Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Ellie Lyons - Stealing Luca's Heart

Ellie Lyons - Stealing Luca's Heart

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 12/30/2013

   Just what is going on at the Tetari farm in New Zealand? First her father is injured in a suspicious hunting accident, now someone is after the Tetari family and their land. With the help of charismatic businessman and eldest son, Luca Tetari, Ally Edwards is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery. As passion flares and love blooms, Ally and Luca search for the answers in Ellie Lyons’ romantic suspense novel, Stealing Luca’s Heart, Book 1 of her new, contemporary series.

When Ally Edwards’ father, Cal, is injured in a suspicious hunting accident in New Zealand, she takes leave from her job as a University of Iowa economics instructor to rush down to be at her father’s bedside. When she arrives, she finds herself hosted by her father’s friends, the Tetari family, who welcome her into their home.
Luca Tetari, the eldest son, is not only a businessman in the family corporation, but also the team captain of the All Blacks, New Zealand’s national rugby team. Luca is the consummate player, skillful on the pitch and off, indulging his fans and beguiling everyone around him. But as she gets to know him, Ally discovers that Luca is far deeper as a person than his surface charm would indicate, and soon she finds herself falling in love.
But while Ally and Luca are realizing their new affections, the Tetari family and their land are under attack by unknown assailants. With a new “green” energy project in development, who is trying to take over their property, and how? Does this have anything to do with Cal’s injury? After all, if someone has hurt one person, mightn’t that same individual be willing to injure—or even kill—additional people to achieve his or her goals?

Stealing Luca's Heart (The Tetari's of New Zealand, #1)Stealing Luca's Heart by Ellie Lyons
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This story was pretty good. I love the fact that it's not just romance. There's a full plot and story to go along with this. It's sweet and interesting. I didn't feel left out when they used slang, the author took into account that not everyone speaks their language. It was certainly different, like a Romantic Suspense meets Sports Romance meets Billionaire Romance. But done so in a good way. I'm not sure it's really worth $5 but it was a decent story. I'd have to say the price is the only downfall of the book, especially from an unknown author. It's hard to justify that amount on a book, when you don't know the author. It's one thing to spend it on a more well established name. I would have given it 5 stars if the price were more appropriate.

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