"This was a beautiful romance with two beautiful people as H&H. A marriage between a 'Cinderella' and a 'Beauty & the Beast' trope, complete with castle... Attention grabbing from page one, where Alessio's pain is so tangible, to the Epilogue, which was very special. Thanks Annie West for a complete winner!" ~ Malvina, Goodreads
"SUPERB I Truly loved every minute of this wonderful journey of romance. It was a great book. Thank you very much Annie West. Your romantic books are truly a delight to read and full of hope and love and endurance..." ~ Victoria, Amazon UK
"I adore a brooding tortured hero and Annie West's are among the best. The remote island setting, the family legend and the references to dragons lent it a dreamlike quality (as if I'd stumbled into a fairy tale for adults). So romantic! Finished it with a happy sigh." ~ Michelle Douglas, GoodReads
"I loved this story so much, such a beautiful romance, Alessio and Charlotte are perfect for each other and Annie West brings them together in the most beautiful, sensual and emotional way, this one had me turning the pages, the setting is just awesome an old castle, old stories of dragons and ancestors, together they will go forward, my thanks for another gorgeous story that had me smiling. Annie West you never disappoints in taking me on a gorgeous journey to a gorgeous HEA. " ~ Helen, BookBub
"Sometimes it can take me a few pages or chapters to make my mind up about the Hero in a story do I like him (yes, no, maybe) but I loved Alessio right from the start, you could feel his pain and how broken he felt right from the first paragraph. So, his way to deal with life was to withdraw to his very private Island and run his business remotely from there and have very little contact with the outside world. Enter Charlotte Symonds his new temporary housekeeper (also loved her straight away) she doesn’t back down easily when told to leave and boy does, she then proceed to shake Alessio’s world up. So let the sizzle and sparks begin." ~ Peta, Goodreads
"Where you enchanted by The Housekeeper and the Brooding Billionaire?” My answer to that is a resounding YES! Totally, completely, absolutely enchanted. ... Alessio is enough to drive Charlotte crazy: handsome, brooding, hurting, loving, tender. So unintentionally endearing he should come with a health warning. When he grins he is simply irresistible. And Charlotte makes him grin. And want to hold her and take care of her, and . . . wait, these are the things he’s sworn never to do again.
Alessio has secrets too painful to share. Charlotte has a past too hurtful to reveal. But at the bottom of it all, whatever the secrets and pasts and he’s a billionaire and she’s a housekeeper and none of this fits their well-laid plans, they are simply a woman and a man caught up in an utterly natural attraction. An enchanting, beautiful attraction that we get to see unfold right before our eyes. This is what makes every Annie West book a perfect pleasure: her characters may behave badly but they are good and true and loyal and faithful. And that will make you smile and sigh with happiness each and every time." ~ Sally, GoodReads