bachelors and heart throbs, the obnoxious scrooge has no respect for her or her carefully laid out itinerary. And without the cheat sheet, she's sure to blow her facade.
But that turns out to be the least of her problems. Akira strutting around half naked in his god-like body lights Sarah's hormonal fuse. Soon she's a sexual time bomb, saying and doing scandalous things. Before long, having the sexy Akira Tong as her first is all she can think about. Only there's a lot more to Akira than Sarah perceives. And by the time she discovers the secret, it's a lot more than a job that's on the line.
This is a real roller coaster of a book (in a very good way). Amazing chemistry, great humor, annoying siblings and an amazing backdrop. Akira and Sarah have fabulous chemistry. The massage scene alone should come with a fan. There is a lot of humor and it is enhances the story even more. It has the rare gift of making the reader feel invested in the story. You really want this relationship to overcome all its obstacles. The author has a real gift for writing characters that feel very real. I was extremely surprised with the twist at the end. This is a couple you won't forget and I know I will reread this book. The end left me smiling and wishing for more.