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Title: Cherishing the Goddess

Author: Lucy Eden

Genre: Paranormal Romance

About Cherishing the Goddess:

Billionaire CEO Alexander Wolfe has spent years putting in 120-hour weeks and adding zeroes to his net worth. But lately, work has left him feeling burnt out and uninspired. Then he is given the chance to go head-to-head with a legendary corporate raider and the man he’d idolized his entire career. He seizes the opportunity, immediately jumping on a plane for Barbados to close the deal in person. If he’s successful, it’ll be the biggest win of his career.

He had no way of knowing that meeting a mesmerizing beauty would have the power to derail everything…

Calypso Sterling has no time for men who value her beauty over her intellect. Instead, she focuses all her energy on her studies and career aspirations. But when her home – and a closely guarded family secret – is threatened, she’s ready to defend all she holds dear.

She had no way of knowing a handsome stranger had the power to take away everything she’d ever loved…

This standalone, workplace/enemies to lovers romance features characters from Everything’s Better With Kimberly, is full of alphas and steam and has NO cheating.

This is the novelized, extended version of the previously published novella of the same name.

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Exclusive Excerpt:

I approached Paul at the helm. He handed me a beer and gave me a sly half smile.

“Thought you were leaving?” His half smile morphed into a full-blown shit- eating grin.

“Yeah, me too.” I knocked back half the beer in two large gulps.

“She got you, didn’t she?”

“Yeah,” I grinned and nodded, “she did.”

Paul guffawed. “I knew it. I told Nadine when we met you two, ‘That boy doesn’t know what hit him!'”He chuckled once more and clinked our bottles together. “She’ll take good care of you. That’s a good woman. I can tell.”

“The best,” I said.

“Well, I don’t know about the best. You have met my wife?” He grinned again, and we both laughed.

“So how did you and Nadine meet?”

Paul grinned and took another sip of his beer.

“I used to work with her brother down at the shipyard. She was the most beautiful looking girl I’d ever seen, but she was a skinny little thing back then and mean as a snake. She did not fancy me. Every day when she would drop her brother off at work I would say, ‘Good Morning, Nadine,’ and she would roll her eyes and drive away. One day, her brother forgot his lunch, and she came to drop it off. Now, I never ate much for lunch, a piece of chicken between two slices of bread with some pepper sauce. She took one look at my pitiful lunch, screwed her face up and walked away. The next day, her brother gave me a bag.” Paul’s face spread into a wide grin. “Inside was a container with peas and rice, curried goat and a slice of coconut bread. Best meal I’ve ever had.” He laughed.

“So, she talked to you after that?”

“No,” Paul laughed as if I’d made the most absurd suggestion,” but,” He held up an index finger and wagged it at me. “That’s when I knew I had a chance.”

We laughed again.

“So, I know what happens when you cross a Bajan woman. What happens when you try to leave one?”

“I don’t know, man,” Paul shrugged and took another sip of his beer, “I’ve never tried.”

BlueSeal’s review of Cherishing the Goddess

Lucy Eden specializes in romance novels that are both sweet and steamy and Cherishing the Goddess definitely lives up to that claim! This is a beautiful love story that is set at a breathtaking Caribbean resort on the shores of the Atlantic in Barbados. Grab your glass of wine and let’s chat about Lucy Eden’s Cherishing the Goddess.

First off, the PR packet lists the genre as paranormal romance. Personally, I didn’t find anything paranormal in this book unless you consider love, at first sight, being beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding. If you do, then yes, this is a paranormal romance. If not, then it might be more easily classified as a contemporary romance.

Calypso, yes the main character is named for a Greek mythological island dwelling nymph who kept Odysseus captive on her island, is the daughter of a corporate legend called “The Closer” who met wife while on a trip to Barbados and decided that he could not leave. Callie “Calypso” Sterling has just completed the second year of her MBA at Wharton and is home for a visit when she learns that corporate real estate investors are trying to take over her family business – The Sterling Beachfront Paradise. The CEO of Wolfe Industries requested a personal meeting with Callie’s father, a meeting that Callie would be running.

Alex Wolfe has been on the island for weeks trying to uncover weaknesses that he can use as bargaining chips against the Sterling family. After his extended working vacation, Alex almost dreads going back to his office in New York. He had a chance meeting with a beautiful, exotic mystery woman which lead to a very unexpected, yet steamy, encounter in the hotel elevator. After which, the mystery woman turned an walked away leaving Alex with only her bikini bottoms and a burning desire to see her again. Little does Alex know, his mystery woman is none other than Callie Sterling.

Lucy Eden did an incredible job developing the plot of Cherishing the Goddess. There are some unexpected twists and turns that make this a page-turner that you will not want to put down which is why my rating of Cherishing the Goddess is 5 out of 5 propellers!
About Lucy Eden:

 

About the author: 

Lucy Eden is the nom de plume of a romance-obsessed author who writes the kind of romance she loves to read. She’s a sucker for alphas with a soft gooey center, over the top romantic gestures, strong & smart MCs, humor, love at first sight (or pretty damn close), happily ever afters & of course, steamy love scenes.

When Lucy isn’t writing, she’s busy reading – or listening to – every book she can get her hands on – romance or otherwise.

She lives in New York with her husband, two children, a turtle, and a Yorkshire Terrier.

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