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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fort Knox by Moira Hanson

Fort Knox by Moira Hanson
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Other: M/F
Length: Full Length (181 pgs)
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Jasmine

Eleven years have passed since Knox Turner locked his heart away and threw out the key. While he is a man with needs, he won't let any woman break down the barriers he built.

Until now.

The young, curvaceous and timid Simone Tanner is working her way to the top for her dream job in advertising, but she finds herself wanting more than work experience from Knox Turner.

When the two travel to Tokyo for business, they can't help but explore their forbidden desires. There are no ad slogans to describe the heat between them, but Knox has been guarded for too long to let this woman change everything, and Simone tries to convince herself work is her priority. The sex is erotic and intense, but will it lead to an everlasting bond?

Every day in the advertising business is a gamble and they welcome the challenge with open arms. But what happens when Simone and Knox are forced to gamble on love?

Simone Tanner is smart, feisty, and insecure at times, but she has a heart of gold. Like everyone, she has some demons in her closet, but she’s managed to make the best out of a bad situation, which includes landing her dream job in the advertising business. However, when she’s forced to accompany Knox Turner on a business trip to Japan, Simone can’t help but admire the man’s intelligence and stellar record for closing the deal. Moreover, his ruggedly handsome good looks are enough to set her body on fire. Will Simone give into her desires for Knox and take a chance on finding true love? Or, will she stick to the old adage of never mixing business with pleasure?

The connection between Simone and Knox is so endearing throughout the book that I couldn’t help but wonder where all of the Knox Turner’s are in the world. When witnessing all of the doubts and fears that both Simone and Knox faced on a daily basis, I couldn’t help but root for them to be together. They really were two halves of a whole and the only way they’d ever be complete is by being together.

Ms. Hanson has created two characters that not only come to life on the page, but also as a reader, you can’t help but love. There were times when I wanted to weep for both of them as they struggled to find happiness as both individuals and a couple. I loved how she slowly built each character up and as the book progressed you learned more and more about them as they learned how to compliment each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

Fort Knox is an amazing story that not only will make you laugh and cry, but also will make you want to knock some sense into Knox’s head from time to time. The plot of the story is realistic and the characters are genuine. If you’re looking for a story that entails some heart-ache and will bring a tear to your eye, yet fill you with laughter simultaneously, then Fort Knox is the book to read. Two thumbs up to Ms. Hanson for providing us with a sensual, heart-warming story that’s a breath of fresh air and guaranteed to make your body simmer from the scorching hot sex. I would definitely recommend Fort Knox to my friends.

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