⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ REVIEW: Close Quarters by Kandi Steiner

Angsty and intense with the kind of addictive storyline that keeps you turning the pages, this was a devourable read. On paper, it sounds like the kind of romance that I’d hate – if you felt the complicated, possibly cheating, vibes coming from that blurb, you haven’t missed the mark. But it’s executed in such a way that I was entranced by and engaged in the story, rather than enraged by it. I loved the chemistry between these two, the twisty romance, the complications, and the vacation feel. It was certainly never boring. And this is absolutely NOT a love triangle, if that’s what you’re worried about. Is it complex though? Yes, definitely yes.

The story follows Aspen, a woman who finds herself taking the vacation of a lifetime when she unexpectedly joins her boyfriend on a 3-month yacht adventure. Aspen’s boyfriend has been hired by tech billionaire, Theo, as a crew member during his travel in Europe. Though she wasn’t supposed to be a part of the trip, Theo takes an interest in Aspen’s photography, and invites her to join. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity that comes with unintended consequences, both for Aspen’s relationship and her love life as a whole. One man lets her down while the other steps up to the plate, but they’re all on one twisted trip together for the summer.

Let me start off by saying that I am NOT a fan of cheating or overly angsty love triangles, but something about this blurb spoke to me. I love me some forced proximity, and sexual tension is a favorite of mine, so I was willing to take a chance on this one. I’m definitely glad I did. I read this in one sitting, and was hooked the entire time. There are some great, subtle moments in here that give the story such impact, and I was rooting for Aspen and Theo the whole time. It’s the kind of slow burn that’s executed well, ratcheting up the tension until it snaps. Yes, Aspen does some things that cross a line. However, I appreciated that this never felt like a love triangle; there are clearly issues in Aspen’s relationship that have nothing to do with Theo, and I loved the contrasts between the two. The author does an excellent job showing the evolution throughout, and it makes the reading experience that much richer. If you’re ready for a complicated ride, then this is definitely worth a read. I received an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this angsty romance.


Blurb:

From bestselling author Kandi Steiner comes a fresh and captivating billionaire romance about a reserved photographer and the powerful CEO who has to have her…

My boyfriend’s billionaire boss always gets what he wants.

Menacingly handsome and unquestionably powerful, Theo Whitman need only snap his fingers to have a flock of supermodels fall at his feet. So when his steel gray eyes first meet mine, I expect him to pass right over me, to not give so much as a second thought to my presence.

Instead, he sees me. 
Truly sees me. 
And for a girl who prefers to hide behind her camera lens, it’s the most unnerving experience of my life.

Until he asks me to stay on his yacht for the summer.

All I have to do to earn my keep is be Theo’s on-call photographer when he has guests, and I’ll get a free ride through the Mediterranean with my boyfriend. Easy peasy.

Still, my skin prickles in warning when I say yes.

As the humid days fade into balmy nights, I can’t seem to avoid Theo. And when he finds me, it’s like a rabbit running into a wolf.

His intense gaze immobilizes me. The way he speaks strips me bare. Every brush of his skin sears me like a violent flame.

My boyfriend’s billionaire boss always gets what he wants.

And this time, I think he wants me.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bgkO0P


About the Author:

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

Connect with Kandi

Website: www.kandisteiner.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7319216.Kandi_Steiner
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kandi-Steiner/e/B00JDJOINE
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KandiSteiner/
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kandilandks/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kandisteiner/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KandiSteiner
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/kandi-steiner
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