Title: Exposed to Passion (Five Senses Series #3)
Author: Gemma Brocato Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Publish Date: October 20, 2014
Publisher: Lyrical Press/Kensington Publishing
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
~ Book Synopsis ~
They walked through the shadows individually. Will they emerge into the light together? Leading a vagabond life as a curator for a traveling photography exhibit translates to a lot of bad days for Rikki Salerno. But her trouble doubles when a careless high school student shoves her into a marsh. Being rescued by teacher Sam Kerrigan should have made things better, but Rikki’s inability to confess her true identity casts a shadow over their budding affair.
When Sam refuses an overly aggressive parent’s marriage proposal, she’s determined to ruin him. Not only does she doctor photos to make it look like Sam’s behaved inappropriately in front of students, she hacks the foundation website to reveal Rikki’s true identity. Faster than the blink of a shutter, Rikki’s focus changes from pursuing her full-color future to the black and white necessity of clearing Sam’s name.
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Marguerite Sims aka Rikki Salerno heads a foundation for her grandfather and is the travelling curator of a photography exhibition. She has trust issues and usually uses her Rikki alias since she was bullied in high school and later on her college her boyfriend treated her badly before he left her.
When out photographing by a marsh, she is rescued by a teacher name Sam Kerrigan after one of his students pushes her in. While saving her, he accident gropes her breasts as one of his students takes pictures that will haunt them later.
They are both attracted to each other but she tells him her name is Rikki. As they grow closer, she tries to tell him, who she really is but every time she tries he keeps bad mouthing Marguerite. There is no good moment to reveal the truth as they become close to each other.
When a spurn mother of one of his students who wants Sam to be her next husband makes allegations about his improper behavior in front of his students with photos taken out of context and Photoshop, Sam is suspended from school. Meantime the Sims website has been hacked with photos of them making out at her place with captions using her real name.
When he sees the captions he realizes who she really is and runs off saying he was just using her. How could she lies to him especially when she knew how much he hates being lied to?
Will these two find away to forgive each other and realize that they love each other? Can they fight their adversaries together?
~ About the Author ~
Gemma's favorite desk accessories for many years were a circular wooden token, better known as a 'round tuit,' and a slip of paper from a fortune cookie proclaiming her a lover of words; some day she'd write a book. All it took was a transfer to the United Kingdom, the lovely English springtime, and a huge dose of homesickness to write her first novel. Once it was completed and sent off with a kiss, even the rejections addressed to 'Dear Author' were gratifying.