...and I take great pleasure in breaking everyone else around me.”
Ophelia Lang needs money, and she needs it bad. Her parent’s restaurant is going under, and ever since she lost her job teaching third grade elementary, scraping enough cash together to pay the bills has proven almost impossible. Her parents are on the brink of losing their home. The vultures are circling overhead. So when Ophelia is offered an interview for a well-paid private tutoring gig in New York, how can she possibly say no?
Ronan Fletcher is far from the overweight, balding businessman Ophelia expected him to be. He’s young, handsome, and wealthy beyond all reason. He’s also perhaps the coldest, rudest person she’s ever met, and has a mean streak in him a mile and a half wide. A hundred grand is a lot of money, however, and if tolerating his frosty temperament, his erratic mood swings and whatever else he throws at her means she’ll get paid, then that is what Ophelia will do.
Her new boss is keeping secrets, though. Awful, terrible secrets.
The ghosts of Ronan Fletcher’s past are about to turn Ophelia’s future upside down, and she can’t even see it coming.
This starts as a typical contemporary romance with a heroine needing a job and being enmeshed in the world that is controlled by a very wealthy man. Yes, Ronan is that powerful, charismatic, and downright beautiful male but what he springs on Ophelia is nothing short of shocking. I was hardly into the book and just couldn't believe what the author, Ms Hart, had done! If honest, my disbelief left me tempted to cheat and read the end but I held off and I'm so pleased I did.
This story is chock full of surprises and when you think you know what's coming next, trust me when I say it's all about to hit the fan and no mistake. So many secrets to uncover, hearts to mend, and yes, even hearts to break. This book for these characters is a journey towards redemption and I defy anyone not to read it and feel rock solid emotion. Love is painful and yet always so worth it and somehow Ms Hart brings all those grisly details to glorious life with Between Here and the Horizon.
I was provided a pre-publication copy of this book by the publisher for review purposes.