Friday, October 3, 2014

Kidnapping the Brazilian Tycoon by Carmen Falcone Review + Giveaway

Passion was never in the bargain

Addison Reed lost her fiancĂ©, but she’ll do whatever it takes to protect his legacy. When the gorgeous and arrogant landowner, Brazilian billionaire Bruno Duarte, who is thwarting her at every turn, refuses to meet with her, she puts her plan into action. 

He will listen to her

Bruno’s plan was simple: return to Brazil and marry to fulfill his father’s dying wish. But when his engagement crumbles, and he’s then stranded with an idealistic woman hell-bent on saving a tribe of people on his land, he sees the perfect solution. If his feisty and passionate abductor agrees to a bogus marriage, he’ll relocate the tribe.

With the Brazilian heat rivaling the growing heat of their desire, will Bruno and Addison abandon their respective plans and give in to each other, or will their differences tear them apart?

This book was such an interesting read! I learned quite a bit about Brazilian culture (which I knew next to nothing about to begin with) and one of my all-time favorite book tropes is in this one—they hate each other and scream sexual tension until they give up and end up having sex on the floor (ok, not the floor, but close enough). I give it three stars!
I had absolutely no idea what I was going to be reading when I picked this book out to read—I was pleasantly surprised. The initial premise is fascinating—the war between two people, one, Addie, who is desperate to save a native Brazilian tribe from Bruno Duarte, who’s selling the land the tribe lives on for development. In order for both to get what they want, Bruno suggests an outrageous bargain—Addie will marry him, and she’ll buy the tribe time to relocate. What neither of them counted on was actually falling in love with each other.
I really wanted to see more detail out of this story, though. I found myself trying to figure out Brazilian culture and why Bruno’s big secret (I won’t spoil it for you, though) was met with so much negativity by his family. Because it’s such a focal point of his character development throughout the book, I was confused and a bit frustrated.
But despite that, this was a delightfully sizzling read that was very well written! Check it out, Fallers!


Carmen Falcone learned at an early age that fantasizing about fictional characters beats doing math homework any day. Brazilian by birth and traveler by nature, she moved to Central Texas after college and met her broody Swiss husband—living proof that opposites attract. She found in writing her deepest passion and the best excuse to avoid the healthy lifestyle everyone keeps talking about. When she’s not lost in the world of romance, she enjoys spending time with her two kids, being walked by her three crazy pugs, reading, catching up with friends, and chatting with random people in the checkout line.
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