Tuesday, November 20, 2012
An Unconventional Courtship by Scotty Cade
Tristan Moreau loves his job as chief administrative officer and personal assistant to Webber Kincaid, President, Chairman, and CEO of Kincaid International. It would be the perfect job… if only he hadn’t fallen in love with his boss as well as the work. After two years, he’s still doing everything in his power to keep his feelings hidden—mostly because he wants to protect the reputation of his famous boss but also because he wants to keep his job.
Webber Kincaid has stayed in the closet, using his best friend and confidante as his beard. Everything in his life was working out just fine until he met Tristan Moreau. Within months, Tristan stole his heart and became his lifeline. But Webber knows the rules of the workplace better than anyone, so he’s kept his distance.
But two years is too long to wonder “what if?”—especially when business takes them to a private Caribbean island. When Tristan and Webber succumb to the tropical heat, their professionalism starts to backslide. It’s a seemingly impossible relationship, making a go at it under the paparazzi’s microscope. It may be the best—or the worst—business decision they ever made.
This is probably one of the sweetest stories that I have read in a long time. Thankfully just about the time I thought I would slip into a diabetic coma there would be enough angst and/or financial mystery that I would snap out of it.
You can tell by the descriptive narration that the author either knows a lot about the Caribbean, food and boats or did a lot of research. This is one of those books that I walked away from feeling like I learned something and I know I walked away hungry. LOL
The author does a fabulous job of building the story and the sexual tension between Tristan and Webber. It may have taken them two years to come together but when the do it's absolutely beautiful and their chemistry together is combustible.
The mystery in the story reads very real especially in this day and age of corporate corruption. And while I felt the ending was a bit abrupt and left several questions unanswered I enjoyed the story and would love to revisit these characters. Maybe a Christmas story with a wedding, a baby, a graduation and more yummy food.
RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries. This book was given to us by Dreamspinner Press. Many thanks.