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3.88  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Advertising executive Lexi Winters had a plan, but leaving her cheating fiancé, her beloved New York, and a successful career weren’t on her agenda. At twenty-seven she faces the harsh reality of starting over again. She returns to her hometown of Chicago and lands a new job, where she meets Jake Hartman, the agency founder’s captivating nephew. Their chemistry is undeniab ...more
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Published July 1st 2014 by CreateSpace
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Jan 25, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Advertising executive Lexi Winters always has played by the rules to get what she wants, but when she meets coworker Jake Hartman, she realizes the thing she wants most is off-limits. As their innocent flirtation escalates into something more, Lexi realizes she is in deep and must play by a new set of rules—if only she knew the game they were playing.

But Lexi was never one for games. She had her life mapped out—until her plans unraveled when she caught
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read

This was such a great read for me. I LOVED the dynamic between Jake and Lexi. They were an enjoyable couple with lots of heat which I absolutely love. I look forward to reading more by this author.
Megan Porter
Nov 07, 2014 rated it liked it
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This was a first reads win for me, thank you to those who facilitated the giveaway. This book was by no means a bad read, but it wasn't great either. It followed the basic "romance" novel equation: girl meets boy, girl falls for boy, flirtation, hesitation, relationship, fall out, resolution, and happy ending. (I hope that doesn't count as a spoiler.) For my negatives, I felt like I could predict events with ease as I was reading this. And it was a bit annoying that during the initial flirtation ...more
Aug 08, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked this book! The main character, Lexi, was a very likeable young woman-she has a great job, great friends, she gives back to the community-someone who you couldn't help but root for to have good things happen to. I found Jake to be flat as a character, but probably because the story was told from Lexi's point of view. I was invested in reading about their relationship and was unsure how it was going to end-but it was a fabulous ending. The book featured what I felt were realistic situation ...more
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Didn't want it to end!

I was hooked from page one! Being in the advertising industry, I know how common inter-office relationships are and I could totally relate to what was going on between Lexi and Jake (although I can't say I ever had anything as steamy as they did :)). I loved every aspect of the book - the writing was top-notch, the character development was stellar and the storyline was extremely well-crafted. I devoured the book, eager to find out what was going to happen between Lexi and
Jeanette Oglesby
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it

This book is a really good love story. I was hooked from the first page and could not put it down until the end. I Loved Lexi and Jake's chemistry. I also loved the mention of Fifty Shades. I thought the book was well written. I'm hoping that there will be another book and more to Lexi and Jake's love story. If you are looking for a good love story, then this is the one. This was my first read by J B Glazer and I look forward to reading more of her work.
beth myrick
Ok read

Ok read

so slow to build this relationship. I believe I skipped altogether half the book. I did not care about every detail of clothing shoes and especially advertising which I think I have now earned a degree in. by the time they finally get together I could not have cared less if she even took the ex back. total case of I want him so bad but I'm scared. I got him but I'm scared. oops little omission/misunderstanding so I run. come on. would like more maybe from male pov cause female....b
Lisa VH
Aug 29, 2014 rated it liked it
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Good summer read. I've been ready a lot of suspense, so this was a good break. Light romantic drama with a little back and forth that keeps you reading. Lexi's character was very likable and you want her and Jake to find their happiness. The book is full of detail and descriptions so it is easy to become immersed in their world.
Aug 31, 2014 rated it liked it
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I concur with what others have written; this was not a bad read per se, but not a great one either. I would recommend this if you want a simple read you can put down after reading a chapter before bed.
I don't think I will read it over again, but it was fine to pass the time.
Nov 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good, fast read, although at times I felt the book dragged out a bit..
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I enjoyed reading the book, bit it was a bit lengthy. The "outfit" descriptions were too specific and added to the length of the story.
mostly 4 stars
Dana Millman
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My kindle went with me everywhere while I read this book!
Leatte Gelfeld
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Couldn't put it down and was so sad when it was over! I am hoping for another book! A must read!!
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! A must read this summer.
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a great book - I didn't want to put it down (I read it in two days)! It is a great book to take on your next vacation.
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J B Glazer developed a love of writing at a young age. She followed that passion to the University of Illinois where she graduated from the College of Communications. She pursued a career in advertising, a field that provided an outlet to express her creativity. In addition to being a marketer, she’s a wife, mom, blogger, chauffeur, referee, short-order cook, maid, chocoholic, shopaholic, and mult ...more

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