Sadie Donohue: gorgeous, sexy, smart and totally smitten with Simon Jacobson.
Simon Jacobson: gorgeous, sexy, smart, uber-rich and utterly smitten with Sadie Donohue.
This sounds like a perfect match, so what’s the problem?
Sadie is from the wrong side of the tracks: working class neighborhood, public schools, sausages on the backyard bar-b-que. She was raised to fend for herself and bow down to no one, especially a man. Since meeting Simon, everything her liberated, independent mother taught her has flown out the window. Now Sadie is regularly over Simon’s knee for being her sassy, strong-willed self. And she loves it!
Simon hails from a world of wealth and privilege: gated communities, private schools, servants turning steaks on the bar-b-que. As the owner of a multinational corporation he is used to giving orders and getting what he wants. His life revolves around making millions and socializing with people whose flamboyant wealth intimidates Sadie. Still, she’s thrown into the deep end and told not to do anything to embarrass Simon. Or else!
At their lavish engagement party, Sadie’s hears her mother’s voice echoing in her head, reminding her that she will never fit in. Best intentions aside, Sadie will always be an embarrassment to Simon. That’s it. Engagement off!
Simon is in charge and he has other ideas. But will Sadie’s mother be their undoing? Can Sadie reconcile her past with her future?
This was a fun book that I ended up enjoying more than I thought that I would.
One thing that I did love about this book was while it was dual POV’s, with both Simon and Sadie’s perspectives, there wasn’t an overload of information given. It wasn’t done in a way that we just re-read the same chapter from a different POV, but we were given a new aspect and information. So it wasn’t just a re-read.
While I did enjoy both Simon and Sadie, I wasn’t able to fully connect with either of them. I did understand about Sadie being concerned about not fitting into Simons world because at times it felt like he did just throw her in with the sharks. And didn’t help her in the slightest.
The story between the two of them was really sweet though, and it does have a HEA ending for me personally.
I would say that if you enjoy reading books with domestic discipline and a HEA, then you should really check this one out.