Luc Barker had spent the last twenty years in the NHL and the last seven in Toronto. However, lately he has been knocked out a few times and with the latest one, the doctor advised him not to do anything physical. He has scar tissue on his frontal lobe and the damage could get worse. He knew he was getting too old for the sport, but he loves his time on the ice. Growing up, he had never been able to gain his father’s approval. But as soon as he discovered hockey, it became his life and he had not looked back. It had been over ten years since he has been home and he has no intention of going back. Having his own money now, he did not need anything from his father. However, his half-sister Victoria had recently had a shock when her husband was brought up on criminal charges and subsequently shot himself. As a widow with a young boy, Victoria had gone to live with Luc. She refused to take Luc’s money. So when they received the picture of the trashy, knock-out blonde wrapped around their elderly father, she decided to go there and put a stop to it, even though her father never seemed to care for her. There was no way that Luc would let his sister go through that alone. He knew she was only going there for their father’s money, but still he would be there to protect her.
Luc had sized Tamara up immediately from her picture, but after spending a little time with her, he could tell that he had been wrong. He did not like the fact that he desired her and wanted her in his bed. As for Tamara, she felt the sparks that flew between her and Luc, but she tried to resist them. She knew he would despise her when he discovered her past. Then one day while she was in town, waiting for Luc to finish company business, she heard someone speak to her. The fear returned as she realized that the speaker was Dennis. He had found her. Still she feels safe when she is at the ranch, but she soon finds even that safety is an illusion. Will she survive to explore the feelings she has for Luc, or should she go away to protect Luc and his family?
A delicious tale, CAN’T BUY ME LOVE, the latest book from RITA award winning author Molly O’Keefe, is a sassy, emotion-packed read that will bring a grin to your face. Luc and Tamara are well matched and the chemistry between them is explosive. This book is so addictive that I advise that you not start the book unless you have the time to finish it. I was unable to put it down and ended up reading late into the night. Packed with deceit, life-threatening danger, suspense, complex characters, witty repartee, passion, hockey, romance and love, this book is one that you will want to read more than once. As I anticipate reading Ms. O’Keefe’s next story, CAN’T HURRY LOVE, be sure to get your own copy of CAN’T BUY ME LOVE. I highly recommend it!