Review: Mogul by Katy Evans

Reviewed by Debz

This book started with a bang, like bam, they’re in there and I’m not used to that. I normally prefer a normal and slightly cringe-worthy meet cute and I was a little surprised and flustered at the fast pace the protagonists jumped into sex. LOL. But this is just me; I’m sure other people loved it.

I want to say that there is something about Katy Evans and her books that I love. The premise could be the simplest love story, with no weird extra suspense side plot and I’m still satisfied with the outcome. This book is one of such for me.

Sara Davies is a concierge at the Four Seasons and an aspiring Broadway actress. On her way back from the airport, she shares a cab with a strange man and they get to talking. Sparks fly. I mean they sizzle off the page and Sara and her man get into it. Turns out he’s staying at her hotel, and he calls down to the concierge desk to request a quicky. Like I said, BAM!!!

After their “one bang stand” (I’m so clever), Sara is fired for unrelated reasons and her hook-up has no hope of seeing the mysterious and nameless stranger again. She gets a job walking dogs and as a personal assistant to her friend and roommate. As she’s about to walk her favorite dog Milly, she discovers that her sexy stranger is none other than Ian Ford, the grandson of Milly’s owner.

Ian Ford has been having a bad year. First off, his wife cheated on him with their accountant, lied about it for a long time, and now refuses to give him the divorce he really needs to start over. He is done with women and commitment and would rather just stay with his Gran and Milly. That is, until he bumps into Sara at the airport and cannot get over her no matter how he tries. He’s even moved back to New York and booked a room at the Four Seasons in case he casually bumps into her.

This book was a departure for me. I’m not used to reading about sexually liberated women like this. Normally, there is a fair amount of sex in my books, but this was different, different good, even though unfamiliar.

I also love that the main arc of the book is the relationship between Sara and Ian. There are no bomb threats, serial killers, kidnappings, cancer or any such distractions here. Just insight into the minds of the characters as they fall in love. That’s lovely.

That doesn’t mean that nothing else happens in the book. In fact, we are also given insight into Sara’s family dynamics. Her father after 35 odd years is divorcing her mother for a younger woman which destabilizes her view on love and makes her skeptical about a relationship with Ian, who is for all intents and purposes still married. We also get to see Sara struggle with her dreams of being an actress on Broadway in a city where talent is a dime a dozen.

Sara and Ian overcome their hang-ups and the messiness of his ex-wife to find their happiness and it was heart warming. I love the vibe of the book and how relaxing it is. It is a PERFECT BEACH READ this summer and I would recommend it to my friends. You should too. A perfect way to pass the time during the holiday and the horrible reality we’re living in.

Rating: B+

Click to purchase: Amazon

Mogul
by Katy Evans
Release Date: May 31, 2018

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