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Saturday, October 19, 2013

All That I Desire by Francis Ray




Nothing can stop a woman like Skylar Dupree once she makes up her mind. Defying her family and leaving law school, she’s landed her dream job as an event director at the prestigious Navarone Resorts in Arizona. It’s all that Skylar’s ever wanted—until she sees Rio Sanchez, the resort owner’s bodyguard. He’s the hottest, sexiest, most striking man she’s ever met.
SOMETIMES IT’S EVEN BETTER
When Skylar starts planning a huge charity auction at the resort, it’s Rio’s job to keep an eye on the prized art she collects from donors. He’s not blind to Skylar’s  beauty, brains, and other charms—but Rio is nothing if not professional, and he refuses to make a move. It’s enough to drive Skylar crazy…with desire. But when a mysterious stranger enters the picture—and puts Skylar’s life in danger—Rio has no choice but to protect her…and never let her go.
I absolutely love All That I Desire by Francis Ray. Skylar being so secure in going after what she wants will strike a chord with women of any background while Rio worms his way into our hearts by not realizing that his childhood is no fault of his own. The close-knit circle of friends depicted throughout this story is realistic, fun and leave you eager to read the rest of the titles in the Grayson Friends Series, so you can revisit them - and find out what happens with their love lives. While the friendship between the men in this story (Shane,Blade,Rio) is one of the primary focuses of this series and I did enjoy their camaraderie. What I really enjoyed about this book is seeing the women find the inner strength to tackle whatever life throws at them while falling in love, building friendships and running businesses.

By the way, if you're not diving into this read just because it's marketed to African Americans then you're missing out. I firmly believe this series will appeal to readers of any nationality. Ms. Ray does a beautiful job penning a story full of heart, passion, hope and enough emotional turmoil that you feel like they are people you actually know. I will be purchasing the rest of this series.