There are two very different ways of looking at this storyline, so I’m going to give you the “sexy” description and the “serious” description, then we’ll reconvene with my thoughts:
Sexy description: Adrian, a confident and powerful businessman, officially assumes the role of CEO of the company he purchased recently. He’s been monitoring business operations – including his employees – for months, and now he’s ready to make some changes. Tensions arise, and the woman who caught Adrian’s eye from afar is immediately irritated by his presence. It’s not long before the two are working out their tension after hours, and lust blossoms into love.
Serious description: Adrian, an arrogant and creepy businessman, has been reviewing video footage of his new employees for months (without their knowledge). There’s one woman who has caught his eye, and the months of secretly surveilling her have made Adrian a little obsessed. After exchanging only a few words with her, Adrian locks Suzette in his office, begins undressing, and convinces her to sleep with him (with no protection). He’s aggressive in his pursuit, and manages to wear Suzette down until she agrees to make it a regular thing, though she is constantly worried about losing her job. Every time she tries to bring up her concerns, Adrian dominates the conversation (and her) until all is forgotten.
So. There are two extremely different ways of looking at this. I love a good office romance and fully anticipated this being a steamy one, but there’s usually a (necessary) build up of tension before it snaps. These two bang within the first few scenes. I actually thought that there must be a few chapters missing or something, so I went back and re-read the beginning. Nope. We’re just dropped right into it, lol. This book moves at such a fast pace (it’s VERY short) that it would be easy to get caught up in the moment and gloss over some of Adrian’s actions. But they are 100% not okay. Yes, the dynamics in an office romance can get tricky, but… this is missing the romance. These two bang more than they talk, and three-quarters of their conversations are about work. As a quick and steamy office read, this delivers on the HEAT. As a romance, it’s a total miss. And if I think about that serious description for too long, then I’ll need to lower my rating. I received an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this short, hot read.
From USA Today bestselling author, Willow Winters, comes a sexy office romance with a brooding hero you can’t help but fall head over heels for… in and out of the boardroom.
I didn’t get to where I am by being nice.
I’m the boss, the CEO, the owner of whatever I want.
Right now, that includes every person in this building of the company I just bought.
I stop at nothing once I’ve decided I’m taking something.
And then she showed up… full of spitfire just for me, the man she’s decided is her worst enemy.
Like I said, I stop at nothing once I’ve decided I’m taking something.
This pretty little thing just moved to the top of my “must acquire” list.
About the Author:
Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Best Selling Author!
Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.
In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!
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