Published by Montlake Romance on August 21st, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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This volume includes the fourth, fifth, and sixth International Guy novellas from #1 New York Times bestselling author Audrey Carlan.
My name is Parker Ellis. Making other people’s dreams a reality is what I do. It’s what I live for. Then I met Skyler Paige. She’s my every fantasy come to life, my dream woman. Regardless, that doesn’t mean I’m going to turn my back on clients who need International Guy’s services. I’m ready for it all—as my journey continues in three new cities: Milan, San Francisco, and Montreal.
International Guy Inc. is owned and operated by Parker Ellis, a ladies’ man
with a high IQ and a big libido. He’s the most successful life and love coach
in the world, and he’s smart enough to know he can’t run a multimillion-dollar company alone.
He hires two friends whose areas of expertise complement his own. They comprise The Dream Maker, The Love Maker, and The Money Maker. Together, they advise the wealthiest people in the world: Hollywood hotshots, European royalty, and the CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies. And sometimes they can’t help it when things heat up and they end up in bed with their clients. Quite literally.
This International Guy likes his playboy lifestyle, and he’s not looking for
commitment. After all, there’s a whole world waiting for him. But as he goes
from city to city, and from woman to woman, it’s possible that he just might
find his own love along the way…
With International Guy Vol 2, we follow Parker, Royce and Bo from a fashion show gig in Milan to a cyber investigation in Montreal, with an matchmaking interlude in San Francisco. Yes, there is a lot going in in this volume as the lines between work life and personal life continue to blur.
Of this grouping, the story line for Milan is definitely my favorite. The principles of IG are exercised as Parker helps a fashion designer with the models for his lingerie line. Here Parker shows us why his role as the Dream maker at International Guy stands out. I love that he’s all about boosting a woman’s confidence by pointing out the positives and Carlan so cleverly gives Parker the chops to design a fashion show with props to build on that vibe.
Mission accomplished Parker jets off to San Francisco, with partner Royce stepping off the plane and to the plate as IG’s resident matchmaker. What I loved about this story was the connection between client Rochelle and Royce and how this tested Parker’s mindset. Now I love Parker but he’s a bit of a hypocrite and Royce calls him out on it. Royce is a big boy, he knows what he’s doing. Ultimately Rochelle’s request for IGs to find her life partner is made better by Royce’s understanding of her “needs”.
Next, we follow the whole IG crew to Montreal where software entrepreneurs Alexis Stanton and her brother Kidd find their business under siege. The team comes up with a great plan to smoke out the mole who is handing over company secrets to the competitors. While this is in the works Parker is in the midst of a breakdown. That’s all I can call it. All rational thought is out the window as his newly found personal love life unravels. The drama is HIGH in this part of the story and at times Parkers’ lack of action unnerved me. He creates his own misery and struggles to find footing. I’ll admit he exhausted me, but obviously not in the way he normally exhausts his women.
This volume builds up the relationships between the IG staff and the work they do. I look forward to the next group of cities and seeing the team together again.
~Review by Cyndi
Audrey Carlan is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling
author. She writes wicked hot love stories that are designed to give the reader
a romantic experience that’s sexy, sweet, and so hot your e-reader might melt.
Some of her works include the wildly successful Calendar Girl Serial, the
Trinity Trilogy and the highly anticipated International Guy Serial.
life. When she’s not writing, you can find her teaching yoga, sipping wine with
her “soul sisters” or with her nose stuck in a wicked hot romance