I’ve found my new favorite RS Grey book! I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book – I actually didn’t even read the description because Grey is an auto-buy author for me, so I knew I was reading this book no matter what it was about. Grey, as always, didn’t let me down.
Lainey and Emmett both attend the same boarding school when they are young, however they are years apart. When they unexpectedly reconnect as adults the chemistry between them is palpable. This story is full of longing, verbal sparring, and romantic tension which are all the things that make a great romance novel in my opinion! Absolutely loved this story and it will go on my re-read list. Now I go back to waiting for RS Grey’s next book. 🙂
ABOUT THE BOOK
Once upon a time, Emmett Mercier was the golden boy of St. John’s Boarding School. The crown prince of his father’s vast business empire, unapologetically attractive…oh, and fluent in French.
At school, I kept a picture of him hidden beneath my pillow, a tiny token of my adolescent infatuation, but I might as well have been worshiping a distant demigod. He was hardly aware of my existence. I was far too young, and he was far too consequential—until one day we found ourselves alone together in the dark library and struck up a friendship…of sorts.
But in the years since leaving St. John’s, I’ve no longer bothered yearning for Emmett. What a useless dream. I would have gone crazy trying to keep up with his jet-setting life. Which Parisian hotel is he calling home now? Is there some new lithe model draping herself across his lap today?
My negligence comes back to bite me. I’m ill-prepared the day he strides into my art gallery. There’s only a mere trace of the boy I once knew. Self-assured, handsome, intoxicating—Emmett is more man than I can handle.
There’s no room for him in my gilded cage. My life is planned to a T. From where I go to how I dress, it all depends on the calculated whims of my grandmother. Soon, I’ll even dutifully walk down the aisle toward a man of her choosing.
Emmett can’t stand my obedience. Now that we’ve rekindled our friendship, he’s intent on unearthing my heart’s true motives.
And therein lies the problem: I was doing just fine without him, but now that he’s rattling the bars of my cage, I’m forced to acknowledge the truth.
Once upon a time, Emmett Mercier was all I wanted. The midnight wanderings, the whispered nothings, the unbearable longing—they etched indelible marks on my soul. Even now, after all these years, my heart is only fluent in one language.
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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughters, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com