I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Guilty Pleasures by Deborah Fletcher Mello
Published by Dafina on March 29, 2016
Genres: Fiction, Romance
Pages: 320 pages
Former NBA star Alexander Barrett has slam dunked his career into second gear with the grand opening of his hot new gym in Boulder, Colorado. But his excitement is tempered when his estranged twin brother, MMA title holder Zachary “The Hammer” Barrett returns home from Thailand. Alex has never forgiven Zach for marrying his college sweetheart. And while they’re now divorced, his bitterness lingers.
Zach hoped to re-connect with his brother, but when his personal assistant and trainer, Sarai Montri, arrives, their rivalry is soon reignited. Highly educated, not to mention gorgeous, the former Miss Thailand captivates Alex for the first time since his heartbreak. But Sarai’s devotion to Zach only stirs up the past. Will the brothers’ competitive natures tear them apart once more—with Sarai caught in the middle? …
The story begins with Alexander Barrett former NBA star, opening Champs a state of the art sport and athletic center located in Boulder, Colorado when he soon meets one of the new hires Dr. Sarai Montri a former Miss Thailand and sparks fly immediately.
Unfortunately for Alexander, he learns the beautiful doctor has not only arrived with his brother the famous twin Zachary “The Hammer” Barrett who holds three world belts and the poster child of product endorsements who has returned home and wants to have his brother help him train for a big fight but Alexander isn’t having it. He has never forgiven him for a past indiscretion and not sure he ever will as they haven’t spoken for years, and that is just fine with Alexander. Not only has Zachary arrived in town with Dr. Sarai – Alexander learns she is also going to stay in a house with his estranged brother. This is a “Wait, WHAT..?” moment for Alexander and he isn’t sure what to do now.
I enjoyed this story as it has all the elements you want tension, romance, twists and turns and well-developed characters. I especially enjoyed the look into the Thai culture, as it was fascinating.
While the story was well written, I did find a few errors I chalk up to this being an ARC (Advance Reading Copy) I received to write this review.
I highly recommend this book and will read more work written by this author. Buy this book!
Reviewed by: Linda C