He was Mr. Wrong until he did everything right.
When Interior Decorator Zoe Sutherland is offered the career-building opportunity of a lifetime – working on superstar architect Dale Cavallo’s glamorous new hotel – she’s thrilled…until she meets Dale.
He may be the most handsome and sexy man she’s ever met, but he’s also the most arrogant and mysterious. He denies her access to the hotel’s floor plans, interfering with her ability to work. And when she stands her ground and challenges him, his smoldering looks threaten to derail her focus and remind her that there is more to life than work.
Dale’s life is his career. He enjoys women, but has a love ’em and leave ’em attitude, which has worked until Zoe. She fires up more than his libido and one night of love is not nearly enough. He wants more. That she might be out to steal the plans of his more daring project to date, has him thinking that perhaps he should keep this potential enemy even closer…in his bed.
Titles in The Cavallo Brothers series include — An Impossible Attraction –
Title: An Impossible Attraction
Series: The Cavallo Brothers #1
Author: Elsa Winckler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: February 6, 2019
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
We first met Zoe and Dale at his brother’s and her sister’s wedding uniting two unique, tension-filled families and their friends into one volatile combination. To say that either Dale or Zoe were smokin’ hot with sizzling chemistry from the beginning would be an understatement. Yet there is more beneath their almost instant lust-filled attraction to each other – there is distrust, some family issues that have been resolved but still linger in some minds and such stubbornness. I swear, these two would argue the exact color of their own eyes.
On the surface, it would be easy to dislike Dale based on his love ’em and leave ’em lifestyle, his arrogance and don’t forget the stubbornness. When things don’t go according to his wishes Dale is not above moving the playing pieces around to suit his own purpose, not really acknowledging or caring that these are real people’s lives and livelihood he’s messing with. On the flipside of that is the slowly disclosed fact that Dale is utterly stunned to his core at his reactions to Zoe, far beyond her beauty and sexiness but for the woman who smells like rain and ties him up in a knot every time she’s near.
Zoe’s not faring much better, on top of the leftover anger and mistrust of his brother’s suspected actions, she’s also fighting a very strong physical attraction to a man who infuriates her at his every move. Her best bet is to stay far, far away from the arrogant and tempting Cavallo brother – but he’s not above making that impossible to do.
AN IMPOSSIBLE ATTRACTION is an intense, enjoyable romance with sizzle, snark, bantering, a puzzle to solve and characters who will grab your attention (one way or another) throughout Zoe and Dale’s story. Dale’s brothers only add to the mix with the tease of that mystery as to why one brother is so set against his new in-law family… hmm, we shall see soon on that one, I hope.
I enjoyed myself, I had fun and that’s the whole point. Looking forward to the next romance in line.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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