Ansiley has worked as Jeremy's assistant for almost a year and has been fantasizing about him for nearly as long. But as her boss, she knows3.5 stars!
Ansiley has worked as Jeremy's assistant for almost a year and has been fantasizing about him for nearly as long. But as her boss, she knows her erotic thoughts have to remain just that, thoughts. Until one day, Jeremy catches her by surprise and asks her out to dinner and everything changes.
This is a short story, and I am okay with that. Seduced by You starts off strong with well-developed characters and a solid storyline. It doesn't take much convincing to see that Jeremy is an alpha male or that the attraction between these two will be explosive.
The author manages to add a creep factor into this story, which was excellent at first, but at one point turned me off from all the steam she had created. I found myself shaking my head, but at the same time, I was pleased with how Jeremy handled it--for, like, a second. And then he dropped the ball. The ending would have been perfectly fine with a promise for more, as well, but for me, the epilogue ruined it. Yes, everyone loves an HEA, but this one just felt forced. Too much too fast. I like natural progressions, and since there is a follow up to this story, I think the author could have progressed this relationship a bit more before taking this direction.
All in all, a good read with a lot of heat. I recommend this to anyone who like a quick, hot connection without a lot of fluff. ...more
I'll start by saying I really liked the first story in this series. When I read some of the reviews for the second and third, I wasn't so sure I shoulI'll start by saying I really liked the first story in this series. When I read some of the reviews for the second and third, I wasn't so sure I should go on to the next. My concerns were not completely unfounded.
The chemistry is still strong between Naomi and Trevor. It starts off exactly where the first left off and moves quickly and steamily from there. I was pleased with its direction, but then, I not so much. While I liked Take Your Teddy to Work Day, it left some things to be desired.
WARNING: SPOILER ALERT from here on out.
Trevor is still closed off emotionally from Naomi. Yes, they haven't been seeing each other all that long and yes, they aren't really in a "relationship." More so, he is recently divorced...Or is he? I thought it was a jerk move when Trevor just so casually dropped the bomb that he was actually separated from his wife, and not only that, but she was also staying with him. This made me wonder, is this the reason behind him rushing Naomi out of his house that first night (or morning after, rather)? I was proud of Naomi for cutting ties at that point, but she just went right back, and now I have to wonder if he will just continue this pattern of use and discard. Is their connection any deeper than booty calls?
The sex was hot and I give credit to the author for making it interesting and in interesting/dangerous places. I was constantly waiting for someone to bust in on them. It's the personal preference area that I had a problem. Okay, so Trevor is a hairy dude. No problem. I liked em waxed to a shiny finish myself, maybe a sprinkling of hair here and there too, but I can dig it. Trevor is hot you say? A man's man? I'll take your word for it. But when Naomi climbs from the bed after a bout of meh sex (I'll get to that in a moment) with her chest covered in stray chest hairs, it kind of turned me off. What made that particular scene "meh" you ask? I think the extended toe sucking scene pretty much covers it. I get that everyone is different and therefore enjoys different things, but really? Toe sucking? Am I the only person who worries about toe nails gouging the roof of your mouth? And what about the hairy toes? Trevor has them! Bleh. No thank you.
Overall, this was an okay read for me. I will read book three, but only because someone was generous enough to loan it to me and I like to finish what I start. This is definitely the kind of book that will float the boat for some while leaving a bad taste for others. I guess I fit somewhere in between all that. ...more
This was a short, delightful read with plenty of humor and steamy encounters. It ends in such a way that doesn't leave you hanging but still wanting mThis was a short, delightful read with plenty of humor and steamy encounters. It ends in such a way that doesn't leave you hanging but still wanting more. ...more
I'm not going to bother rehashing the plot so I'll just jump right in. This is one of those books that you can fall right intoWell, where to begin...
I'm not going to bother rehashing the plot so I'll just jump right in. This is one of those books that you can fall right into the character's lives and feel like it could easily be your own. You empathize with their struggles, and sometimes you can really see it from all sides. I spent much of my time torn between what I thought Lexi SHOULD do and what I would ACTUALLY do in her position. Their relationship was a double edge sword.
On the one hand, you really feel what Lexi feels for Jack. He is sweet and loving, attentive, seductive, charming, suave... the list goes on. The clincher? He can turn it on and shut it off at will. Imagine it like this: The hottest guy you have ever laid eyes on has spent the last several months sweeping you off your feet and everything you have been building up to has come down to this singular moment and you just know, this is it. This is the guy. Then, as he carries you to his bedroom spouting off all kinds of promises that leaves your heart fluttering in your chest, he slams your head into the door frame, drops you on the floor, and then says, well damn, sorry about that. But honestly, what did you expect? Understandably, you might forgive him this one offense (and his attitude), but then he continues to perform this exact same butterfingers routine and you stupidly continue to allow him to carry you to the bedroom expecting different results each and every time? That is exactly how this book reads for...six...long....years.
Now, I love long books. I don't ever want my stories to end. I want to live in them! Okay, not really. I would much rather be a voyeur because, honestly, these people give me a headache, and a heartache, and so many aches that I feel like I just got jumped in a desolate alley after having eaten the most satisfying ice cream cone I have ever had. *Do you see what I did there just now?* This story is nothing short of a roller coaster ride from hell. I got on thinking this thing was the most amazing ride ever, even though I hate roller coasters with a passion. It was lulling me into a false sense of security. I was grinning, enjoying the breeze in my hair, on my face, and then it jumped the track. Magically, it jumped right back on, much to my relief, but then it just kept happening. Needless to say, by the end, I was exhausted, numb from the constant turmoil.
My feelings on these characters? Lexi needs to get a backbone. She is possibly the weakest woman I have ever read in a book. She just never really finds herself and for all the times she does manage to speak up, she backs down a moment later from a simple kiss.
Jack is handsome, charming and a freaking jerk. You want him. You want to hate him. You want to see him happy. You want to punch him in the face and curse the day he was born. I have a hard time believing that his parents' divorce ruined him as a human being to this degree. It seems it's a fundamental flaw.
Chyna is a doll. She is promiscuous, yes, but she is fun loving and in your face. Lexi needs this girl in her life. If only she had the brains to listen!
Ramsey is a nice addition to the bunch and I honestly liked him. I didn't see anything sleazy or slimy in his character, though I did pick up that he may be hiding something. He is definitely the safer bet!
Bekah, well, I will let you make your own assumptions about her.
Overall, this story captured me, so it earned a higher rating for that. It does have some problems with spelling, grammatical errors, missing words and the occasional odd or backward phrase where you know the author means one thing but it got twisted around to mean the opposite. But I was largely able to overlook these things. It's a decent read with a promising future. I see that it has a sequel, but I am on the fence on whether or not I will continue after reading that it is just more of the same behaviors. Granted, I probably will check it out, because I have invested time and emotion into this, so I might as well see it through...Yeah, I probably will. Okay, fine. I'm picking it up right now.
I recommend this book for anyone who likes a solid emotional roller coaster ride :) ...more
I wanted to give this five stars because it really was an intense book that wrenched my emotions, but it needs a little cleaning up (grammar, punctuatI wanted to give this five stars because it really was an intense book that wrenched my emotions, but it needs a little cleaning up (grammar, punctuation, missing words or letters of words, etc.), which pulled it down a bit for me. Overall, this was probably one of the better reads I have checked out so far this year. It's gripping, poignant, and...well, beautiful. I loved the journey I took with Maggie and Clay. I was invested in their turmoil and really rooted for their success when it seemed that they had everything pushing against them. The author didn't try to sell a happily ever after, which I really appreciate, even though it broke my damn heart. But, she gave me hope, which is all I can ask. This was a very honest portrayal of what it is like to go through the ups and downs of mental illness. Many times, I put myself in Maggie's shoes and I just can't say that I would have been able to do much different than she did. Love is a tricky thing and Miss Walters shows us all that sometimes, it just isn't enough.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed The Secret of Ella and Micha. If you remember the ending, should have an idea of the direction this story took and the feelings you were left with. In some ways, I think Find You in the Dark surpassed that, which, to me, is a good thing. ...more