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4.02  ·  Rating details ·  656 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Clarissa Moone’s a smart, quirky art history grad with an almost unhealthy obsession for vintage clothes. When she lands a job working for the enigmatic Aidan Thornhill, she doesn’t quite know what to expect—but certainly not romance.

Aidan is a self-made billionaire whose early life is shrouded in mystery. Fleeing a scandal, he joined the army and, years later, returned fr
Kindle Edition, 277 pages
Published October 18th 2017 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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Mar 29, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hated giving this series such a low rating but I had a very hard time getting past the general feel of the series. The characters were all great but I really felt that if the author would have placed this in England or somewhere like that, it would have been a much better book. The series is based in LA and all of the characters, including the quirky best friend to Clarissa, all speak so "properly". That's fine as I am sure that there are some that speak that way all of the world but it never ...more
May 12, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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J.R. Tyger
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Clarissa Moone - She majored in Art History in college. She spent time looking for a job, when her credit card is to the max, with a temp/job agency in LA, when they call her to attend an interview to be a personal assistant. They gave her the address in Malibu to a mansion that she fell in love with when she arrived as she did for the artwork when she got inside. Upon getting there, Greta Thornhill came out and told them, Clarissa and the other applicants, that they were to answer one question ...more
Jewel Hart
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this sizzling contemporary romance story, J.J. Sorel, brings readers an emotional, intriguing and unique love story. The story begins with, Clarissa Moone, sitting in an expensive fancy office amidst a handful of, model worthy, beautiful women. She is timidly awaiting for her name to be called for an interview for a new personal assistant job. Not knowing who her new boss is, she has no idea that she is about to embark on a life and love she never expected or could dream of.

The next day, she
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Space Cowgirl
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Crimson🌺 and Clover🍀, a Dream Job and a Dream Lover

Down and out in L.A., Clarissa💃🎨 needed a job. She graduated with an Art🎨 major, and has found only one job interview. It's an interview for the cushy job of a lifetime, though.
She drives to the mansion on the beach in her father's old car. Her clothes are vintage, but she knows her stuff about art, books and decorating. The house is filled with valuable art, books, and antique furniture. Clarissa💋💃🎨 is in art🎨 nerd heaven! She was never told wh
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, owned
I really enjoyed Entrance by J.J. Sorel. As the first book in a trilogy, I thought this book did a great job creating the world the rest of the books will take place in, and the reader meets so many interesting characters; I could definitely see this becoming much more than just a trilogy given all the couples/potential couples introduced in just this novel.

Clarissa meets billionaire Aidan after taking a job as his charity-event-planning PA. Neither knew that their love for art would catapult th
May 08, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is like an X rated Disney movie. Everyone is so perfect and speak only in proper, well groomed English. Almost everything in this book is a cliché. My main issues that ruined this book for me are these:

1) I hate it when the hero is so inhumanly beautiful and hot that, at first glance, ever human female on earth will melt and fall completely in love with him. Really? Give me a brake! That’s the case here. He can’t even talk to a woman without her swooning and lusting over him. Poor guy.
WordsAPlenty audiobookreviewer
A hot contemporary romance, J.J. Sorel introduces her audience to Clarissa Moone and her new hot hot hot boss Aidan.  Aidan has a murky past but Clarissa doesn’t really care, her skin sizzles when he’s nearby and her breath is taken when he touches her.  

Aidan, quiet and conservative finds himself falling for Clarissa at first sight!  Aidan is treading where he has never been before – a beautiful, quiet woman with a smile that removes all darkness.  Her virginal body and engaging intelligence se
Mary Knowles
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bilionaire, arc
I received this book as an ARC from Hidden Gems for an honest review.

To start with, I have never read anything from this author prior to Entrance. Her writing style is completely unique to her and I look forward to more novels from her.

Clary has had her share of pain in life. At the age of 8 she lost her mother to an accident. Fast forward thirteen years, and you get a beautiful young woman who has never been with a man. She is the epitome of innocence. She applies for a dream job and was surpri
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By JJ Sorel
Thornhill Trilogy Book 1
Narrated by Mehgan Andrzejewski, Thomas Hart

What happens when your reputation precedes you? Aiden Thornhill's new assistant is beautiful and smart. She does not impress easily, but there is something about her new boss that catches her eye. Maybe it's the ease of conversation, or his incredible eyes. When the chance arises, the two become an item. But secrets are kept, and as we know, they always come to surface. As Clarissa thinks she is getting to kn
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful Billionaire love story. Aidan Thornhill is a billionaire who likes his privacy, shares his wealth with those who need it most, and is very down to earth. He is in search of a PA to help plan and run the gala's that he has to raise money for the various charities that he runs to help the needy. His Aunt is his closest confidant and works with him in running his charities. 

Clarissa Moone has been contacted by an employment agency to go to an interview for the position. She was just an
Channelling Colee
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I see why they compare this to 50 shades

I honestly can’t see segments of Fifty Shades of Grey in this book.

The character development is good it appears that the author is going to have multiple things going on with each significant character which will help lengthen the story.

There are a couple things in it that drove me a little bonkers but not enough to prevent me from reading any further books.

The author 100% kept me engaged, the flow was smooth (those who know me a smooth book is by far o
Jul 08, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Terrible. Absolutely terrible.

1. Lingo. If an author is writing in a setting of another country from which they live, they need to please learn the lingo! The setting is in LA, yet it’s obvious the author is not from the US.

2. Conversations. Why, oh why, if you are talking to one other person, do you have to constantly say their name? How many times can one say, “Tabs,” “Tabi,” and “Clary” in one conversation? You are only talking to them, so WHY KEEP SAYING THEIR NAME?!?

3. PE? I’m pretty sure
This book reads like a teenager wrote it. The main character gets a job throwing fancy parties and is just handed wealth because she's so nice. Seriously. She got a job cause she was nice and every other woman that applied was just looking for a rich husband or sex with a billionaire (but wait...). It's alarming how much derision and judgment comes out towards all women not the main character. Clarissa is clearly "not like other girls" because ALL other girls, including her bestie, are shitty fo ...more
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A sexy, passionate, detailed, erotic account of the relationship between Aiden and Clarissa. Clarissa an Art History graduate and virgin applies for a job as a PA through an agency. She loves everything about the 1960's and dresses accordingly. She applies for the job and gets it. But she is unaware of who her new employer is. Her best friend and roommate, Tabitha/Tabs, tells her that he is the most eligible billionaire bachelor, Aiden Thornhill. Clarissa has run into Aiden and his dog, Rocket, ...more
Anne Baker
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Life is the Ultimate Gift. This superb book kept me riveted from start to finish. I have never read a JJ Sorel book before but hey she is one heck of a good writer. The story between Clarissa and Aiden flowed perfectly with lots of intrigue, the plot was intriguing and you definitely wanted to know all the way through what was going to happen next. The story was erotic, romantic, and of course you have to have quite a few baddies in the story who are trying to blackmail the dark character of Aid ...more
May 18, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
i'm glad i got this for free since it was so hard for me to finish. it started out promising, however after they became lovers i just wasn't into them as a couple. i like a good alpha male w/issues (especially since he was an ex-vet), but aidan didn't have any profound ones that really made my heart tear. or if he did it wasn't powerful enough for me to feel. instead he fell head over heels over greta. oh and greta ... couldn't stand her. i couldn't take her 60s obsession and she was always acti ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Entrance by J.J. Sorel is the first book in The "Thornhill Trilogy" series. This is the story of Aidan Thornhill and Clarissa Moone.
Clarissa who has maxed out her money needs a job and goes on a interview. There she finds a lot of beautiful ladies and they are told that they have only one question to answer. Later she gets the call that she has the job. Although she doesn't formally meet her boss at first she does meet someone who she thinks is part of the help in that household.
Aidan is a ric
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: modern-erotica
I received an arc of this book from the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Clarissa is an art graduate but unable to find a job she is working temp jobs when she is sent to interview for a personal assistant position. Aidan Thornhill made his millions after military service which left deep scars in his mind. He is unable to resist the draw of his new personal assistant even though he has enough to concern himself with.

This book started out with a lot of promise but I fou
Jun 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ku, romance
Clarissa lands a job as the PA for a billionaire, and it all gets complicated. Aidan has LOTS of baggage in his past, and he seems to think the peel like an onion approach is best. While great for plotting, Aidan keeps letting other people tell Clarissa his secrets. If she wasn't so nauseatingly smitten, she would have smacked him upside the head and demanded the rest of his secrets by now. But other than Aidan's lack of upfront communication, the only real issue I have with this book is that th ...more
CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
There are no words for the sheer genius of the writing of Ms. Sorel. The setting comes alive with culture and history. Each character has their own place in the story and each enhances the other. I read it all in one sitting, unable to put the story down for even one minute. It is a fabulous love story full of intrigue and mystery, but the very foundation is a man who is a hero with all his flaws who wishes he could save the world, including the woman who has stolen his very soul. I challenge a ...more
Bookish Picks
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Entrance is a real rollercoaster of a romance novel with hot lustiness enough for even the most demanding reader. Clarissa and Aidan are well thought out, well-written characters. Between them the plot is carried along beautifully, and with a past that could rise up and ruin everything we have a recipe for a best-seller.

From reading the author’s bio I discovered her previous passion for 19th century fiction the likes of the Brontes, Eliot, and Austen, and I think the flavour of their writing com
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am volunteering to leave a review for an ARC of this book from Hidden Gems. Yes, another Hidden Gem! Wow. The build up of the characters is amazing. Aidan is an extremely burdened soul. Until he meets Clarissa, who helps lift some of the burden. Being a handsome, very rich man, however, has many ladies swooning. Clarissa's naivete causes her to doubt many times, whether she could or should have something with Aidan. Thankfully, she decides, at least, to go back to the cottage. I can't wait to ...more
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Clarissa is an art student and ends up being hired as Aidan's personal assistant. Their paths have crossed before, but always from a safe distance. I l really liked how Aidan saw beneath Clarissa's bookish, slightly disheveled look to the sensual woman hiding inside. Working at his mansion puts them in close quarters and now they're caught in a steamy relationship, but Aidan is not an easy man to get to know. Will they be able to get beyond their issues? This ends in a cliffhanger, but I am intr ...more
Azzie Parks
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A page turner

Well I just found a great new author,Maybe everyone else knows about j.j. sorely but I never read anything by her.I got this email about authors offering some of their books as a bundle,well welcome to my world where I get this
amazing author offering this amazing set of books for a great price.I couldn't believe my luck and boy I didn't go wrong.Aidan and Clarissa has stolen my heart,a love you want to see go all the way but they have some very strong enemies that's working against
Megan Kennedy
Couldn't finish it

I got twenty percent through when I had to throw in the towel. The writing fluctuated from weird wording to just plain beginner bad. So much of the dialogue is repeated that it was noticeable and frustrating. The passing of time was rarely done well. She would be doing one thing and then suddenly it is as if hours have passed, but there was no real mention of it. Silly and frivolous. I'm sure that it checks enough boxes for others to enjoy, but I couldn't waste my time on it an
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
A man with a heart of gold but with so many secrets. A girl who feel in love with her boss with an instant attraction to him before she knew he was somebody.
Great read that will have wanting to get to know all the secrets and reading all the books in one sitting. It ends on a bit of a cliffhanger leading into the next book in the trilogy. I didn't want it to end.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Gerry Hvozdovich
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Voluntary review of an ARC. Really lovely romance. Aiden is so gorgeous and so in love with Clarissa, who is sweet and innocent. Supporting characters are believable. Love scenes are beautifully written and HOT. The story is quite interesting and has enough of an hea to be satisfying but leaving the reader wanting more. I personally can't wait for the next book in the series. Highly recommended.
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