Saturday, 21 September 2013

Books Read: Victoria Fox - Glittering Fortunes

Charlie Lomax hasn't seen his brother in years.

Cato's been too busy living the A-list Hollywood dream to bother with the likes of a small Cornish town. But now he's back.

Hollywood and British aristocracy are about to clash as Cato sets out to claim the Lomax legacy he believes is his birthright.

Unsuspecting Olivia needs a job after spectacularly failing to make a life for herself in London. Forced back to Cornwall, she has no idea what she's letting herself in for by becoming a gardener at the crumbling but beautiful Usherwood estate. She certainly didn't bargain on becoming embroiled in the biggest scandal of the year, and not least because the brooding Charlie is a man she can't seem to stay away from...

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Victoria Fox is certainly spoiling us with her second offering of the year, Glittering Fortunes, which is a fantastic fast-paced story full of family secrets and drama.

Cato Lomax has been living it up as film star in Hollywood but now he's decided to return home to Cornwall with his A-list girlfriend Susanna to stake his claim in the family home Usherwood which brother Charlie has been struggling to keep afloat for years without any support from Cato.  Little does Charlie know of Cato's plans which could see him out on his ear!

Local girl Olivia left Lustell Cove to make it in the big city but has returned home after a year after things didn't work out quite as planned for her in London.  Her childhood crush Addy is still in town so at least coming home has some benefits but she needs to find herself a job fast so when she sees an advert for a job as a gardener at Usherwood she decides to apply.  No sooner does she get the job then Addy starts to pay attention to her, a coincidence or is there an ulterior motive at play?

One things for sure things will never be the same for them all after a dark family secret comes to light which will have a major impact on all of their lives...  

Once again Victoria Fox has created characters that you either love or hate... For me I loved Charlie from the start, he was the strong dependable guy that we'd all love to meet, whereas Cato and Susanna were both completely spoilt characters who were only interested in themselves and doing things that benefited them.

Victoria Fox has become known for her bonkbusters full of naughty sex scenes but this book is slightly different, there is still some saucy bits involving Cato and Susanna, as its more about the sibling rivalry and romance which I loved.   This book also has some comedy moments too especially those involving ghosts which did make me chuckle!  Don't get me wrong I've loved reading her bonkbusters but as I'm a sucker for brooding heroes and romance this has become my favourite of her books.

I'd like to thank Cherish PR for sending me a copy of this book to review.  

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