Thursday, 5 March 2015

Review of At His Service Pt 2 by Suzanne Rock

The bit on the back…

Leo Perconti's life is spinning out of control. As head of his family’s hotel conglomerate, it’s his job to save his family from bankruptcy. At the centre of his turmoil is Karin Norell, a quiet, alluring housekeeping manager who compliments his dominating personality and lets him feel in control once more.

As Karin explores her passion her feelings for Leo deepen. Unfortunately, Karin and Leo come from different worlds, and when the two worlds collide, the cost can be devastating. As the service staff at The Palazzo rise up against the Perconti family, both Leo and Karin are faced with losing what each of them holds most dear. Together they must learn that true power comes from vulnerability and trust that can only happen when you let your insecurities go.

Again, thank you to St Martin’s Press for approving me for an ARC of this miniseries on NetGalley.
This is the second instalment in Karin and Leo’s story.

The last episode ended on a bit of a cliff hanger or a threat depending on how you view Leo saying “This isn’t over”. A delicious threat maybe?!

The pair have shared one steamy encounter but due to the fact that Karin omitted to tell Leo exactly who she was it ended in her running from the penthouse suite, sparking rumours about Leo sleeping with the staff.

The narrative throughout the miniseries so far is dual which I really like in a book and the author does both sides of the story justice. Leo is under an immense amount of pressure to save his family’s finances and that is palpable and transfers onto you as a reader. Subsequently his actions toward Karin also have a tendency to project onto you as the reader too which allows you to get into the story quickly which is essential in these short instalments.

Leo has opened up a hunger in Karin that she didn’t know was there before exploring more taboo aspects of a sexual relationship and at first that’s exactly how Karin feels about it. The pull between the two characters is overwhelming and we see them together again in this episode. Leo appears to have a playful side to him in these few chapters which lightens the mood for a little while.

The series has definitely caught my attention and I will be starting part 3 immediately.

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