Title: Naughty Little Gift
Series: Temptation Court #1
Author: Angel Payne
Release Date: August 16, 2016
Make a wish…
Engineering genius. Billionaire icon. Consultant to kings. Golden-haired god. Cassian Court is a legend before he even steps foot on the remote island of Arcadia—but from the moment he locks eyes with Mishella Santelle, she can see only the man beneath the power, the presence, and the muscles…the bruised soul for whom hers has been destined…
But destiny isn’t a luxury for a woman of the Arcadian Court.
Close your eyes…
When six months of her life are bargained to Cassian in a multimillion dollar contract, Mishella must learn the rules of a more ruthless kingdom: New York City. In this glamorous jungle, paths are harder to discern, enemies are more cleverly camouflaged…and passions are impossible to ignore, especially when awakened by the man who can read her every desire with a glance, control her every arousal with a touch…
Helpless against how her body and soul react to this man, Mishella dreads her heart is soon to follow—for the ghosts from Cassian’s past will never free him to return her love. In six months, she’ll simply be a memory to him…the naughty little toy he played with for a while…
Unless she can prove the impossible.
That their love is worth fighting for.
Naughty Little Gift is the first book in Angel Payne's new Temptation Court Series, but it has recurring characters from the Cimarron series. This book can definitely be read without having read the Cimarron series, but since I had read (and loved the series) I knew some of the characters already.
The main characters in Naughty Little Gift are Cassian Court and Mishella Santelle. Cassian is a billionnaire New Yorker with secrets and a past. He's young (only 28), but he's confident, wealthy, and dominant. Mishella is an innocent young woman from the country of Arcadia.
When Cassian comes to Arcadia on business he meets Mishella and the two are instantly drawn to each other. The chemistry between them is overpowering and undeniable, but Cassian knows that Mishella will never agree to a simple affair.
So Cassian agrees to a contract that will benefit Mishella's family greatly, but in return Mishella must agree to go back to New York with Cassian for 6 months. He doesn't force her hand or use force in any way, and he makes it somewhat easier for her to say yes since her parents (who seem to use their children for political power) know that it wasn't her idea. Mishella agrees and goes with Cassian to NYC.
Cassian might seem arrogant, but he's not. He knows what he wants and he goes after it, but he's so gentle and caring with Mishella that you can't help but fall for him. Mishella is so naive and innocent that one might find it annoying, but she is strong and doesn't back down. She might not have experience, but she isn't afraid. I've already mentioned the chemistry between the two. When they actually do connect it's explosive.
I really liked Naughty Little Gift. There is another book coming out about these two characters, but the end of Naughty Little Gift was wrapped up neatly. I am anxious to read more, but I like that it wasn't an absolute cliffhanger. I give Naughty Little Gift FOUR STARS!
Hi there. I'm Angel: book lover, writing addict, hopeless romantic, pop culture geek and avid shoe lover.
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A bit about me...
I've been hooked on books since I was a kid but it got worse in my twenties, when I discovered romances--the hotter, the better. Growing up in Southern California, with lots of surfer manliness surrounded me, was certainly a good boost for reading about delicious alpha guys and the women who adore them. When I learned I had a knack for telling these stories too, I guess you could say I was doomed--though my path toward romance novelist took a few detours via a concert-reviewing gig for my college newspaper (free show tickets...backstage passes...that was a no-brainer), artist interviews for a Beverly Hills dance music mag, personal assistant work for a record producer, dance club disc jockey, and a lot of fun in the hospitality industry.
These days, I still live in California, and have found an amazing alpha guy of my own who was brave enough to marry me. We live on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with our beautiful daughter. I have the best life ever, and never forget to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for it, either.