When Leland Ambrose started his company he was young and in charge, but when he meets Victoria, he discovers a weakness he hadn't counted on. A weakness so great that his company could pay the price. Will he stand up for the woman he loves, or protect the company he's worked so hard to build....
What made me sign up for an ARC was the cover and synopsis, I mean a little naughty office time? How could I possibly say no? I liked Victoria's character, she was strong, independent, friendly and sweet. Her relationships with Sage, Nick and Carter said a lot about her personality and character, seriously at times I wanted to be her friend. The attraction between Leland and Victoria was instantaneous, you could feel the sexual tension building with every encounter, which honestly had me on the edge of my bed waiting for the BOOM! And Isabella did not disappoint, she built it up rather well and once she had your complete attention, she gave you what you wanted. Complications were minor, thank goodness because I can't stand it when everything just goes from bad to worse, instead Victoria's relationship with Leland was rather sweet and full of witty humor. I loved the dialogue and banter between them, it just felt so good and right. The amount of times I was smiling or saying 'awe' is countless minions. The main concern with their romance, is what happens when Leland leaves because it goes way beyond a casual office fling, and so I was in a constant state of anticipation bracing myself for it all to go wrong, and for immense heart ache to ensue.
Every woman in the office would die for this opportunity, and who better to show my worth to than the boss right? Plus, he is nice to look at.
"You scare me, Leland, I know it's stupid and irrational, but you're everything I want, but you seem just out of reach."
Isabella's writing was very constant, everything unfolded scene by scene and she keeps you tapping your Kindle with zealous anticipation. Nothing goes the way you expect it too, and you find yourself getting lost amongst the characters, the romance and intense passion. There's none of that insta-love mumbo jumbo, she builds it all up gradually keeping you on tenterhooks, the on going debate of will he? Won't he? Will she? Won't she? etc. Isabella constantly has you guessing, and that my friends is the making of a good author.
"Best idea I've ever had, was you."
She fits here. That's all I can think as I watch Victoria standing in my half-full closet. I've watched her, walking through my apartment, trying to gauge her reactions to each room. I think the terrace was her favorite, but I can't be sure. Now, seeing her there among my clothes, I know she belongs here with me..
So my final rating? 3.5 sweet stars. I really did enjoy it, and am eagerly looking forward to the next book. I hope it's Sage and Connor, please Isabella let it be Connor and Sage. I'll love you forever! I know they were background characters, but I was way into their story. This book has fiery attraction, passionate romance, after office hours fun and adorable characters you just want to attack hug! I think the series has a lot of potential, and I'm sure Isabella has a lot of surprises and book goodness coming our way. If you're looking for short but sweet read with minimal drama and scorching love, then look no further and purchase your copy now.