Title: At His Service
Author: Suzanne Rock
Publisher/Year: St. Martin’s Press 2/10/15
Series: At His Service #2
Leo Perconti’s life is spinning out of control. As head of his family’s hotel conglomerate, it’s his job to save his family from bankruptcy. At the center of his turmoil is Karin Norell, a quiet, alluring housekeeping manager who compliments his dominating personality and lets him feel in control once more.
As Karin explores her passion her feelings for Leo deepen. Unfortunately, Karin and Leo come from different worlds, and when the two worlds collide, the cost can be devastating. As the service staff at The Palazzo rise up against the Perconti family, both Leo and Karin are faced with losing what each of them holds most dear. Together they must learn that true power comes from vulnerability and trust that can only happen when you let your insecurities go.
We pick back up with this series after Karin’s tried to distance herself from Leo – because she’s had her own experience being burned by getting emotionally attached to someone of power – the CEO of another hotel company. Of course, what we know of Leo (The General), he’s not going to take it sitting down, and that’s the basis of where we start with this 2nd installment.
What i like about this 2nd book is that we get to see the development and growth of the relationship while at the same time we’re starting to see all of what’s been stable in the other character’s lives fall apart. Wes and Marco aren’t in the same place anymore and that of course will have an impact of what advice he gives Karin and of course what her choices are in pursuing Leo. Then there’s Sabrina and Dante – the romance that crashed and burned, yet still has something pulling them to each other. So, that’s the undertone of this story while Leo and Karin sort themselves out.
There were things that i thought were teased in the first book that seem to be coming true and something that i discarded in the first book that i think is something that i overlooked. The end few pages of Part 2 really begin to make you wonder what’s going to happen since there are clearly secrets that are going to come out – either from a reporter revealing them or from an admission of sorts and i can’t wait to see what happens.
The nice thing here is that our author Ms Rock continues to give us that heat and passion. Even when the timing is less than ideal for this couple, we still see that there’s a strong connection and the way that their scenes are written is hot and just a bit raunchy in a good way. I can’t wait to see where this plot takes them and what it will mean to everyone’s future. Enjoy! and now i’m on to book 3.