Tara, the heroine
She’s sassy, she’s smart, she’s well-educated, and she’s great at her job. (Lots of competence porn in this one) Tara is a heroine readers can relate to.
Preston, the hero
Preston is an ass. There’s no other way to describe it. I wouldn’t want to work for him for all the money in the world. But while he was total crap at telling Tara how he felt, he demonstrated his feelings in tons of little ways that I won’t give away in this review. You’ll have to read the book to see it, but trust me, Preston is in love with Tara WAY before she falls for him, and there are few things I love more in romance than when a strong, alpha, a-hole hero is a smitten kitten.
The chemistry between Tara and Preston is palpable, even though the romance itself is a really slow burn. (I ADORE a good slow burn romance) Those of you who enjoy super hot romantic tension in your reads won’t be disappointed with this one.
If I was going to be critical, I guess I’d have to point out that I thought the way Preston handled Tara’s employment contract was most likely illegal and wouldn’t stand up in court. I don’t know this for a fact because I’m not a lawyer (nor have I even watched any legal shows since Ally McBeal went off the air), but it tripped my bullshit meter a bit.
And I guess if I’d had my way, I would’ve wanted to know more about the falling out between Preston and his brother. Some additional background would have been nice.
But minor nitpicks notwithstanding, I really enjoyed this one. The banter between Tara and Preston was EVERYTHING. It’s a highly 1-clickable read.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
Other reading suggestions
Check out the Whitney G backlist. She’s pretty awesome.