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Behind Closed Doors

(Walls #3)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  1,745 ratings  ·  224 reviews
My name is Roman Cavenaugh and I’m kind of an asshole.
Running a company isn't easy, especially when everyone expects you to fail, so being a jerk? It comes with the territory.
I don't have time to mess around, and I sure as hell didn’t see her coming.
Cara Hamilton—she was supposed to be off limits…a temporary employee brought in during my assistant’s maternity leave.
Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published September 11th 2016 by JL Berg, LLC
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 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
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Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books
➳I'm going to be honest here, at first I thought this story was not going anywhere because of the one scene Roman has with the accounting lady and then that other women named Jo who he sleeps with just for the pleasure, no personal dilemma. Yes, he is a player who slept around before he meets Cara, the female protagonist, but his bachelor ways move forward out of his mind when he meets Cara and he realizes that his emptiness and loneliness which is something that struck me and made my mind chang ...more
Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger
DNF 20% - Not rating
A stupid office romance full of clichés. Oh, and sex... LOTS OF SEX.
Eye roll.

There will be OW.
There will be OM.
There will be random fucking.
By everyone.

Still here?

Don't worry. It's all pretty much G rated anyway. Kinda sad when I was looking for an angst filled novel :(

So my rating has nothing to do with my SG affiliation ;) and everything to do with:

Writing was mediocre at the start.
Writing better towards the middle.
POVs were hard to tell apart.
H was NOT a convincing male POV.
h wasn't TSTL, just young and dumb.
Plot was transparent to non-existent.
Insta-Lust-Love reigne
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Behind Closed Doors by J.L. Berg is a sexy, sizzling emotional romance that reminded me of the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast as Ms. Berg brought forth a story of an arrogant closed off hero, who needed a quirky and lively girl to bring him out of the shadows.


While this book may have the similar elements of office romance and stubborn workaholic boss, J.L. Berg was able to incorporate her own sexy and raw twist to the storylin
Sep 26, 2016 marked it as no-dnf-zzz-avoid
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Sep 13, 2016 rated it did not like it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher***

DNF at 51%

I was not able to connect with the characters. At all. I gave the book until the point where they started to interact as more than boss and temp employee, and unfortunately, this did not get any better for me.
Romance Readers Retreat
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

This is a book, that as far as I'm aware, can be read as a stand alone. However it was whilst reading this book that I got a strong sense that some of the characters in this book feature in JL Berg's, Walls Duet series. I felt like I was missing something for having not read these books.

Roman initially was your stereotypical CEO. Totally unapproachable, that is until Cara comes along. I definitely felt a sense of their chemistry, maybe not as much as I'd have liked, but it was there al
Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOHOO! I am so ecstatic I finally read one of J.L Berg books. I have met author J.L at one of the signing events and I was introduced to this book Behind Closed Doors (she was super nice btw). So I am very happy to finally get my hands on this baby. I understand that this book is part of The Wall Duet series but can be read as a standalone (story of Roman and Cara). The first book Within these Walls is about Roman brother Jude and his leading lady Lailah which I have to go back and read pronto b ...more
Sep 18, 2016 rated it did not like it
"Cute, but dumb."

These are the words that Roman Cavenaugh's father used to describe him.
But i honestly think that they are more suited for our heroine instead of him.
She's in a relationship for eight years now. Happy one, as she describes it in the beginning. Moves from her home town in New York, following her boyfriend.
Everything is fine until she finds a job at Roman's firm as an assistant. She all but changes her life, getting more interested in interacting and knowing her boss, than investi
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
So this goes against my believes a bit, but I liked this one better than the other two. That doesn't say that I give an okay for what happened at the beginning. There wasn't any cheating but still there was flirting and I don't condone any behavior off that kind. Still I really liked this book very much.

I think Cara does have to be thankful to Roman that he did the plan he did, because of that she discovered the real deal with her boyfriend. If it wasn't than it would've been a bit later on prob
Shannon Moore
Aug 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Stars. Review to come.

*ARC was received from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Beneath The Covers Blog
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-reads, arcs, sonal
ROMAN CAVENAUGH!!!!!!!!!! <---- I think this says it all?

Okay so I love love fictional asshole guys and Roman Cavenaugh just might be my favourite.

"Cute, but dumb."

Hearing those words as a kid from his father's mouth changed Roman's life. Now, his entire life has been dedicated to prove that his father wrong. The pressure of managing a company and the constant struggle to make it strive have hardened Roman. But he didn't see her coming and now his whole world has turned upside down.

Cara Hamilt
Jackie (Jackie's Book World)
***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World.:)***

From the cover to the synopsis, I was immediately intrigued with the story and it did not disappoint at all. Right at the beginning of the story we get to meet Roman Cavenaugh, a successful businessman whose CEO status makes everyone afraid of him. He is ruthless and always has high expectations, but that all comes to a stop when he gets a temporary assistant. It's all supposed to be business, but Cara Hamilton is different, and that is exa
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Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Roman’s story nearly broke me right from the beginning. When a child hears what a parent had to say about them, it affects us greatly, even if we say we don't care. Because believe me, WE CARE!!! Well, poor Roman's heart was broken the moment he heard those words, and from then, on his life was nothing more than a great disappointment…

My heart ached for Roman, wishing I could soothe him. His self-confidence had been ruined at a young age, and no matter how much encouragement he got from his bro
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
This book is part of a duet, however I had not read the first story. It isn't necessary to read the first book to enjoy this but there are major spoilers about the people from book one so you may wish to read that first :-)

Carla and Tyler have been together since high school and after 8 years of being in love they are pretty settled with each other. Carla has recently moved to New York to be with Tyler permanently after long-distance dating while they were at different colleges. Moving to New Yo
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotic
From an objective point of view I can definitely see why this book would receive 5 star reviews. But for me specifically, I didn't quite enjoy it. What I absolutely hate about these kinds of books are the ridiculous intimate scenes where the girl always gets the "Big O" under a minute or two. Or where she receives said "Big O" when the guy simply fondles her boobs. Like really? Or when the guy is always so well-endowed.

Let me just talk about this specific book and not all erotic/romance books i
I really enjoyed the Behind these Walls and was very interested in getting Roman’s story. I feel like I never really got to know Roman and I still feel that way after reading this book. I can see that he has always felt inferior to his brother Jude but I don’t think I got to see the core of Roman. Cara was nice too. I just couldn’t really see them as a couple. I see the physical attraction but I didn’t get how they fell for each other. There were a few other things that just rubbed me the wrong ...more
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 stars

Roman Cavenaugh is a tough CEO of his family company. He's known as "The Dickhead of the East" and is feared by his employees. He is considered a grumpy a** that hides behind his closed office doors unless he is coming out to yell at his employees.

Cara Hamilton has just moved to New York City from Nebraska and she just landed a job as Roman's temporary assistant. She's awkward, naive, unsure, and a small town girl. She is honest, sincere, and different. But she's got a live-in boyfriend
Cocktails and Books
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I was so happy when I discovered this book was about Roman Cavanaugh. He was the elusive older brother to Jude Cavanaugh in the Walls Duet and I wanted to know what his story was.

Roman is a self-professed asshole. He knows it and he doesn't hide from it. His assholishness is a front. A way to build a wall around himself to keep everyone out. A way to ensure he can't be hurt. He was hurt by words he overheard his father say when he was young
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
No depth to the story. Very light on details. At times it felt like it was a first draft or outline. A bit of quasi cheating going on as well. DNF 65% in.
There were so many parts of this story I enjoyed. This was a bit of a slow burn but, once these two got together, it was great. They build a sweet relationship in the end.
Apr 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Pretty good! That's all I'll say.... ...more
Sharon Dunn
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
So very much more than I could have imagined!! Hot chemistry with a twist that I didn't see coming!!! Loved it!! ...more
Book lover
Nov 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
I listened to this book in audiobook format.
J.E. Benoit
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict ( A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Stars!

She was quickly becoming an obsession I couldn’t seem to shake, and sooner or later, I’d have to figure out why.
Only problem?
I wasn’t sure I’d like the answer.

Roman is finally here! I loved his character in Within These Walls and was very intrigued to get his story. I wanted to know how he and Jude ended up so different and to see what wa
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-ebooks, 2017
Can we please have Meara and Quinn's stories next. Loved this series! ...more
Lustful Literature
Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it

Beth's Review 3.5 STARS

I first fell in love with JL Berg`s writing after reading With In These Walls. That book was truly an amazing story that I absolutely fell in love with. JL Berg then followed it up with the conclusion to their story with Beyond these Walls. Lailah and Jude`s story was definitely an emotional roller coaster but I loved every minute of it. This is when we first got to meet Roman Cavenaugh in their story. So when I saw that were getting his story in Behind Closed Doors I was
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 -- Hot Boss -- stars

Sometimes you meet a secondary character in a book, no matter how brief it is, and you are hoping for her/his story before the book is over. That definitely happened with Roman. Ever since meeting Roman in Within These Walls, I craved for his story. I didn’t even read the blurb of this book, I just wanted to know and read Roman’s story. I wanted his story because he’s the complete opposite of Jude and I wanted to know why.

Roman was everything I hoped he would be and more.
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Roman Cavenaugh is a bit of a jerk, but we later learn he has his reasons. And your heart will ache for him. He’s been doubted his entire life. Compared to his brother in all things. So this is the way he knows how to survive. Cara Hamilton storms into his life in a way he never sees coming. After following her boyfriend to NY, she lands a job as Roman’s temporary assistant while his is out on maternity leave. She is all the good in the world.
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J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready series, the Walls duet and the Lost & Found series. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you will find her cuddled up, watching a movie with her family, obsessing ove ...more

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