Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Assets (Balance Sheet, #1)” as Want to Read:
Assets (Balance Sheet, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


(Balance Sheet #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  402 ratings  ·  113 reviews
Bailey Glicks, an accountant, is all too aware of her asset value. She’s pretty but not beautiful, smart but not a genius, and certainly she thinks she is more than enough for her fiancé. All that changes when she catches his cheating ass in a lie. Needing to get away and start anew, she heads to New York to stay with her best friend and start a new job.

Her life becomes c
Kindle Edition, 124 pages
Published March 5th 2013 by Wicked Truth (first published February 28th 2013)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
3.79  · 
Rating details
 ·  402 ratings  ·  113 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Hot Scot Stars :D

I loved the first chapter of this book... Its New Years Eve, the countdown to midnight is going on. Good girl Bailey should be getting married, but she’s not. Her wedding has been called off due to a cheating fiance. So, what is she doing? She is shagging a stranger in the bathroom of a club- and he’s tall, hot, and Scottish!



After this midnight romp, Bailey is embarrassed and bolts. If thats not bad enough, she see’s him the next night when she is on a blind date. Kalen is H
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Quick review:

Cover: Pretty
Rating: NC-7
Steaminess: HOT HOT HOT
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: Yummy
Characters: Well Done
Plot: Girl on a mission to change her life
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Kalen

SUMMARY (50 words or less)
I really enjoyed this one. It wasn’t terribly long and I was able to read in one setting. The first chapter was simply hot. It set the pace for a very enjoyable quick read. A different twist on the female lead and the story. You should pick this on
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
3.5 stars

I am a huge fan of Shannon's YA novels, so I was really excited to read her first adult contemporary novel.

I often times have a hard time rating books that are part of a trilogy, where they are clearly not meant to be stand alone novels. I think it's easy to pick apart the storyline, because, by design so much is left up in the air. This is certainly the case with Assets.

You have one primary love interest, a longtime crush waiting in the wings, and the reintroduction of the first love.
Mar 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Assets (Balance Sheet #1) by Shannon Dermott

First let me say I am a fan of Shannon Dermott and love her Young Adult Paranormal series. So when I was offered to read and review her new adult contempary romance novel I immediately wanted a copy to read. I have to say that Shannon transitioned over to the adult romance genre extremely well, this book is fantastic and I cannot wait to read the next book in this series Liabilities (Balance Sheet #2).

We meet Bailey Glicks who is what she calls hersel
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
January 2, 2014 Re-read:

STILL the absolute best New Years Countdown ever! Super sexy, the only thing that could make it better would be to hear Kalen's Scottish accent. Love me some Highlander accent. But, I will admit, not quite the same lustrous shine as my original reading. 4♥'s would be my 'new' official rating.

Original Review (sadly, I didn't finish the original review):

I ADORED this book. LOVED. EVERY. SECOND. And the BEST New Years countdown, EVER!


Review to come. Well... hope
Melanie Genanatti
Mar 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
holy hotness shannon i didnt know u were capable of writing such an erotic book. i enjoyed this book immensly and cant wsit for the next. i so cannot wait to be properly introduced to turner.
Jennifer (random jendsmit)
What the hell Shannon! You end it like that?!

Review to come ... Really good cant wait to see Liabilities !!!!!

4.5 stars
Jul 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a great read. The H was so possessive and the h was it for him. I was disappointed with the BF. She was the usual slutty, big-mouthed, fun loving, dresses like a slut friend that is the exact opposite of the h and is encouraging the h to cut loose. The h is drunk and has sex with a stranger. When she tells her BF the friend's response was "Was he good?" Are you kidding me? How about are you ok? The BF is rich and the h claims that she doesn't care about wealth but she wears designer sho ...more
4.5 out of 5.

This is Shannon Dermott's first adult contemporary romance and I already can't wait for more! She is one of my all time favorite authors and EVERYTHING she publishes is an automatic read no matter what she writes and she never lets me down! In Assets, the characters are interesting and engaging and the guys are HOT of course! Since this isn't her usual genre of YA, I admit that I'm curious to see just how hot and steamy the next 2 books are going to be. Shannon knows how to bring it
Amazon Freebie 4/29/14
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! Author Shannon Dermott creates a believable and fascinating storyline. The main characters are Kalen and Bailey. Bailey meets Kalen on New Year's Eve at a party and against all of her normal instincts has sex with Kalen in a bathroom. It's the best sex she's ever had but she's appalled by her behavior and runs out of the bathroom and hotel thinking she'll never see Kalen again. She doesn't even know Kalen's name at this point. He's just an anonymous quest. This was ...more
Daisy Sloan

I LOVE a sexy Scottish accent! Kalen Brinner definitely has a sexy Scottish accent! Mmmmmmm……

Bailey Glicks has left her fiancé and run to NYC. She’s starting a new audit with a new team. She’s living with a good friend of hers. She’s starting over.

On New Year’s Eve when she was supposed to be getting married, she’s getting some action at a New Year’s Eve Party, with no-name hot hunky Scottish accent.

Kalen finds Bailey and begins a seduction that is definitely more stalker than anything! But boy
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
You know you are in for a ride when the book opens with two strangers having sex in a nightclub bathroom on New Years Eve.

Dermott is the creator of one of my all time favorite book characters (seriously, I want him to be real so he can marry my daughter and give me lots of grand-babies), so I was not surprised when she, once again, delivered great characters.

Bailey Glicks is somewhat of a hot commodity. She has said stranger wanting to get to know her more. Her new supervisor is laying on the c
Jacqueline's Reads
May 23, 2013 marked it as considering
Considering I'm an accountant and my husband is an auditor, I could love or hate this book. I might love it b/c I can relate or I might hate it bc I can pick up the inaccuracies, also I hate mini-books, BUT I am too interested, so I'm marking it on the top TBR

Bailey Glicks, an accountant, is all too aware of her asset value. She’s pretty but not beautiful, smart but not a genius, and certainly she thinks she is more than enough for her fiancé. All that changes when she catches his cheating ass
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review, blog-uanr, cliffy
Ms Dermott,
BRAVO!!!! This one is truly a winner. It had me squirming in my seat!

One questions, how do I find me a Scottish Billionaire? ;)

WOWZA!!! This one had me all sorts of bothered and in a good way. But this book had more than just amazing sex.

Bailey is just your average girl. Was hurt by a man she trusted and now she is trying to pick up the pieces and move forward with her life. She is currently living with BFF Lizzy and working an audit for a big company. Its not an ideal job but it'll
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Assets by Shannon Dermott is the first book in her serialized mini-series Balance Sheet. This a marvelous story of two people and their undeniable attraction to each other completely in spite of themselves.

Bailey is a reserved and quiet woman who has just had the wildest night of passion with a man she doesn't even know on the night that should have been her wedding day but for her cheating Fiancee.

Kalen is the nameless hottie from the restroom, and he's a Scottish enigma that is enamored with t
Mar 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013, arc-arr
**I was gifted a copy of this book for an honest review**

My rating for Assets would be about 3.5 stars.

I enjoyed reading about Bailey and Kalen but at the same time I did not connect with them as much as I would have liked to. I felt like there was a lot missing, which I'm sure will be addressed in book 2.

Bailey is just getting out of a relationship where she found out her fiancé was cheating on her. In my opinion she was a little confused as to what she wants which is totally understandable. S
Feb 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
Wow what a great start to a book. The book opens with Bailey in the bathroom, just about to have sex with a super hot mysterious stranger. It was supposed to be Bailey's wedding night and instead she is in the bathroom Kalen.

The next day she goes on a blind date, whilst on her date her Kalen is also at the restaurant and he makes it clear he wants more than a one night stand. Their is great chemistry between Bailey and Kalen. There are lots of great hot sex throughout the story. However its not
Yes in some ways this is like most of the alpha male stories I have been reading about but somehow Kalen makes me go weak in the knees.

I like that Bailey is a somewhat kickass type of heroine and not just one that sits around and whine her life away.

simple story of boy meets girl. boy doesn't do commitment but is drawn to girl. girl has some issues but is drawn to boy too. they meet obstacles along the way but always managed to make up with hot steamy sex. there isn't exactly a cliffhanger but
Kristine Arnold
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved that Kalen was such an alpha. He knew what he wanted and ever since a chance encounter on New Year's Eve he wanted Bailey. Bailey on the other hand was still reeling from the one night stand she foolishly thought would cure her broken heart, the victim on her cheating ex-fiancé.
This book is full of twist and turns, great supporting characters and a steamy storyline. I knew something was up half way through and was pleased to be correct. This ends on a cliff hanger and boy what a cliff ha
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Went to bed early to start this book and got up early to finish it. Their is enough intrigue and mystery with Kelan and Bailey that makes you want to keep reading to find out more about them. Hot sex and great characters throughout. It will be great to find out about Turner in the next one. Will definitely be reading Liabilities. Great start to a new series Shannon.
Mya A.
Mar 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Love shannon dermontt so. This book is kinda a frown up version of mercy.
Shannon Dermott
Mar 02, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Carron L Scott
Mar 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good. loved it want to know when next one due.
L.J (Lisa Jane)
Jul 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, arc
*ARR (Advance Reader Review) - copy provided as a gift in exchange for an honest review...

I would like to give this book 4 1/2 stars but GoodReads doesn't allow that :)

The Cover: The cover is ok but as a personal thing I don't like to see their faces. Leaves more to the imagination that way.
The Characters: The characters were good and I like how they didn't build all at once.
The Story Line: The story lime was interesting, different and intriguing.
The Writing Style: It was ok, however th
Mar 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book as an ARR from the author and I have to say I wasn't disappointed. I've never read anything by Shannon Dermott, so I had no preconceived ideas. The book is not a novella but is a fairly short read (i read it in one night) and if I have any criticism it would be that I wish it was a little longer. And although its not a criticism, its left me wanting more and WTF with that ending!!

I'm not going to give away any of the plot because I think the books description explains well e
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thanks Shannon.

Overall, I liked the book, and would give it 3.5 stars out of 5. While it started with a bang, I found the start a little full of cliches. I found Bails comparing Kalen to Zeus a little unrealistic, even after I found out later she was a reader of historical romances - I haven't read many historical romances, but would think that Zeus would be more in the realm of paranormal or fantasy romances, and th
Aug 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reads-2013
**I received an ARC copy for my review**
OMG is is the first book of Shannon and I LOVED IT

Bailey Glicks is an accountant who needed to get away and start fresh after knowing that here fiancée was cheating on her. On New Year’s evening the day that she should be married she has shag with a beautiful stranger in the ladies room where the party is held. After getting mixed feelings she runs away in the hope she never sees this guy again.

After eating brunch on New Year’s Day with her best friend Liz
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

The first part of the novel had already had me panting – WTF.

Bailey Glicks decided to have a party and had her brains f**cked out on her supposed-to-be wedding day after her fiancé cheated on her. What she didn’t expect is for someone who looks like a god would show interest in her.

Kalen Brinner is hot as hell, knows how to push the right buttons, and freakin rich. Now why would he waste time on someone as ordinary as her?

But the sexual chemistry was just t
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Fifty Shades of R...: Reviewers Wanted (CLOSED) for Romance/Erotica Novel 107 150 Aug 29, 2013 11:04AM  
Some Like It Hot!: Reviewers Wanted: Assets (CLOSED) 106 160 Aug 20, 2013 11:17AM  
Making Connections: 1179. ASSETS by Shannon Dermott 43 109 Aug 18, 2013 03:57PM  

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Billionaire's Ultimatum: His Absolute Need (The Billionaire's Ultimatum, #1-9)
  • Alliance (Alliance #1)
  • Eden-South (Eden, #3)
  • Miss February (Calendar Girl Duet, #1)
  • Bonds of Hope (Wicked Play, #4)
  • Raw Burn (Touched By You, #7)
  • Incarnate (Nameless, #1.8)
  • Bound Forever (Bound, #2)
  • Ash to Steele
  • Beneath the Surface (Reluctance, #1)
  • Storm Damages (Storm Damages, #1)
  • Dream a Little Dream
  • Theirs to Play (Billionaire Games, #1)
  • The Art of D/s Trilogy (The Art of D/s, #1-3)
  • Little Conversations (Conversations, #1)
  • Taken by Chance (Club Volare, #5)
  • The Prelude (A Musical Interlude, #1)
  • Secret Pleasure (Secret #2)
See similar books…
Shannon first love was reading, diving into other realities to explore and brave new worlds. To share her writing is the best experience of all. She writes both young adult, new adult and adult fiction. When Shannon isn't writing she loves to shop and watch horror movies that make turning out the lights seem like a stupid idea. You can explore more about her at her website ...more

Other books in the series

Balance Sheet (4 books)
  • Liabilities (Balance Sheet, #2)
  • Equity (Balance Sheet, #3)
  • Profit or Loss (Balance Sheet #4)