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Under His Touch

(Falling Under #2)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  100 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Amber Dolors knows better than to get involved with her boss. Devastatingly handsome in his sharp suits and sexy beyond belief, he possesses an air of command that fuels her darkest fantasies. But she's worked too hard to get this job, and keeping it will lead to a brilliant future. She won't cross that line—even if his way of giving orders and demanding her best performan ...more
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Published January 19th 2015 by Carina Press
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Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
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2.5 Hearts Let me start by saying I am usually a fan of what Kennedy has to write but I just couldn’t enjoy this story. First it took almost half of the story for the characters to really get together. There was so much of the back and forth of “we shouldn’t do this”, “I can’t get you out of my head”, “you are my employee”, blah blah blah that I felt the connection lacked by the time they got together. I also had a hard time with the age difference. Not because it was
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3.5 Stars

In this May to December story, Jeffe Kennedy brings us into the business world where the taboo of boss/assistant relationships thrive. High-powered Alexander Knight, British divorcee, alpha male knows that he is hiding behind his work to escape the hurt caused in his divorce. Amber Dolors, young, fresh, innocent is looking to make her way in the financial world but has deep dark desires that no guy she has dated can or
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recieved an ARC for review

Well, I torn between 3 and 4 stars. I guess it averages out to 3.5 which I have to round up to 4.

Yes this is a second book, but there is no one from the previous book even alluded to. So don't worry if you haven't read it yet.

At about 30% I was like hurry up, enough with the "foreplay" and get to it already. Boy when they was seriously hot. I got to about 70% and said this is either going to be a serial or have a rushed ending. It isn't

Originally posted on Jan 16 2015 at Butterfly-o-Meter Books:

In a Flutter: All-my-kinks come true
Fluttering Thoughts:
Worldbuilding: I loved the contemporary New York setting :D
Characters: In order of appearance, Amber was beyond fun, I have a total girl-crush on Kiki, and of course…Alexander Knight…*le sigh*
Amber was lively, enthusiastic, fun, passionate, had a great sense of humor, a lot of guts trying to go after what (and who) she wanted. She was ve
Maria Rose
This erotic romance is the story of Amber and Alec. Amber is Alec's twenty something assistant, forbidden in more ways than one but that doesn't stop them from engaging in an affair that could have long term consequences for them both professionally and personally. But though the sex scratches an itch they both have, will it be the start of something deeper or the road to ruin?

I really enjoyed this story. Alec is a man with a dominant personality, ready and willing to use that side o
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Amber Dolors has been attracted to her boss for awhile, she never thought it was mutual though. Alexander Knight is not denying his attraction to Amber, but it is against his morals to act on it. Amber though seems to find a way to continue to get under his skin and before he knows it he is acting on his desire for her.

Overall good story, Amber doesn't quite seem to realize the game she is playing when she tries to get under Alex's skin. I thought Alexander was an intriguing characte
Under his Touch by Jeffe Kennedy
Book #2: Falling Under Series
Source: Purchase
My Rating: 4/5 stars
My Review:

Office romances sure can be nasty but in the capable hands of Jeffe Kennedy, an office romance can also be delightfully naughty and fraught with sexual tension.

Amber Dolors is young, ambitious, intelligent, and looking for something in a man she has never been able to find. She works in the financial industry, she is very good at her job, and when given the chance
Kate Crowe
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Super sweet gentleman in the streets, hot dom in the sheets, lol.
Under His Touch by Jeffe Kennedy is an explosive read and the second book in the Falling Under series by the author. Being my very first Jeffe Kennedy novel, I didn’t find any difficulty in immersing myself in the story, thus pretty much safe to say that this can be read as a standalone and that Jeffe writes one helluva story!

Amber Dolors is young, smart and ambitious. The only thing that seems to be lacking in her life are prospective men with whom she can connect on a physical and
Elisabeth Lane
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Under His Touch by Jeffe Kennedy is a May-December boss-subordinate office romance, a setup that is complete catnip for me that nevertheless has epic potential to go really far wrong. I love huge age gaps in my romance (my husband and I are ten years apart) and I love the realism of office romances. But often neither of these storylines work so well. In any office romance, especially a boss-subordinate romance, and even more so with an age difference, there's a fine line to walk between hella ho ...more
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am giving this book 5 stars, and to be honest, i can not remember the last time I gave 5 stars to a book. This book is so perfect, it will be wrong for me to get anything less than perfect 5 stars from me.

This is my first book by this fabulous writer Jeffe Kennedy, and I am completely blown away by her book. Her prose is so polished and sophisticated, it's amazing to gather so much information from a simple short sentence. I am completely in awe. I had went ahead and bought two mor
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: holly
Review can be read at It's About The Book

Amber is young and smart. She’s going places with her job and her life. But she’s really really interested in her boss. And she knows it’s wrong and that it could potentially jeopardize her position, but if he would only give her a hint…

Alec isn’t sure what to do. He’s incredibly interested in his assistant at work, but it would completely damage both of their careers if he asked her out. If he even acted interested. And trying to get her
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
*fanning self* Okay then. When I chose to read this, I remember commenting, “Yum! This sounds like it has the potential for some over the desk goodness.” Alas, I was disappointed they never got to the “over the desk goodness.” They talked about it, and was heading there at the end of the book, but *sigh* fade to black. They did get to some other very hot stuff though. Whew!

I, personally, liked this book. I found Alec sexy and hot! That British stiff upper lip and all. *sigh* He has ethics and t
Molly Smith
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was something new, courtesy of winning a free copy from Ms. Jeffe Kennedy. I wasn't sure I was going to like it, but it completely surprised me. Though this is the second story in the series, I feel as if I missed nothing by not reading the first story. It seems that the series is grouped by the type of romance, not the characters or an overarching plot. So feel free to jump into this series at any point.

The story is a trope that I usually don't care for: the older man who is also the boss
Dagmar Bancroft
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Under His Touch by Jeffe Kennedy

Independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
I had the privilege to get a copy free for an honest review.
I loved the characters in this story older, handsome man Alec Knight and young good looking woman Amber Dolors. Amber knows what she wants and goes after it even though the odds are against her. Alec is her boss and older than her, divorced and broody at times but yet she seems to think that he can give her what she is lo
Jan 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgallery
I had been waiting super patiently to read Under His Touch, the second book in the Falling Under series by Jeffe Kennedy. Having thoroughly loved Going Under I was super excited to get my mitts on a copy.

The story this time is set around Amber (An assistant) and Alec (Her boss) and instantly you can see where the story 'should' be going. I cannot deny you could feel and almost taste the chemistry between these two, but will say I didn't love them as much as I loved Emily and Fox's st
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, blog-reads
Under His Touch by Jeffe Kennedy is the second book in her Falling Under series. It can be read as a standalone.

A romantic tale buried under a hot alpha male, BDSM and role-playing, and a feisty young woman.

Amber is unsatisfied with her life. All her potential dates seem lacking and she craves more. She senses that her wickedly hot and sophisticated boss Alexander Knight has that extra something she needs in her life. There's something about his manner that makes her believe he'd be excellent at giv
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
THIS. WAS. SO. GOOD. I am shocked that I didn't come across this author earlier. Incomprehensibly, some really bad romances have been getting all the hype on this site (I won't name any names!), and somehow even though I regularly trawl through all the 'best of' lists looking for new authors it took me this long to find Jeffe Kennedy. I'm so happy I finally did.

I was more than a little in love with the H -- who was wounded, broody, and so goddamn sexy -- but to me, the heroine was th
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm, erotic-romance
An awesome, totally hot, and intense BDSM romance!

Jeffe delivered yet another delicious read!

This book has so much goodness to offer its readers.

There's steaming hot scenes, emotional scenes, and a very compelling romance.

I liked how it is Amber who is the stronger of the two, even though she's younger and the submissive. She knows herself and what she wants, something that Alec still has to figure out for himself. Their interaction is full of tens
Michie Scott
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
My Review

Rating - 4 Books

I received ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I love the story, it's a May December love affair. I really agree that office romance is not acceptable but we can't stop anyone if they are in love. At first the story is so slow. They are attracted with each other but Alec is still holding on because he is Amber's boss.

The plot was a bit different, the characters are amazing.The book is full of intrigue that reall
Susan Edland
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Underneath it all............

My choice of five stars was easy, it was a page turner. It was a sweet, intense erotic story, even though the ending was left to the imagination.
The references to Faust were perfect, the depth and darkness were perfectly synchronised.I must add the proof reader did a great job too because many many American books I have read have so many mistakes it's unbearable to finish them. Thank god I have a kindle that allows me to look up some of the more complicated words use
Dec 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley-reads
Alec seems like a serious brooding alpha male. Amber is young and smart. Vibrant and light to his dark. Alec has some internal issues and tries to work through them. He has a way about him and he tries to avoid Amber and his feelings for her. This read was good. It has good writing and better written scenes. I enjoyed this book and not knowing this is #2 in a series. Maybe, Kiki is next. Not a bad read at all. Fast read. I would have liked an epilogue.

I received this ARC from the author via Net
Iris (Artemis Library)
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
HOT* but ... Alec just doesn’t have the Dom attitude he thinks he and she thinks he have."

Alec is fun to read about maybe even better then the female character. Amber is a fun, flirty, smart young woman but somehow her character was a little off. Attracted but not acting much - until he finally gives in and then the gloves come off. The sex scenes between them are hot and definitely on the kinky side despite that he is older. I don't know what I have to think about the age difference
Heather andrews
Dec 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Alec sure is a Mr. Bossypants, "it seemed appropriate, given that I couldn't properly savor what you inspired on the occasion of our other meal. Go set the privacy button and come here." He's a romantic guy, "I might be past effing you at the moment, but I'm plenty capable of doling out more punishment. OR using something else on you." Alec it's like in his nature to argue over everything, "you call that make-up sex? That was hardly disciplined domination. Not at all what you asked for from me." ...more
Jenn Cunha
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley
Received an ARC from NetGalley for honest review.

I liked this one. It wasn't clear at first that Alec was so much older than Amber, so I wish they would have clarified that a little more at the beginning. The two of them were completely adorable though, each pushing each other and not backing down. And I loved the way it ended. Each of them were miserable, but willing to get through it until it blew up in their faces. It was real and completely endearing.

A tried and true trope blossoms under Jeffe Kennedy’s deft hand as she slowly builds the heat and passion between a young assistant and her seemingly indifferent boss. When the dam breaks, our lovers cling to one another, hoping to survive the onslaught of emotions that threatens to consume and destroy them both.
Jan 20, 2015 rated it liked it
interesting. I loved the main character, Amber. She's bright, confident and whip smart. Not as sure about Alec, the hero. He was so mopey, spent too much time doubting that Amber really wanted to be in a relationship with him. The ending is supposed to be a HEA, felt a bit forced. Worth reading for the heroine and sex scenes.

Bought from kobo.
Jan 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Recieved an ARC for review.

Sadly this book just did not get my attention. It was a DNF for me.
Apr 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: trashy-romance
Better than the usual boss/underling trope. But, my goodness, that cover is awful!
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