Courtesy of Harlequin through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.
Ah I love finding books that I just soak right in within a day that leave me loving them and satisfied. Beneath the Veil of Paradise just happens to be one of those reads. When Tragedy struck her life, the only way Millie knew how to cope with it is to immerse herself in a lot of work. When she is forced to take a vacation to the beautiful islands of the Caribbean, she runs into Chase Bryant a handsome playboy whose family happens to own the resort. Chase Bryant is there with his own reasons to escape.
Gosh this story was so precious, and it was filled with emotion. What happened to Millie was heartbreaking, but her run in with Chase was not only heartwarming, but it had me giggling. Their conversations were easy and a held a really nice flow to the book, as they were light and filled with some humor.
My favorite part of the book happened to be at the beginning when Chase noticed her hair and wasn't a bit shy expressing his feelings about it.
'It's scary. Like, Morticia Addams scary.'
I couldn't stop laughing, not to mention that he stuck her with the nickname Scary through the book! It was kind of endearing.
So when Chase looks for a bit of excitement on his boring vacation, he doesn't expect Millie to comply. It was fun to tease her when she pushed back against his taunting, but he wasn't expecting the woman to come looking for him with a deal of her own. No strings attached for the rest of the weekend, as long as they both give into their desires. Wanting to forget, wanting to move on, Millie makes a bargain with her heart and feelings that are bound to unravel in Chase's arms.
Behind that smile, Chase holds a secret of his own. One that he has a hard time expressing once Millie breaks down her own walls and exposes herself completely at the most vulnerable time, it was completely sad. I couldn't prevent my bottom lip from quivering, hurting for the both of them. But the romance was sweet, even though the storyline had its heart melting moments, it was those bits that made the book well rounded and worth the read.