Faith Castle can have anything money can
buy. Her father is rich and dotes on her. She works as a
school teacher, not because she has to but because she loves
children. Almost thirty, Faith despairs of ever obtaining her
life long dream – having a child of her own. While some women
are modern enough to go the single mother route, Faith is not
one of them. She needs a husband first and then a child. The
problem with her dream is that she is not dating anyone who is
good father material and her biological clock is ticking.
When she sees Connor Kingston at a social gathering not only
does her clock continue to tick, but it seems like her heart
will beat out of her chest.
Connor Kingston is escorting a friend to
a party when he sees his quarry. She is like a lush golden
goddess and Connor wants to make her his. He has thought long
and hard about what he wants and he wants to be the CEO of a
big name company. If he has to marry to do that, then that is
something he will do. When he is introduced to Faith Castle,
Connor has no doubts that this is his woman. Now all he has
to do is convince her of his plan and hopefully she will see
that they both can benefit from a marriage not based on love,
but based on a contract that benefits the both of them.
Faith thinks Connor is crazy to even
suggest to her what he does. However, after she thinks about
it, she realizes that it might not be such a bad idea after.
She has one stipulation – fidelity, and Connor has one as well
– control of her in the bedroom. Connor assures her that he
will keep his end of the bargain and he desires Faith to agree
to his as well.
A friend of mine suggested I read
The Fortune Hunter as I had not heard of this book. I
got a copy, looked at the blurb, and thought that there was no
way I would like this story. I thought Connor too blatant and
unfeeling in the blurb and Faith’s character seemed a bit
fragile. Imagine my surprise and complete joy when I
discovered that I was wrong. And I was SO wrong. Yes, Connor
wanted control of Faith in the bedroom with no questions
asked. Yes, Connor wanted to be CEO of a company and Faith was
his means to an end. But in his achieving his goal, he
realized that he found so much more than he thought he wanted
and he never once lied to Faith. Not one time did he give her
a falsehood and for that reason alone, I fell in love with
Connor Kingston. His ability to bring out the best in Faith,
while falling in love with her, was uncanny in its realism.
Faith was an open book to me and I could undeniably relate to
her. She was self conscious about her looks, which Connor
found utterly enchanting. Her confidence in Connor was
unconditional and while I worried about her giving her trust
to him as soon as she did, he proved to me and to Faith that
he was an outstanding choice.
If you have not read The Fortune
Hunter by Jasmine Haynes, might I suggest running as
quickly as possible to the nearest bookstore and obtaining
it? Ms. Haynes has a new fan, one who wholeheartedly without
a doubt Joyfully Recommends The Fortune Hunter!