REVIEW: “THE MODEL” by Serena Yates

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TITLE: The Model
SERIES: Workplace Encounters # 8
AUTHOR: Serena Yates
COVER ARTIST: L.C. Chase
PUBLISHER: Dreampsinner Press
GENRE:  Contemporary Romance
E-BOOK: yes
PRICE: $ 4,99 e-book on Dreamspinner store
LENGTH: 125 pages
RELEASE DATE: 23rd September 2015 (2nd edition)

 

BLURB: When successful fashion model Fabio Bonardi discovers his first wrinkle, he knows it’s time to move on to Plan B. He is tired of the loneliness and drama of the modeling world, so he enlists shy financial advisor, Edwin Zachary, to help him start a business. Edwin is the first man who sees something beyond a pretty face in Fabio, and the connection between them is immediate and surprisingly deep. But insecurity, fear of rejection, and the fact that they live on opposite sides of the country make pursuing a relationship challenging. Before they can figure out the details, a mysterious stalker tries to drive them apart. Then Fabio disappears after a photo shoot, and both men face an unexpected battle for the lasting relationship they both so desperately want.

 

lorraineMagic mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” Well, in this case, it’s not Snow White, but Fabio Bonardi, a very successful fashion model. But Fabio is just not a pretty face, he actually has a brain as well and when his first wrinkle appears at the ripe old age of 28 and he reflects on the past ten years of modelling – the ups/downs of this cut-throat business and mostly, his own isolation, he knows it’s time to move on. He always knew that this day was going to come and that’s why he saved his money, ready for his Plan B to be implemented. This is where he meets Edwin Zachary, financial wizard and ugly duckling compared to the rest of his family, or so he thinks……however, Fabio thinks differently, there is something about Edwin Zachary that appeals to Fabio on every level, levels he wishes to climb, conquer and on reaching the summit placing his flag triumphantly to show everyone that Edwin was his. But Edward proves quite a challenge in the conquering department, but Fabio is tenacious in his approach in removing any obstacles and conquers he does! But there is a darkness on their bright horizon, lover69 – a stalker!

At first, it was just messages, then gifts and then when Edwin was expecting Fabio to ring him on his return from a long distance Shoot and doesn’t…….its kidnapping at the very least and possibly something much worse! The Police are of course informed and go through their normal procedures for a missing person, but come up with nothing, Fabio is still missing!

Now up to this point, I was really enjoying this very different read for me, I liked Fabulous Fabio and Nerdy (yes, I know that’s unkind) Edwin, the storyline was well thought out and delivered with a certain flair of the unbelievable that became believable, the Author had my full attention. But I think she lost an amazing opportunity with the kidnapping plot, for me, it fell a bit flat, I wanted the Big Bang but only got a Sparkler, for that reason, it’s 4* from me.

 

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****I would like to thank the Author for the opportunity and privilege of reading this ARC. My review was an honest opinion of the book****

 

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