Author: Nancy Fraser
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 99 pages
Release Date: December 30, 2013
When a case of mistaken identity puts Cade Tucker in the wrong place at the right time, he can’t believe his luck. Drawn to the beautiful Julia McCormack, he flirts his way into her bed, and they welcome the New Year together.
Though they agreed their time together was no-strings-attached sex only, Julia’s having a hard time letting go of the best sex she ever had. She dives into work at her corporate law firm, hoping to get her mind off the man who rocked her world. But then Julia finds out the senior partner has appointed a new attorney to work with her on her biggest case, and her co-counsel will be Cade Tucker. Her plans to make partner are in serious jeopardy when she and Cade disagree on the best legal strategy for their case, but what will happen when they can no longer fight their desire, and the company’s strict non-fraternization policy threatens both of their jobs?
When I spoke to Ms. Fraser about reading this book she was nervous. She has written historicals for the last couple of years, so this is her first contemporary in a while. Trust me, she has nothing to worry about in the contemporary genre. Her historicals are fantastic and so is Pushing the Limits. There are so many wonderful things about Cade and Julia in this book.
From the opening scene with Julia on the phone, to Cade playing Santa to the complete misunderstanding early on about what Cade does for a living to the ending is brilliant. Ms. Fraser brings a fresh voice to the crowded jungle of contemporary romance. She writes with a fluidity and real connection to her characters. I feel in love with both of them from the beginning. What was interesting to me was once these two hooked up, the emotional connection (whether they wanted it happen or not) was there in spades. Julia wasn’t the typical hard-nosed, no life attorney. She worked hard for what she had and was proud of herself. She just didn’t have a sex life.
Cade on the other hand, had no agenda when he hooked up with Julia. He thought she was the receptionist for the law firm that he was going to work for. While this is a light and breezy contemporary, Cade and Julia have some issues that they differently have to work out. Julia wants the corner office and Cade…he has to figure that out once he meets Julia.
I will say that Cade and Julia are bunnies in the bedroom. Bring a fan but it’s not too graphic. Just LOTS of it. He He! But isn’t that what a hook up means? Staying in bed, having sex a lot and barely eating? While that’s the point of the book, the twist at almost the end almost did me in. Never saw it coming and it was a good one. 😉 Its sets up the conflict perfectly and I was crossing my fingers for everything to work for Cade and Julia.
I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a light, breezy contemporary that brings two people together in the most unusual way. There is no hidden agenda, no angst, no one exes, just two people finding out what is really important in their lives and how to achieve it. Bravo, Ms. Fraser!