Tempting the Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon Obtained for Review via NetGalley
Blurb from Goodreads:
Crickitt Day needs a job . . . any job. After her husband walks out on her, she’s determined to re-build her life and establish a new career. When swoon-worthy billionaire Shane August hires her as his assistant, she jumps at the chance to prove herself. Despite her growing attraction to her boss, she vows to keep things strictly professional. No flirting. No kissing. Definitely no falling in love...
Shane August is all business, all the time. He’s a self-made man who’s poured his heart and soul into his company, and he’d never allow himself to get involved with an employee. Then he hires sweet, sexy Crickitt—and he can’t keep his mind or his hands off her. But no matter how much he wants Crickitt, Shane fears that painful secrets from his past will always come between them. With fate working against them, can these two lonely hearts learn that sometimes mixing business with pleasure is the perfect merger?
Something about this book was very off for me and I'm not sure what it was...aside from the fact that I did think Crickitt was a really, really weird name. I think what threw me the most was the beginning. Shane August spots Crickitt across the room at a club, crying, and immediately decides to comfort her? I don't know, I guess I was expecting a much better meet cute. And honestly? It did not get much better from there....Shane was moody, Crickitt was his employee -- the entire on again/off again employer/employee relationship felt stale, lacking passion and just odd.
I really don't like to give less than stellar reviews but I can't be anything less than truthful when it comes to books. It seems like I am having a streak of bad books this week, one right after another. So I'm re-reading an old favorite to get me back in the game. Expect a bunch of reviews this week, albeit nothing gushing.