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(Cafe #2.5)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  10,786 ratings  ·  1,103 reviews
Fling is a STANDALONE novella - about 80 pages

I have a crush on my boss’ best friend.
At least it’s not my brother’s best friend.
Or my best friend’s brother.
Or… never mind. It’s all pretty cliche.

And worse? My boss’ best friend is his business partner.
Which sort of makes him my boss too.
Okay - it’s not sort of. It’s definite. Gabe Laurent is off limits. Totally off
ebook, 100 pages
Published November 1st 2016
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Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: beta-read

The thing I love about Jana Aston’s books, is that they are always fun, flirty, and sexy. Her sense of humor is fantastic and her stories always make me smile and laugh. Fling will most definitely put a huge grin on your face. Gabe and Sandra, the characters in this book, are secondary characters in Right, but this can be read as a stand-alone.

Gabe Laurent is Sandra’s boss’s best friend and business partner and she is insanely attracted to him. Sandra’s that super efficient, mostly quiet, and s
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**This is a stand-alone but you really ought to read Wrong and Right because they are such fun reads!**

Hahahahaha.*giggle*. That was my first reaction as I started to read Fling. My second reaction was to squeeeeee, well, because I recognized the New-Year party scene from Right. Remember? Where Everly played matchmaker extraordinaire and Fairy God Mother? OMG! So funny!

So, *Yay*. We finally get to see if her match-making tricks worked on Sandra and Gabe. FYI. It worked.
Sandra and Gabe's story
Oct 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jana Aston Fans, Erotic, Romance
4 Survey Says Stars
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Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**** 4,5 stars ****

When I've read only a bit of Gabe and Sandra's story in Right, I immediately wanted more and am so glad that author wrote it. I loved it! It was funny and sexy and sweet office romance. I only wish it was longer because so damn cute but too damn short. I want more! Haha.
Anyway, nice little something to read in between longer books.
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
4 Stars

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You know those feel good books? The ones that make you giddy and put you in an instant happy mood? This was that book for me. It was fun, sexy, and it left me wanting a heck of a lot more.

Being an executive assistant to the CEO of Clemens Corporations, the shy and quiet Sandra has a full work load. But she's also managed to find time to crush on her Boss's best friend and business partner Gabe.

Thinking that it's just a silly crush and he's out of her league, Sandra is about to f

Fling may have been short but Jana Aston managed to pack a lot of things in a small amount of pages. This is a sweet story of an office romance that will have you swooning just as much as it has you fanning yourself from the heat. The characters were both nice to read about and I liked them together.

My three star rating comes from the ending. I was loving it up until that point and then my loved wilted at the last second. I just wish it had been a more original ending even if I sort of like the
This is a short story about Sandra and Gabe, whom you could met in a book two in the Wrong Series. It is not long, but very hot and quickly draws you into the story of these two. A lot of sexual tension, even hotter scenes and lot of fun.

About the plot: Sandra Adams is a executive assistant to the CEO and has "a small" crush on her boss's best friend and co-owner of the company, Gabe Laurent. She watches him from a distance, never would have thought that the man like him would be interested in
"Not just a Fling stars"

This was a great short story...I enjoyed this reading a lot...It was sweet and had me smiling and in a good mood...I liked Sandra and how she was blushing all the time when Gabe made a comment or said something dirty to ruffle her feathers...It was his favorite thing to do...making her blush!!

Gabe was hot and confident and knew it!!!Sandra was so shy but had a dirty side when it came to Gabe and the things he did to her body...with his fingers, tongue and .... ;p

Overall a
Helena Hunting
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Poor Sandra, she was never going to win against Everly. Now I really didn't expect Gabe to be a glasses wearing manwhore. But the right woman can always tame the beast in the pants.

I have zero complaints about this novella, other than the fact that it's a novella, and I kind of love Jana's words, so a full novel would have been cool with me. But I'll take what I can get, even if it's just the tip. Okay, that's a lie, but this was fun and sexy and just FUN.
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
***3.5 Fling Stars***
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What I love about Jana Aston's books is that I always come away from it with a smile on my face. You can count on a feel good romance. Fling is a short, quickie office romance about a rich techie millionaire and an office assistant. If you like this sort of storyline then you'd love this quick read.

Sandra has a huge crush on her bosses best friend, millionaire Gabe Laurent. Gabe is swoonworthy! He makes smart look good. Hell he makes everything look good! But
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*ARC provided by the author for an honest review*

Sooooooo good

I was so delighted that the author was goin to do a novella of Sandra and Gabe the sexual tension between these 2 characters in Right was crazy an I needed to know what went on New Years Eve nite between them Sandra is a very quiet woman an Gabe is a sexy nerdy guy but they have been checking each other out for a while but they both have done nothing about it until Everly turns match maker (again) I just luv her for doin this

1.5 Nope

I don't even know why I tried.
I've read this author before and didn't like her, but I wanted to give her another chance. Definitely not one of my best decisions...

The characters felt like they were written by 10-year-olds (and I work with kids, I know what I'm talking about). They were flat and weird and not in the least bit realistic. Even the story was pretty dull.

Why 1.5 stars, then?
Unfortunately, I've read worse
I liked it.

I'll keep reading this series.

Wrong (Wrong, #1)
Right (Wrong, #2)
Trust (Wrong, #3)
4* yes, Mr. Laurent STARS!!

Oh my oh my oh my... Gabe! Wait... do you still remember Sawyer Camden, the rich stalker businessman from Wrong who is in love with a college student, Everly? Yes, this is a story about his executive assistant, Sandra. As much as I hate her boss', Sandra's story is sooo much better.

Sandra Adams works her ass off and stay professional even she has secret crush with with her boss' best friend-slash-business partner, Gabe Laurent. He's such a wet dream for Sandra and impo
Isabella. R
4 Outta my League Stars ⭐

Fling is a perfect little novella in the 'Wrong' series where we get to revisit this crazy little world that Jana Aston has created. This time around we get a story that proves that misbehaving at work is sorely underrated...

Gabe Laurent never expected that the beautiful shy blonde would fill out an impromptu sex quiz during a work seminar naming him as her fantasy.

Sandra takes professionalism very seriously unless she's dying of boredom as was the case at the seminar.
S.M. West
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc

This was a fast, funny and sexy read. We meet both Sandra and Gabe in Right. Gabe's Sawyer's partner and best friend and Sandra is his executive assistant.

Sandra has a hot crush on Gabe Laurent and has no plans to do anything about it. Until her desires accidentally become known and then Gabe decides to do something about it.

I can always count on Jana for humour, good banter and sexy times. Gabe and Sandra were entertaining and almost a tease because this is a novella. It doesn't go very deep i
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Witty, sparkly, smutty and light, this is a fab short story about how a woman's office crush fantasy comes to life. I'd happily read more of this. The office banter reminds me of that clever, witty dialogue you get in a Christina Lauren book, and I adore Christina Lauren so this was right up my street.

A standalone complete story that's part of a series. I've got the next one on pre-order, looking forward to it, especially as it's a full length book this time. These one hour reads are not enough
J. Grayland
Mar 13, 2017 rated it liked it
This short novella in the series follows the relationship between Sawyer's PA Sandra and his business partner the sexy (But Nerdy looking) Gabe. After a pretend sex survey gets into the wrong hands Gabe learns that Sandra has some very dirty thoughts about him so in true Alpha style Gabe decides to help those thoughts come true with a fling. Great characters, hot sex but this needed to be full length story for these two interesting characters. ...more
Stacey is Sassy
All in a day's work...

I have never started and finished an audio in a day until I experienced Fling. I hit play this morning on the way to work and I finished just after I got home. How cool...I got a slam, bam, thank you máam all in one day. I knew this was going to be short and sweet, so I was surprised to be treated to a funny, sweet and sexy read, that left me very satisfied.

I had the dreaded...blushing, giggling and sniggering on the train AGAIN!! Seriously, it's getting embarrassing. Peopl
Lana Reads
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I close my eyes and consider my options. I could move back to Delaware. Join the Peace Corps.

Oh, this story is absolutely perfect! Sweet, hot and funny. Almost too short, but well, it's a novella.

Because I want to be with Sandra. I fucking like Sandra. And I’m a goddamned idiot for thinking a fling with her would be enough.

I adored the characters and their story. It was nothing new or special, just ol' good office romance. But because I got to know the characters from previous books, it was a de
What a sweet little story! After reading Right I was hoping to get the 411 on Sandra and Gabe. Let me tell you, those two could not be any cuter together.

The fact it reminded me of a grown up version of Sixteen Candles, complete with all of the adult things I always wanted to do with Jake Ryan, hurt absolutely NOTHING!

Mindy Lou's Book Review
Gabe was not at all what I was expecting. In Everly and Sawyers book I got the impression he was the nerdy, smart guy who doesn't know he's good looking. Boy was I wrong. Turns out he knows exactly what those glasses do to women.

Sandra was an awesome heroine. OMG did I love how Sandra brought Gabe to his knees. What's even more funny about this is she's what you would call a good girl. Slightly meek, very professional and tends to avoids drama. She did exactly what I want to see from a heroine w
5 Stars!
I loved Gabe and Sandra in Right so I was very happy that we got their story!

Loved sexy Gabe and the shy blushing Sandra! I also can't leave out Preston and Everly because they crack me the hell up!!

Why are the good ones always so damn short? I wanted more because I thought they were both

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I'm off to start Chloe's book next! I hope it hits my kindle soon:))
3.5 ✨Stars✨
This was a cute, but way too short story. There was so much potential for this couple's story, I feel like they were sold a little short, and Gabe doesn't seem like the kind of guy that is short on anything! I just wish ther was more.
Pam Nelson
Nov 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Fling Stars

If you read Wrong and Right in this series, you want to defiantly read Fling. We are introduced to Sandra and Gabe in Right. Everly kind of notice an attraction between these two and gets the ball a rolling.

It’s a great flirty short story of finding love in the office. And maybe gaining a little self-confidence to after her last relationship Sandra is a little gun shy, but Gabe sure helps that along.
It’s hella Hot and Steamy and fits right in with the rest of the series.

Again wo
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Too short to fully develop the story. In the end, it's just a quick tale of a promiscuous man who falls arse over tits for a blushing naïf (because we just don't get enough of that in romance novels). A longer book might explain more fully why Gabriel falls for Sandra, other than the often-repeated trope of a jaded man-ho being enchanted by a blushing near-virgin. Instead, we get some sex and an HFN. It felt unfinished and rushed. ...more
5 "Maybe she just thinks I'm old" Stars!

Sometimes I have these huge bursts of inspiration when I write a review. Sometimes I think the book speaks for itself and my reviews are heavy on the quotes. This is probably going to be one of those. Jana just slips so many little gems into this novella that I have a hard time saying anything beyond "Awesome!" "fun!" "light-read" "hot sex" "great characters" I know, I have a way with words. So, for this review, check out some of the "awesome" stuff that h
Alex ♈
I wanted to like it more!!!
I love Jana's writing.
But I don't particularly fond of the h with low self-confidence and the narcissistic and pompous H who thinks he is a God's gift to women. h was lusting after the H for a long time, and he slept around. It's not him, but her who bothered me. I just don't get how a woman can see the man with other women and still want him. He was a player, got even some affairs in the office, if I understood it right. No sex scenes with OW in the book, and no cheat
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book should’ve been longer. Adios.
A sweet and funny story about Sandra (you met her if you read the previous books) and Gabe.
Steamy, sweet, funny and extremely quick to read.
Give it a try ;)

Rating: 4 Stars.
Steam: Hot.
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Jana Aston likes cats, big coffee cups and books about billionaires who deflower virgins. She wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she's ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Jana is the author of 4 books, and all of them have appeared on either th ...more

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“So let’s go,” I say, eyes on hers. She nods and stands; I want to hold out my hand to help her, walk her to the car with my hand on her back, but I’m conscious of where we are, surrounded by co-workers. So I turn and walk, leaving her to trail behind me until we reach the elevators. We pass Sawyer and Everly on the way out, Everly beaming smugly while Sawyer shakes his head and mouths, No. Dick. I’m tempted to flip him off but again, mindful of my surroundings, I ignore them both and keep walking” 1 likes
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