Everybody’s been loving this one, but… I was disappointed. This series has become very popular, so I took my time waiting for the right tropes before checking out this new-to-me author. It should’ve been a perfect fit – there’s tons of banter, sizzling chemistry, plenty of bickering, a firecracker of a heroine, and a hero who is in over his head. But it just felt so sexual and superficial to me; they snipe and bicker, try to one up each other, and every other thought in their heads is of the sexual variety. It’s completely inappropriate for a boss/employee situation – especially for a heroine who is a lawyer and 100% knows better – and some of those issues are never resolved. It lost me completely once they began hate banging and STILL denied any kind of feelings/relationship very late in the book. So all of the ingredients for a great read were here, but they didn’t come together in a satisfying way for me.
The story follows Dylan, a woman who is excited to have just gotten her dream job – being the head lawyer of a sports team. But when she discovers that she needs to impress the future owner of the team, Wolf, Dylan is dismayed to realize that it’s the man she despised at first sight. There’s something about Wolf that gets under Dylan’s skin, and Wolf feels the same way. So spending time working together causes all kinds of friction – sexual and otherwise. It’s not long before Dylan and Wolf are crossing lines they shouldn’t, but it seems impossible to stay away. It’s a concerning situation for two commitment-phobic individuals who absolutely know better, but everything will be fine once they relieve the tension… right?
I’ve heard so many good things about this series, and the blurb seemed right up my alley. And there ARE a lot of very good things about this. Pavlov writes great banter, and the chemistry between these two was instantaneous. I loved that they were both in over their heads, and the instant enemies vibes were working. But it all felt so hollow, like it was all about the attraction. It’s not long at all before they are behaving inappropriately, and much of the sparring was mean-spirited. They also both (attempt to) seek out others while fighting their feelings, even though this had major instalove vibes. Sort of instalove that they refuse to acknowledge, if you know what I mean. I wanted to see more of an emotional connection, more moments of actual bonding. That all comes very late in the story, and we’re just CONSTANTLY reminded that things are temporary. That neither one has any intention of sticking around. I don’t know, maybe I just built this up in my head too much – there was a lot that bugged me. Would I try another book by Pavlov? Yeah, because the potential was certainly there.
Wolf Wayburn is the devil in an Armani suit. Most women would drop to their knees at just the sight of him. Lucky for me—I’m not most women.
The first time we met, he cut me off at a gas station.
So, I flashed him the bird and mocked his family jewels.
The second time we met, he tried to get me fired.
He took his shot—and he missed.
At least for now.
Wolf Wayburn was an ex-Navy SEAL with an attitude.
But it would take a lot more than the big, bad Wolf to scare me off.
I had ninety days to win the man over.
To convince him that I was the right person for the job.
But spending endless amounts of time with him proved more challenging than I’d expected.
He was stubborn and broody and charming and sexy—all at the same time.
I despised him as much as I craved him.
We taunted and teased and terrorized one another for weeks.
The first time he dropped to his knees, it was to search me for a weapon.
The second time… it was an altogether different story.
I never planned to fall for the enemy.
Because I knew it was easier to hate Wolf Wayburn than to love him.
About the Author:
Laura Pavlov is a USA Today and Amazon Top 25 Bestselling author who writes sweet and sexy contemporary romance that will make you both laugh and cry. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, mom to two amazing kids who are now adulting, and dog-whisperer to one temperamental yorkie and one wild bernedoodle. Laura resides in Las Vegas where she is living her own happily ever after. Be sure to sign up for updates on new releases. Laura loves to hear from readers!
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Yeah, the covers for the whole series are beautiful!