Review: Nailed by Opal Carew

nailedTitle: Nailed
Author: Opal Carew
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic

He’s about to take control of her body…and her dream. 

When River set up a fundraiser to kick start her nail polish business, she never expected someone to pay five thousand dollars just to have dinner with her. But when she meets her mysterious benefactor, he turns out to be billionaire Kane Winters—the one man from her past who she never wanted to see again.

Kane is determined to right the wrong that happened to River in college—because of him. She’s been an obsession he can’t escape…and Kane wants River more than he’s ever wanted anything. So he offers her a deal she can’t refuse: marry him and her business will be success. But River’s knight in shining armor isn’t looking for a platonic business deal. He wants their marriage to be real…in every way.

Thoughts: I’m not a Carew fan per se…but I always find myself reading her books just to see what kind of crazy she’s come up with, and I have to say that with Nailed I was pleasantly surprised.

I wasn’t expecting to like this book, but River and Kane sucked me into their second chance at love, and had me rooting for them to work out their issues and grab their HEA.

While I wasn’t super keen on the premise for how they came to be married, it wasn’t the first time I’ve read this trope, nor will it be the last I’m sure as it’s a super popular trope, it worked for them.

Kane has been looking for a way to make up to River what happened back in college and to get back the girl he’d started falling for. So when Will (I’ll get to him in a minute) tells him about River’s kickstarter campaign he sees his chance to get her back. No matter what.

River has a dream and will do anything to make it happen, even if it means marrying the boy who she thinks betrayed her back in college. She wasn’t planning on everything she felt for him back then coming back nor for her reaction to his best friend Will.

The conflict between River and Kane is almost overshadowed by the sexual tension and heat between them, then there’s Will who adds another layer to the hot mess that is the relationship Kane and River have.

Overall this is a really good story.

Grade B

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