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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  1,232 ratings  ·  254 reviews
There are risks to mixing business with pleasure...


He was a royal prick.
The night we met, he ignored me.
Then Mr. Big Shot CEO grabbed my ass in a business meeting.
My boss just loaned me out to this guy.
Now, we’re working on a major project together.
And our chemistry is dangerous.
If I allow it to ignite, I’ll risk lo
Paperback, 284 pages
Published January 14th 2016 by Julie A. Richman
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Jan 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing

If you are familiar with Julie A. Richman's work, you'd know that her specialty is the following:

1. older (as in 35+ years old) characters
2. male characters you want to exist IRL because they are real, flawed and very much swoon-worthy
3. female characters you want to become BFFs with because they are smart, fun and independent
4. great storytelling

This book is no exception.

It's a great tale of two people who are haunted by the demons of their past. Their attraction to each other is instant. The
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
2 Stars!!


I really, really wanted to enjoy this one, but unfortunately I couldn’t. I love office romances and reading the blurb I truly believed I found a great one. It goes without saying it was not the case. The blurb actually is better than the story, but this is just my humble opinion since it seems everyone loved/liked this one…everyone but me. I hate to be in minority and I’m usually not, but it happens to everyone once in a while I guess.


Yes, I actually think this is one of the classic ca
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2016-books

Slave to Love is one helluva book. Julie Richman has once again proven she can not only write a beautiful love story but make it both sexy and intriguing at the same time. With Hale and Sierra, the sparks fly, the chemistry soars and in the middle of it all is the uncertainty as to whether or not they should mix business with pleasure. Oh but when all common sense goes by the wayside, we are treated to front row seats to the burgeoning romance that will steal your heart.

Told in alternat
Julie Richman
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

There are risks to mixing business with pleasure... Or are there?

Get ready for this hot, sexy and funny standalone about the game of love played out on the corporate battlefield

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3 Stars

Overall Opinion: This book started off with a bang, but sadly didn't keep in that track for me. Unfortunately, I felt like it became boring and uneventful. I liked the overall premise since I love a workplace romance sometimes. While I enjoyed their flirty banter at the beginning of the book -- I missed it in the second half. I get that they had put their working hats on and decided to wait until the job was done to pursue a relationship, but I wanted more! I thought that their big rela
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Jan 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Slave to Love by Julie Richman
4.5 stars!!

“To crashing through walls without decimating all boundaries.”

I love Julie Richman’s voice and Slave to Love was no different. From the start I was enamoured with Sierra Stone and it is unusual for me to click with the heroine first.

Sierra Stone was ballsy, she was a woman in a man’s world and had to work twice as hard to stay there. She had the attitude, integrity and drive to succeed and her work hard mentality had begun to pay dividends. Sh
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ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

What a remarkable book! A strong heroine who doesn't take BS from anyone and an absolutely fantastic hero! This book was so real and the emotions were strong with an appropriate touch of realism.
Sierra is a succesful woman in the corporate world. She works hard and she is extremely intelligent.
When she has to work with Hale, an also succesful business man, her world is turned upside down. The attraction is instant, but the danger greater t
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Oct 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
5 amazing stars for this awesome book!!!! I was lucky enough to get an advance copy and I am so glad I did! This book was amazing.
There's a hot guy in town girls and his name is Hale Lundstrom aka Mr. Big Shot...Hot CEO
Julie has done it again. Each book, I read, I think that she cannot possibly write another one that I will love this much. I love them just as much as the previous ones. Each time she proves me wrong and I could not help but fall in love with both of the characters Hale and Sier
Nancy Metsch
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
BOOM! Totally amazing
There were a lot of surprises in this amazing book. First before I write my review I want to thank Julie for writing it.
Sierra was just a perfect badass. She's tough as nails and has a take no prisoner's persona. But underneath the armor is a very soft and loving woman. She's the type that when she loves you she loves 100% and will protect you with all she has.
Enter Hale, I loved him after awhile. The way he was when he first met Sierra made me want to junk punch him. But
Three Chicks
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

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Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars

Sierra Stone, 33 is a sassy, confident fresh breeze in the corporate world and in the fictional one. She’s not meek or mild and she doesn’t play games. She also doesn’t “shit where she eats.” And that’s probably why the new client, handsome Hale Lundström, 37, is throwing her off. Hale is instantly attracted to her and at times he lets his instincts take the lead.

“‘You are so damn sexy, mermaid. The night I met you, I went home and jerked off in the shower thinking about you. About you
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed this story. Julie Richman has a fabulous talent for bringing social awareness into her stories without feeling like we're being lectured. She pulls in current events and pop culture without it coming across as a teen gossip magazine.
Inevitably there is always one point in a Julie Richman novel that will leave you in tears. Slave To Love was no different.
Richman creates strong characters both male and female. I love that when she creates an alpha male there is an equally charg
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Julie, Julie, Julie. I always know to expect so much awesomeness from your books, but each time you just blow my expectations away!

"One little Maraschino cherry represented so much more."

Slave to Love will make your insides bubble up with giddiness and happiness. You can't help but smile throughout the majority of this book. I found myself laughing out loud many times from the banter between the characters. And I absolutely loved the background on the whole story - quite interesting.

Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
**Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**

This was a fun, romantic, sexy, and angsty read that will have you literally attached to your device until the end.

Sierra and Hale make one scorchingly hot couple.

Loved how Sierra and Hale were so focused on their job and yet they had such a fun and flirty banter with each other.

Ms. Richman did a superb job with this book. The story line was great, it definitely picked my interest from the get-go.

As much as Sierra was this strong character, s
Laura Schmidt
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Julie Richman never disappoints, engaging story ,romantic,corporate world with a twist, leaves you wanting more and a smile, and you become part of the characters,...loved it !
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5+ stars

Sierra Stone is a force to be reckoned with. She's a sexy, tough, unfiltered, and smart sales executive. Hale Lundstrom is CEO of his own successful business and a large new client for the company she works for. And he sees something in her that he likes both for his business and himself.

They are both stubborn tenacious, and not always tactful. They spark immediately and not always in a good way, but eventually are both fighting an attraction they know they should not act on. As they b
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Slave to Love...Sierra and Hale's banter and sizzling connection is there right from their first meeting, and it only continues to grow as their time together increases. Even though their first few encounters did not show Hale in a good light, once Sierra puts him in his place and Hale witnesses other males’ treatment of her, he sees the error of his ways, which Julie A. Richman expresses thoughtfully from Hale’s own perspective, and he works to make things right with Sierra s ...more
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Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sierra Stone is making her mark in a man’s world. She’s one of the most successful business managers in her company and is in the running for a promotion into her boss’s position. She’s loved by her staff for not only her ability to manage, but because she’s more than willing to jump in and help in any situation, and she allows her staff to do their jobs as needed as long as business is conducted with dignity and integrity. Sierra is well aware that there’s no mixing of business and pleasure bec ...more
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh what a book. I am in a true book hangover. This was my first Julie Richman book, and I am now a fan for life. This book was so emotional and I kept flipping those pages as fast as possible. I decided sleep didn't matter in the grand scheme of things if I got to finish this amazing book. Hale will melt your hearts and singe your panties. Woah momma.

Hale has a past that has turned him into the man he is today. He has been through tragedy that changed him and burdened him. He was out to save the
Christy McCurry
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was outstanding. This is my first Julie A. Richman read. I am so excited I was not sure what to expect but she reeled me right in from the very first page. I love it when a story grabs your attention quickly and Slave to Love did that for me. It kept me intrigued and turning the pages and had me in a fit giggling, and wanting to throat punch someone at times.

Hale and Sierra's story is full of twist, and turns, deceit, drama, & hot sex and strong characters.

If you never read one of J
Bhav Mistry
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Julie Richman has done it again with this amazing love story which is full of drama and suspense. Based within the corporate world of business you meet two strong characters Sierra & Hale both successful in there own ways, when business throws them together they must decide on whether to hold back & wait or risk it all by falling to temptation. I enjoyed it so much that as much as I tried I couldn't put it done until I'd gotten to the last page. ...more
Jan 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sierra was a woman on her way to the top. Yes, she’s a bombshell, but she didn’t get to the top by sleeping around or using her body. This lady has brains, charisma and is loved by the people that are working around her. The competition is fierce, but she knows her game and was confident. She has this rules in work and one of them was not to sh*t where she is. It wasn’t a hard rule to follow until this hot CEO comes along.

The first time she met Hale, he ignored her. Then he grabbed her ass. Then
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow, this one really surprised me in the best kind of way. Sierra Stone is a tough as nails business woman who has worked hard to be taken seriously in a male dominated world. Hale Lundstrom is a man's man who not only owns a successful company, but is also ex-military and is used to playing the cold and aloof part. But, something about Sierra throws him for a loop, he makes the wrong move on her and she lets him have it. From that point on he knows she is the one!

I loved that Sierra didn't just
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
We all become slaves to something... and if we are lucky, we choose to be a slave to whatever strikes the passion in us. To some, the work they do every day of their lives sparks that passion that drives them and fulfills the need we all have to excel and do our best.

Sierra is a high achiever. She thrives in her business life and it, in turn, strikes that passion that makes her a willing slave to the "golden handcuffs" that tie her to her job. When you have a high demand job, sometimes you forge
L. Sommers
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
On behalf of Beneath The Covers Blog.

**Pressing my face into her cleavage, "Girls, I hope you're ready to meet me," I address the luscious nipples that have intrigued me since the King Cole Salon. Sierra laughs, "Be careful doing that or you'll poke your eye out."

HAHA, that line made me laugh.

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Slave to Love by Julie Richman. I am a big fan of Ms. Richman's writing style because she breathes "normal" existence into her characters. Her storylines are never fa
Amy Rogers
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I laughed, I cried and I fell in love. This book made me have every emotion from the time I opened the book when I laughed to the way it ended when I cried. It was all tied up in the perfect package with their story being one that I won't forget. I absolutely loved this book and everything about it. I loved Hale and his mystery around him to what made him the way he was. I loved Sierra and her no nonsense attitude. But most of all I loved the two of them together. Their build up and restraint to ...more
Cindy Rockey-Bocz
Jan 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First of all I love when books are set in Austin and incorporate local businesses, watering holes and hangouts. I've heard more than one person ask "Is Central Market a real place?" Visit Austin and find out!!! :)

I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Julie Richman has an amazing gift for bringing current events into her stories.

Inevitably there is always one point in a Julie Richman novel that will leave you in tears and the story of Hale and Sierra is no different. The story is flawlessly exciting,
Kathy Tozzi
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Slave to Love By Julie Richman

I was given an ARC of this book for an honest review.

Slave to Love is the story of Sierra and Hale.
Sierra is an executive with an extremely feisty attitude. Hale is handsome CEO who is used to getting everything he wants, and he wants Sierra.
There is an intense attraction on both sides. Hale wants to mix business with pleasure, Sierra believes in professionalism. The road is bumpy to bring them together, through misunderstandings and painful memories. Both have s
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Five Fantastic Stars! Sierra is a top sales director for the company when she meets Hale. They start working together on a project and the whole time they are trying to deny their attraction. Hale is your typical sexy alpha male and very hard for her to avoid. Will they finally give in to their attraction and will their relationship ruin Sierra's chance to get further in the company? I absolutely love this story and the characters were fantastic. I thought the banter between the two was great! M ...more
Frances Hernandez
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Having read all of the books written by Julie Richman, how could I pass up the opportunity to read the ARC of "Slave to Love"? The book has your heart from page one, you can't help but fall in love with Sierra and Hale. They were made for each other, both strong willed people but also aware that love does not make you weak but together strengthens the heart. Loved the story of love in the corporate world and and Julie takes the reader along for the ride of the romance between Hale and Sierra. Th ...more
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USA Today Bestselling author Julie A. Richman is a native New Yorker living deep in the heart of Texas. A creative writing major in college, reading and writing fiction has always been a passion. Julie began her corporate career in publishing in NYC and writing played a major role throughout her career as she created and wrote marketing, advertising, direct mail and fundraising materials for Fortu ...more

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