Author: Angela Claire

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Tempting the New Boss by Angela Claire

December 22, 2015 Contemporary Romance, Erotica, Reviews 0 ★★★

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Tempting the New Boss by Angela ClaireTempting the New Boss by Angela Claire
Series: Sleeping With the Enemy #3
Published by Entangled Publishing on October 19, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Pages: 200
Format: eARC
Source: the Publisher
Goodreads
three-stars
Sometimes you have to break the rules…

When Camilla Anderson loses her job just as a position at Talbot Inc. opens up, there's no way she's questioning the lucky break. Working for the quirky, reclusive CEO will pay off her student loans within a year, and they're flying to Europe in his private jet.

Mason Talbot isn't good at talking to women. Well, to anyone, really. But when his new lawyer boards his plane, biology kicks in. But he can't tell if her adverse reaction is to him or his painfully awkward attempts at flirting.

As the flight gets bumpier, Mr. High IQ gets calmer. And…he holds her hand? Maybe the guy is redeemable after all. As soon as they land, she'll have to teach her endearingly awkward new boss how to seduce a girl properly.

That is, if they don't die in a fiery plane crash first.

Mason Talbot is incredibly blunt, almost registering on the Asperger’s scale.  He’s a billionaire who unfortunately needs more than a little help navigating social situations.  Thankfully his new lawyer, Camilla Anderson, is a whiz at reading people and diffusing tense situations.

This was a slow-start kind of book.  I didn’t really connect to the characters, but was eventually entertained by their story.  Mason’s bluntness is almost comical at times and as a reader I almost felt sorry for him.  Camilla was a little wishy-washy.  She’s say one thing and do another, which I felt was a little off-putting and disingenuous to her lawyer-background character.

That said, the romance was sweet and the sex steamy, just the way I like my erotica!  I definitely gave bonus points for having such an unique hero like Mason.

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Tempting the CEO by Angela Claire

September 30, 2014 Erotica, Reviews 0 ★★★

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Tempting the CEO by Angela ClaireTempting the CEO by Angela Claire
Published by Entangled Publishing on September 29, 2014
Genres: Erotica
Pages: 72
Format: eARC
Source: the Publisher
Goodreads
three-stars

Never mix business with one night of playful, sizzling pleasure...

If lawyer Angie O'Hare needed another reason to hate New York City, this would be it. Locked out of her room and stranded in the hallway. Wearing only a towel. Lovely. But then, rescue arrives—in the form of the wickedly hot, funny guy in the penthouse next door. Angie is so relieved that she ignores her usual buzz-kill tendencies, and agrees to have a drink with Mr. Sexy Salvation...

But things don't stop at just a drink. Or even a hot make-out session.

Cue one night of hot, ultra-x-rated sexy time. No names. No personal information. And the next morning, Angie sneaks out, returning to her prim-and-proper life, every hair in place. But New York City isn't done with Angie yet. Because her meeting that morning is with CEO Jed Worth... whose bed she did everything but sleep in last night! And Jed isn't the sort of man to take “conflict of interest” as an answer...

Hardworking, straight-laced attorney Angie O’Hare is in New York City on business.  She’s had a trying day dealing with belligerent and condescending opposing counsel and all she wants to do is relax in her hotel room.  But she soon finds herself locked out of her room in nothing but a towel and face to face with the gorgeous guy across the hall.  Throwing caution to the wind, Angie accepts his invitation to join him for a night of wild and abandoned passion.  The next morning, Angie sneaks out to avoid the awkward morning after chit-chat, but when she gets to the conference room, she is once again faced with the gorgeous guy from last night – Jed Worth, owner of Worth Industries and client of the opposing counsel!

The trouble with novellas is that writers do not have enough space to draw out plot lines or properly develop characters and as a result the readers rarely have time to connect with the characters or see the plot through to a satisfying conclusion.  That was the problem here too.  While I enjoyed Angie and Jed’s characters, it was the superficial “oh, these people are fun” type of enjoyment that you get from a first impression rather than from spending any length of time getting to know the characters through their subsequent words and actions as the plot progresses.  Angie is very intelligent and a little high-strung – a typical female attorney who is sadly overlooked in a male-dominated profession.  Jed is a relentless go-getter who doesn’t let obstacles stand in his way when he wants something.  Their night together is steamy and makes for an enjoyable afternoon read.  Just wish it could have been longer!

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