“I’ll change the policy.”
“From prohibited relationships to screwing in the office strongly recommended?”
He grinned. “Absolutely.”
OMG!! This book was awesome! It was FUN, SEXY, and LIGHT-HEARTED, but well-balanced with angst, swoon, and great banter!!! I was laughing from the first chapter and honestly didn’t want to put it down even for a minute. You could just FEEL how much the hero and heroine were drawn to each other and their “forbidden office romance” situation made the tension and longing between them that much stronger. There was also a “story-behind-the-story” that made me heart ACHE for the hero but it made the healing they both found in their new relationship so much more meaningful. If you’re looking for a HOT, ADDICTIVE and ROMANTIC book to fall in love with, THIS IS IT!!
The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression. I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date. He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice. So I told him to mind his own damn business — his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business — and went back to my miserable date.
When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date. I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked. When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out. But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us — telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood. My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.
When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again. I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?Then again… What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?
After the oddest and yet strangely awesome non-first dates ever (if you can even call it a date since it wasn’t technically theirs), Reese couldn’t forget about the stranger she’d met at the restaurant who she’d pegged at first as a jerk, but who quickly showed himself to be surprisingly fun and charming. Though the chances of running into him again in the city were slim to none, the last thing she expected was that a few short weeks later, he’d not only be her new boss, but he wouldn’t let something as pesky or insignificant as “rules” to get in between of his pursuit of her.
Her: Terms? Are we discussing a business deal?
Him: Is spending time in my bed still off limits because I’m your boss?
Her: It is.
Him: Then I want time outside of the bedroom.
Her: I see you at the office all the time.
Him: I want more.
Her: More how?
Him: I think this requires a face-to-face, sit down conversation.
Her: Like a date?
Him: Don’t think of it as a date. Think of it as a business meeting where we negotiate terms that lead to full performance of the contract in the future.
Her: And that full performance would be…
Him: You in my bed of course.
Their dynamic was so much fun — the way they danced around their affection for each other, unsure of how far they were willing to risk taking things between them within the workplace, but certainly not willing to let each other go. This made for some fantastic banter that kept me smiling for pages on end.
As I went to step in, he wrapped his arm around my waist. “Wouldn’t want you to trip again.”
“I’m your boss now. You can’t call me that.”
I looked at my watch and smiled. “Not on the clock yet, wiseass.”
“Is that how this is going to be?”
“I see nothing but good things happening at work in our future.”
“Is that so?”
“It is. The first night we get back to the office, I’m going to bend you over my desk…”
I swallowed. “That’s probably a no-no in the employee handbook.”
“I’ll have to fix that promptly.”
Despite the undeniable connection and heat between them, she’d had bad luck with relationships in her past — specifically a damaging office romance — and she was in no hurry to repeat the mistake again or risk the new career she was building for one night of fun. Before she was willing to put her heart on the line, she needed to know for sure that what they had was more than just a fling.
He watched me intently. “No expectations, no disappointment?”
… I looked down. “I guess.”
He leaned in. Touching my chin, he gently lifted. “Give it a chance. I might be the one who doesn’t disappoint you.”
To be honest, I actually loved that they didn’t just jump right into bed — it made the anticipation and building sexual tension that much more intense… and when they finally did go the distance, it made everything so much MORE.
Contrasted with their fun, sexy new relationship that was slowly building in the present day were heart-breaking glimpses into Chase’s tragic past that showed just how much pain he was hiding. Both of them had a lot to heal from, but with each other they’d both found, for the first time, someone who they wanted to try to have a future with.
I loved this book. I devoured it. I couldn’t put it down. It was a perfect mix of everything you could ever wish for in a sexy, addictive romance! It’ll make you blush, and even break your heart at times, but then made you swoon and laugh out loud again. I highly recommend it as a new favorite of the year!!
Rating: 4.5 stars!! Standalone Adult Romance.