Hot and steamy office romance!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 😁🙃😊🤩
The Hero: Adrian Bradford – a ruthless CEO who buys up companies in trouble to either streamlines them to see if they can start making a worthy profit or breaking them up and selling them off for parts. He sees himself as the owner of everything within his domain after researching and buying a new company including the employees.
The heroine: Suzette Parks – a department head at the latest company that Adrian Bradford purchased. Suzette has spent the last ten years building up her department into one that operates at peak efficiency and refuses to let the new CEO come in and tear it down.
The Story: When Adrian meets with upper management to tell them that he has bought the company and will be implementing changes including a reduction of the workforce, Suzette immediately lets her feelings about that be known and in turn catches the attention of Adrian.
The chemistry between Adrian and Suzette is off the charts from the beginning. They begin an after hours relationship right off the bat, though I think Suzettes change from being angry and afraid for her career to being in lust and then in bed (so to speak) with Adrian happened way to fast to be believable.
The relationship between Suzette and Adrian is one of dominance and submissiveness and though I am all for consenting adults choosing to be in a bdsm relationship, it seems a bit wrong to enter into one with your boss (or bosses boss). Though you can probably say that about any office romance between a boss and subordinate, and I usually love that romance trope. I am not sure why this one got me a bit more riled up, maybe it was how much of Suzette’s future was in Adrian’s hands.
Though I must say the after hours scenes between these two characters were super steamy. There were also secrets between the two of them that could ruin everything. The book was told in dual points of view and was narrated in dual narration by C.J. Mission and Callie Dalton. These two narrators were new to me and I really enjoyed their voices. I liked the fact that Callie Dalton has a soft but firm voice which worked perfectly for Suzette.
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