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Lord of a Thousand Steps by Tara Lain
Series: Love in Laguna #4
Published by Dreamspinner Press Genres: Contemporary, MM
CEO at architectural firm Lord & Kendrick – Braden Lord is at the top of the game in his professional career and suffering a living hell at home. After fifteen years of marriage he’s getting a divorce and climbing out of the back of a very deep closet. Unfortunately, his soon to be ex is doing everything she can to take every penny Braden owns and she’s using his loving children against him.
The youngest intern at Lord & Kendrick – Ian Carney is beginning to be noticed by the guys in charge. Recently Ian was in the right place at the right time and impressed a new and important client with his ideas. Even Mr. Lord has spoken to him which left Ian tongue tied. The boss is intense and hot as hell. So, work and school is going great, but Ian’s love life has taken a turn for the worse. His boyfriend Rico went to visit his sick father in Mexico and hasn’t been back in weeks.
When Ian and Braden accidentally meet on the beach it’s more than apparent they are fighting an attraction even though there is a significant age gap. Plus, the boss is with his children, a son closer in age to Ian and an adorable little girl who’s in love with Ian’s cat Anderson. Between the ex battling Braden and Rico blowing off Ian nothing should happen. Good luck on that one.
A charming, lovely, sometimes sticky romance Lord of a Thousand Steps has a bit of everything to enchant. Braden’s life is a mess, yet the character perseveres and triumphs. Ian is a fresh, bright intern who sometimes refuses to see the writing on the wall. Lord of a Thousand Steps is a clever blend of engaging characters, romance and strong plotline. The addition of Braden’s children brings another layer of warmth and parental angst to the story. Thought provoking at times, Lord of a Thousand Steps entertains from start to finish.