Keegan O’Neill is working as a roofer,
but only because her billionaire father wants her to know his
construction business from the ground up before she takes a
high-ranking position there. While working on the roof, she
observes a hot guy in his condo in various states of undress.
Later, she meets that same man, law student Hunter Ingram,
while surfing, and agrees to go out with him. She hides her
true identity because she’s always had trouble with guys only
liking her for her father’s money. Will Hunter forgive Keegan
when he finds out her secret?
View from the Top takes a
standard plot device (rich person hides identity from their
lover) and adds a dash of voyeurism to the mix. Hunter was a
great hero—sweet, caring, and sexy. I wasn’t quite as fond of
Keegan. For most of the book her fish-out-of water attempt to
appear middle class was amusing, but a few times she got a bit
too whiny, especially after Hunter discovered her secret. The
voyeurism aspect of the story was entertaining, and the
secondary characters added depth to the story. The only real
complaint I have with this one is that some of the dialogue
during the love scenes was a bit cheesy. Still, Carolina
Valdez has crafted an interesting tale of deception and
redemption. Readers who like contemporary romance, the ocean,
and “secret” stories should enjoy View from the Top.