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cover60096-mediumIn New York Times Bestselling author Nalini Singh’s newest contemporary romance, passion ignites between a gorgeous, sinfully sexy man who built himself up from nothing and a shy woman who has a terrible secret in her past…

Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.

And what he wants is Charlotte Baird.

Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO—a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake—clearly has other plans. Plans that may be equal parts business and bedroom.

If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.

I think that this has to be one of the most fun books I’ve read in a long time … and it takes on some pretty big issues. 

I loved Gabriel – he’s strong, smart, loyal and has a wicked sense of humor.  He takes on Charlotte & all of her issues without even blinking and handles them like a champ.  He’s so understanding and takes things at a pace that she’s comfortable with – patient when she needs it and pushes when she needs that too.  Love doesn’t conquer all but he’s supportive and loving … when he’s not being a T-Rex. 

Charlotte had an amazingly horrible thing happen to her but she’s fought her way back.  Unfortunately she’s not sure she’ll ever completely overcome it.  Facing a fierce Gabriel though is the first step in getting over that last hump.  He starts to bring out the fighter in her, the one that was beaten but not broken by things in her life.  It’s a slow process but one that is beautiful to see happen.  And even better he has some issues in his past that she helps address as well, so the relationship isn’t completely one sided.

These two together have got to be one of my favorite couples.  Once Charlotte gets over cowering in his presence she gives as good as she gets and it is humorous, sexy and outrageously fun.