Mia Bradshaw realized long ago that falling in love is a harbinger of pain. As a single mom working for one of the most prestigious venture capital firms in the country, she doesn’t have time for serious emotional entanglements. Her sort-of–friend boy is dependable, respectful and…okay, fine, maybe a little lukewarm but whatever! Who ever said there was anything wrong with being…vanilla? It’s safe, low-risk and not fraught with conflict and heart wrenching disappointment.
Chris Camden is one of the most eligible bachelors in northern California. A successful entrepreneur with a hot car and a panty-dropping grin doesn’t need to do much to keep his bed warm at night. His smoldering hazel-eyed gaze makes women melt at his feet. No strings, no conditions, no questions - just the way he likes it. Why should he settle for just one when there are so many sizzling alternatives begging for a spin?
A coveted opportunity to partner with Chris’s company stirs up emotions that threaten everything Mia’s been so careful to protect and control. The guy with more lines than a crowded supermarket before a snowstorm can singe her insides with the slightest accidental touch, proof that she needs to steer clear.
But reality hurls a very unexpected curve ball that can change Mia’s life in a heartbeat. And sometimes…the perception of safety is relative.
My 4 star review of Nothing Ventured
This is my first Kristen Luciani and it won’t be my last. It was definitely well written- and had the heroine I have SO been craving! She had the best of both worlds- soft and hard in the right places.
Mia is the heroine of the story- and I really had a girl crush on her. She plays basketball, and is kick ass at that- on top of being a single mother, and working full time. She does her best to provide for her family- and she does that in spades. She doesn’t ever seem to have time to just do something she wants to do. It’s all for her child. And she wants a man; she wants to settle down- when she can find the time, and on her terms- not her mothers. She does not want to introduce her daughter to a man and have her get attached if something were to go wrong. Then she meets Chris.
Chris is the hero. He seems to have it all- and does not like to do relationships. He is more of a one night kind of guy- because that can’t be as complicated as a relationship. He ends up running into Mia- literally, and wants to know everything about her. And then, they end up working together!! That chemistry threatens to boil over- like a burning pot of pasta!!
Mia seems to fight it- and Chris seems to want it even more. I really enjoyed the story and the characters- the chemistry and the banter, it was all there. I felt so many emotions reading it- and I can’t wait for more!
I had so much fun reading this story. The characters were amazing. The banter was wonderful and the sexual chemistry was sizzling. I loved all of the emotions this story has, sorrow, heartache, fear, excitement, happiness, forgiveness, friendships and love
Kristen Luciani is a self-proclaimed momtrepreneur with a penchant for Christian Louboutins, Silicon Valley, plunging necklines and grapefruit martinis. As a deep-rooted romantic who prefers juicy drama to fill the lives of anyone other than her, she tried her hand at creating a world of enchantment, sensuality, and intrigue, finally uncovering her true passion. No pun intended…