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Friday, August 4, 2017

BOOK REVIEW- THE BOAT BUILDER'S BED by Kris Pearson

The Boat Builder's Bed: Sexy New Zealand romance (Wicked in Wellington Book 1) by [Pearson, Kris]
A single mom and a billionaire. A beautiful house that needs her touch, and a beautiful man who needs her love even more. 
Superyacht tycoon Rafe Severino wants a woman. Desperately. Someone who can decorate his lonely new mansion with its million-dollar views over Wellington harbor and return his life to normality. Rafe yearns to marry again and start a better family than the one he came from. He gets more than he bargains for with Sophie Calhoun. 
Newly established decorator Sophie seeks to make her mark on the city, but to concentrate on her design studio she has been parted from her adored daughter for the last several years. When Rafe confesses the ugly truth of his upbringing, Sophie sees disaster ahead. Rafe was also hidden away, and it tore him apart. Will he ever forgive Sophie if he discovers she’s done the same? 
A heart-warming story of family, love, loss, and dangerous currents.
WARNING: contains one determined golden-skinned man who knows his way around boats, bodies and bed-sheets.
THE BOAT BUILDER’S BED is the first book in The Wellington Series. AMAZON 4 STARS

I liked this book.  The main characters Rafe and Sophie were good ones.  Each with their own struggles of course.  Rafe had fought through most of them and won but he still had the deep desire to have a loving family.  He was raised by loving relatives but the rejection that he suffered from his mother and father was outrageous.  He was basically rejected for the color of his skin; he wasn't pale enough.  I liked how the Maori culture was explained and woven into the story.  My favorite explanation was about getting Maori Revenge.  What a great way to explain to a child how to overcome rejection.  And he did.
I would have liked to see a bit  more depth in the relationship between Rafe and Sophie.  But don't we always want more?

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