4 out of 5 Licks
Can two lost souls find their way to love?
Worth It, Book 4
Anastasia Renaldi’s life is a complete lie. Disinherited from the family fashion accessory business and informed she’s the illegitimate daughter of the famous—and long-dead—Michael Worth of Worth Luxury, she has no one to turn to. No real family, no job, no identity to claim. Lost and confused, she turns to the one man who can help her obtain what is rightfully hers.
Attorney Gavin Westmore is hired to discover the truth. Does Stasia Renaldi have a stake to claim in the Worth empire? From the moment he meets her, Gavin knows what sort of woman Stasia is. Calculating, devious—she won’t let anything or anyone get in the way in her pursuit of a fortune. As long as he can collect his generous fee, he’s fine with it.
But Gavin soon discovers his perception of Stasia is wrong. She truly is confused, a sweet, ambitious woman who wants what rightfully belongs to her. Soon they’re spending lots of time together—and it goes beyond the attorney/client type meetings. The only question is, after untangling the web of lies to get to the truth, if there will be any room left for love?
I am sad to see this series come to an end but I have a feeling there might be another one springing out of this (please Karen please!). Anastasia (Stasia) is certainly going through a rough patch. After her father dies she learns during the reading of his will that not only is he not her real father she is completely cut off from the family business and left to find her own way. Gavin (a sexy lawyer) doesn’t expect to fall for Stasia but the chemistry between them is undeniable. I love that Stasia is such a strong willed character, but at times her pity parties became annoying. There were times when I felt like they caused the story to drag a bit. All in all I think Karen captured Stasia’s emotions really well though. I can only imagine the turmoil she was going through. Gavin proved he was strong enough to see her through her pain and thankfully the Worth family snuck in to help get them together. It didn’t even bother me that I was reading dirty scenes with a hero that shares the name of my 6-year-old son. lol Since I have a hard time letting my characters go I loved that she added an epilogue. It made a perfect ending to the book. I hope we get the opportunity to revisit the Worth/Renaldi crew sometime soon!