At First Sight by Sharon Michalove
She wants a partner she can trust but he can't stop hiding his past
Oxford, England 1993. An awkward American grad student runs into a gorgeous English undergrad with her bicycle. She's embarrassed. He's intrigued. They go their separate ways, but neither forgets.
Chicago, Illinois 2013. When Cress Taylor starts receiving anonymous threats, the successful novelist feels her world crashing down. Max Grant turns up at a book signing and wants to renew their fleeting acquaintance. Is the timing coincidental or suspicious? Should she fall into his arms or run like hell? Then the plagiarism accusations start.
A former spy now working for a global security company, Max Grant has always steered clear of relationships—until now. When he sees Cress in a TV interview, his curiosity ignites. Will the spark he felt twenty years ago burst into flame? Cress is a magnet he can't resist. As threats escalate to physical danger, Max feels driven to protect Cress. They must learn to work together if they want to stop her nemesis and find their happy ending.
3 Heart Review by Ashley
After catching the blurb of At First Sight I thought this second-chance romance sounds and that hint of competition and danger is right up my alley.
I'm not going to lie, I found it hard to connect with Cress and Max. There was so much time spent describing everything from the clothing to the scenery to the cars, that the budding romance between them almost seemed like an afterthought. That being said, I enjoyed how Max put his intentions towards Cress out there. Let her know he was interested, had never forgotten their encounter all those years ago.
When accusations and threats against Cress start piling up all Max wants to do is keep her safe and figure out who is stirring up trouble. Let's just say things got way worse before they got better. But it was pretty obvious from the get go who was behind it all.
So while I was able to get through my first read from Sharon Michalove, I was left wanting more. More connection between Cress and Max. More build. More anticipation. More danger. More steam. Just more.
About the Author
I grew up in suburban Chicago. After spending most of my life in a medium-sized university town I moved back to Chicago in 2017 so I could go to more Blackhawks games and spend quality time at Eataly. Besides watching hockey, travel is my passion. I love history, reading, cooking, writing, and various less elevated activities like eating pastry and sampling gins and single malts.
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