Book length - 292 pages
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Daniel Dukes, millionaire extraordinaire has it all. A thriving business, good looks, power, money and women who’ll drop their drawers at the click of his skilled fingers. Just how he likes it. Everything changes one day when a stipulation in his deceased Uncle’s will, scuppers his visionary plans. The only way to get what’s rightfully his, is to marry. Who? It doesn’t matter, because the enigmatic bachelor will stop at nothing and play dirty to get what is his.
Sophia Lewis had nothing until she started working directly for Daniel at Dukes Industries. Having grown up in care, she’s tough, has an answer for everything and knows how to handle all varieties of men. For two years, Sophia has attended to her overbearing boss’ every whim. Gone above and beyond the call of duty.
When an indecent proposal presents itself, boundaries are pushed and limits are tested. Can Daniel and Sophia remain professional to fool the dead Uncle’s Lawyers? As lines become blurred and tempers become frayed, can two strong willed souls be the key to unlock each other’s hidden secrets? Or will the high price of the deal come at a devastating cost to them both?
*Warning* Mature themes and one hell of a cliff hanger!
J.D. Hughes, you are the reason I did absolutely nothing today - I began reading MY BEAUTIFUL DISASTER at lunchtime and could not stop until I got to the end, which left me desperate for part two of this electrifying story. Be warned this story is sassy, sexy, and strong, with two main characters who are desperate to keep their pasts buried, but as their lives finally seem to be merging together in a beautiful way, their heartbreak will resurface at the worst possible time.
Sophia is the perfect female character as she is a survivor who can take care of herself while always protecting her heart and those she loves. So when she finds herself agreeing to her boss' half-assed scheme of a convenient marriage, she cannot help but wonder if she is going crazy. But the closer she gets to Daniel, the more she begins to open the shuttered door to her damaged heart. But can she really trust him or herself to walk away unhurt when it is over?
Daniel needs someone he can trust to fulfil the stipulations of his Uncle's will, and Sophia fits the bill perfectly. So what if he is attracted to her - nothing will ever come of it. But when his life and Sophia's is threatened, everything starts to spiral out of control, and when a secret from his past is made known, will he lose the only person that matters to him?
MY BEAUTIFUL DISASTER by J.D. Hughes is one of those books that gets under your skin and makes you want more. I laughed out loud, felt the scorching heat jump off the page, and felt unbelievable sadness, as Sophia and Daniel struggled to come to terms with what they really want and feel for each other. These characters are so well written and the chemistry between them is off the charts!!! MY BEAUTIFUL DISASTER by J.D. Hughes is more than just a sexy romance - it is a story of damaged hearts, friendship, love, and finding your place in this messed up world. Warning - this book does end with a cliffhanger but luckily for you MY BEAUTIFUL DISASTER Part Two is ready and waiting for you to download.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖📖 5++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
J.D. Hughes writes fun, romantic suspense fiction. Born and raised in Worcestershire, she has lived in London and Northern Ireland but has returned to the city she loves.
Despite training in Musical Theatre and directing many productions, J.D. Hughes soon found she preferred making up her own stories, always completed with happy endings. When she’s not writing, she loves to read, walk her puppy and embarrass her three children. Her debut Novel ‘You Have My Heart’, published in 2016 was selected as an Amazon Customer Favourite. ‘My Beautiful Disaster’ is the next release and is a two-part series. For more information:
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I am delighted to share a little insight from the author into the fantastic character of Sophia, from this captivting novel. Happy reading!!!
Sophia Louise Lewis is the leading lady in My Beautiful Disaster. She is twenty-six years old and works as a secretary for Daniel Dukes at Dukes Industries. Unmarried and single is the way she likes it until Daniel offers her an indecent proposal. She’s fiercely strong and independent, has a heart of gold, and has a past that haunts her every day of her life.
When did you create her?
I created Sophia Lewis around five years ago. I had a story line of her background in mind and needed to bring her to life, in my mind’s eye anyway. She deserved to have her story told because of her dark and secretive past. Essentially, I needed her to be happy so had to complete her story more so than anything else I’ve ever written. If she was happy, I would be too. I’d written a book called You Have My Heart last year in which the leading lady was scared of her own shadow to begin with, yet became strong by the end. For Sophia, well, she’s different. She was born strong. Throughout the book, you see her vulnerable side every so often but make no mistake, she’s a badass, due to her horrific past. I wanted to write a character related to the strong independent women I know and Sophia was perfect in every way.
Did you write the book to accommodate Sophia or Sophia to accommodate the book?
I wrote the book to accommodate Sophia. Her story was already cemented in my mind and the book evolved because of her.
What do you like most about her?
I like that she has a no nonsense attitude but knows how to reign it in when needed. I love that she grew up surrounded by bikers and that she can hold her own. Her attitude and one liners are brilliant but most of all, I love the way that whatever has happened to her regarding her past, she still manages to paint on a smile and has a good heart. She’s funny, witty, intelligent, beautiful and a pure soul.
What do you like least about her?
Nothing. I love her. I hope my daughter grows up to be as smart, proud, caring and as wonderful as Sophia. Actually, I hate that she’s so troubled and finds it hard to let go of her demons. But without those elements, I wouldn’t have had a story.
Did your early readers/editorial team like Sophia to start with or did you have to change her in any way?
Everybody who has read My Beautiful Disaster so far loves Sophia. She’s very easy to relate to because she has a natural charm about her that you fall in love with or admire. I couldn’t and wouldn’t change Sophia for anything. . . Well, except her back story. Some chapters took me months to write because I kept crying. She’s an exceptional young woman.
Does she have any similarities with anyone real?
Sophia has many traits of my friends. Each part of her is made up of unique parts of my best friends. I see myself in her too. Her strength is equal to mine.
What are your plans for her?
My characters, especially Sophia, will always have a happy ending, even if there are trials and tribulations to overcome first. My Beautiful Disaster is a two-part series. I couldn’t fit her story into one book. And I was sad to let her go.
Would you be friends in real life?
Hell yes. She ‘d be a blast to have a night on the town with. I imagine Sophia would be the most perfect best friend ever. She loves wine, so what’s not to like?
*I want to thank Emma from EDM Editorial & Publicity Services, and J.D. Hughes, for the opportunity to review this addictive novel, and take part in this blog tour. Now I'm off to read the next instalment - Do not disturb!!!
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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