Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Random Review: Rags to Riches Box Set by T.A. Chase #Review #Giveaway

Title: Rags To Riches: Box Set Part One ~ Remove the Empty Spaces 
Author: T.A. Chase
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Publication date: April 28, 2019
Length: 297 pages

Reviewed by Truus 


Remove the Empty Spaces
Finding a solution for his boss brings Ion to the point of having his deepest fantasies come true.
Being a mailroom clerk is a stepping stone for Ion Vasile. He doesn’t plan on working in the basement at Bellamy International forever. Ion spends a lot of his time fantasizing about Adrien Bellamy, CEO and President of the company. He’s sure Adrien doesn’t know he exists.
Adrien Bellamy does know Ion exists. Even with all his money and power, Adrien isn’t sure Ion would want to go out with him. So he keeps his distance from the gorgeous mail clerk.
After Ion finds a solution to a troubling acquisition, Adrien takes a chance and asks him out. Their attraction runs red-hot, and a serious relationship becomes a possibility. But first they have to deal with their families and the differences pointed out between them. Adrien must find a way to convince Ion his lack of money and name doesn’t mean anything because Adrien loves him no matter what.

Close the Distance
Being in love isn’t always roses and sunshine.
Ion Vasile and Adrien Bellamy start dating and fall in love quickly. As their relationship grows stronger, Ion discovers the fragility of his family ties. As his mother turns against him and his brother seems to be supporting her, Ion begins to lean more and more on Adrien.
Adrien wants nothing more than to be strong for Ion and share his own family with him. Yet he’s afraid they’re moving too fast. He doesn’t want to scare the most marvellous man he’s ever met away.
When tragedy strikes, they both realise life is too short to let fear rule their choices.

Following His Footsteps
Being just like his father is what scares Winston the most.
Winston Tennant came to New York to work. After burying himself in his job for the several years, he’s afraid he’s becoming like his father. Cold and indifferent, Winston’s father only wanted his son as a way to continue the family line. When Winston came out, he was disowned. His best friends do their best to keep him from his father’s fate. And when Winston meets Patrick Gaverson, he thinks he just might have found the man who can take his mind off his work.
Patrick Gaverson never imagined that Winston Tennant, head of the London office of Bellamy International, would be interested in a mere personal assistant like him. Yet after a not so subtle set-up by his boss and his best friend, Patrick finds himself on a date with Winston. He discovers that Winston is a lot more down to earth than Patrick thought.
Falling in love so quickly shouldn’t be easy, but Patrick’s willing to take a chance that it will last more than a week.

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1# Remove the Empty Spaces

Adrien Bellamy is the CEO and President of Bellamy International, a multi-national company that acquires failing businesses and tries to make them successful again.
Ion, who works as a mailroom clerk at that company, knows Adrien is far out of his league but secretly admiring him doesn’t hurt.

When there are troubles with the company where Ion, his parents, and brother work, Ion does what he is good at; working out all the chances and possibilities of the company and write a clear solution. When Adrien finds out who wrote this plan, he finally finds the nerve to ask Ion out to dinner with him. They are clear about what they expect from each other and in a short time they are inseparable. In and out of the bedroom they are so compatible!
Now they have to convince their families they are right for each other.

Part one is a nice start of the series. It’s a smoothly written story, with a kind atmosphere. You could say it’s even a bit fluffy. Both main characters are sweet and dedicated. I expected Adrien, as CEO, to be more confident and with a bit stronger personality. But hey, it’s part one and anything can happen. For now, it was developed enough. Ion’s best friend Patrick was a lovable character. I guess we will learn more about him.
With a not too heavy content, it’s a nice one to read on the sofa.

#2 Close the distance

This installment started more conflicted and complicated. One family is happy about Adrien and Ion’s relationship, the other is denying their son to come home anymore.
Besides this all, Adrien and Ion are going stronger and stronger. They fit like a glove, are passionate, steamy, and sweet together. They don’t hold back to tell the other ‘I love you’ even they are just very strong together.

Even when there is an accident, there is a strong resistance to accept their relationship and sexuality. Adrien and Ion will always choose each other. We see them grow together.

I loved it. There were more conflicts and hurt in this story. Again, a smoothly written story with engaging main characters, the secondary ones are friendly and supportive (except some). Throughout this story we meet their friends and I hope we will see more about them.
A lovely light story with a big promise for the future!

#3 Following his Footsteps

Patrick, Ion’s best friend and Adrien’s PA, is somewhat nervous. Winston, the head of Adrien Bellamy’s European section, is coming over to talk business with Adrien and Patrick was already impressed by this man. Winston is a grumpy one but with his best friends around he seems more himself. When we get to know his past, we understand where it’s all coming from.
When Winston and Patrick have dinner together something blooms

I hoped when starting this story there would be more development with characters, environments, and relationships and luckily there was somewhat more. With the different elements added to the story, as addicting and awful the family is, it turns into a catching story.
For me, Patrick and Winston’s relationship was going too fast. The word love dropped already after just a few nights. I’m not a big fan of instant love. There is a risk of being not convincing. I accepted it with Adrien and Ion, twice in a row was a bit too much for me. Besides this, the main characters were lovable and dedicated with a lot of sexual activity and they were hot and steamy, quite appealing!

The box summarized: It was a light sweet read, the same with the entertainment level, it was not deeply developed but acceptable enough. There was just a light touch on heavy aspects. It had overall kind characters and a positive vibe and vision. A read about living with a more than comfortable amount of money, instant love, relationships, friends and trouble with families.


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