Genre: Multicultural Erotic Contemporary
The advertising business can be brutal...
But Lydia was the perfect woman to tackle any challenge thrown her way. Having overcome a painful past, she's determined to make a life for herself on her own terms. Her plan to stay focused on her career and lead a life without the taint of love hits a snag in the form of her equally dete...more
He owns his own advertising company and is deeply in lust with one of his employees, Lydia. So much so that he arranges it so that he an ...more
Lydia has started working for a new advertising company and pretty much keeps to herself by keeping everyone at a distance, especially her boss, Ryder. Lydia feels an attraction for Ryder that she down plays as well as ignores him any chance she gets. Ryder feels fed up and frustrated. Since Lydia's arrival to his company, Ryder looks forward to seeing her each morning and tries everything for her to notice him. Nothing is working, so for Ryder desperate times ca ...more
This is Lydia and Ryder’s story.
This is a great story and excellent, engrossing read. However, I routed for Ryder in this story, he does everything under the sun to win this woman and just when they are both on the same page, she lets her insecurity, doubt, lack of trust stifle the relationship. She over hears and a conversation with Ryder and his parents and instead of eavesdropping on the whole conversation she only hears a p ...more
Don't get me wrong, i enjoyed this book a lot.
From the hero saying "MINE MINE MINE" all the time and the oh-la-la scenes... that got me all hot and bothered. LOL
But the story is nothing new.
It felt that I have read something like this just months ago.
This is my first Shara Azod read, but I have read Eve Vaughn before with mixed results. This one started out ok, got interesting and fun in toward the middle and then fell of of the book cliff with a quarter of the book left. Ryder and Lydia made a pretty balanced couple and they had chemistry. Their love never felt that deep (a lot of the "falling in love" moments were referred to instead of being written), but it wasn't instant. I have to go pro/con for the rest.
Pros: Ryder was the ki ...more
The beginning was very interesting, the middle was hot and the sex was crazy good, although a bit mushy at times. At around 60% it kinda started to put me to sleep and didn't really pick back up again until about 80%. So other than that really slow, not much of anything, but inner dialogue hoopla it was a good story and touched base on such a taboo subject very well.
This just didn't work for me.
The hero was not sexy but borderline psycho and narcissistic (heavy on the sexual harassment). His description of the heroine (onyx complexion, big booty that begs to be fondled, lips so large, huge ta tas) just made me feel some kind of way (and not positive). I think this was the first IR book in which I was squeamish throughout the book.
By the way, the racist parents, um okay, sure.