Jewell Kincaid was certain sheíd blown
her interview, but she couldnít tolerate the obnoxious
behavior of a certain Fund Manager who had caught her
attention. B. P. Roth might be as attractive as they come,
but only physically. He yelled at his employees and didnít
appear to have any manners. The fact that she could tell he
was deaf did not excuse his behavior. Imagine her surprise
when she finds out she was hired, not for the administrative
assistant position she was overqualified for, yet had
interviewed for, but for an executive support position for
which she was very qualified. She was to work for Benjamin
Not many people stood up to Benjamin.
His abrasiveness kept most people away. His performance at
work was great, which is probably the reason he was allowed
him to get away with more than he should. But not with
Jewell. She stood up to him, even knowing that she would be
jeopardizing her interview. He also appreciated her
competence, her deft knowledge of sign language and as he got
to know her better, he simply appreciated her for herself.
Benjamin typically didnít want a workplace relationship, but
for Jewell he was willing to try one.
As Jewell and Benjamin start to come
together, terrible secrets from Benjaminís past threaten to
tear them apart. When tragedy strikes, it is only Jewell that
can keep him going. However, Benjamin finds it difficult to
let anyone in and it will be up to Jewell to fight for them.
Precious Things covers a gamut of emotions.
There is the love of family, but also the bitterness and pain
family can cause. Benjamin has spent his whole life pushing
people away and it takes every ounce of perseverance Jewell
has to break Benjamin free of his past. Precious Things
is an emotional roller coaster that I enjoyed. However, I did
find the story a bit wordy, perhaps the first half of the
story should itself have been cut in half. It took too long
to get to the main conflict. Still, I liked the people, I
loved the passion between the characters and I will look for
more books by this author.
Note Ė donít let the cover of this
book influence your desire to read it. Although I love the
cover, it didnít match the storyline of the book.