Title: The Contract
Author: Stella Gray
Publisher/Year: Stella Gray 7/28/20
Length: 206 Pages
Series: Convenience #2
If only I’d never signed that contract. Or accepted the one I didn’t.
My husband doesn’t trust me. Not that I can blame him.
But he needs me, needs my image. I need his connections. And I have to find a way to convince him to set aside our differences.
There’s one way that always works.
Even when we hate each other, our bodies betray us.
The one place we’ve never disagreed is in bed.
Except this is about more than just us.
And even Luka Zoric’s legendary control breaks sometimes.
It’s been a minute since I was wrapped in the world of Luka and Brooklyn but it takes just a second to remember where we left things off – they were newly married, they started to build a foundation that seemed stronger than the farce that this began as, and then it all crumbles on their honeymoon when Luka is tipped off about the contract that Brooklyn had been offered with Elite Models to get insider information about them to bring them down.
Mind you, that was old information, old news – the contract hadn’t been something that Brooklyn was pursuing at all anymore, but Luka didn’t care and so a wedge was forced between them. We spend the bulk of this second installment watching them hate each other. Watching Luka not allow Brooklyn to explain and watching Brooklyn trying to figure out how to survive knowing that the situation that they were in was something that she really couldn’t get out of. She was ambitious and she really did feel like there was something between her and Luka.
Every time they started to make progress, someone would come between them. That typically led to heat and passion and painfully raunchy sex (for a moment) but then nothing good would spawn from that. As a reader, you hope for more of those heated moments, but you know that there’s nothing good behind them.
It’s only when enough pushing is done that they take a moment outside of the world to be with the family to realize that there are emotions that mean something and use that as an opportunity to try to heal. If only healing was possible right? Through an unfortunate circumstance, with a person who was out for the downfall of Brooklyn (and likely the agency as well), we see the final scene of this book turn out in the exact opposite way that we want, and they are ripped apart again. I can’t wait to see what happens in this next book and how Luka can explain things, but i’m sure he’ll try. So…i’ll be patient and hopefully enjoy it. You guys should too!