Release Tour, Rachel's Review: Honor Roll by Kelly Collins

AUTHOR: Kelly Collins
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
When do you become the sum of your parts?
Drop dead gorgeous, kind to a fault and good in bed, twenty-six-year-old graduate student Luca Gregorio meets all the requirements for The Dean’s List, a university society that offers alumni anything they desire—for a price. Weeks from graduating, Luca loses his most valuable client. Determined to graduate debt free, he needs new patrons to cover his shortfall. His once easy job at Concierge Services becomes complicated once he meets Mim Knight, a woman he can’t ignore.
She was worth more.
Cultured and beautiful Mim Knight isn’t looking for anything but a quick end to a frustrating workday when Luca Gregorio shows up on the other side of her desk. Despite his too-good-to-be-true looks, he’s different from the trust fund boys she’s used to. He’s fearless, genuine, and sexy as hell.
They say money is the root of all evil, but they’re wrong.
Drowning in lies of omission, Luca knows one misplaced step will lose Mim forever, but like his dream of financial freedom, he can’t let her go. In the world of commodities, everyone has something to sell. What price do you demand for your honor? What price do you put on love?
“Who is she?” Jade asked.
“That's Mim.” When I closed my eyes, I could see her smile and hear her laughter. “She’s the assistant for my new professor. She’s different. Bad attitude. Cute smile. Sexy accent.”
River reached across and held my hand. “I’m so happy for you.”
“It’s not like that. I asked her to dinner and she told me I was taking her out on Thursday. So now I have to decide if I’m going to show.” Deep inside I knew I’d go because even though Mim was frustrating in the few encounters I had with her, she was the realest thing I had right now besides these two.
Jade sat up and leaned in. “I call bullshit. You get a soft, warm look on your face when you say her name.”
“She says she loves Italian.” I bit my lip in that sexy way women liked and winked at my friends.
“Yes, but you can love Italian, or you can looove Italian. Which is it going to be?” River asked.

 Rachel's Review~
Another great book by Kelly Collins.  This follows Jade's and River's stories as it's part of a series...but they can be read as standalones...but really, why not read them all?  They're all smokin hot.
I love Luca..He's such a gorgeous Italian gentleman...the way he treats everyone, whether or not he genuinely likes them.  He's always dressed in his tailored suit, seemingly all proper, but beneath the suit..beneath the carefully sculpted Devil May Care mask lies a sensual, loving, catholic boy, looking for love and withering away beneath the hard, sexy exterior.
Luca has amassed almost two hundred thousand dollars in college debt...and the best way to work it off is, of course, the deans list.  So he figures he's had sex thousands of times, selling himself for three hundred fifty dollars an hour, and he's withered his debt down to almost nothing...That's nothing in the monetary sense, because he figures he's burned his bridges, won't go to church, and he's disgusted by himself and what he does to get ahead.  He's really had enough..and so glad the end is in sight.  After graduation, the deans list becomes null and void.  Students only...he's out in the cold...
Or is he?  His favorite professor has had an emergency and therefore he will have a substitute right up until the end...only his substitute has a smokin hot, saucy, salty mouthed the form of Miriam aka Mim Knight.
With the great writing, the oh so naughty sex, and Luca's keeping it secret from Mim what he really does for a living, the story just keeps on rolling...soon you're flipping pages faster and faster to see what it all turns out...does Luca gain the respect of his family?  how about Mim's father?  Does he see Luca for what he really is, or for what others see him as?  Can Mim forgive the omission?  
Kelly Collins writes a sexy tale, that's for sure, with great characters and writing..why not give Luca a chance.
4.0 Italian Stallion Stars
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Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive. Always a romantic, she is inspired by real time events mixed with a dose of fiction. She encourages her readers to reach the happily ever after but bask in the afterglow of the perfectly imperfect love. Kelly lives in Colorado with her husband of twenty-five years. She loves hockey, shiny objects and has a new found appreciation for green smoothies. Kelly has a landing page that hosts all her books.

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