THE DEAN'S LIST
AUTHOR: Kelly Collins
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
Twenty-one-year-old honors student, River Roberts, knew her life had to change. With only forty dollars to her name, she was hungry, tired, and out of options. While seeking advice from her best friend Jade, she found something that could provide all she was looking for. Sexy, witty, charming and motivated, she met the requirements for The Dean’s List, a university society that offered alumni anything they desired. It was the perfect job for her.
But it came with a cost: secrets and loneliness.
After the death of his wife, enigmatic Jonathan Ferris lived in a world of acquisition and mergers, a world where he knew financial security, a world filled with desolating loneliness. That was until River Roberts. She was intelligent, beautiful, sensual, and when their lives collided, his world changed.
But then there was reality: she wasn’t truly his.
In a world of commodities and trading, River and Jonathan must fight to preserve what their hearts desire. But will that be possible? Will their collision be temporary, or will they overcome the many obstacles in their way?
Review By: Leeann
River is a full time student and she is flat broke. Her besties introduces her to a life that goes well beyond her imagination. Her eyes are opened to a world she never knew existed and a lot of questions she had in the back of her mind about her friend are answered.
Jonathan is a widow and extremely wealthy. When he and River meet, lines will be drawn, they will be crossed and there will be no going back. They find themselves considering if breaking the rules is worth it to get a happy ever after.
The progression of the characters from the start of the story to the end is well thought out and well planned. What I liked about River in particular is that she says what she really thinks. There is no confusion about what she thinks or feels. She really sees things for what they are in spite of the smoke and mirrors.
Despite the circumstances of them Coming together, Jonathan is the ultimate gentleman... except in the bedroom, then he becomes a pure alpha male determined to give as much pleasure as he takes.
This is one of this stories that has an element off truth to it which makes it intriguing as much as it it suprising this sort of thing really does happen.
Kelly Collins has a way of writing that ensures the sexy scenes are smoldering the emotion is real and the humour makes you laugh out loud at times. She brings the fantasy to life in a way that leaves you wanting more!
I loved this book and recommend it to anyone and everyone, it will keep you up for hours because once you start reading you won't want to put it down until the end!
Popsicle sticks, a container of steaming goo, and a stack of fabric swatches sat on the table next to the head of the bed. My heart pounded in my chest. Sweat built on my brow. “It’s my first time, and I’m a little frightened.” Terrified was more like it. I’d never been waxed. I’ve always been a fan of trimming, but waxing seemed so severe.
“No need to be scared. We do these all day, every day. I haven’t lost a client yet.”
Her attempt at humor didn’t erase my anxiety. I hopped on the table wearing a bra, shirt and nothing else. The waxer started some friendly conversation.
“Where are you from?” I was instructed to fold my legs Indian style. As I laid flat on the table, I answered her questions. My open vagina was on display for a perfect stranger. I better get used to this—it would be a constant in my new life.
I didn’t know what kind of nerve endings were on top of my lady parts, but when she ripped the wax free, I was certain she had ripped my soul straight out of my clit.
I wanted to punch her face as my body lifted off the table. All the while, she was telling me about her favorite Chinese restaurant on Broadway. She was spreading hot wax all over my sex and she was talking about Wonton soup.
Always a romantic, she is inspired by real time events mixed with a dose of fiction. She encourages her readers to reach the happily ever after but bask in the afterglow of the perfectly imperfect love.
Kelly lives in Colorado with her husband of twenty-five years. She loves hockey, shiny objects and has a new found appreciation for green smoothies.