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Weekends Required (Danvers #1)

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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  11,267 ratings  ·  465 reviews
Claire Walters has worked for Jason Danvers as his assistant for three years, but he’s never appreciated her as a woman—until the day she jumps out of a cake at his friend’s bachelor party.…

To support her ailing mother, Claire is forced to work a second job at a party-planning company. But when her handsome boss ends up with a front-row seat to the action, she’s mortifie...more
ebook, 485 pages
Published July 21st 2012 (first published January 1st 2011)
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Tiff
Apr 24, 2012 Tiff rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: absolutely no one
Recommended to Tiff by: kindle best sellers
I'm a little amazed at how much I HATE this book since my book standards are pretty low. I'm normally more than happy to forgive lots of things as long as the book was entertaining.

I hate reviewing books that I can't finish but this is absolutely horrendous. I couldn't finish this book because I found too many events absolutely improbable, and I am only 23% in. To explain what it is I find so improbable I need to give some context to the story.

Claire has been working for Jason Danvers as his ass...more
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Jun 05, 2012 Stacia (the 2010 club) rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: The SM peeps
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2.5 stars. I'm going to go with definition number one : pleasing; agreeable; delightful

In this case, nice ended up being pretty close to :

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First off, let me disclaimer that this book wasn't bad. In fact, Weekends Required was pretty standard CR fare : one couple is attracted to each other, yet they fight their feelings for a while until something happens to bring them together. Throw in a few small obstacles to further the plot along the way and there you go. Standard formula. By all reason, this...more
Lindsay
Weekends Required was an enjoyable read…until it wasn’t. I enjoyed the first (approximately) 80% but the last 20%, was really annoying.

I enjoyed the developing relationship between Jason and Claire, how they fought the attraction while giving in at times. I also enjoyed Jason’s jerkiness when he found out about Claire’s second job.

What I didn’t like was how Jason went behind her back to “help” Claire. And actually, that didn’t bother me either. What really bothered me was the fight that wasn’t...more
♥Rachel♥
Jun 02, 2012 ♥Rachel♥ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to ♥Rachel♥ by: Smut Monday Club Read
3.5 Stars

Claire has been working for Jason Danvers as his personal assistant for the last three years. Jason is the president and head of Danvers International. Claire has had nothing but a professional relationship with Jason and doubts he even realizes she's a female. This hasn't stopped her from having lustful fantasies about him and his "Hot Buns." I was cracking up more than a few times over the urges she had over them:

Jason bent over and started to pick up the contents of Claire's make-u...more
Crista
This was a fun little "gem" of a story. It's a light, easy, and entertaining read that captured my attention and was easy to finish in one sitting.

I love a great office romance, and this one has it all. A great boss/secretary relationship, a business trip that puts them alone together, and a host of entertaining secondary characters that help move the plot along. We are introduced to the couple that will be featured in the next book, and I'm almost looking forward to their story more than Jason...more
Erin
This was a cute, sexy romance story. It wasn't as well-developed as some of the really good romance novels are (that ending wrapped up a little too perfectly and too quickly for my tastes), and the characters lacked some of the depth that I prefer to have in this genre, but overall it was entertaining. Claire and Jason were definitely on fire for each other, and the steamy scenes were H-O-T hot!! lol I didn't love the plot with Claire's mom, I found myself skimming through a lot of those scenes....more
Brandie
May 31, 2012 Brandie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Brandie by: Smut Monday Club
Shelves: read-2012
More like a 3.5 star rating. I enjoyed it, although it was a little slow to start for me. Once I got into the story, I flew threw it. (view spoiler) Jason's character is definitely what made this book enjoyable. There were some cheesy lines, but I was able to overlook that when I was enjoying the storyline. I loved Suzy - her lines were hilarious and I look forward to read...more
Melissa
Where to start?? This book was full of everything! Drama, heartache, romance, passion, love, witty characters and ended perfectly! I LOVED this book, I couldn't put it down until I knew how everything was going to pan out! I am definitely a huge fan of Sydney and can't wait to read the second book in the Danvers series :) Easily one of my new favs!
Christy
This was a cute and quick read. Loved Jason :D Wish Claire would have got with the program at times, but with her past it was understandable. Suzy was probably my favorite character- Fanfreakingtastic and funny! I am more excited about the her next book!
Kristy
I really liked this book. The author made me smile quite a few times. Like this:


With the medical bills piling up for her mother, she had gotten desperate for a second income to help make a dent in the constant stream of expenses. While pondering how successful someone such as herself might be as a hooker, and ad in the Sunday paper caught her attention.
Okay, so it's Sunday and I shouldn't have been wondering if I could sell my body for extra money while skipping church. Talk about guilt!


Another...more
Wanderlust
cover & title - 3/5
favorite character - Suz

So i debated if i should leave a bad review or not, to be honest i would rather only post good reviews. The reason i am posting this is because i hate spending money on a dud & i am sure you do too. I must say I am really surprised this made the NY Times best seller list.
This entire book is mind-numbingly flat. The characters are annoying, at points they are totally obtuse. The chemistry is tepid at best. The story-line is a farce & it is...more
Emily
Dear Editor of "Weekends Required",

Please stop sleeping on the job.

Sincerely,
Emily

This one had potential but it was lost in about chapter 3 when the excessive use of the character's first names overwhelmed the dialogue. Apparently Jason had been living his entire life with blinders on because as soon as he took his assistant on a weekend "work trip" she became irresistible to him. No build up whatsoever. And what's with Claire being a total klutz? A little mishap is okay but again there was exc...more
Natasha is a Book Junkie
This was not a literary masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination but it was a pleasant read and it ticked all the boxes that I needed ticked - nice romantic story, likeable characters, not too much drama, very little angst, sexy times, predictable ending. I needed a book to soothe my mind after reading quite a depressing story and this book did the trick. I liked it, knowing exactly what to expect from it, I liked the writing style and I am glad I read it. I will even read the sequel.

~ N ♥

h...more
Chryssa
To start with, after reading about it on Amazon, I was intrigued by the story! It seemed to have so much potential! After reading it, I found that the story wasn't developed to the extent of what I thought it could.... it was so predictable and full of cliches, but that is not always negative... I definitely didn't like that Claire's true reasons for her choices were revealed so early in the book nor that Jason's feelings popped out so suddenly and without any effort!!!
NO! This is not a negative...more
Mochaspresso
This was a cute enough story. Claire has been working for Jason as a personal assistant for three years. She's had a crush on him all along but he's never noticed her and their boss/employee relationship has always been strictly professional. Claire is experiencing some financial troubles and takes a side job jumping out of cakes at stag parties to make extra money. Unfortunately, one of those parties turns out to be a bachelor party for Jason's best friend. Now, he notices her and he is not exa...more
Marilyn's Book Blog
This book is the first book in the Danvers Series, and I can't wait to read the rest. The two main characters in this book are Claire and Jason. Claire has been Jason's assistant at Danvers International for the last three years. She has always been very plain Jane, wearing her hair pulled back with brown, beige, or tan clothing. Jason has been very pleased with her work but never saw her as more than an assistant. Claire is very professional but can't help fantasizing about her boss.


A little ba...more
Amanda  Nicolette
With my mood clearly not fervoring into jumping to another Young Adult book/series as of the moment (saving my FEELS for Allegiant), I decided to randomly pick from my latest marked books. Well yeah. That's how I ended reading this one.

Weekends Required starts off with Claire working for Danvers Intl. as Jason Danvers' personal assistant. She's been in that position for almost three years already and they've clearly maintained a very professional relationship. But one weekend changed everything...more
Fred
Aug 25, 2012 Fred rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Therese Ragan, Linda Kage
This was a cute, sweet fast read and I enjoyed it quite a bit. The MC is adorable, if sometimes a bit self-defeating, but c'mon there's gotta be some conflict, right? I liked how they sort of stayed together during the misunderstanding part, instead of rushing off and stewing about it, this time their mutual need overcame that and kept them engaged, if at odds. It's a romance, and a tenderhearted one at that, too. Suzy, her best friend, is a super charming character, and I'm glad to hear she's g...more
Deniz
1,5Stars

UGH!!!This totally back fired!

Let me explain:
I am super busy and wanted to listen to something light and fun while I work in the studio.. but also getting my my cute&fluffy fix for the weekend. I was hoping to find a new series to listen to so I could fill my studio time with some cute&fluffy, light fun for the next week.
I got this as an audio-expecting a fluffy romance.
But what I got instead was, well annoying.

I couldn't only not relate to ANY character, there was also no cha...more
Anna
Dreams can come true !
Sassafrass
Nice intro to a new author! *3.5 STARS*

I rounded up on this one, but it's probably more like 3.5 stars. I liked this story. I'm a sucker for this theme. But, Jason really pissed me off in the beginning with his holier than thou attitude. He got over it quickly though.

I also got upset with Claire because she wasn't telling Jason why she got so upset when she perceived he was taking over her life. But, if we didn't have those little skirmishes, there would have been no conflict in the book really....more
Guilty Pleasures
Slick's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

I love “discovering” new authors but I really love it when I realize an author I enjoy hasn’t ever been reviewed on this site. You see, I’ve been following this site for a long time. First I just cyber stalked, sounds naughty doesn’t it? Then I started commenting and finally I applied to be a reviewer and the rest they say is history. I can honestly “blame” Guilty Pleasures with my Amazon.com habit, although Amazon should probably write them a huge thank...more
Once Upon
I first read this book as an ebook last year. I didn't mind rereading it to give a review. Author, Sydney Landon, does a great job creating a work environment at Danver's International that many of us dream about. Single, gorgeous, professional Jason Danver's has employed Claire Walters as his assistant for 3 years. Claire is a subdued, efficient, and responsible person making her the perfect assistant. She values her job and keeps an impersonal work environment, just as Jason seems to prefer. U...more
Kame
This is the first in Sydney Landon's Danvers series. Somewhere between a 3 and 3 1/2 stars.

Claire is Jason's assistant. She and her best friend Suzy have ogled his buns from a far. Claire has too much on her plate for a relationship with anyone; her mother needs constant medical care so Claire has a part-time job on the weekends. Jason asks Claire to accompany him over the weekend - they will work some each day until the wedding on Sunday. Jason starts to notice Claire and soon after their first...more
Shannel
Back in the Smut Monday groove!

For as short as this was, and I knew how short it was going into it, I’m still kind of “meh” about this read.

Claire is Jason Danvers assistant and has been for the past few years. When a work weekend overlaps with her other job as an “entertainer” she has to hope she can make both work. Of course drama ensues.

I have to admit, it was endearing having a clutsy female lead. I’m a walking accident myself and its nice knowing that some people can find it funny rather th...more
postcrdprincess
This was an enjoyable romance!

Claire finds that she must split her weekend between her day job as the assistant to the CEO of the company, with her weekend job jumping out of cakes at VIP parties! Unfortunately, for her after jumping out of the cake this weekend she comes face to face with her boss.

Jason, the CEO of Danver's is suddenly noticing his assistant after 3 years of working together. She especially becomes noticeable when she jumps out of a cake at the bachelor party of his best frien...more
♠ Becka & Cerys ♠ | Spitfire Reviews
Background: Claire grows up in an abusive home, leaving her wary of controlling men... Her boss grew up solving peoples issues... Her father and sister are now dead and she has to take care of her sick mother - paying medical bills ect... to do this, she jumps out of cakes at bachelor parties, clad only in lingerie
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he's at a bachelor party, sees her jump out of the cake and realizes shes not a-sexual, and she is infact a hottie


He is mega into her so he decides shes not allowed to do it anymore, s...more
Book Reading Gals
Title: Weekends Required

Series: Danvers bk 1

Author: Syndey Landon

Genre: Contemporary

Claire Walters has worked for Jason Danvers as his assistant at Danvers International for three years, and he has never thought of her as a woman until the day she jumps out of a cake at his friend's bachelor party.

Claire is forced to work a second job at a party planning company to support her ailing mother. She is horrified when Jason not only finds out, but has a front-row seat to the action. With Danvers in t...more
Aman
Review Posted @ Enticed by Books

I read Weekends Required when I was in my Fifty Shades funk zone, you know the one where you read books in which a girl falls for her boss, and they have lots of heated passionate sex. It was just a random read, and surprisingly I didn't expect to love it that much. Weekends Required seems like a casual any-other story, but the characters and writing brings it to life, and makes it stand out from the other books. I really really loved it.

Claire has been working...more
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Danvers series reading order:

Weekends Required
Not Planning on You
Fall For Me
Fighting For You
No Denying You (12/15/2014)
Always Loving You (2/15/2015)

Betting on You (standalone novella)
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“Claire, I’m sorry. I know now that I did everything wrong with you. By loving you so much, I turned into everything you’d ever feared. I wanted to take all your pain away, and instead I only gave you more. I drove you away and I know you will never trust me. You will always think that I’m like him.” 2 likes
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