Secrets have a way of coming out…
Amy Cartwright isn’t sure who she’s supposed to be anymore. Her family thinks she’s flighty, her ex believes she’s a walkover (the bastard) and her friends think she’s plain crazy. But there’s a different side to her that nobody sees, nobody but the cool, sexy Scotsman who just happens to be her boss.
Callum Ferguson isn’t looking for excitement; he’s had that and it almost ruined him. He likes things calm and predictable – everything that his new PA turns out not to be. But from the moment she walks through his office door it’s as though the light has come back into his life, and he can’t get her out of his mind.
Fighting against the inevitable, they both try to ignore the attraction, but the flame of desire is too bright. They’re soon drawn into a steamy love affair that they have to hide from everybody, knowing the revelation could cost them everything they’ve worked so hard for, including each other.
Author note: Canada Square is the third in the Love in London series, but can be read as a standalone book.
“I’m the youngest of three. Nothing’s ever just about me.”
He blinks slowly, eyes heavy lidded. “Something should be.”
The moment twists, the humour dissolving in the frisson that grows between us. I feel it crackling and buzzing against my skin, and all I can think about is that kiss.
Soft, sure. A brief moment of everything.
“Something?” I ask, a little breathlessly.
He catches my gaze, holding it without trying. In that instant I know for sure that whatever I’m feeling for him isn’t one-sided. It weaves between us, soft as silk, unbreakable as iron. It makes me feel delighted and downright scared. I can cope with a crush, enjoy it even. Treat him like the eye-candy he is, a piece of deliciousness to look forward to when I enter the office. But mutual attraction? That’s dangerous. It’s a lingering force that threatens everything; my job, my degree, my hopes for the future.
Here be dragons, but rather than run away from the flames, I’m letting them consume me.
I was given this book in turn for an honest review.
Amy Cartwright now single and free has a plan; get a degree, get a job and leave her home town. Callum Ferguson wants a simple straightforward life; he’s resided to being alone. They share an instant attraction, fighting it is fruitless. Pursuing each other could cost them their jobs; is it worth the risk?
This is the first book of Carrie Elks I have read and I can safely say it will not be my last! I was enthralled within the first few pages and found it hard to break away from the story when real life was demanding my attention. I absolutely loved this contemporary romance. The main characters found a space in my heart just for them. I found myself smiling with a big cheesy grin and laughing at their natural and all-consuming rapport, they were the kind of characters you can relate to in some way and imagine being friends with.
Amy had a wicked sense of humour and considering her jackass of an ex and an over bearing family who deep down did in fact only have her best interests at heart, she was a strong and wonderful woman. She was loyal, friendly, independent, and intelligent with a wonderful sarcastic sense of humour. Her new job definitely changed her for the better, she found an aura of strength she didn’t realise she had and she wouldn’t allow anyone to undermine or demean her.
Callum appeared to be a very grouchy, conceited man; he was all work and no play. Deep down he was also a caring, intelligent, thoughtful man with a sense humour that matched Amy’s perfectly. As time progressed the truly wonderful, charming and all-consuming romantic and sexy man who wasn’t afraid to show his true emotions made more of an appearance. Without any doubt I fell and fell hard for Callum Ferguson.
Canada Square is an intense contemporary romance, one with two souls that find each other and struggle to fight against the inevitable. Their hearts beat as one and no amount of denying it will change that fact. The connection they share is soul bound and they help to rebuild each other; Amy helps to mend Callum’s broken soul, whilst he in turn protects her and supports her to follow her dreams.
This story isn’t without its twists and turns that keep you on your toes or with characters you will find yourself wanting to throttle first hand and show them what karma really looks like!
This romance will captivate you; the suspense and romance will have you sitting on the edge of your seat, pleading that they get the happy ever after they deserve.
If you love contemporary romances, with characters you love and an all-consuming story line that holds so many possibilities, without a doubt you will love Canada Square by Carrie Elks.