What Truly Matters by Mildred Trent

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What Truly Matters by Mildred Trent
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (106 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Ginger

A bad taste has been left in Cecilia Carlyle’s mouth concerning ‘rich boys’. Having dated plenty, she finds them arrogant, superficial, and downright rude. She’s vowed to steer clear of them no matter how gorgeous they are.

Rayford Browner was raised by an African American nanny who taught him ‘people are people no matter the color of their skin’ and he has lived by that rule his entire life. So when he meets Cecilia, color ain’t a thang.

Every lady has her fantasy of a gorgeous sexy successful man walking into her life. In What Truly Matters, this is what happens for Cecilia Carlyle, owner of Well for Life. Rayford Browner enters a colonic facility owned by Cecilia, not knowing he would get more than the colonic services he paid for.

Rayford, a corporate lawyer, was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, on the fortunate side of the tracks. During his visit at Cecilia’s facility he innocently mentions a saying that his nanny/maid Hilda use to tell him when he was younger. Cecilia takes offense and instantly shuts down her attraction to Rayford. This subtle mannerisms is noticed by Rayford. Being stereotyped because he was raised in a household with money is nothing new for him to deal with. With the advice of Thaddeus Thorne, Rayford’s work out pal and the help of Sharon, Cecilia’s receptionist Rayford devises a plan to win Cecilia’s heart.

I am a romance at heart and love to see love win. Rayford greets Cecilia with flowers and a Saturday outing planned that soften her heart and also showed a side to Cecilia in my opinion that she was easy and desperate. Maybe that description is a little too harsh, but in this day and age Cecilia was moving a lot to fast for my personal speed in a relationship with a stranger she has only known just a few hours. I tried to keep in mind this is a fantasy but that did not help. I was so hoping the author would keep Cecilia as a strong, intelligent woman that she started out to be but that wasn’t the case.

I enjoyed the sex scenes and there were plenty of them. I think the author did a great job in the description of their love making. Believe me I was making mental notes on some of the sexual play. Ms. Trent had plenty of hot sex scenes that would have you blushing while your reading. However, the premature pet names, grinding and tongue kissing and they had only known each other possibly not even an hour. This was a huge turn off for me. Like I said I was so hoping the author would extend the romancing session but it continued on. Rayford met Cecilia on a Friday and was staying the night at her place Saturday night. Whoa! Nothing happened sexually that night, but it would have if Rayford had not stopped Cecilia’s advances.

Even though I didn’t agree with the early on set of sexual conduct and the romance seemed rushed I still found the storyline of Cecilia and her views of those with money very interesting. I was also happy that Rayford turned out to be a good guy and had Cecilia’s best interest at heart when her past made an appearance.

Over all What Truly Matters is a good read. If you are looking for steamy love scenes wrapped in a neat happy ending this is a book you will want to read.

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