Thursday, September 6, 2012

Perfect Persuasion


Author:  Scarlett Scott
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Publisher URL:  http://www.jasminejade.com
ISBN/BIN: 9781419940705
Genre:  {M/F} Contemporary 
Rating:  4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph

If Claire Morton wants to keep her sanity and her pregnancy a secret, she has to get away.  Resigning from her position at the law firm is her only option.  Claire’s boss is a domineering bastard with more sex appeal than one man should be gifted with.  That doesn’t stop Claire from drooling over him though.  It’s getting harder each day to keep from jumping his bones, when she remembers the romp they shared.

Claire is being childish just because they’d had sex and Logan Monroe has no problem telling her so.  He can’t lose her from his work or from his life.  When he discovers that their weekend of sex made a baby, Logan lays down the law.   One way of the other, Logan is determined to be involved in his child’s life.  Now he just has to map out a way for him and Claire to get along outside the bedroom. 

Regardless of how much they both annoy each other, Claire and Logan can’t resist each other.  Their passion is so much bigger than their disagreements.  But too much has gone unsaid between them and it threatens their future together.  Someone from Claire’s past also causes tension in Claire and Logan’s growing relationship.  In the end, they put all their cards on the table and it brought the couple closer.

Logan was totally misunderstood by Claire, but mostly because it was his own fault.  Childhood shapes us all, and Logan was still a victim of his childhood in some ways.  Financially Logan had overcome, but not emotionally.  Logan never let Claire see “the real Logan” or shared his feelings with her.  Instead he made demands and came off as controlling and distant.  There was one particular scene where she called him inhuman, and that scene left me crushed.  What he said in response to her made me want to hug him.  As a woman and a mother, I wanted to side with Claire, but I found myself leaning towards team Logan.  That doesn’t mean that I didn’t identify with Claire, because I did.  She was Logan’s match and I loved reading how she got inside his head and his heart. 

Perfect Persuasion is a great reminder of what happens when people aren’t afraid to share themselves, even though they might be afraid.  This couple risked it all and it paid off with love.  If I were you, I wouldn’t risk the chance of not reading this captivating story.

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