BOYFRIEND BOOKMARK RATING: ★★★★★
*****THIS BOOK CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE*****
Being the daughter of a big-city mayor, twenty-one year old Skye Summers has giant shoes to fill in her first real job out of college. With the public spotlight on her family, and her dad’s expectations running high, she jumps at the chance to work side-by-side on an important project with her sexy new boss.
Playboy entrepreneur Landon Steele has built a successful entertainment PR firm and broken more than a few hearts along the way. He’s counting on his enthusiastic new assistant to help him expand his business into LA… until he discovers she’s a pampered rich girl who’s in the public spotlight as much as his famous clients. Still, he agrees to give her a chance, and soon the two are heating up the bedroom as well as the boardroom.
But when Skye’s ex-boyfriend threatens to reveal a dangerous secret from her past, her job, relationship with Landon, and her father’s career are suddenly all on the line. Will she be forced to leave Landon? Or will she pursue her heart, regardless of the cost?
Skye is starting a new life, a new job and this is her chance to shine. She has so much going for her. But she has a couple of things going against her too. The daughter of the Mayor has taught her how to present herself in the public eye and she knows how to act and treat people. One night in a bar trying to recover from her breakup, she finds herself doing the unthinkable. It is so out of character for her to find a guy not only attractive, but to act on that attraction, but she does in a very public way. When their lips part, she knows that what she just did was so wrong and so not like her, and yet, she can’t stop thinking about it. She kissed a guy, a random guy… but now, she just can’t stop thinking about him…
But focus she must. She has a new job starting and she is determined to make the best of it. She hasn’t met her new boss yet, but when she does, she wants to make sure she makes a great first impression. But when the moment finally arrives… uh oh… it seems she already made that first impression on him… in a bar, with her lips…
Landon is excited to branch out on his business and he knows with his new assistant he can do that if she is the right person for the job. But when he meets her, he is no longer sure she is going to be the one to help him branch out. Why? Because he is a very focused and driven man and there is little room in his life for distractions. But Skye is going to be a big distraction.
It seems they both have this little problem that they are going to have to deal with… they are both so attracted to each other it is just panty melting. But they avoid the issue of the attraction because they both have the same issue, you don’t date those you work with or for. It does seem that everything is right on the mark for these two and they seem as though they can get through it. But the little gestures are just becoming too much. She wants and needs with every bit of her body and he just can’t control his mind when she is around. The part that makes it so rough is that these two are so unbelievably perfect for each other.
You want to talk about sexual frustration, these two have it in mass quanitity. They know what they want from each other, but will either one of them be able to give in to their desires?
Then there is Skye’s ex-boyfriend, he’s mean, abusive and Landon wants nothing more than to rip his limbs off one by one and shove them down his throat… but Skye is just his employee, how inappropriate is that? But there’s one other thing… he has something that Skye has no desire to ever have released to the public. It could hurt her father’s run for Senate, it could jepordize her job, it could destroy everything she has worked so hard to get in her life, including Landon.
This book just did not stop with the sexual frustration. I wanted Landon to kiss Skye so bad, I wanted Skye to talk to her father about her ex, I wanted so much from these characters and every time they got close to giving me what I wanted, something changed and shifted and it just kept me clinging to my tablet shouting why?!?!?
This story was so much more than I expected and I loved every minute of it. It was angsty and had it’s share of drama but the sexual tension… whew… you would need a machete to cut that! Well written and surprising. I loved each and every page. I just wanted more and more. I wanted a happily ever after, I wanted truth and honesty, I wanted the characters to have sex!
I loved the characters in this book, Landon is definatley the strong protector hotty hidden in a business suite. Skye is the girl next door with a powerful father and an evil ex. I saw so much potential in these characters and they did not disappoint at all. This is a great book and I am looking forward to reading more of Elisabeth Grace’s work! Well written and a great story. Do not miss this one!
EXCERPT: LANDON’S POV
It was an unseasonably warm day for December in L.A. so the pool deck was busy. I was relaxing on the chaise inside the cabana after giving my drink order to the waiter when I saw Skye making her way across the pool deck. She had on a pair of sunglasses and a floral cover-up with long, billowing sleeves. When she reached the cabana, she smiled wide and dropped her beach bag onto the coffee table in the center.
“The waiter just left. I didn’t order for you because I wasn’t sure what you’d want,” I said.
“I think I’m going to take a dip in the pool. Do you mind ordering me an iced tea when the waiter comes back?”
She slid off her sandals and then proceeded to pull her cover-up off over her head.
I was in trouble.
I was in so much fucking trouble if I thought there was any way I might get through this trip sleeping only a few rooms away from her when she looked like that.
Her swimsuit was a gold one-piece that had a slit all the way down to her belly button and a belt around the waist. I’d been imagining what she’d look like completely naked since I’d first seen her. This swimsuit was giving me a pretty good idea, but apparently my imagination hadn’t been doing her justice.
She smiled at me before heading over to the pool and diving in. It was clear she had no idea the effect seeing her in that tiny bit of fabric had on me. That or she hid it well. Now I’d be trying to hide the wood I’d no doubt be sporting all afternoon.
The waiter returned and I ordered Skye’s drink. A few minutes later, he dropped it off just as Skye was returning to the cabana. He did a double-take as she came up behind him. I couldn’t blame him but it still fueled my competitive nature, seeing another man appreciate her rocking body. Even if she wasn’t mine.
I tipped him a couple of dollars and said, “We’re good for a while. Thanks.” Skye smiled her megawatt, draw-every-man-to-her-within-twenty-feet smile as he passed by her to leave. Fuck me, but I loved that smile. “How was the water?” I asked.
She grabbed a towel off one of the tables and began to dry herself off. “Warmer than I thought it’d be. We got lucky it’s such a nice day out today.”
“The warmers help, too,” I said, motioning to the heater in the roof of the cabana.
“There is that.” She laughed, her entire face lighting up.
She really was breathtaking…and pure…full of light. When I was with her, I forgot about the pressures of growing my business and my strained relationship with my father—everything else just faded into the background and I was just here with her…in the present. And none of the other shit mattered.
When she was done rubbing that damn towel over every inch of her porcelain skin, she came to sit beside me on the couch and grabbed her drink off the table. I watched as she took the straw between her lips. This had to be some form of foreplay torture. First the swimsuit, then rubbing herself down, and now this? As she sucked the liquid down, I began to get hard just thinking about what those lips would look like wrapped around the end of my cock.
I couldn’t watch her a second longer. I pulled the drink away from her mouth and she gave me a quizzical look. “We need to talk.”
I have a soft spot for romance novels with happily ever afters and a HOT spot for alpha males! I currently live outside Toronto, Canada with my hubby, two small children and cat spawned by the devil. Life is busy, but never to busy for a good story and to share my love of reading and writing with others. Things I can tell you that sum me up…I’m a sugar and carb addict, self-professed Gandy Girl, a disaster in the kitchen, a LOVER of all music, I enjoy reality TV and I’m an early riser! When I have a moment to breath you can usually find me typing furiously on the keyboard to get my next story on paper, or curled up reading about someone else’s HEA.
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But staying with mom and her latest boy-toy (is this husband number four or five?) until your life turns around might not be all bad. Especially when you fall – literally – at the feet of a sexy, green-eyed stranger who offers you freedom and a life of luxury on a gold-rimmed platter.
There’s only one little problem – the man of your dreams is none other than Mason Nash, the latest hip-hop star busting up the music charts. Fame and fortune are his calling cards and he’s vying to steal the show on a new reality TV series that will catapult him into mainstream stardom. Hello spotlight.
The man behind the famous persona is perfect for Ellie in every way, but can she overcome the ugly pitfalls that come with Mason’s celebrity status? Or will she be forced to choose between the man she loves and the independent life she longs for? After all, fame and fortune aren’t always what they seem and not all publicity is good publicity…
***Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.***