Faking It with Damian By DJ Hunnam
Publication date: January 23rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
I don’t do relationships… especially not with egotistical jerks like my new boss, Damian Wood. The man is vile, arrogant, condescending… and scorching hot. If he weren’t my boss and a grade-A a*&hole, I would turn on my world-famous charm and seduce the pants right off the man. But giving in to his undeniable allure might just cost me my job. Or worse yet, my heart.
I’m a prick…and Janice Holder’s new boss. Which means I should stay away, but I’ve never claimed to be a nice guy. If I don’t get my twisted fascination under control, it will only be a matter of time before I bend her over my desk and screw her. Hard. The way I’ve imagined no fewer than a thousand times since we met. I’m playing with fire and neither of us can afford to get burned, but landing in hot water might just be worth the risk.
Faking It is a full-length, standalone office romance. It contains steamy scenes with a ton of heat and strong language intended for mature audiences.
First introduced to the genre by her grandmother, DJ Hunnam is an author with a true love for great romance novels. After reading hundreds of them over the last twenty years, she finally decided to put pen to paper and craft her own happily ever afters (HEA). She loves to write about strong heroines who fall in love with even sexier heroes, while tackling real-world problems. Her books are packed with sizzling scenes sure to make you blush.
A scientist by day and author by night, DJ Hunnam straddles the fence between the mundane and the erotic on a daily basis. When she isn’t writing, you might find her curled up with a book, chasing her two wild sons, or pursuing her own HEA with her husband of ten years. She’s a sucker for dark chocolate, a good bottle of Malbec, and a sexy six-pack.
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This is one of those covers that annoy the crap out of me. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with the story. In fact, Damian spent like 99% of the book is a SUIT. It’s just a generic half naked guy plastered on a cover. The composition is off as well. This book was really good it deserves a cover that reflects that.
So this one turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. It wasn’t perfect (more about that in a bit) but overall it was a really enjoyable read.
This seems to be this author’s debut book, and I was very impressed with how well written it was. It was nicely paced. It had some angst. It had some hot sex scenes. It had interesting side characters. Two of them are featured in Drowning in Talon which is also available now. It had no OW/OM drama. It had two (relatively) likable main characters and an OK epilogue. I imagine we will see this couple in upcoming books. I got the feeling Erica and Dante were headed in the direction of a book of their own.
So why not 5-Stars? One, the heroine was a tad annoying. I’m ALL for heroines getting their freak on, but this one seemed to be a bit morally challenged with her habit of sleeping with people’s husbands and boyfriends. The one when she was young I could have overlooked. The second one with her coworkers on again off again (apparently she thought they were OFF) made me judge her lacking in both the moral and brains department.
My other issue was the fact that the heroine was a doppelganger of the hero’s (view spoiler) wife. So much so that EVERY character that knew the wife had to comment on it. It wasn’t a HUGE issue for me, but I could have done without it.
Aside from those couple issues which sound like huge ones but were just small annoyances overall, this one was an excellent way to spend a few hours, and I look forward to reading more from this author. Two thumbs up from yours truly.