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
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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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