Leigh’s Review – Pawn (Mr. Rook’s Island #2) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Mimi has sucked me in again to this deceptively beautiful and enchantingly evil island, and the enigmatic man that rules it. ~ Leigh, Guilty Pleasures 


Mr. Rook’s Island Series, Book #2

by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

From NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes Part Two of Mr. Rook’s Island, a Sexy, Dark, Romantic Suspense.


Stephanie Fitzgerald is nobody’s pawn. Determined to discover the truth about a missing loved one, she lands a job at the world’s most exclusive resort, working for the only man with the answers—Mr. Rook. He’s shockingly handsome, thoroughly intimidating, and completely off-limits.


But the truth she seeks isn’t black and white, and Mr. Rook is a far more dangerous temptation than she ever knew.


Will Stephanie resist her desires, or will she be lured into Mr. Rook’s world of hidden sins?

Mimi has sucked me in again with the second installment of Mr. Rook’s Island, where everyone’s wildest dreams come true, along with some of their darkest nightmares. We once again get to see Rook and Stephanie and try to tease away the lies from the truth as these two dance around their attraction and the secrets of the island.

As Stephanie settles into her job of helping Rook run the island and gets a better look at the inner-workings of the fantasies that exist, the covers are slowly pulled back and more clues as to the real purpose of the island are revealed. We were given a glimpse in the first book, but here we get confirmation of what we suspected. We watch as Rook falls more in love with Stephanie, and Stephanie grapples with her mission: should she spy on Rook as revenge for her sister’s death? Or believe him when he tells her versions of the truth that can’t possibly exist?

It all sounds very cryptic, but it’s impossible to review this second story of the trilogy and not give something away. All you need to know is that this book pulls you in and leaves you with more questions at every turn. You think you have things figured out and then Mimi hits you with yet another twist to ruin everyone’s best laid plans and turn the story in another direction.

This book is yet another reason why I adore this author and her brand of paranormal. How she can weave the fantastic into the mundane to create something magical and at the same time, totally believable. I can rationalize the outrageous claims of her characters and I can imagine a place like Rook’s Island exists.

And ever the Queen of the Cliffhanger, we are left craving more. I am eagerly awaiting Check, the final book in this series, and at the same time dreading having to leave this deceptively beautiful and enchantingly evil island.




All RIGHTS RESERVED. Copyright 2017. Mimi Jean Pamfiloff


It wasn’t supposed to be like this, you know. Such a fucking mess. But I should’ve guessed this was coming. Because when life becomes nothing but should-haves, there is no other possible outcome. My big sister, Cici, should’ve come home from her exotic island vacation four months ago. My father should’ve told me that Mr. Rook, the owner of the resort, came to see him with the news that Cici had drowned, instead of leaving me in the dark. I should’ve known better than to borrow money from a very dangerous man in order to fund my search for her. There are so many should-haves that I’m sick to my stomach with remorse.

But by far, my biggest regret is the moment I stepped foot on this island. Because once I set eyes on the devastatingly handsome Mr. Rook, I couldn’t stop myself from wanting him, from dreaming about him, from feeling drawn to the connection between us. I know it’s wrong.

Nothing good will come of it.

Because now I’m beginning to believe that Cici didn’t die drunk, swimming in the middle of the night. Just like I suspect that this past week with Rook—the touches, the forbidden kisses, the sexual hunger in his steel blue eyes—was an elaborate hoax meant to distract me.

Because he’s not just a wealthy businessman.

This island is no paradise.

And I’m no fucking idiot.

So while resisting this man will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done, I will find out what really happened to my sweet Cici. Otherwise I won’t ever be able to let her go, and my broken heart will be the end of me.

My name is Stephanie Fitzgerald. I am twenty-six years old, London born, New York raised, and I am the newest employee of Mr. Rook’s Island, where “your fantasy is our business.”

Read Chapter ONE over at Mimi’s Author page

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About the Author

MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dream. Mimi lives with her Latin Lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and the rat terrier duo, Snowflake and Mini Me, in Arizona. She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men

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