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Tangling with the CEO by Annie Seaton
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Date of Publication: December 9, 2013
Mixing business with pleasure never felt so right.
Blake Buchanan and Anastasia Delaney were roommates in college and could never see eye to eye about anything. The only time their walls came down was during one night of passion before Ana left without a word, never expecting to cross paths with Blake again.
Years later, Blake has made his millions. He comes back to Ana’s small California town to manage a corporate takeover that will close down the home restoration business she’s poured her heart and soul into. The fiery Ana is determined to convince money-minded Blake of her business’s worth, but when a family emergency throws them together, their walls come tumbling down once again…
Problem is, Blake’s business-first position hasn’t changed. And Ana can’t fall for the man who could become her boss—it’s not only her job at stake, but her heart.
I have already mentioned this but Blake and Ana are clearly my favorite characters that I have read all year. The richly layered characters that captured my heart from the very first page. Starting off as college roommates in San Francisco, one night after a heated argument, they gave into passion and its that one night that years later they can’t forget. For Ana, it was giving up her virginity to a man who while her opposite in many ways, was also her equal. For Blake, it was finally breaking free of his rigid ideals and letting his heart rule for once.
As most know, Ms. Seaton could write the phone book and I’d read it and review it on the blog. But what makes Blake and Ana my favorite characters that I’ve read is how Ms. Seaton layered their story. We understand where Blake and Ana started and how they ended up in the situation that they are in now. We feel the feelings that they have for one another not just as old lovers but as friends. Yes, they truly were friends in college; they just didn’t understand that at the time. 🙂 Which brings us to their one night of passion in college. You know it was life changing for both of them at the time and they still think about it to this day. They don’t dwell on it and each one brings their own thoughts and feelings to the table when it is finally discussed.
Again, it’s all about the subtle details that Ms. Seaton brings to her stories. We get to know the secondary characters as intimately as our hero and heroine but they don’t intrude and only enhance the story and move it forward. We have Blake’s sister and her gaggle of kids and the twins that Ana has built a business with and been best friends with forever. That’s another thing about Ana that I really liked. She might not have finished college but she is smart, community orientated and she works with her hands in construction. You don’t see that every day in a book. A heroine with a role reversed.
I really could go on and on about Blake and Ana but you really need to read the book. As with a Bliss book, its sweet but you can feel the sexual tension radiating off of Blake and Ana whenever they are together. Verbal sparing is their foreplay and its delicious to read. The last 1/4 of the book couldn’t have been more perfect for me. It brought together not only Blake and Ana but the book as a whole. Yes, in some ways its all tied into one neat little bow but I feel as if there is another story brewing between one of the twins and Blake’s friend. We will just have to wait and see.
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Annie Seaton lives on the edge of the South Pacific Ocean on the east coast of Australia and she is fulfilling her lifelong dream of writing, and has been delighted to discover that readers love reading her stories as much as she loves writing them.
Annie lives with her own hero of many years. Their two children are now grown up and married, and two beautiful grandchildren have arrived. Now they share their home with “Bob” the dog and two white cats.
Her debut full length novel, Holiday Affair, a contemporary romance set in the South Pacific was released as part of Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence line in March 2012 and was an Amazon, and Barnes and Noble bestseller. Since then Italian Affair, Outback Affair, Dangerous Desire and Tangling with the CEO have been published by Entangled in 2013. Annie has more books lined up for 2014.
When she is not writing she can be found in her garden or walking on the beach… or most likely on her deck overlooking the ocean, a chilled glass of wine in hand as the sun sets.
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Also on sale December 9, 2013!
Annie Seaton’s Affair Bundle also is on sale December 9 and includes all three Affair titles, Holiday Affair, Italian Affair and Outback Affair for just $5.69.