Will mixing work with play equal disaster …or be a success neither of them anticipated?
Title: Business Pleasures
Author: Lia Davis
Author Location: Jacksonville, FL
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 3, 2014
Page Count: 68
Publisher: Fated Desires, LLC
Format: Digital eBook and audiobook
Aimee Monroe never considered dating her boss. She needs a new beginning, not a big mistake. However, when the handsome, business lawyer, Kenton McDonnell, ask her to a dinner date with a new client and his wife, she finds it hard to say no. After one incredible night with Kenton, her attempt for a fresh start is ripped away when she returns home to find her abusive ex-husband waiting for her.
Kenton has wanted Aimee since the day she walked into the interview. Now he has the chance to make her his and nothing or no one is going to stand in his way. Especially not the ex-husband newly released from prison who has revenge in his sights…
Just okay…at least it was short. It really didn’t add anything new to the genre at all–pretty predictable. The narrator did a decent job, but everyone under the sun telling Aimee that they “just knew” she and her boss would make a fantastic couple (she’d worked for him for five years, and he had just gotten out of a semi-serious relationship that day) was a bit over the top. I suppose it doesn’t really qualify as insta-love, since they did know each other for those five years, but it still felt like it somehow.
The ex-husband plotline was a bit problematic (wouldn’t the spouse who essentially put him in jail be notified that he’d escaped? Surely she’d rate some type of official protection too?), but okay–one lawyer asking another lawyer if Aimee’d get off for killing the ex, though? That part of it bothered the heck out of me.
Final verdict–not my favorite from this author. Her Sons of War series (book one reviewed here) is much more solid.
Rating: 3 stars / C
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!
An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.
Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.