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Standing at the receptionist’s desk, I waited to hear the verdict. Would Wade see me or not? When I heard his answer, I breathed a sigh of relief. I didn’t want my stupidity to ruin my shop’s chances at success.
The receptionist smiled up at me. “You can go back now, Ms. Carmichael. His office is the last one on the right.”
“Thank you,” I replied with a smile of my own.
Pulse pounding in my ears, I walked down the hall to Wade’s office. I had a folder of my designs tucked under my arm. Hopefully, it’d be enough to persuade him. Taking a deep breath, I knocked on his door.
“Come in,” he called out, his voice making me shiver.
I hated how this man made me feel like that. It’d been over a week and I could still feel the way he touched every square inch of my body. I wasn’t a needy woman, but he made me want more. This is business, nothing more.
Head held high, I opened the door. Wade was at his desk, leaning back in his chair, all cool and confident, dressed in his expensive suit with his brown hair perfectly coifed. Definitely not a bundle of nerves, like I was. “Mr. Chandler, it’s good to see you again.”
His brows lifted. “Likewise. Although I’d probably believe it more if you hadn’t run out on me the last time.”
And there it was.
Biting my lip, I shut the door. I couldn’t tell if he was angry, or didn’t care. “Thought I’d save you the trouble,” I confessed. “We both had a little too much to drink that night. And let’s face it, it was either going to be me or you. And I prefer not to be the one left behind.”
“Neither do I,” he said in all seriousness. “So, what brings you here?”
MEET THE AUTHOR
She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.
Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.
I do not like this cover AT ALL. The dude on the cover is not even remotely close to how I pictured Wade. That said, that is a personal opinion. The cover itself is an excellent representation of the story. It has fairly good composition and interesting typography.
I enjoyed this one but I didn’t love it as much as I did the first book of this series.
First the positives…it was well written. Had some good twists and turns. In fact, one of the twists came as a complete surprise to me. So kudos to the author for that! It had some interesting secondary characters. I cannot wait until Ian’s book. The main characters were fairly likable as individuals. The sex scenes were hot.
On to what didn’t work for me. One, I struggled to feel a connection between Wade and Brina for the first half of the book. They were boring together (IMO) Things improved when the twist was revealed but they never came close to having the same chemistry as the couple from book one.
There was also some weird OW scene in this one where a woman Wade hooked up with occasion rubs herself on him and grabs his dick getting him hard. He makes plans to meet her later to have sex. This is AFTER he slept with the heroine. Now my issue was that we NEVER see this woman again.
No indication is given whether he meet up with her or not. (This is what happens when my mind wanders. I went back and re-read the scene, and he does cancel his “sex” appointment with the OW. So that mystery is solved. I still struggle to see the point of ever having that scene in the book? It didn’t add a damn thing to the plot, and it was all I could think about for the whole damn book!
Lastly, this one dragged for me at times. I felt my mind drifting to other things, and I just couldn’t stay invested in the story. All in all this one turned out being a mixed bag for me. I enjoyed it enough that I will go on to read the others in the series but book one is the better of the two IMO.