Monday, April 2, 2018

Sweet Siren by Cerise DeLand



Money can buy anything, can't it? Those brash Americans--their dollars and charms work wonders. Until they learn that money can buy anything...but love.

Tycoon. Robber baron. Builder of ships, dreams…and a fortune. Few women can resist him.
One tries.
But who wins when their choices are revenge—or love?

Killian Hanniford has everything he wants. Charming children, a growing empire and wealth beyond his hard-scrabble childhood dreams. He doesn’t need a wife. Doesn’t look for love from the women who only want to dip their hands in his wallet.
But one woman cuts him cold—and he wonders why she has the nerve.
Olivia Bereston knows the notorious American millionaire well. He’s ruthless, unprincipled. And she’s delighted to cut him down to size. 
But afterward, he finds her amusing. Intriguing? 
Is he mad?
Or is he so unique, so forgiving, she might even learn to forgive herself for her own failures? And love him?

My Thoughts:

***Thanks to Cerise DeLand for allowing me the privilege to have an ARC of this book with the understanding that any review posted will be my own honest opinion of it.***

You may have noticed that I have reviewed books by Cerise DeLand in the past.  I love her style of writing and in particular this series.  Sweet Siren is book 3 of Those Notorious Americans.  The series follows Killian Hanniford and his family as the take Europe by storm with their new found wealth.  This book was about the patriarch Killian.  He has met with Lady Savage, Olivia Bereston at 2 previous events including his niece Marianne's (book 2) wedding.  She captivates him with her beauty, wit, and laughter.  Oh and she completely and totally ignores him as much as possible.  He is not used to being ignored by the ladies and finds himself growing more attracted to her everyday.  Olivia finds Killian extremely attractive, charming, and caring which is the exact opposite image she has spent a lifetime carrying of the "Robber Baron".  This story picked up very quickly and I was once again swept away by the way DeLand wove her tale of love.  

I love that the struggle between the two main characters involves a past that Killian is unaware they share.  The growth in the way Olivia starts viewing herself once she realizes she is in love is really wonderful and the surprise at the end makes me want to immediately dive into the next installment, which is unfortunately not available yet.  I didn't find as much humor in this book as some others but it didn't really need it as the story was just so sweet.  This one was a perfect read as far as I am concerned. 5 out of 5 stars for sure.

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