Published by Raven Companies Press on August 23, 2015
Genres: New Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Author
Determined to establish a new life far from the ghosts of her past, twenty-two year old Sydney Paige is willing to try anything to launch her reporting career and quiet the painful memories of her family back home.
Money-driven Mason Lachlan knows exactly what he wants in life and how to get it. Nothing stands in the way of the successful millionaire’s next deal, not even the deeply-buried anguish he feels from being abandoned by his father and tucked away as a dark family secret.
When Sydney must report the biggest land deal to hit South Padre in years, Mason becomes the focus of her story. Problems surface when their undeniable attraction for each other compromises everything they both have worked for.
Can love exist when bottom lines and deadlines collide?
T.A. Foster writes great feel good romances, and Because of Sydney is no exception. Because of Sydney is a standalone new adult contemporary romance with no cliffhanger. But even though it really does stand completely on its’ own, it takes place in the same universe as her Kissing Eden series , which I absolutely loved. Because of Sydney’s main character (other than Sydney, who is new to the books) is Mason, Grey’s Uncle- who-is-really-his-age. When we last saw Mason he was dating Eden’s friend Taylor.
Because of Sydney starts out with Mason completely single and very much back in his business state of mind, looking for a new land development deal. I loved that we got to see Mason’s story because you can just tell from the get go that this is a complex guy. There is a lot brewing in that head of his. And I was super excited to slip on in there and make myself comfy to watch his story.
Sydney is a fresh faced college grad trying to make her way in the hard hitting world of journalism. I love that she works for a digital magazine, because let’s face it- that is where journalism is today. It would have felt stuffy and forced to me if she was sitting in a newsroom cranking out a newspaper. #IsThatOnlyMe? Sydney wants to get the inside scoop on the land development deal, which lands her square in Mason’s path. Oh boy, can you feel the sparks from here??
Because of Sydney was such a fun and flirty read. My only hiccup was when Sydney went against who she was and told Mason that she was a “just for fun” girl. There is nothing wrong with just for fun, if that is what you want. But Sydney so clearly didn’t want that, and that kind of set up always has me groaning a little. It reminded me of the movie He’s Just Not that Into You, when the girls are talking about being the rule and being the exception. Girls always think they can change the guy, but that isn’t the rule, that is the exception. Anyways it was just a small hiccup because like I said this is a feel good book. HintHint WinkWink. If you are new to the Kissing Eden universe, you can read this story first and it does stand completely on its’ own, but I would personally recommend starting with Kissing Eden, so you can get to know Eden and Grey and the island of South Padre a little better. But either way, you can’t go wrong with any of these books. T.A. Foster is a great writer!
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