Feature book: Undone by His Touch
This is a classic tale of boss and employee, yet there is a twist in this story.
Declan Carstairs has a constant reminder of the accident that killed his brother. He is blind and scarred but still manages to run his business empire. He is determined to find the woman who drove his brother, Adrian, to want to die. Declan is often rude and bad tempered when in Chloe’s company. He feels remorse at Adrian’s death and wonders how and when his brother got to this point. When his sight returns, he discovers that Chloe may not be all she seems and starts to punish her for what he thinks she has done. When the truth is revealed, he does all he can to repair the damage his mistrust has done to both Chloe and his future.
Chloe Daniels tries hard to be non-descript in her job as a housekeeper. She really needs the generous pay to pay for her foster father’s medical expenses and is reluctant to mention anything to her boss. The day she physically meets her boss Declan, changes everything. She is called upon to assist him as his normal assistant has become sick. They fall into lust until Declan wakes up next to her and discovers she is the one who his brother desperately loved. Chloe has a very different perspective on his brother. She is haunted by two men, her deceased husband and one who appeared to be stalking her and knows it was Declan’s brother.
There is plenty of feeling, tension and passion in Chloe and Declan’s story. As a reader you certainly are able to feel the tension as Declan tries to deal with his blindness, business and his feelings of remorse at his brother’s death. When his sight returns, his anger is targeted at Chloe as he believes she is the reason his brother chose the course he did, the way he feels comes through in every word he says.
Chloe’s feelings as she struggles with what life has dealt her are also very apparent; the foster homes, her marriage, her stalker then Declan and what he does to her comes through in every action and in every word. This is a couple that you really want to find happiness and of course they do at the end.
While the reader can feel the tension as they try and find the middle ground, in the end you can also feel the love between them. There is a very satisfying ending to this story.
reviewed by Heather K
A review copy of this book was provided by the author.