As a model, Mallory Andrews’ good looks had worked for her for years, but now she’s determined to prove she’s a talented historical interior designer. To do that she must remain unwavering in her focus regarding her current project, the restoration of a historical English manor house turned hotel. The problem is, she keeps getting sidetracked by the handsome and charming grandson of the owner.
Renowned hotel magnate and business consultant, Evan Townsend is retained by the board of his estranged grandmother’s company to make recommendations regarding the failing hotel that could put his grandmother into bankruptcy. His first chore is to terminate the work Mallory is doing. She launches a campaign to prove the changes she has made and others she has planned will benefit his grandmother’s financial bottom line. Evan’s mounting attraction to the beautiful and clever Mallory has him reconsidering his stance on her present work, yet he remains resistant to her requests not to sell the hotel so her work can continue. If only he could be as unaffected by her kisses.
Both fear the other is using the sexual magnetism between them to get what they want. Can Mallory and Evan design a way to break through the walls of half-truths and what-ifs to build a lifetime of love?
Designs on Forever (Modern Masters of Their Castle, #2) by Susan Carlisle
Series: Modern Masters of their Castle #2
Published by Independently Published on September 1, 2020
Genres: 2 Flames- PG Closed Doors, 3 Flames: Rated R, Contemporary Romance
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DESIGNS ON FOREVER by Susan Carlisle
Evan and Mallory’s love story in Designs on Forever by Susan Carlisle, book two in her Modern Masters of Their Castles series, is a wonderful, sweet and enjoyable tale.
Mallory Andrews worked hard to prove she’s a talented historical interior designer not an empty-headed blonde and former model. Her focus is on her project, especially the restoration of a historical English manor being turned into a hotel that she is currently working on.
Evan Townsend, renowned hotel magnate and business consultant, has been hired by the board of his estranged grandmother’s company to see what can be done by a failing hotel that could force his grandmother into bankruptcy. His first decision is to stop future work that Mallory had planned for the place. Mallory fights to prove that the work she is doing will actually benefit the bottom line.
These two share an attraction that pulls them together and possibly change their views toward each other’s stance on the hotel. The off the charts chemistry Mallory and Evan have burn up the sheets yet neither want this sizzling magnetism to interfere with what they want; regarding the hotel. One of them is going to have to compromise, or maybe both of them, in order for them to receive the love they both deserve.
Ms. Carlisle wrote an emotional, flirty romance that should not be missed. She provided a tale rich with emotions, off the charts chemistry, magnetic attraction, wonderful dialogue, and charming characters giving Mallory and Evan a chance at a forever love. I highly recommend Designs on Forever to other readers and look forward to the next book in this series.
Excerpt of DESIGNS ON FOREVER by Susan Carlisle
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Reviewer: Eileen is a retired high school teacher who has loved reading all of her life and goes everywhere with a book. She enjoys reading Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Women’s Literature, YA, NA, Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Cozy Mysteries. She likes strong heroines, hot heroes and a story that draws her in, not letting go until the last page is turned. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, pup, and near her four adult children.