Thursday, 20 August 2020

Release Day Spotlight & Review: Losing Control by Rachael Stewart

Losing Control by Rachael Stewart

She watched him walk away…
and now he’s back to claim her!
A family feud forced me to walk away from the woman of my dreams, Alexa—but I didn’t expect her to betray me by falling into my brother’s arms. Now, after a tragic accident, I’ve returned home to find Alexa leading the family business…and the chemistry between us is hotter than ever. The sparks reignite our electrifying connection, but can we learn to trust each other again?

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A second chance romance written by Rachael Stewart is a combination I couldn't let pass me by.

Cain O'Connor left his fiancĂ©e and family behind after a huge row. Seven years later, he's back after the tragic death of his father and younger brother. However, life has moved on during his absence...although some things remain the same. Alexa “Lexi”, is the only woman he has ever loved, however, she betrayed him but still…

Alexa is struggling to keep her head above water since the death of her husband and father-in-law. As the new CEO of the O'Connor family business, she has no time for herself and the board members are losing confidence in her ability to keep the company afloat. When Cain O'Connor comes back, he makes it clear he's there to support her in her role, Yet the fire of desire burns deep between them. Only, will the past come back and haunt them?

It's complicated doesn't come close to describing the relationship between Cain and Alexa. Their attraction, lust and love for each other are as highly charged as its ever been but each has a valid reason for keeping away from the other. The narrative is angsty, filled with electrically charged scenes of attraction between the two flawed characters. Both are guilty of believing presumptive thoughts about the other's actions. It's heartbreaking and frustrating in equal measure.

The happily ever after is a stark contrast to the journey and progress made by the protagonists. The author making sure the drama ends on a high. Still, I wonder how these two characters would fare in the real world… I'd like to think they are meant for each other but I'm not so sure.

Overall, I enjoyed this as much as I have the other books I've read by Ms Stewart. However, some readers may struggle with one aspect of the storyline.

***arc generously received courtesy of the publisher Harlequin Dare***

Rachael Stewart adores conjuring up stories for the readers of Harlequin Mills & Boon and Deep Desires Press, with tales varying from the heartwarmingly romantic to the wildly erotic.

She's been writing since she could put pen to paper as the stacks of scrawled on A4 sheets in her loft will attest to, and the lovingly bound short stories that her father would run off at work and proudly share out with his colleagues. Thinking it was a pipe dream to be published one day, she pursued a sensible career in business but she was really play-acting, achieving the appropriate degree and spending many years in the corporate world where she never truly belonged. Always happiest when she was sat at her laptop in the quiet hours tapping out a story or two. And so here she is, a published author, her full-time pleasure, a dream come true.

A Welsh lass at heart, she now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and three children, and if she's not glued to her laptop, she's wrapped up in them or enjoying the great outdoors seeking out inspiration.
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