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Weekends Required (Danvers #1)

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  13,810 Ratings  ·  555 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
Nook, 485 pages
Published July 21st 2012 (first published January 1st 2011)
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Feb 29, 2016 Tiff rated it did not like it
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
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Jun 05, 2012 Stacia (the 2010 club) rated it it was ok
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: The SM peeps

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 :


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
Apr 02, 2012 Lindsay rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews
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
Jun 02, 2012 ♥Rachel♥ rated it really liked it
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
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
May 29, 2012 Erin rated it really liked it
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
Nov 13, 2012 Christy rated it really liked it
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!
Jul 11, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
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!
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!

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
May 31, 2012 Brandie rated it liked it
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
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

Dec 19, 2014 Nika rated it did not like it
Shelves: just-no
again, hero is a super dick, heroine a super doormat. he is super/ mega/ uber rich, she is his secretary.. his looks are the most important thing ever, in every situation! and heroine has a magic vagina that is constantly ready! I just can't catch a break...
Aug 21, 2012 Wanderlust rated it it was ok
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
May 18, 2012 Emily rated it it was ok
Shelves: can-t-finish
Dear Editor of "Weekends Required",

Please stop sleeping on the job.


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
JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
What a sweet story. I really enjoyed this one.
Amanda (Fandomly Bookish)
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
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
Apr 12, 2014 Deniz rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: just-no

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
Marilyn's Book Blog
Oct 21, 2012 Marilyn's Book Blog rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 25, 2012 Fred rated it really liked it
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
Sep 02, 2015 Maree added it
I found this series that I knew I would just love so I thought I would start at the first one As I just didn't want to miss out on anything.

It was such a beautiful romance. I just loved the writing, so appealing to the eye and I knew that there was still so much more in the characters, Jason and Claire. I just can't wait to start on this beautiful series no 2. Such a great read!!
Overall rating: 3.5 stars

Plot: 7/10
Ending: 7/10
Writing: 5/10
Hero: 6/10
Heroine: 6/10
Humour: 4/10
Steaminess: 5/10
HEA: (view spoiler)
Jan 25, 2013 Anna rated it really liked it
Dreams can come true !
Apr 05, 2012 Beate rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
The only reason why I managed to finish this book as quickly as I did, was because I was stuck in a hospital for two days, with nothing to do but read. Trust me, that is not a good thing. Had I been home, it would have taken me more than a week to get through this one.

Nothing annoyed me as much in this book as how the author used he said she said in the book. Without exception, it was always verb before noun/name. Let's put that to the test where we swap out the names with the nouns, shall we?

Hayal Perest
Oct 03, 2016 Hayal Perest rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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JoLee (Wickedly Delicious Book Blog)
I really wanted to like this book. It had tons of great reviews. But unfortunately this book did nothing for me. It has a lot of potential with the plot but the Hero was very wishy washy. I felt like the author was trying to make him dominate but sweet. Really he was a jerk (not dominate) one minute calling her a stripper because she jumped out of a cake and then the next minute he was sweet holding her while she is puking in the bathroom because she was drunk. Through out most of the book he ju ...more
Once Upon a Twilight
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
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Aug 26, 2013 Book Reading Gals rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
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
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  • Worth the Risk (Worth It, #2)
  • Private Pleasures (Private, #3)
  • Holiday Affair (Affair, #1)
  • The Boss’s Fake Fiancee  (Bencher Family #2)
  • Taming the Tycoon
  • Wrong Bed, Right Guy (Come Undone, #1)
  • Sweat Equity (Stewart Realty, #2)
  • Marry Me
  • The Marriage Mistake (Marriage to a Billionaire, #3)
  • Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire
  • His Every Desire (For His Pleasure, #7)
  • Unbroken Hart (The Hart Family, #4)
  • Can't Help Falling in Love (San Francisco Sullivans, #3; The Sullivans, #3)
  • Anything He Wants 4: The Rescue (Dominated by the Billionaire, #4)
  • Heavy Issues (Bowen Boys, #2)
  • Season for Love (The McCarthys of Gansett Island, #6)
  • A Reclusive Heart (Hollywood Hearts, #2)

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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Other Books in the Series

Danvers (9 books)
  • Not Planning on You (Danvers, #2)
  • Fall for Me (Danvers, #3)
  • Fighting for You (Danvers, #4)
  • No Denying You (Danvers, #5)
  • Always Loving You (Danvers, #6)
  • Watch Over Me (Danvers, #7)
  • The One for Me (Danvers, #8)
  • Wishing For Us: A Danvers Novel

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“You can’t win ’em all girl, for every hot guy you’re looking for, five creepy and weird guys are looking for you.” 5 likes
“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.” 3 likes
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