Author: Eliza Brown
Genre: Contemporary Romance Novella
I’m Piper Jones, owner and operator or Vipers’ Den; a hair and beauty salon catering to the unconventional. My clients are often referred to as: eccentric, freaks, or misfits.
I’m also single, a fact my mother is less than pleased with. Making it her mission to change my status, she continually sets me up on dates with her friend’s offspring. Only her roster of “gems” is dwindling. Each date is worse than the last. Then Kade Benson, the one man I have loathed for as long as I can remember, approached me with the most asinine (borderline genius) plan I’d ever heard to rectify both of our situations. As ludicrous as it is, it might just work. However, I never expected things to work out the way they did.
*ARC received in return for an honest review
This is the first book I have read by Eliza Brown, and just want to how the heck have I not found her sooner, but better late than never. Thank god I did, I am so adding the rest of her books to my Goodreads list like NOW!!
So on to my review...
Vipers Den is the first book in a series of novellas where the stories are centred around a salon. So in this, part one, we are introduced to Piper who owns Vipers Den, a salon with a twist. It caters for the more unique, eccentric clients not your everyday mums or business women. Piper's business is ticking over nicely but there is one thing that she needs to change in her life and that is her matchmaking mother. Piper is desperate to stop her mother meddling in her affairs but needs a plan and quick.
In walks Kade, Piper's brother's best friend, who have known each other since they were young. Piper resents Kade and feels he took her brother away from her when they were growing up. But when Kade offers her a plan to get his crazy bitch, stalker girlfriend off his back, Piper sees a way out of her mothers plans to date everyone of her friends' offspring (win,win) for both of them.
I just adore Piper and Kade together. Their love/hate relationship had me laughing, swooning and fanning myself. The way they just fitted so perfectly together even though they had a very volatile relationship growing up. Kade is the whole package, mouth watering and sexy as hell while still being the ultimate gentleman. Kade has definitely made it onto my BBF list and you have to be a whole lotta sex on a stick to get on there!
Vipers Den is a really quick read and will only take you a few hours if reading it in one sitting. Eliza Brown's writing style gripped me from the first page and kept me engaged throughout the story. After reading an excerpt from Vipers Den Part Two I am now looking forward to Pixie & Jake's story.
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About the Author
Eliza Brown is a simple little housewife from Cairns, Australia, with a wicked good imagination. She is the mother to three crazily cute kids and the wife of a Sexy Arse Tree Lopper. She is also baby sister to a Certified Nutbag, a Linesman and a Fireman.
Eliza spends her days running around after her kids and jotting down stories that come to her at inconvenient moments in her leather, flower embossed notebook. (She is very particular about her stationary.) Or in her iPhone or iPad or whatever she can get her hands on. (Damn kids keep running off with her stationary.)
When the kids are napping nine times out of ten, you will find Eliza sitting at her computer typing as fast as she can while she can. Generally with her phone wedged between her shoulder and ear bouncing ideas off her sister.