Legacy Collection, Book 3
Synopsis: Lil Dartley’s life is upside down. Her previously steadfast and predictable sister is marrying an influential billionaire and needs help planning the wedding of the century in less than a month. Years of middle class rebellion have not prepared Lil for handling diplomats or paparazzi.
Jake Walton knows a train wreck when he sees one. Lil was trouble from the first day he met her, but since her sister is marrying his best friend, he has no choice but to help her or this wedding will be in the news for all the wrong reasons. Teaching Lil how to fit into high society would be a whole lot easier if she didn’t drive him insane both in and out of the bedroom.
Review: I had not tried the previous volumes of the series but it’s true that I was curious to find out more since I heard about the novels. Well, I realize that it might probably be interesting to read the other volumes in the series to learn more about the characters and their stories, but that does not really pose any problems and I had a great time with this novel.
Lil is a very talented young woman, and she continually attracts disasters even if she tries to do her best not to. But now that she has a little 6 months old girl, she is determined to become the mother she should be and correct her mistakes. However, nothing goes as planned. Oh no, because she answers an interview about her sister and her future billionaire husband without realizing it will cause widespread disruption. Determined to prohibit the passage on TV, and assisted by Jake, the right arm of Dominic (the husband), she goes to outstrip all. Yet Lil is very far from happy to see this man, a man she fell under the spell earlier and who has explained that he wanted nothing from her. Yet an history will slowly develop between them, even if nothing is ever simple, and that the two are not very good at that.
It was very interesting to see the differences between Lil and Jake. They are diametrically opposed, oh yes! Lil is a walking disaster! But she also has a heart of gold and does everything to protect the people she loves. She is sweet, hoping to find a man she can love and who would love her as much in return. Building a family and live happily ever after. But that’s not really what Jake asked her. Oh man … He always used to control everything and Lil does not belong to that. She is far from the woman he dreamed of having yet something draws him to her. Alas, while Lil is afraid of commitment and to be thrown away thereafter, Jake does not reassure her all over their meetings and while he is usually gifted and mastered, he will make some great errors with our heroine. And I really understood Lil and her anger in some moments! But we must still rely on the presence of the little baby that was quite touching and it was cute to see how the two were still there for her.
I loved seeing their relationship, to see how Lil and Jake tried to manage everything happening. We also meet the sister of the young woman and her husband and it’s true that everything made me want to discover their history which I think is quite funny as it is about kidnapping. By cons it is true that I was quite surprised at the end of the novel because for once I think the author wanted to go too fast with romance and I think it would have been better to keep everything simpler, but that’s just my opinion.
In any case it was an enjoyable read, a good romance and I think I will try something else from the author when I get the chance.