Heat Level: Scorching
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
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Haylee Holloway has experienced more grief than a twenty-two year old should have to endure. When she moves to LA for a fresh start and takes a job as an assistant for an advertising company the last thing she expects is to have to step in last minute during a photo shoot as the model. Her bikini line and weight are suddenly open topics of discussion, and a client’s million dollar campaign is hanging in the balance. To cap it off, the multi-millionaire, gorgeous owner of the company shows up and takes charge.
Josh Singer, the owner of Gamble Advertising is private, intense, and hard to read. His voice is sexy, his eyes are smoldering and when he learns of Haylee’s goal to save money for law school, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse:
To move to New York City and work for him directly as his assistant.
Haylee’s dilemma: how does she travel the world with a hot boss whose voice alone conjures up an erotic fantasy and not completely make a fool of herself? Frustrated with Josh’s mixed signals, Haylee finally puts it all on the line. Blurring both their professional and personal lives can they keep things temporary as planned or will they both realize some things weren’t meant to end?
Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. First book of the “Something Series”
This book is for mature audiences only
I am completely blown away by this book. It is everything that I look for in a romance book. The storyline sucked me in and had me desperate to know what would happen next and how it would all work out. It is when I come across book gems like this one that I am grateful of the blooming Indie community. I cannot believe that this is a debut novel. I am so very lucky that I came across this recommendation by another reviewer that I follow.
Haylee has a plan. After suffering more that anyone ever should ever have to in such a short period of time, she decides that she needs to reclaim her dream. But first, she needs to save the dollars. The result is a job that unexpectedly finds her standing in for a model for a major advertising campaign. It is during this shoot that she meets and is captivated by the deliciously handsome owner of the company – Josh Singer. She is instantly captivated and the attraction that she is like a physical thing.
Josh Singer is a powerful man. When he drops in on a photo shoot for an advertising campaign being developed by his company he is not expecting that one of his staff is going to have to step in for the model. Even more unexpected is the sexual tension that crackles between himself and the female employee, Haylee. It is with this tension riding his emotions that he offers Haylee a promotion to become his personal assistant and moves her across the country.
The whole relationship is wrought with the undertones of their sexual attraction and tension. Can they successfully maintain a working relationship and ignore what is lurking beneath the surface, or will it explode in spectacular fireworks?
There is so much that I loved about this book. But most especially, it was Aubrey’s ability to invest me in the story of Haylee and Josh. I love being drawn into a book through the writing that you don’t realise pages are turning at the rate of knots.
Josh is your typical arrogant, self centred businessman in the beginning of this book. He of course comes with his own set of personal demons and issues that leads him to hold himself back from relationships. Throughout this book he went from a character that absolutely frustrated me with his actions to one that I was hoping would be able to redeem himself. I need to warn you that there will be several times that you absolutely want to throat punch Josh. The way that he acts in some situations is just frustrating, especially when he was selfish in his actions without any real concern of the consequences. Yet there is no mistaking that this man is pure alpha through and through.
What I loved about Haylee in this book is that she was the aggressor in kick starting the exploration of something between the pair. The ways in which she handled some of the situations that she was placed in may not have been the best, but I felt that she at least stayed true to who she was.
The strong supporting characters in this book just topped off the whole experience. There were times where I was so taken by their actions towards the main characters that they almost stole the storyline. I can’t wait to see what happens with them in the future.
The dynamic between Josh & Haylee was utterly explosive. The steamy scenes were off the charts and made me hot under the collar a lot. There is no mistaking that Aubrey has a way with words to bring these scenes to life.
Yet the best part about this book, that through all this there was a very real story for each of these characters where they had to face demons that plague many in real life. I love the way that both characters supported and nutured each other through these issues, mostly without judgement.
I have to say that I am really excited to see what comes next from Aubrey. This debut was outstanding and so well written. I recommend this book to all lovers of hot romances with bossy alphas and plenty of steam.