RELEASE DATE: 01st January 2016
BLURB: He might be hard to work for, but he’s impossible to resist.
Sasha Sobieski has the perfect job working at legendary American fashion house Harrison Kingsley—or at least he used to. He just never thought he’d have to work for Harrison Kingsley himself. Harrison is exacting, difficult, cold, and hands-down the sexiest man Sasha has ever seen.
After years at the top, Harrison Kingsley knows what he wants, when he wants it, and exactly how he’d like it to be delivered to him. What he wants most right now? His new assistant. Sasha is mouthy, opinionated, and he drives Harrison mad. Problem is, Harrison can never tell if it’s with anger… or desire.
The Millionaire Upstairs is part of the Dreamspun Desires series. These are individual books following the main idea of the series telling “stories of love featuring your favorite heartwarming heroes, captivating plots, and exotic locations.” This is exactly what you get here.
The story is fairly simple. We have young and ambitious Sasha Sobieski who starts working for his dream fashion house. Two years into the job he has to become the temporary assistant of the world famous designer, Harrison Kingsley. The changes and development of their relationship is the focal point of the story. The plot is very intriguing as it is set in the ever-changing, ever-renewing world of fashion. This world is out of reach for most of us, so reading a story set in this environment is very interesting. We have ‘heartwarming heroes’, both of them lovable on their own and even hotter together, the ‘captivating plot’, which wouldn’t let me stop reading, and also the ‘exotic location’, which takes us to the Hamptons and Italy, to Lake Como.
The writing is great. The descriptions of places are so detailed and vivid that it makes your imagination flow. You can clearly picture the luxury of the Hamptons, the villa by the lake in Italy. I like the build-up of the story very much. It is not too angsty, but there’s enough conflict to keep the plot exciting. I like the way Sasha and Harrison’s relationship is growing, but I would have liked to read more about how their feelings deepened from mutual attraction to love, the kind of love that helped them (especially Sasha) overcome their conflicts.
One of my favorite parts of the book is how Harrison reacts to Sasha’s cat, Lancelot. How the love of animals brings him out of his shell, and let the world see part of him he tries to keep hidden so hard.
This is a well-written story, which makes a wonderful read on a cold winter day, reading about sunny beaches, hot men, and a heartwarming love story.
**** The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press in Exchange of an honest review.****