At First Sight By M. S. Parker
Book/Novel Author: M. S. Parker
Book/Novel Title: At First Sight
Sixteen years ago, I lost Belle, the love of my life, in a tragic car accident.Devastated, I left Scotland to work in Uncle Ben’s brokerage firm in Manhattan. Dedicating my life to the job, I rose to the top of the ladder, next in line to head the billion-dollar company.Belle, however, never left my heart. Every year––on our anniversary––I dine at the restaurant where we first met.And that’s when I saw her again…today!She was three tables away—the spitting image of Belle from sixteen years ago. It couldn’t be a coincidence. It had to be fate or at least a sign. Now, there’s only one thing on my mind; I must find out who she is.When Drake Mac Gilleain lays eyes on Maggie McCrae, he believes he’s seeing the ghost of his late wife and decides to follow her.Maggie has found her dream as a violinist in the New York Philharmonic, but her personal life is scared by a controlling and abusive boyfriend.It leads to a violent argument on the sidewalk, but luckily, Drake sees the assault and saves Maggie.Shaken but determined to rid herself of her boyfriend, Maggie stays with Drake while sorting out her situation, and an instant attraction ensues.Drake is falling hard for Maggie, but as the truth comes out, how can Drake explain he stalked her for weeks because she reminds him of his late wife?Find out what happens next in M. S. Parker’s new novel, At First Sight, a brilliant standalone romance in the Scottish Billionaires series.
Trope: stalking/heroine reminds hero of ex-wife Slow burn level: 45% Hero stumbles across heroine, who looks exactly like his dead wife. He starts looking into who she is and going to places she is. He saves her in a domestic violence incidence. I did feel it was a little unrealistic that the heroine would instantly move in with this stranger for safety. Then she was quick to forgive him after the first crisis. HEA (with pregnancy) Trigger warning(s): domestic violence, mention of rape, verbal and physical abuse.
I enjoyed the story a lot. Some of it you could tell what was coming next. The end was especially touching. Sorry no hints. You have to read it and then decide if you like it. 😉
This was probably my favorite so far! I really enjoyed the characters and how sweet they were with each other. The explanation of how he is drawn to her and later how she is actually very different than Belle was believable . The chemistry was there and no major fights or drama about the age gap. Must read!
This was a great story and thoroughly enjoyable. It certainly gives you an idea as to what husband abused women go through. Does need some word editing as spell checker didn’t catch these.
The basic story idea is interesting, but the execution is awful. Also, there are ten extended sex scenes, which gets boring after awhile.
The book captured my attention in the beginning. The subject matter was interesting and I wanted to see where it would go. The only problem I have with this book is there was too many sex scenes. I’m not a prude and I enjoy romance books with sex scenes in them but when there are so many that it overshadows the story it becomes too much like porn without a plot. I don’t know if I will read anymore in the series. I know many publishers dictate how many love scenes they want in a book, but that should be rethought.