Priceless by M. A. Church
Author: M.A. Church
Genre: Contemporary, Other Paranormal
Length: Novella (99pgs)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (25th July 2012)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3Hearts
Blurb: Sparks ignite when Cupid takes aim at two mortals in Las Vegas: Randy Jones, an average guy on a company vacation, looks into Garrett’s eyes at a craps table and time stands still. Throwing aside everything he believes, Randy engages in a torrid two-night affair with Garrett—only to panic when he realizes he’s fallen in love.
Cynical billionaire Garrett Shiffler has everything money can buy, and most of his dates can’t see past the dollar signs. Life has taught him that innocence and love are figments of the imagination. But when Randy disappears, taking with him feelings Garrett thought he’d never know, Garrett wages the most important battle of his life to win Randy’s love—but this time he fights with his heart, not his bank account.
Meanwhile, Cupid wonders what happened. His golden arrows never fail unless the Fates interfere. If Garrett wants to win Randy back, he’s going to have to do it on his own, because the Fates have other plans for Cupid.
Review: Garrett is a cynical rich man who is used to men throwing themselves at him. When his eyes meet those of Randy across the craps table, he sees something in them that intrigue him and decides he wants to meet him. Randy is shocked when the hunky, gorgeous, obviously wealthy man across from him indicates he wants to meet him. But, decides to take a chance. Both men fall in love, but Randy knows that Garrett is way out of his league and flees. Thankfully, Garrett knows that a man like Randy only comes along once in a lifetime.
This is a very sweet romantic, love at first sight story. Randy is just your normal everyday man; wealth doesn’t impress him and you can’t buy his love. When he meets Garrett he is impressed with the man and not the trappings, but as his time to leave comes he realizes that he has fallen in love and panics. Garrett is wary of men, although he wants to believe that Randy is different, he can’t help but doubt him at times. But the truth smacks him in the face and he accepts that Randy is the man for him. But, Randy flees and Garrett has to make Randy realizes that he truly wants him, but without flaunting his wealth.
*Sigh* both Garrett and Randy are great characters and theirs is a true love story that has Cupid hoping to help them on their way. Garrett is the arrogant, jaded, rich man and Randy, your down to Earth, every day guy, but they click in such a way that money and social standing doesn’t matter. They have passionate sex and they have sweet love-making. They are wonderful together, but Randy makes Garrett work for his belief in him by a courtship of sweet, thoughtful gifts.
A very sweet romance that has a bit of a Harlequin/Mills & Boon feel to it. I will recommend this to those who want a true love story romance, with Cupid in the background and a man proving his complete love without throwing his money about and a happy ending.