Wendy reviews ‘Marshall (Mayfair Model Series)’ by Claire Castle. Self published March 13, 2019, 230 pages.
Handsome model, Marshall Easton, is at the top of his game. His successful career allows him to enjoy lucrative international modelling contracts and attend lavish parties. He also has a stellar reputation of the utmost professionalism in front of the camera. But looks can be deceiving—and he’s hiding his biggest secret from everyone, including himself. The only thing keeping him sane these days is coming home to Jess, his new dog.
Fabulous Stuart Livingston loves living his life to the fullest. He is free spirited and enjoys doing what he wants. Although he’s an artist at heart, his love of animals leads him to a new dog walking job. When he meets the adorable Jess but not the elusive owner, he has no idea what to expect.
Can Stuart and Jess help Marshall see that the man on the runway is deserving of being his true self and finding real happiness?
*A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.
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What an exciting start to a new series!
The story is fresh and engaging and Claire Castle has a way of writing that is just sweet. I don’t know how else to describe it… Every story that I’ve read from this author is just, well, sweet. It’s this authors style and I love that! There are times when I need that!
I also enjoy reading an author from another country. I treat it as a learning experience when I see some saying that I haven’t seen before and fun when I recognize certain phrases.
I’m not saying that there’s nothing but sweet happening because Marshall is a broken man and angst driven. He’s unhappy and he was unable to please the only person he cared to make a good impression on: his mother. But somehow, underneath all of that was this sweet man that wanted to be happy and loved.
Stuart was light-hearted and easy going and I love it when I can hear an accent in my head as the author writes. What’s sexier than a Scottish accent? *sigh* *melt*
It’s a beautiful thing to read a character that won’t give up on another, whether it’s as a friend or a potential mate and that’s just the kind of character Stuart is.
There are a lot of erotic elements to this book so I would include erotic romance as a tag as well as contemporary romance.
The secondary characters are wonderful and are carefully crafted to fit flawlessly in future books and I can’t wait to hear their stories too!!!
Ohhhhh! I can’t forget Jess who proves that the unconditional love of a pet can open our hearts to others.
9/10 Pots of Gold or 90% recommended.
Claire Castle grew up surrounded by books. She has loved reading for her whole life. Her true love is romance and HEAs. When she’s not reading or writing, she can be found wearing comfortable leggings, drinking mocha and petting her west highland terrier. She loves collecting awesome mugs and paperbacks of her favorite stories.