Hunk for the Holidays. Katie Lane. Grand Central Publishing. September 2012. 352 pp. ISBN#: 9781455522361.
Cassie McPherson come from tough stock, a family who have become successful in commercial building and who watch out for each other, sometimes a bit too much. Cassie always wanted to be an architect in the family business but need comes first and she's more of a family accountant for the business. Right now she's extremely ticked off because another company seems to be outbidding her family on jobs and taking away customers. Her Dad is recovering from a heart attack and she's determined to find out who this upstart guy in this new company in town is. Her philosophy is to meet the enemy before you figure out how to deal with the competitor!
Before that can happen, however, she has to show up at a company Christmas party and hires an escort who will act like he's her date and current boyfriend as her family also wants to see her settle down and marry, sooner rather than later! That she's not buying at all. The chemistry between her and her escort, who initially is nameless, is electric and snappy! Cassie's in "boss" mode mentally but her body is reacting to this "hunk" of a sexy male that seems created to be kissed, etc!
The "Hunk" as well is not used to being bossed around but refuses to reveal who he is; add to it he normally chooses, loves and dumps the ladies he meets but is magnetically struck by this feisty woman. Little by little, he realizes she's got him thinking about his past affairs and if that's really all he wants out of a relationship.
So as both readjust their thinking, they begin to get to know each other, that is when they're not hopping into hot, hot, hot bedroom action! The pain each has known from the loss of a family member begins to wane as they realize what a holiday gift they truly are for each other. No, it's not without some turmoil and some fast aced action about the business, but it's a lovely holiday romance sure to delight romance fans who will be attracted by this sexy cover and not disappointed inside its pages! Hunk for the Holidays is a must romance fiction read for the holidays!