Saturday, August 5, 2017


Melting His Heart: Sexy New Zealand enemies-to-lovers romance (The Heartlands Series Book 1) by [Pearson, Kris]
Meet Matthew and Kate - the first of three hot couples from Kris Pearson’s New Zealand Heartlands Series.
Kate Pleasance needs to flee her home city of Auckland and create a new life away from family stress and infidelity. Might the advertisement seeking a ‘Superwoman’ be her answer? Short-listed, she’s flown to the vibrant winter tourist resort of Queenstown at her prospective employer’s expense. Snow is dusting the mountain tops as the jet glides in, and she’s shocked to be collected by tall, dark internet billionaire Matthew McLeod. Where is the woman she spoke with on the phone? 

Kate is driven first to hospital to meet his injured sister, and then to their magnificent home to stay the night. Lottie is a world-famous painter, and Kate craves the job as her assistant, but she’s totally unsettled by charismatic Matthew who teases her unmercifully. Knowing she’s dangerously attracted, she vows to refuse the job, should it be offered, and run like hell. 

After a disastrous first marriage, Matthew has lived in a freezing void. His duplicitous ex-wife chose him for his money, and when she tried to blackmail him he swiftly divorced her and swore off future entanglements. He’s buried himself in his work to keep the demons at bay, but now there’s a potent new threat tearing at his resolve. 

Although she’s plainly diving for cover, job-seeker Kate is dragging his ruthlessly suppressed emotions back to the surface. Temptation he’s easily shrugged off in the past now eats him alive. Can he persuade her to stay long enough to fan the smoldering sparks between them until they burst into white-hot flames?  AMAZON 4 STARS

Misunderstandings happen right out of the gate.  Kate is almost instantly attracted to Matt but is believing he is already taken.  And being a good woman, she doesn't mess with married men.  Oh, the problems this causes.
Kate is looking for a new life but she's finding quite a few challenges along the way.   The main one being Matthew. 
I did enjoy the fact that I got to "hear" both P.O.V.'s from the main characters. Charlotte/Lottie made for a good, quirky secondary character too.  
Overall it was a good emotional, push towards-pull away, romance story.  And the misunderstandings continued for a while because of past hurts and suspicions. Speaking of suspicions, Kate's father isn't even there and he is causing problems that he doesn't even know about.   There is also some humorous games that went on too.  

I enjoyed this book; a charming but at times hot story that ends up with a H.E.A. and no cliffhangers.  

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