They say you can forgive but you can never forget. Virgil Bougard takes that saying to heart. Four years ago Kara Goshay believed a vicious lie about him and ended their relationship. And even after her apology, Virgil is still bitter. He doesn't intend to make things easy for Kara when his family's firm hires her PR company to revamp his playboy image. But faking a liaison with Kara for the media backfires when the line between fantasy and reality is blurred by strong sexual attraction.
Kara wanted forgiveness. Instead she's deep into a heated affair with the powerful, charismatic man she can't resist. The man who claims he'll never forgive her, especially when a secret enemy puts her professional reputation in jeopardy. Stakes are high—but so is their searing desire, a connection so intense it could possibly tame this elusive, unforgiving bachelor at last…
Kara Goshay and Virgil Bougard had been a couple for a year when Cara’s big sister Marty told Kara that she saw Virgil being unfaithful. When Kara confronted Virgil he denied the accusation and Kara broke up with him. 4 years later Kara overheard Marty bragging that she fabricated the story of Virgil’s affair. When Kara asked her sister why she would do that, Marty responded that she thought Virgil would eventually hurt Kara. So she hastened the end of the story.
Kara sought out Virgil to apologize but Virgil wanted nothing to do with Kara as she had exhibited a lack of faith in him. So this book was Kara’s fight to win Virgil forgiveness as well as his heart. But Virgil is a notorious grudge holder and he doesn’t forgive. Can Kara break down his walls?
I came into this series late but I would have enjoyed more character building. I didn’t know their personalities, only who they are AFTER the breakup. thought Marty was a shady, but I was unsure why Kara didn’t do more investigation before breaking up with Virgil. Why it took 4 years for her to learn of her big sister’s lies. I also didn’t understand why a strong man didn’t work harder to preserve a relationship with Kara.
Despite that, I enjoyed the story, the writing and the chemistry between Kara and Virgil.
They were both independent, hard working and passionate. I love the idea of the godfathers and Bachelors. This subject matter wasn’t heavy but it’s realistic. It’s entertaining and fun. In real life I would have told Kara to take Virgil at his word and let go. But it worked out for her. I look forward to the next story.
*Special Thanks to Harlequin Kimani via Netgalley for the e-arc given in exchange for an honest review.