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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?
What were the chances a month later he'd wind up being my new sexy boss?
This is a fantastic contemporary erotic romance. I LOVED IT!
Reece Annesley is a wonderful character. I really liked her. After an office romance goes sour, Reece finds herself looking for a new job. But her social life is just as dire. When a stranger rescues her from a boring date, she becomes intrigued with him.Swearing off of office romances, she finds herself fighting her attraction to the mysterious Chase Parker when he becomes her new boss.
Chase Parker is a fantastic character. I really loved him. He has a tragic past, but I loved his sense of humour and his inventive storytelling. He is the CEO of a successful cosmetic company. When he rescues a damsel in distress (Reece) from her boring date he wasn't looking for love, but something about her drew him to her.
I have been a huge fan of this author's ever since I was first introduced to her books in 2013 and I read Belong To You. When I heard that this book had been released I downloaded a copy of it and began reading it as soon as I could.
I started to read and was quickly hooked. I didn't put this book down until I had finished it. It is very hard not to gush about this book and give spoilers. The only complaint I had (if you could call it that) is that although this story is told through the eyes of Reece and Chase, Reece's story is told in the present while Chase's is a flashback to his past for the most part. I understand why the author did this as she needed to show his backstory. However, I would have loved to have had a few more scenes from him in the present to see what he thought of Reece, especially when he first met her. Nevertheless, the story kept me turning the pages.
The chemistry between Chase and Reece is extremely explosive from the start and hot enough to scorch the pages. Their witty repartee kept me smiling. I also loved meeting a few of the other characters who were likable and lifelike. In fact all the characters were lifelike, with flaws and insecurities which made them more real. There was a twist that I didn't see coming and left me in tears, and the story took me on an emotional rollercoaster ride from beginning to end. I loved the dialogue and the way the characters all interacted; I could picture everything in my mind's eye with ease. I reached the end of the story with mixed emotions because I didn't want it to finish. But, sadly, all good things must come to an end. Luckily, I get to re-read this story whenever I want to revisit it.
Vi Keeland has written another exciting erotic romance. I love her writing style, which is fast paced and exciting. The story flowed wonderfully too. I love reading this author's work. She is one of my favourite contemporary romance writers, and I will continue to follow her career with interest.
As this is an erotic romance, there are several scenes of a sexual nature that are rather hot and explicit. Therefore, I do not recommend this book for readers younger than 18. However, if you love hot, steamy erotic romances, this book is for you! - Lynn Worton