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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Book Review: PAWN (Mr. Rook's Island Book 2) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

PAWN (Mr. Rook's Island Book 2)
by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
November 3, 2017
177 pages
From NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes Part Two of Mr. Rook’s Island, a Sexy, Dark, Romantic Suspense. SHE KNOWS HE’S BAD. THE QUESTION IS, HOW BAD? Stephanie Fitzgerald is nobody’s pawn. Determined to discover the truth about a missing loved one, she lands a job at the world’s most exclusive resort, working for the only man with the answers—Mr. Rook. He’s shockingly handsome, thoroughly intimidating, and completely off-limits. But the truth she seeks isn’t black and white, and Mr. Rook is a far more dangerous temptation than she ever knew. Will Stephanie resist her desires, or will she be lured into Mr. Rook’s world of hidden sins? 


Stephanie Fitzgerald has extended her stay at the exclusive island resort run by the mysterious Mr. Rook. A fantasy island of sorts, Rook’s Island is a hidden high-end resort designed to fulfill any woman’s sexual fantasy … for a price. No longer an undercover guest, Stephanie has taken an executive job on the island as overseer of its operations. If Stephanie is going to uncover the secrets of the island, she needs to keep to her primary objective: uncover what really happened to her beloved older sister, who disappeared while vacationing on the island. Stephanie’s undeniable attraction to Rook threatens to unravel all her best laid plans. To make matters worse, Stephanie is being threatened by the gangster who financed her undercover operation on the island.  

Rook’s Island is proving to be a creative, entertaining series. Pamfiloff’s imagination and colourful characters make this a must-read series. While the relationship dynamics follow a familiar pattern, the story is unique and intriguing.  The series and its main male character are decidedly sexy. Forbidden passion is taken to a whole new level in this series. The pacing in the first part of Pawn is rather hurried. I found the storyline developed quickly, almost too quickly. I would’ve appreciated a slower unraveling of the revelations of book two. I also found Stephanie’s lack of communication beyond frustrating. However, the conclusion of this installment is entirely explosive. The intel revealed at the end of Pawn positions the series for a wild book three. I can’t wait. 

If you’re unfamiliar with Ms. Pamfiloff, I highly recommend getting acquainted. You won’t be disappointed.  Pamfiloff’s King’s series is another definite winner.

Four Sheep

Bianca Greenwood


All RIGHTS RESERVED. Copyright 2017. Mimi Jean Pamfiloff 
It wasn’t supposed to be like this, you know. Such a fucking mess. But I should’ve guessed this was coming. Because when life becomes nothing but should-haves, there is no other possible outcome. My big sister, Cici, should’ve come home from her exotic island vacation four months ago. My father should’ve told me that Mr. Rook, the owner of the resort, came to see him with the news that Cici had drowned, instead of leaving me in the dark. I should’ve known better than to borrow money from a very dangerous man in order to fund my search for her. There are so many should-haves that I’m sick to my stomach with remorse.

But by far, my biggest regret is the moment I stepped foot on this island. Because once I set eyes on the devastatingly handsome Mr. Rook, I couldn’t stop myself from wanting him, from dreaming about him, from feeling drawn to the connection between us. I know it’s wrong.

Nothing good will come of it.

Because now I’m beginning to believe that Cici didn’t die drunk, swimming in the middle of the night. Just like I suspect that this past week with Rook—the touches, the forbidden kisses, the sexual hunger in his steel blue eyes—was an elaborate hoax meant to distract me.

Because he’s not just a wealthy businessman.

This island is no paradise.

And I’m no fucking idiot.

So while resisting this man will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done, I will find out what really happened to my sweet Cici. Otherwise I won’t ever be able to let her go, and my broken heart will be the end of me.

My name is Stephanie Fitzgerald. I am twenty-six years old, London born, New York raised, and I am the newest employee of Mr. Rook’s Island, where “your fantasy is our business.”

Read CHAPTER 1 here

About the Author:
MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dream. Mimi lives with her Latin Lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and the rat terrier duo, Snowflake and Mini Me, in Arizona. She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men

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