Review: Off Limits by M.S. Parker

When billionaire Alec McCrae mistakes Lumen Browne’s workplace for a “happy ending” massage parlor, things get more complicated than he prefers. Especially when their lives become entwined in ways never imagined.


Alec: I’m in my thirties and life is…well not boring, but uneventful despite being CEO of the family company. Just how I like it. Then I meet Lumen, a woman who challenges everything in such an irresistible way. For once in my life I can see myself in a relationship. There’s one problem though, she’s off limits.

Lumen: Growing up in foster care wasn’t the nightmare for me as it was for some, but life hasn’t been easy. I work hard, focus on my goals, and I never let things distract me, specifically men and relationships. Until one rainy Seattle night when a gorgeous hunk walks into the spa where I work.

My thoughts

I loved Alec and Lumen’s courtship in Off Limits. M.S. Parker could have taken the usual trope route of making Alec ice cold after what happened in Prequel and Parker did not. Thank goodness. Instead Parker gives us two characters of strength and hard-earned growth.

Their chemistry is off the charts. Parker lives up to their reputation of writing steamy scenes and leaving readers and characters satisfied (laugh). Having read quite a few of Parker’s novels I can testify to this. No bookmark pages, but a good time read.

I have to say that the trend of the last couple of years of getting both characters point of view is beneficial here, especially since we saw the events that happened in Prequel. The book did not seem as long as it says it is, to me it seemed like a quick read.

The story ends on a happy note, but there are lots of strings hanging out of the book so to speak. I wonder which one Parker will unravel in the next book. (I have a few ideas.) 

I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Books in “The Scottish Billionaire” Series:

Further Details:
Publisher: Belmonte Publishing, 979-8645196516, 9 May 2020
Series: The Scottish Billionaire #1; Settings: California, US
Pages: 316


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