Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18187339-sweet-surrendering
She’s his boss. He doesn’t care. This office isn’t big enough for the two of them…
When Rory Clarke ends up hiring the guy she spent one steamy night with to be her administrative assistant, she’s determined to keep things professional.
Lucas Blaine has other plans for her. He wants Rory, and it’s hard to resist his stunning blue eyes, chin dimple and the way he fills out a suit. Everywhere she looks, there he is, giving her a panty-melting smile and pulling her away for the most amazing (and satisfying) sex she’s ever had in her life.
What starts off as one sexual encounter turns into multiple trysts in and out of the office and the lines she’d tried to draw so carefully are blurring. But the closer they get, the more Rory realizes that there are things about Lucas she doesn’t know, things he’s hiding from her. She’ll have to decide if she can surrender to her feelings or get out while she still can
I really wanted to love this book because it has a great twist on the trope of boss/employee but overall, I only liked it. The trope twist is that the boss is a woman and the employee is a man. But unfortunately, I didn’t feel the emotional connection between Rory and Lucas. The sex was off the charts but I wanted more from them.
Rory was a great female character. I can’t imagine working for your dad and having to work twice as hard to prove to everyone that you are as good as anyone else. Sometimes being a woman sux but Rory never strayed from her work ethic. Problem with all that is she is told that she has to hire a new assistant and has sex with Lucas and then hires him.
Lucas was hot and I love a redhead. What I really liked about him was that being an assistant was a job that wasn’t beneath him. He was good at it and knew it. I also liked the mystery surrounding him, too. I like a little suspense/mystery surrounding a character.
Again, overall I liked the story but I felt like I needed more of the emotional connection between Rory and Lucas. The secondary characters were awesome and I hope that Ms. Cameron has their stories lined up. I want girlfriends like Rory has. 🙂
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)
Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.