Alexa Drake is at the top of her game. Heading up the London office for Patrick Collins Media, she’s done what it takes to get to the top and have the career and independence she’s always wanted. Her life in London is everything she’s worked hard to achieve, and she revels in her newfound control. If only she could forget the one man who brings her to her knees. Literally.
Scott Patrick is successful, commanding, and the kind of man women dream about. He’s also responsible for Alexa’s career success and her twisted view of love. Scott is a master at avoiding commitment and emotions and always thought of himself as the kind of guy who would never settle down. So why can’t he get Alexa out of his head?
When Scott suddenly turns up in London, Alexa has to decide if she can open herself up to the same man that broke her heart or if she’s ready to give someone new a chance.
Beautifully Twisted is an intense power struggle between two people who have a hard time being together but an even harder time staying apart.
Her breathing quickens. She wants to run, but there is nowhere to go. Once again, Scott Patrick has her backed against a corner.
“Let me talk first.” He moves in close; so close his body presses up against her. She closes her eyes, absorbing his scent and his closeness. He always smelled like money and sex. It was the best smell on the planet to her.
Scott reaches out and strokes her cheek. “Open your eyes, baby. Come on.” She does and locks her green eyes with his black ones. “You’re gorgeous, you know that, Alexa?”
“Scott, let me go.”
“I can’t, baby girl. Can’t you see that? Why do you think I came with Brett out here to meet you? It gave me a reason to see you again.”
A scorching hot book to read! Intended for 18 years old & older.....guess I'm covered in that category LOL. While there have been a few erotica books that I have read, OK.....maybe more than a few. But what I want out of them is a story that grabs me everywhere, and that includes my heart. This one did it for me. OMG...where do I begin?? 4 stars
Alexa Drake is in her mid-twenties and running the London office of Scott Collins. She's good at what she does and is well respected by the people that work for her. She has made a name for herself and has everything she's ever wanted. Or does she? She had her heart broken by her boss, Scott Patrick. Mr. hottie, control freak and stubborn male. He hired her, as his assistant, when she was just 23. And she couldn't say "no" when he asked her for a relationship with no strings attached after she had been there a few months. He also promised her that he would see that she made it in the business world. Scott runs the NY office where Alexa started. When the time came and Alexa received the job offer in London, he wasn't going to stand in her way and broke off their relationship. This also broke her heart in more ways that she ever knew.
In London, she works hard, isn't overly friendly with the staff and tries to move on with her life. She doesn't hear from Scott for a long time & when he shows up at the London office, it's explosive. What these two have is a power struggle and they both know that they aren't good for each other. Unfortunately, both of them are control freaks and I wondered if Scott and Alexa could ever keep the hurtful words at bay. When it was good, it was good, but when it was bad, it was really bad. The chemistry these two have is undeniable and I could feel my breath catch more than once while reading this book.
I loved the other characters in this book also. Brett is Alexa's boss now, but runs the office in Spain. He's just as hot as Scott. But I also loved his tender, caring side. Brett is also Scott's best friend, besides being his business partner. Yes, there is a twist, a small one, with him involved. But you'll have to see how that plays out for yourself. Martina is Alexa's assistant and God, I loved her! She's just what Alexa needs. And she's really the only female friend she has. Then there's James the doorman at Alexa's condo and Oscar, her driver. These characters added to my enjoyment of Beautifully Twisted.
There were some tender moments between Alexa and Scott and here's something that Scott said that made me think there was some hope for him;
"I don't know how to make sure you never leave me and never fall in love with anyone else. I don't know how to give you the space you need but continue to love you like I do. I don't know how to make my heart beat normally again or my rational thought to return." He walks around in front of her and kneels down so he can look in her face. "Do you?"
Will these two ever find peace and harmony without all the power crap thrown in? I found it hard to put this book down. While Scott frustrated me, I did find myself liking him. Just wish he wasn't so hard around the edges. Alexa built a wall around her heart and I can understand that being a protective measure on her part. I know I would have done the same thing.
This author was new for me and I will definitely be reading more of her books in the future. I enjoyed it that much and can't wait for more!
Review by Jessie L.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer Domenico lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and pets. She’s always enjoyed reading but likes writing even more. She is the author of Turn Towards the Sun 1 & 2 (The Sunflower Trilogy) and Have My Heart, a novella. Her third book in the Sunflower Trilogy is expected Summer 2013. Visit her at JenniferDomenico.com and these other fine locations.