Darian King has never met a challenge he couldn’t handle. Running a billion-dollar corporation? Piece of cake. Hostile takeovers? A walk in the park. But when his little sister begs him to plan her wedding, Darian finds himself less than prepared for the task. Luckily, he knows just who to ask for help.
Allison Reed wants nothing more than to leave King Enterprises behind. Being the personal assistant to a man like Darian is a 24/7 job. Asking her to help plan a wedding is simply the icing on the stress-filled cake but to leave she needs a glowing reference and will do anything to get it. Even plan a wedding with the man of her dreams.
Stepping outside the office has unexpected consequences. Darian doesn’t believe in relationships, yet he’s starting to see Allison in a whole new light. But he doesn’t know her secret, and she fears that by the time the vows are exchanged, she won’t just be leaving her job behind but her heart as well.
3 stars — I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.
I enjoy this line from this publisher, b/c they remind me of the Harlequins I used to read a lot of. It’s enjoyable to just kick back with something fairly light, a little unbelievable, but something with very few surprises in terms of plot. I know that sounds like it could be a negative, but sometimes I just want to get what I’m expecting. And this book fit that mold for me. Strangely enough I kept expecting something crazier to happen, but this one was fairly mild. No strange machinations from outside characters, just the issues that the main characters bring to their relationship — not being honest, misunderstandings, fear of commitment….you know, that kind of shiznit. Pretty standard.
So this one started out pretty solid, I was enjoying the dynamic between the hero and heroine. I really enjoyed the way the chemistry started building between them as their relationship started to shift. And then we got to the first sexy times, and I don’t know if it was me, but the bantering didn’t feel genuine to who I thought the characters were. I mean, I enjoy playful banter, but Ali just seemed extra saucy and confident all of a sudden and it threw me.
And then, I don’t know, I just lost a bit of interest. I found that I kept rereading sentences and…yeah. I just lost my verve for the story.
But then it ended pretty strong. I got the butterflies at the end.
So….good, but didn’t blow me away. *shrugs*