I LOVED this book! I think I have been slightly overwhelmed with heavy, ‘nitty gritty’ books of late. You know the kind where someone has a broken past and dark secrets and the other is messed up etc. So on immediately starting this book I was laughing within the first few pages and I welcomed the comic relief.
“He was the most self-righteous, pompous prick I’d ever met.” This was our introduction to the female MC Chloe Mills. Damsel in distress she was not! It was long overdue for me to read a book with a sassy chick and Chloe did not disappoint. That girl swore like a trooper. She knew there was no denying her boss was drop dead gorgeous but she also knew he was a complete ass. “My boss, Mr. Bennett Ryan. Beautiful Bastard… tall, gorgeous, and entirely evil.”
Bennett knew by working closely with Chloe for nearly a year that this girl was no pushover. ”The sassy bitch was taunting me.”
The dialogue between Chloe and Bennett was priceless, they both gave as good as they got. “Good morning Miss Mills. You seem to be in an exceptionally cordial mood today. Did somebody die?” But their fighting words soon turned into foreplay. “Say please Miss Mills.” “Please, go fuck yourself.”
The book was told in alternating points of view and this worked well for the story. I loved hearing from Bennett’s point of view as we got to know him more and he was just as witty as Chloe. “It occurred to me that it might not be in my best interest to let her make my coffee. One of these days she was likely to put something in it. Like arsenic.”
Over time it was clear to see their relationship was evolving. It was hard for both of them to admit that what was happening between them was more than just steamy sex. The uncertainty of Chloe’s future at the firm and her reputation was their main obstacle. But it was during this change I fell in love with Bennett just that little bit more and his heartmelting words.
“I don’t want to walk out that door and lose what we found in this room.”
“I don’t either, but I also don’t want your career to swallow mine.”
“I don’t want that either.”
And in the words of my girl B, “Holy fricken’ Swoon”
From the very first chapter things got quite smexy indeed. And boy were their encounters HOTT. Although Mr. Ryan did have a little problem when it came to leaving Chloe’s underwear intact and his desk drawer soon filled up with ripped panties.
The love/hate relationship worked well in this book. It was believable that two people who couldn’t stand each other could at the same time be so physically attracted to the other and have mind numbing action between the sheets, on stairwells, in elevators and up against windows. Did I mention this book was smexy??
This story has been talked about in the same way of Fifty Shades. If bondage and erotica is not your thing then don’t be put off this book. It doesn’t involve ropes or handcuffs. It’s just pure physical attraction between two gorgeous people. It makes a nice change from every guy trying his hand at being a Dom. There may be a scene or two involving spanking but sometimes that just can’t be helped. ;-)
One of the many reasons I was drawn to Chloe was her independence and professional drive. She was working her way to the top with hard work and determination. This being the main reason why she was reluctant to get caught up with Mr. Ryan as she wanted to earn a position within his company on her own merits. I do love a sassy chick.
This was a quick read for me, considering I was so reluctant to put it down. I finally gave in to exhaustion at 4:15 am only to then recommence at 9:30 am to finish the last 30%. It was a fun and light read. There was no angst or heartbreaking secrets but what it did contain was lust, passion, love and care. I fell for both of these characters. Bennett didn’t eclipse Chloe and vice versa, they both stood on their own and I loved them equally.
If we address the pink elephant in the room then yes this story derived from Twilight. I haven’t read the original story ‘The Office’ but if I hadn’t known then I would have never associated this with Twilight fan fiction. This background has made some people reluctant to read this book but I say do it. It stands on it’s own two feet. Read it for what it is. Fun with a little bit of sexy and sass thrown in.
I have been telling anyone who will listen to go and read this book now. And I will say it here again. If you want a funny, light-hearted and sexy read then you won’t regret picking up this one. Go get it NOW!