by Isabel North
Publication Date: April 19, 2017
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Length: 230 Pages
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
Nora Bowman’s love life just imploded. A road trip—not running away!—leads her to San Francisco and possibly the most beautiful man she’s ever seen in real life. And Nora saw all of him. Literally. Which is awkward, because he’s her new client. On the plus side, she’s discovered a new kink for tattooed bad boys. Who knew?
Tech millionaire Gabe Sterling has everything—but the one thing his money can’t buy is happiness. When he hires the latest in a long line of interior designers to remodel his secret hideaway, he never expects to fall for the designer’s quirky assistant. Gabe should be focusing on Sterling Enterprises’ ground-breaking new project, but Nora is driving him to distraction.
Will he choose the job and level up from millionaire to billionaire, or will Gabe choose a life with love-shy Nora…if, that is, he can convince her to take a chance on him.
Technically Mine is a fun, sexy story about finding your home—even if you have to run away from it first.
I was so excited to read this book. The synopsis drew me in the first time I read it and I just knew I was going to enjoy it. Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down – I think I seriously read it straight for a few hours, with no stopping.
This book follows the story of Gabe & Nora – two individuals who have their own quirks that make them lovable. Neither one of them are sure they want to get involved with the other – for reasons either of work or of focus. But the chemistry between them is just something that they can ignore, and when they finally come together it couldn’t be sweeter.
The way the author wrote the characters in this book, the reader couldn’t wait to read how the end would come about. There were so many funny moments during this book that it should be qualified as a romantic comedy, but there was enough drama to balance it out; Nora has gone through enough pain with her ex that I can’t blame her for wanting a fresh start – I’m sure I would too. Gabe was so sweet with her and I just kept hoping that the two of them would get over their hesitation about dating. The tension between them is very strong, from their very first meeting. The pacing was good – and the romance scenes weren’t over the top descriptive so the heat level isn’t too high (in case you’re not into that!)
Elle Finley is looking for more. Tired of chaotic ER shifts and a home life that revolves around Netflix, pizza, and sleep, when her injured sister needs her help back home Elle jumps at the chance to shake things up. She’s not prepared for the sexy stranger next door who seems intent on sweeping her off her feet and then doing other–more exciting–stuff to her.
Metal sculptor Alex Zacharov can’t believe his luck when the girl he fell in love with eighteen years ago walks right back into his arms. Although he recognizes her in a heartbeat, she has no idea who he is, or what she means to him. Alex is more comfortable with a welding torch and hot metal than with dating and romance. He’s focused, intense, and used to getting what he wants…and he wants Elle. Even if he has to learn how to date her first.
About Isabel North
Isabel North writes contemporary romance fiction and believes that love, like life, is best served with laughter. Her stories feature alpha heroes with a sense of humor, and quirky heroines who can handle the awkward moments on the way to their happily ever after. She independently published her first romantic comedy, Artfully Yours, after years of writing for young adults, and if she isn’t writing, she’s reading. Or eating ice cream. Sometimes both at the same time.