Series: American Royalty, Book 2
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Release Date: September 5th 2019
It’s like this: I’m the hottest restauranteur on the west coast. I work hard, play hard, and love my family. I’m also the guy on the receiving end of some unwelcome threats and fixation. Then Pascale Nichols walks back into my life, and I forget about everything but her. They say lightening never strikes twice, but she’s the one that got away. She’s also, I soon discover, the one my family secretly hired to protect me. Am I mad? Hell, yes. Am I game to play along? You bet.
She’s in over her head…
Everyone knows and loves Ethan Auprince. With his sexy-as-sin dimples and crazy likeability, he’s always the center of attention. I’ve been tasked with protecting celebrities, bigwigs, and high-ranking officials, but when I come face-to-face with the man I spent one incredible summer with, I’m in trouble. A careless mistake on my last assignment cost me, and now Ethan is looking at me like he wants to devour me, not cooperate with my subtle instructions while I work under the guise of his restaurant manager.
My reputation is at risk. His safety is on the line. But worse, we’re falling in love again.
5 Pinkies up…aka 5 stars!
Sweet Talker by Robin Bielman is the second book in the American Royalty series, but it reads as a standalone book. There’s really only one thing I have to say about Sweet Talker. I loved this book soooo much!
When Pascale is secretly hired as a bodyguard for a charming restaurateur in the public eye, she had her doubts about working to protect a man with whom she shared a past love story with a tragic ending. But as luck (and life) would have it, a second chance at love is what these two had been waiting 10 years to find…of course with some obstacles (literally) and twists along the way.
I am a sucker for a charmer, and Ethan Auprince is definitely that. Sexy restaurateur, successful business man, cocky but not in a jerk off kind of way…yet so generous, kind, and not afraid to admit that he’s totally in love with the girl that got away 10 years ago. He’s definitely the kind of hero that you’re routing for the whole time while silently wishing there was a real life version of him about to knock on your door at any minute.
His heroine, Pascale, has been through a lot. She’s strong and confident on the outside but a little broken with her guard way up on the inside. But she totally commits to her cause, displays one selfless act after another, and does it all with a charming sense of humor that will make you laugh out loud.
This was my first book by Robin Bielman, but I’ve already started stalking the rest of her collection. I REALLY enjoyed her style of writing. I love stories written in the first person, but I especially loved how the characters would break the fourth wall every now and then. It was like they were talking straight to us…rationalizing their thoughts or actions with us.
This book made me laugh hysterically. This book made me cry hysterically. And, the sexy times certainly made me fan myself hysterically. This was rom-com writing at it’s finest, in my opinion.
I can’t wait to read more about the other Auprince brothers in the rest of this series!
Nicole’s REVIEW of Hot Shot – HERE
Robin Bielman is the USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels. When not attached to her laptop, she loves to read, go to the beach, frequent coffee shops (and by frequent she means daily but she’s trying to break the habit), and spend time with her high school sweetheart husband and two sons.Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts most of her story ideas. She writes with a steady stream of caffeine nearby (see above) and the best dog on the planet, Harry, by her side. She also dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers. Keep in touch on social! xoxo