Review of "A Ruthless Proposition" set in South Africa

No not the usual "rich man beds his secretary in 10 different ways"- novel what it looks like at first.

It turns out to be a moving novel with realistic situations and real emotions. With real people.

We get to know a guy who seems cold at first but turns out to be a man who grew up in a loveless household who has never experienced a loving relationship. So he does not know how to.

The female lead had a mother who only thought of herself and she lived like that herself as well. As a ballerina until an accident forces her to choose another career: office worker. She hates it. She has not come to terms with her life. She slowly realises the people around her deserve her attention and that she will never be the stardancer again but might do something else rewarding that she can enjoy.

Something happens to these two people what forces them to work together. She has to grow up fast and he learns what it is to have people to care for and to be part of a team. Then disaster happens.

I stayed up late to finish it. I am not the teary person but this book does that to you. Can recommend reading it

AMAZON however sums it up like this:

All that glitters may lead right to his heart…
The last thing Cleopatra Knight expects on her business trip to Tokyo is to fall into bed with her arrogant, irresistibly hot boss, Dante Damaso. It’s a mistake—a steamy, mind-blowingly satisfying mistake. But a few nights of passion with the superwealthy bad boy prove to have long-term effects when Cleo’s world is unexpectedly turned upside down.
Dante has cultivated an enviable, jet-setting lifestyle: beautiful women, exotic destinations, and luxury without limits. He’s not looking to be domesticated, and certainly not by his assistant—even though he can’t get her out of his mind. Still, he knows he has both the responsibility and the financial means to help Cleo.
Though Cleo has no interest in Dante’s money, her lack of prospects gives her little choice but to accept his help. But living under the same roof, Dante discovers he wants more, and if Cleo lets down her guard, she just might find what her heart’s wanted all along.



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