HIS by Brenda Rothert - available now
A contemporary romance, standalone title
I’d say I’m down on my luck, but that’s an understatement. I’m flat on my ass. Homeless, hungry and in hiding with my little sister at the age of twenty-one, I’ve never been so desperate. I’ve hit rock bottom when I get an offer I can’t refuse. Sell my body to save my sister? There’s nothing I won’t do to keep her safe. I make the rules and I’m not afraid to defend myself if this rich guy crosses the line. But once I see beneath his cold, calculating façade, the lines aren’t so clear anymore.
She’s an intoxicating mix of tough and vulnerable I’ve never known before. This homeless woman who fits right into my upper-class world is running from someone powerful, and I’ll do whatever it takes to protect her. But Quinn isn’t meant to be controlled, so I’m forced to choose between owning her and loving her. I’ve finally met my match, and I’ll do whatever it takes to make her truly mine.
I enjoyed this take on the classic Cinderella story, featuring Quinn, a young woman who is not only homeless, but homeless and taking care of her younger sister, and the hero Andrew, a business mogul who is still deeply affected by the loss of his father when he was just 13 years old. They meet in the most unconventional way, and in spite of the vast differences in their lives, they're still drawn to each other.
I thought the characters were well-developed, Quinn shows amazing resilience, determination and independence, and with Andrew, we get to see the professional side of his life, but his personal side is pretty damn awesome, especially when it comes to Quinn. I loved the way he treated for and treated her, because goodness knows that she definitely deserves a break in her life.
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.