About The Book:
- Been Loving You Too Long
- by Seraphina Donovan
- Series: DuChamps Dynasty #1
- Category: Contemporary / Romance
- Age: Adult
- Pages: 229
- Expected Publication: June 10, 2013
- Curvy Seductions Press
- Rating: 5/5
- Received From: Author & Reader Convention
Ophelia Broulliard’s life has always been linked to the wealthy and powerful DuChamps family. The granddaughter of the family’s housekeeper, she’s worshipped Vincent DuChamps from afar–the ever unattainable prince in her fairy tale dreams. Little does she know that Vincent harbors his own secret feelings for her, but other darker secrets that he sees as an insurmountable obstacle to ever being the man she deserves, have prompted him to avoid her altogether.
When Thomas, the family patriarch dies, his will bears some unpleasant surprises for them both. Thomas wants nothing more than for Vincent and his siblings to be happy, and in his final act as the only father figure they’ve ever had, engineers a series of contingencies in his will that require them each to face their demons. Only too aware of what Vincent really feels for Ophelia, Thomas creates a situation that will force Vincent to confront his feelings. Unless, Vincent and Ophelia marry, Vincent and his siblings will lose everything, including the family business.
Forced into such close proximity, denying their attraction for one another becomes impossible. But even as they grow closer, other threats to the future of DuChamps Hotels and all that Vincent holds dear threaten to destroy their burgeoning relationship. Ophelia has played it safe her whole life. Taking a risk on Vincent is a frightening prospect. Will it be worth it, or will his secrets break both their hearts?
Firstly, I wish that synopsis wasn’t as detailed! I had not read the synopsis before reading this book and I was absolutely stunned that the two main characters, Vincent and Ophelia, were forced to marry. But, that being said, there is much more in here for them to deal with, much more! The drama was just as interesting as the sex! Whew!!!
I absolutely loved the push / pull between Vincent and Ophelia. And it really is so nice that this is the exact opposite of an insta-love story. And since they have known each other forever, they had many other complications to deal with.
I could not put this book down. I’m so excited because I have SADLY never heard of Seraphina Donovan but this will not be the last book that I read of hers. The writing was fabulous, the plot was engaging, characters were interesting! I loved every word, and boy were the sex scenes intense. Even when they weren’t having sex I could feel the heat emanating from my Kindle! AND this is just book one of the series! The other two main characters that are introduced I sure will be in books two and three. I sure hope so because I want to get to know more about them now.
Fabulous read! Definitely adult!
Get in touch with Seraphina Donovan:
She currently has 11 published books & is working on many more..
Living in Central Kentucky, Seraphina spends her time rescuing stray animals, working for a non-profit agency and dreaming of becoming a best-selling author. She lives in a home that has more character than working parts and enjoys spending time with her fur babies. Feel free to contact her with any questions or thoughts on your mind.. She loves connecting with her readers & hearing from anyone! — Amazon