Bec's Reviews > Taming the CEO

Taming the CEO by Hayson Manning
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review

really liked it
bookshelves: book-magic-reviews, netgalley

Both Daisy Cater and Alexander 'Zan' Gillard are determined to win a bid on a resort in St. Maarten. However, they're both expected to experience the resort firsthand before bidding. But what's worse, Daisy finds herself paired with her enemy and soon finds her dislike for him turning into her liking Alexander a lot. Yet, when he does something he knows she isn't going to like, will she turn her back on him for good, or will Alexander be able to convince her to forgive him so they can have a shot at happy ever after?

Enemy to lovers trope encompassing stories can be so much fun, especially when a book contains two strong main characters determined to get their way and not compromise unless it's to their benefit, and this story was a piece of ingenious writing that captured my attention from start to finish. However, with this story the bet they make certainly makes things more interesting, as Alexander believes the heroine's sister did something wrong and Daisy is adamant her sister would never do any such thing. Who is right? Will the truth come out.

The dialogue made this story a complete page turner due to the main characters back stories, which extends beyond the two of them and goes back to other generations of their families. Will Alexander and Daisy be able to cease the cycle of discord? Moreover, the dialogue was intense due to the heroine struggling to save her family business unless she wins the bid and what the hero does that makes the heroine feel betrayed. However, there was some really good teasing banter between the hero and heroine that had me amused. Both the main characters are quite stubborn when it comes to deciding on what activities they'll undertake at the resort including being handcuffed together. Even if that one is more pleasurable and eventually turns their strong chemistry into so much more when their relationship turns to physical intimacy and fan-your-face moments.

Both the main characters are engaging and had my complete attention while they battle to discover who will cave to the bet first. Moreover, the heroine is strong and brave by everything she does. I also liked the tight bond she shared with her sisters and how they would do anything for each other and how determined she was to seeing things through to the end no matter how tough things got. While the hero, I loved him. He's determined to win the heroine over and I liked the challenge she provided for the hero, because he's too confident and needs things shaken up. I also liked his way of life and how he feels about the heroine's need for lists. Couldn't she see there are benefits to being impulsive?

Overall, Ms. Manning has penned a delightful read in this book, which kept my eyes glued to every word until I realized I was finished this story quicker than I thought it would take me to be at the end. The way this story ended was wonderful, because of the outcome of who won the bid and how things were made right between this couple, considering the heroine never thought she'd be able to forgive the hero for what he did. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up perfectly, as readers discover how far the hero and heroine have come in their relationship and whether things have turned out for the better between the two families. I would recommend Taming the CEO by Hayson Manning, if you enjoy the enemy to lovers trope or books by authors Nana Malone, Kylie Scott, Dani Wyatt or Susan Ford.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Taming the CEO.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

Started Reading
June 16, 2017 – Shelved
June 16, 2017 – Finished Reading
June 17, 2017 – Shelved as: book-magic-reviews
June 17, 2017 – Shelved as: netgalley

No comments have been added yet.