Tuesday, September 20, 2016

StarDust Award: Lay It Down by Mary Calms

Title: Lay It Down
Author Mary Calms
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM. Contemporary
Pages: 126
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
Paradise can be hell.

Most people would say being stranded in the villa of Spanish shipping magnate Miguel GarcĂ­a Arquero on the beautiful isle of Ibiza wasn’t such a bad deal. But Hudson Barber isn’t one of them. To him, being stuck without a passport in a foreign country far from home is a nightmare, made worse by the fact that the person who did the stranding was his flighty twin brother.

Unwilling to turn Dalvon in for identity theft, Hudson is forced to wait, but meanwhile he discovers the chance to rehabilitate Miguel’s failing local businesses—enterprises left to Dalvon’s inexperienced care. The flagging ventures are a badly wrapped gift from heaven, and if Hudson can turn them around, he might be able to leverage the experience to finish his MBA.

Then Miguel returns to Ibiza, and instead of finding a boy toy, he discovers Hudson has turned his cold villa into a warm, welcoming home. Miguel’s path is clear: convince Hudson to lay down his defenses and let love in.


This is the book I could not stop reading. I must have read this a 100 times or more. It is a pure sweet, hot romantic book that I cannot stop wanting. Lay It Down by Mary Calms has the story of Hudson a fraternal twin. He has always been considered the brainy but not cute twin. When his twin Dal the sweet, everyone loves, and is stunning twin needs him he goes to him. Dal is living with a billionaire. Well Dal steals Hudson's passport and flees in the middle of the night. He wants Hudson to break up with the billionaire for him. Hudson who is in the middle of going to college for a business degree has to think on his feet. He would never get his twin in trouble and report the theft. So he has to try to clean up his brother's mess.
I personally liked Hudson's loyalty and strength. He is loyal to what ever his twin throws at him. He is smart enough to make things work for himself, and he has an inner strength that shines through this book.
Miguel is the billionaire, coming home. He finds things have changed for the better. He also finds he wants Hudson. But Hudson has had a life time of putting up walls to keep people out. Can Miguel get him to take them down for love?
There are a host of characters that are funny and cleverly written in this story. This is one for my keeper shelf cause seriously I keep re reading it over and over again. If you love to fall in love I highly recommend this story. It is beautifully done. 

     Five shooting Stars and a Recommended Read


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