I hired her to fix my company, to bring Marks Lingerie back to life. I didn’t expect her to become my friend. I didn’t expect to fall in love with her…
The first rule of business is to never touch your employees. I think there is another rule about not falling for your best friend—a rule against imagining the curves of her body, or the way her breathing would change if I pulled down her panties and unzipped my pants. Now, I can’t wait any longer. I’m tossing out the rules.
Damn the company.
Damn our friendship.
Damn my fears.
I guess I thought this was going to be more of a dark read, so I was pleasantly surprised that although it was definitely angsty it was also more light hearted. There was a lot of humor in the story and the characters were really charming. It was also full of feeling, passion, and longing that totally kept me full of anticipation from beginning to end. It was super-hot and steamy, and I totally consumed it in only a few days!
Trey Marks is the sexy and womanizing founder of Mark’s Lingerie. His struggling business is desperately in need of a Creative Director, and Kate Martin is the perfect candidate for the job. Side by side, they are determined to bring the company back to life with a fresh look and style. They challenge each other relentlessly with their strong personalities and soon develop an admiration and mutual respect making them a very successful team – both professionally and personally. They naturally establish a great friendship, however, the fact that it is almost impossible for them to keep their hands off of each other and their strong attraction is a definite problem. It is sizzling and off the charts, but Trey makes it clear he will fight the temptation and not mix business with pleasure and jeopardize his company ever again.
Trey and Kate were so fun and flirty together, and I loved their back and forth spirited banter. I initially thought Trey’s character was going to be a bit of an ass, so I was surprised that he had such depth and heart. He was just so sweet and absolutely adored Kate, and I loved his quirky little comparisons of lingerie to his feelings. I had Kate pegged all wrong in the beginning, so I was so pleased that she was such a strong minded and confident heroine in this story and so feisty with Trey!
I really enjoyed knowing their individual thoughts and perspectives with the dual point of view, and it was so hard to watch them continue to resist their feelings for each other as they grew and intensified. There was an incredibly slow burning passion between them throughout the story, and it was such a complete tease! Every time I thought they might finally give in… ugh! Honestly, I really didn’t want their story to end, but I was so anxious and wanting their happily ever after SO bad!
I’ll be the first to admit that I am a huge fan of Alessandra Torre, and she is definitely one of my favorite authors. Her characters are so relatable that I can’t help but be drawn to them. Whether I love them, or hate them, or love and hate them, it seems I am always rooting for them in some way. Her books are all so completely unique from each other and keep me captivated and right on the edge of my seat – never at a lull. They tease and tempt throughout and leave me teetering right on the edge in anticipation of what’s to come. Just when I think I can’t take it anymore, she gives me an incredible ending and wow… Just WOW! I can finally breathe again, and then I can’t wait for her next release to come out! I definitely enjoyed this read, and I highly recommend it!
*** 5 Stars for Me! ***
*ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange of an honest review ***
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