Title: Seduced by the Baron
Series: Fairy Tales of New York #4
Author: Amy Andrews
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: June 29, 2015
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 5 stars
Once upon a time, Faith Sullivan dreamed of being a famous painter who lived in an apartment overlooking Central Park. Unfortunately, life had other ideas and at 26, she’s still running, working and living at Sully’s, her family’s traditional Irish pub in Brooklyn with her stubborn, ailing father. And she was perfectly fine with her lot until suddenly her three best friends each found their prince, and her own happily ever after seemed like another dream lost. Until one day a long, tall Australian walks into her bar and her loved-up besties decided to play Fairy Godmothers.
Ex pro-surfer turned beer baron, Rafael Quartermaine is in New York for a month on business. He’s looking for a pub to launch Baron lager on the American market and Sully’s is perfect. All he has to do is convince Faith, the traditionalist, to say yes. And once he’s done that, maybe he can convince her that all work and no play makes Faith a dull girl.
Faith’s connection to her family and Sully’s is absolute, and Raf’s business drive and itchy feet aren’t conducive to long term, so it should be an easy break when duty calls Faith back into the fold on the evening of the ball. But running out on the baron is harder than she ever imagined… Will their fling sizzle out, or become something more?
Read on for my thoughts on Seduced by the Baron. No true spoilers, promise.
I’m tempted to say they saved the best for last – but I have loved every single title in the Fairy Tales of New York series, and if asked which is my favorite my answer would be the one I’m reading now. They are all such good, loving, sexy, involved love stories. These will be read again, simply to enjoy them back to back in a few months. But for now, let me tell you about this awesome story in Seduced by the Baron.
Faith has been the rock of her family for years now. Since their father’s health issues, Faith has stayed at home watching over Pop and Sullivan’s Bar. Her brothers don’t mean to take advantage of her, she’s simply always been the one to look after Pop and the bar so it’s second-nature to them now to see her behind the bar taking care of business. But Faith had dreams too, dreams that have gone unfulfilled. She put aside her art, she stepped away from her long awaited college art degree to take care of their father and their bar. It hadn’t really bothered her for years, yet now that her three friends and two of her brothers had paired up along with her friend’s brother… well, everyone got their happy ever after – except her. She wouldn’t let it get her down, Pop was her first priority and she was fine with life as it was, wasn’t she?
Raf Quartermaine is about to change all that. The sexy Australian is about to turn Faith’s world upside down. In the best way possible.
I was so thrilled with Faith’s story. She deserved her happy ever after and man, did she ever hit the jackpot. Faith and Raf together just hit all the right notes – sexy, caring all rolled up in one hot former surfer. It was so enjoyable to see Faith step beyond the bar and start to live for herself again. (I have been where the fictional Faith is in this story – and it’s not so easy to give to yourself as well, so I applaud how she was portrayed)
Of course there are issues, there has to be some conflict in any story. Yet, this was handled with style and grace and understanding. I honestly wish there were more stories in this line and I’ll miss my time with Faith, Dawn, Zel and Mercy.
I can highly recommend Seduced by the Baron for anyone at all who wants that happy ever after for their favorite characters. This novel, heck, this series is full of happy ever after so pick this one up and indulge yourself.
*I received an e-ARC of Seducing by the Baron from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
This novel, and the entire Fairy Tales in New York series is available for the Kindle