Thursday, July 24, 2014

Up To Me by Christi Barth

Ella Mayhew is the young owner of Mayhew Manor, a hotel that looks like a castle. Ella's been locked up in herself since her parents tragic death three years ago. When she spots a good looking stranger running across the grounds of the hotel, her hormones kick in. 

Graydon "Gray" Locke is a corporate hitman; his routine, go undercover and assess the business, recommend it for closure and vamoose. When Gray spots Ella, he is captivated. Well that captivation is trouble with a capital T for Gray who is supposed to be assessing the business, not the attractive owner. 

Gray's been lying to Ella since the beginning and falling in love. Ella will do anything to save her family legacy, Mayhew Manor, but does that include turning her back on true love. 

The story was sweet, Gray and Ella are rocking the love at first sight romance. Ella and Gray are very sweet, Gray fully won me over when he admits his favorite Disney movie was "The Little Mermaid"  and that he used to dress up as Prince Eric when he was a kid. That right there won me over. In the story we meet Ella's friends who soon become friends with Gray; and these people are a real riot. The way they act is very realistic, made me think of my friends and how "shut up" never works. This is book 1 in a new series and if this book is anything to go by, the series looks promising. I am hoping the next book in the series will follow Ella's friends Piper and Ward, there were some real fireworks going on there.

Rating 4 out of 5
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