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Unbuttoning the CEO

(The Suits Undone #1)

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  302 ratings  ·  54 reviews

As the CEO of a large tech company and a semi-reformed bad boy, Ethan Hill is used to calling the shots. But when he's sentenced to work two hundred hours of community service-for reckless driving, of all things-this chief executive needs to keep his real identity under wraps. Which gets increasingly difficult when he can't sto
ebook, 256 pages
Published December 1st 2015 by Forever Yours
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Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
3.5 stars
Even though this is a full length novel (albeit a shorter one clocking in at 256 pages), it really read similar to a novella for me. That's not a bad thing either because it was a quick read that I was able to enjoy in one sitting. Even with a shorter length, it still felt like the story was tied up neatly by the end.

It was a quick, fun, romantic, and hot read. There was nothing beyond what I expected, but it was still enjoyable.

This would definitely be a good choice for someone that's
When I started this book, even though I had my issues with it, I really didn't want to rip it to shreds. Being the author's first release, I wanted to be a little more lenient. I tried to ignore early problems, but I just got more annoyed as they persisted. A third of the way in, I already knew I was going to be giving this book a two, but I still wanted to finish it. However, with the stupid decisions of the characters and the super irritating heroine, I couldn't bring myself to give this more ...more
Nov 27, 2015 rated it liked it
3 just okay contemporary romance stars. The book was really hard to get into and I found that while it had a decent story line, it just didn't make me love it. I read it easy enough but I wasn't wowed or completely sucked in. Having said all of that, the story is quite cute in a way.

Nicholas Ethan Hill has a speeding and ticket problem which leads him to be forced into community service. In order to hide his identity he uses his first rather than the name he is famous with. He doesn't expect to
Nov 06, 2015 rated it liked it
CEO Ethan has a need for speed so after so many speeding tickets he is sentenced to doing 200 hours of community service. He decides to work with a non profit organization that helps seniors and kids use the computer. The only thing he wants to do is keep his identity under wraps until he finishes. The proves hard when he starts to fall for the Gracie who is running this organization.

I liked that this wasn't the typical CEO / billionaire book. I enjoyed the journey that the author took Ethan on
Nov 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I loved Sosa's Acting on Impulse and wanted some breathing room before picking up the next book so I jumped to this series instead. It turns out Unbuttoning the CEO is Sosa's first novel, and it feels like it. Not bad - it won a Golden Heart award after all - but uneven plot and character motivations as well as a lack of communication annoyed me.

I was surprised to find the basic setup is exactly the same as Impulse - a powerful/rich guy who goes by his middle name in business uses his first name
Heather andrews
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Despite everything going on Ethan is a sweet guy, "his nostrils flared. “ I know I didn’t have to. I wanted to.” He lifted his face to the ceiling and ran a hand through the back of his hair. “I just wanted you to know that you meant something to me. I thought you’d like this.” Ethan, he knows how to show his woman a good time:
He pressed his body close to hers as they circled out the door. “Coffee. Lots of coffee. And condoms. Lots of condoms.”
She raised her hand to hail a cab. “Spending the
Rachel Lacey
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fun read! Ethan was a totally swoon-worthy hero, and I absolutely adored Gracie. Their chemistry was hot, and I loved watching them battle their feelings for each other as their no-strings agreement got out of hand :)

I'm not always a fan of the wealthy CEO-type hero, but Ethan won me over right from the start. He was charming and hard-working and just a bit tortured over his troubled past and the fact that he's keeping his real identity under wraps while he completes community se
Rachel Simone
Apr 29, 2019 rated it liked it
There were certain things that felt abrupt or forced in the story (things just to create conflict, etc.). I liked the characters themselves and thought the situation was pretty unique, so it didn't need extra things.
Jun 03, 2020 marked it as reluctant-dnf
Shelves: romance
Putting this on pause / DNF at 16%

Nothing wrong with it but it wasn’t grabbing me - perhaps it’s the premise or that I haven’t read far enough. I definitely want to give this author a try as I really liked the heroine.

There are other library patrons looking for this so I’m going to return and see if I want to pick it back later.
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: osrbc-new-school
Sadly, I can only think of two positive things to say about this book: it has a Latina heroine and it’s not even 170 pages long.
So I guess I can move straight on to all the negative things. It’s hard to decide where to start because the story, the characters and the writing are all poor. But let’s begin with the latter since it affects the first two. The writing is all about explaining and telling and not about showing, which makes it very hard to connect to the characters and their stories. We
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When corporate CEO Ethan Hill turns his need to escape a job he hates into several too many speeding tickets, he is forced to perform 200 hours of community service without falling back on his money or his corporate philanthropy. The technology bigwig signs up at Learn to Net, a nonprofit that provides computers and training in parts of DC where residents need some help finding and affording an onramp to the information superhighway. But to keep his real identity under wraps, he signs up incogni ...more
Jan 20, 2016 rated it really liked it

In Unbuttoning The CEO we follow Ethan Hill and Graciela Ramirez (Who is also know as Gracie ).Due to some reckless driving Ethan find him self doing community service . and Graciela just happens to the director of LTN (Learn to Net) branch he will be doing his community service at and that is really were the story takes off.

Ethan and Gracie were such fun to read about . Both of them are wonderful characters it made me kinda sad when my time with them ended lol . watching there No strings attach
Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
I can't go any higher than this was an okay read, it lacked some oompf and decent characteristics.

The often used missmash of misinterpreting things and the heroine was a tad immature. At some points I wondered at the age of the author and maybe the age divide between myself and the target audience was the issue, but I'm not sure.

I stayed with it to the end and didn't hate it, but felt the time jumps and flitting from one scene to another without any real depth for me to get my teeth into was mor
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Adorable!! This is an easy read that totally surprised me. It's NOT your typical CEO romance where the hero is a douchebag that turns into a romantic stud. Lol! It's a beautiful story about two people finding love and learning to grow because of it.

The premise was cute, the romance steamy, and several times I was surprised at the turns the story took. It was also refreshing to see a diverse set of characters (the heroine is Hispanic), and I can't wait for the next book in the series.
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
this was a light, full of humor, sassy book.
not time for bullshit heroin, a surprisingly cute and kind billionaire who isn't a total jerk and wants to be a normal guy.
sweet and light read
Jennifer Schultheis
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hq
Sep 21, 2020 rated it liked it
I can't fault the book for having expected too much out of it. Still, I'm frustrated and disappointed.

The beginning was ok, later on, though I had to push myself to keep reading because instead of grabbing my attention more, deeper, it was blah. Even the "secret" and possibilities of how it will be revealed, the drama it might cause, wasn't exciting enough.

And I didn't much like Graciella as a person. She didn't 'speak' to me. An independent woman whose father would like her to only a housewife
Francis M. Torres
Feb 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
This is the typical love story of a Millionaire that doesn't want his identity known and a woman he falls in love with a woman who isn't as rich, but very beautiful and an honest job. The fact that Ethan (Nic) had to resort to that? I totally understand, what was even more coincidental, was that her non profit was slowly going under. Gracie makes me feel like she is one of those "don't mess with me" type of woman, and of course shes a Latina, and we all know the stereotype of us Latina being fie ...more
Alexandria Parris
Jun 02, 2020 rated it liked it
I discovered Mia Sosa after reading “The Worst Best Man,” which I thoroughly enjoyed! After that I set out to read all of her works. I liked “Unbuttoning the CEO,” but not as much as I enjoyed “The Worst Best Man.” I’m not sure if it was the narrator or that it was written in third person whereas “TWBM” was written in first person and had a separate narrator for each of the main characters. For me there wasn’t enough character development or romantic buildup between the characters at the beginni ...more
Apr 25, 2020 rated it liked it
I like this author's writing style. This is the second book in the series I have read (out of order, sorry). The only complaint I have that keeps this book from having a 4 star rating is the fact both this and the other one I read end abruptly. Not that I have to have an engagement or even a prologue, it's like the author wants to leave the story open for a continuation series, but instead leaves the reader feeling like the end is missing. I do know in this particular series the characters pop i ...more
Tamas Eszter
Highly entertaining but CHEESY.
Until you don't confuse real life with fiction no problem. Beware ladies. Us readers should know best how easy is to confuse pretend with real and what happens with the heroine when she believes she can handle it. Maybe this part of the stories is true in real life too.
Kimberly Kowalski
Jun 11, 2020 rated it liked it
2.5 Stars

The heroine was immature and supremely annoying. All blame is placed on her love interest when in reality he did very little wrong (less than the heroine in fact...) and he is the one pushed into repeated apologies and guilt while she only relents after a bunch of other people confirm his awesomeness.
Aug 29, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: absurd, audio, fluff, library
I can’t believe how disappointing that was! I enjoyed Worst Best Man so decided to see what else she’d written. I gather this is her first book and am gratified to see her growth as a writer but regardless of the trope-heavy plot, it pained me to watch this supposedly strong, female lead resort to such petty games.
JoRolle  Nola
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
I didn't like Nick/Ethan at all. Graciela actions and how she handled her business affairs felt like a contradiction to me. The ending was typical. Sorry but I had a hard time getting thru it. I'll try another of Mia Sosa's books in the future but this one wasn't all that great to me.
Sandra Foreman
Apr 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: library-books
Cute and also hot. I agree with another reviewer that it did read like a novella since we didn’t really get Ethan’s back story until the end of the book. But the characters did have great chemistry and it was a fun quick read.
Dec 18, 2019 rated it liked it
There's something to be said for the fact that I read this two months ago and haven't felt the urge to download the next in the series.
Mar 13, 2020 rated it liked it
Enjoyable quick read. It lacked a little something, but I enjoyed the storyline.
Apr 08, 2020 rated it liked it
A bit slow...didn’t really feel any chemistry between the H and h
Nov 22, 2020 rated it liked it
This is definitely early Mia Sosa, but I still enjoyed it.
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