Monday, September 1, 2014

Review: Kidnapping the Brazilian Tycoon by Carmen Falcone

Title: Kidnapping the Brazilian Tycoon
Author: Carmen Falcone
Source: Entangled Indulgence
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel
Release Date: August 18, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 3
Sexual - 3

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?
This book started out in a very new way for me.  We have little Addison, the activist, kidnapping the very muscular and hunky Bruno.  The whole scene was a bit amusing - trying to picture her recruiting the help of the bar staff to load her "drunk friend" into a car had me chuckling.  Now, Addison doesn't wish ill to Bruno in any way, she just wants her to listen to him about a tribe that lives on land he's about to sell to a developer.

Addison has a very one-track mind throughout this story.  Everything she does is for this tribe and sometimes her single-mindedness got downright annoying.  I totally understand why Bruno got tired of listening to her talk about it sometimes.  Bruno wasn't much better.  He's so set on pleasing his dying father and making amends for something that wasn't even his fault, that he doesn't realize what an ass he's being most of time.

Now the few moments (generally in midst of sex) that they lost focus on their goals, I really loved them.  They worked well together and seemed to really enjoy each other's company.  All their trust issues really hampered this for them, too.  Neither one would let go and trust that the other would hold up their end of the deal.

The ending was really great though.  I loved how things didn't just magically work out - there was some work involved, some hurt feelings, and having to literally chase down your dreams.  Throw in a reconciling family and it was just happies all over.

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