Action-packed and thrilling. This series has a lot to offer and the world building is OUTSTANDING. I am looking forward to upcoming volumes because AlAction-packed and thrilling. This series has a lot to offer and the world building is OUTSTANDING. I am looking forward to upcoming volumes because Alexandra Trese and her crew is just getting started. I love it!...more
I'm on a roll for enemies to lovers / office romance and I picked this one because I heard it's quick to read and flSmutathon Book 3 - Author of Color
I'm on a roll for enemies to lovers / office romance and I picked this one because I heard it's quick to read and fluffy.
Two Weeks Notice is about an asshole hotel mogul, Preston Parker. He has a reputation being a ruthless business man who fires a lot of executive assistants. When he discovered a thief in one of his hotel chains, he met Tara Lauren. A broke newly graduate Law student who's caught eating free breakfast pretending to be a hotel guest.
I had a secondhand embarrassment while reading this book. Tara is apologetic about it and after making amends, she accepts his offer to be his Executive Assistant. However, how long will she last and tolerate him?
The story was lighthearted yet full of sexual tension. It took years before these two officially hooked up. I love when the heroine calls out her asshole love interest / boss. She's so spunky! I deducted a star because I was expecting more endearment from the hero. (view spoiler)[He didn't even say I love you. (He only said he cares for her, but it's a different feeling when he says "I love you") (hide spoiler)]...more
I'm in the mood to read an enemies to lovers romance and many thanks to my friend, Mishie, for recommending this bSmutathon Book 2 - Enemies to Lovers
I'm in the mood to read an enemies to lovers romance and many thanks to my friend, Mishie, for recommending this book to me. I'm sold when she mentioned the hero was as cocky as Dean "Ruckus" Cole and you know I love that dude.
Judith Humphry had a rough night when she caught her boyfriend cheating on her. Not only that, she's financially struggling to pay her bills and medical expenses for her ill father. She met a guy at a bar whom she had a one night stand and stole his wallet. It wasn't her intention but she's in dying need of money to survive. Luckily, she landed a new job but she's shook to the core when she sees the guy she slept with and apparently is her boss. She was embarrassed because she found out he's engaged.
Celian Laurent. A wealthy producer/ news director, an asshole extraordinaire and an insanely hot guy. I don't know why I love this man. The guy was an insensitive, coldhearted jerk. No one calls out his bullshit attitude other than Jude / Judith. Even if she stole his money, he's drawn to her. How can you not love Jude? She's driven, intelligent, empathic and compassionate. Don't you worry guys, Celian's character is redeemable. He's somewhat broken and grew up with a dysfunctional family but that's not a legit excuse. He had difficulties in expressing his feelings and Jude brings out the goodness in him.
Celian and Jude are super intense. They buttheads every now and then and the sexual tension, EXPLOSIVE as HECK. So frickin' sexy and I am living for their chemistry. Both protagonists are dynamic and well developed. I love them! The best part of the story was its plot twist. I was engrossed and I didn't pay attention what's coming. I shouldn't be surprised by it but it's brilliant and it makes their romance fruitful.
Dirty Headlines is remarkable enemies to lovers romance. The story was gripping, angsty and full of sexual tension. AHHH! The drama is wonderful and not overwhelming. The characters survived the bumpy road. The ending felt a bit short but I still like this. It's by far one of L.J. Shen's best work yet along with Ruckus and Bane.