Enticed by Ginger Voight
Series: Fullerton Family Saga #1
Published by Createspace on January 14, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
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Rachel Dennehy had a crazy thought. If she could just start over somewhere else, she could forget about her sad and tragic past and all the ghosts that chased her. When an email landed in her inbox, to tutor a difficult student whose father just happened to be the CEO of one of the biggest companies in the nation, the apple was a bit too enticing for Rachel to refuse. She moves from Texas to Beverly Hills, where she is tasked with turning around her wealthy pupil’s bad attitude. It is a bad attitude that stems almost entirely from his parents’ ugly divorce and even uglier custody battle. That her new boss Andrew, or Drew, Fullerton is one of the handsomest and most eligible bachelors in the world means nothing to Rachel. She has absolutely no plans to ever marry or have kids of her own. Her priority is teaching nine-year-old Jonathan, who needs her guidance and her direction and… most importantly… her friendship.Drew’s brother, Alex, however, assumes otherwise. He basically accuses her of being a gold-digging opportunist upon their first meeting. This sets the two immediately at odds, though they both have young Jonathan’s best interest at heart. Alex believes that Rachel is a “ringer,” a wholesome alternative to edge Jonathan’s socialite mother out of the running for custody, since she left Drew after her own salacious affair with a younger man. He wastes no time in telling Rachel that as long as she stays in her job, she will keep Jonathan from his real mother, and that is the driving force behind Drew’s interest. Unfortunately the more he tries to warn her away from Drew, the closer he ultimately propels her toward her charming boss. Drew never questions her motivation or her presence because Jonathan thrives under her tutelage, and Drew is beguiled by her no-nonsense attitude that challenges him from the start.Rachel navigates these choppy waters solely to protect Jonathan. She sees the adults in the family as self-serving; most of whom are far more interested in hurting each other than taking care of this fragile, vulnerable boy. Her heart traps her into this sticky web, despite her own history of loss and betrayal. How long will she last? More importantly, what will she be required to give to save these Fullerton men who continually tug her in three different directions?The saga begins with the first book, titled “Enticed,” due to release in early 2014. Author Ginger Voight returns to the dream-making landscape of Los Angeles, in a new tale that throws back the curtain on the dangerous power, appeal and excess of the privileged. Only by the time this tale is done, one principle character will pay the ultimate price as they all race toward that elusive happily ever after.
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“Entangled” Book #2 will be available on January 28th!!
Enticed by Ginger Voight is simply an amazing book. I had never read a Ginger Voight book before. For no good reason either. I have several on my kindle waiting patiently. I just hadn’t had an opportunity. But after reading the synopsis for this story, well I just couldn’t pass it up.
I’m a sucker for complicated relationships and soap opera like dynamics. What better to whet that palate than a story about a wealthy eligible bachelor with a God complex, looking for a teacher to home school his son? All the while the bachelor’s black sheep brother is all up in his business wreaking havoc, even accusing the teacher of being a gold digger. Nothing spells trouble like a gold digger and an estranged brother. I mean come on, the guys are loaded with lots and lots of old mommy/daddy issues and the teacher is a self proclaimed un-attractive big boned girl looking to run from her very heartbreaking past.
We all love our soap operas right? This story though isn’t so much about the drama as it is about the little boy, Jonathon. He’s 9 easily going on 30, with the weight of the world on his precious little shoulders. He feels the blame of breaking of up his parent’s marriage. He’s being groomed to eventually take over the family empire, and yet he’s sad, depressed, and acting out. Normal if you ask me. This is why Rachel is brought into the house. Drew is determined to help his son, who keeps getting kicked out of school. Even though he has full custody of Jonathon, he is hardly ever home and the affects that has on this little boy are profound. He just wants attention from a dad.
Rachel gives up everything in Texas, which isn’t much, to come and move in with these two. She hopes that her skills and teaching style will get through and help Jonathon to get back on track. She’s a very kind person, loving, honest and she gives Jonathon all the boundaries he so desperately needs while also supplying him with the attention in a positive way. Rachel helps to get him back on track and at the same time falls head over heels for him.
Constantly running in the peripheral though is the family drama. Jonathon’s mother hates Rachel. Alex is the doting Uncle that Jonathon adores, who is constantly trying to stir up trouble for both Rachel and Drew. Then there’s Drew who is knee deep in business, some of which may be shady.
Things get even more complicated when Rachel and Drew get closer. Jonathon is thrilled. Alex is fuming.
By the end of the book I thought I was happy but then the entire story literally exploded in my lap. I was left wondering what just happened. In true soap opera form the story pretty much ends there. Not a major cliff hanger but enough to keep you wanting more. I couldn’t wait to jump right into book 2, Entangled.
I’m an immediate fan of Ginger Voight. I love her writing style. Her characters are well developed. They are complex, independent, and you will know each and every one almost intimately. You’ll love some and hate others. It’s a perfect combination. Rachel doesn’t come across as sad and forlorn. Quite the contrary, she knows who she is and what she’s not. She doesn’t pretend to be anything nor does she belittle herself for what she may be lacking.
I truly loved her relationship with Jonathon. I think the entire time, I like Rachel, was rooting for that little boy. I wanted to see him just be a normal 9 year old, although in his world that’s close to impossible.
I think this is a book for everyone. It lays an amazing foundation of love, intrigue, and suspense. You may question some things early on but like all soaps everyone’s intentions become clear in the end. It’s tragic really and the perfect set up for book 2.
*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
“You’ve made your point,” I said after I closed the door. “Can’t that be enough for once? Why do you have to further antagonize him?”
Alex laughed. “You are something else. Not only are you Jonathan’s governess, but you’re a party planner, hostess and now… bouncer. You take multi-tasking to the next level, princess.”
“Look, I know you don’t like me…,” I started, but he was quick to interrupt.
“Who says I don’t like you?”
“You do. Every chance you get.”
He walked to where I stood at the door. “If I didn’t like you, I wouldn’t care what happened to you,” he pointed out as his eyes swept across my face. “You may not see it now, but I am trying to save you.”
“From what?” I challenged.
His eyes slid down to my mouth. “From us.”
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