I must admit when I read the authors note at the beginning I was a tad shocked to learn I had indeed read the novella version of this as Duncan The Deal by Jade Sinner as Aleatha was half of that pen name. Well Played Aleatha, Well played! Now as much as I didn't enjoy the novella version so much as it I thought it to be a too quick insta read, I really enjoyed this full length version much much better and it didn't have that insta feel anymore.
The main characters Duncan and Kimbra are well thought out and we get to know them a lot better in this version. Kimbra is witty and intelligent and Duncan is extremely hot and sweet all at the same time. I won't rehash the story because the blurb is all you need to know. Kimbra's Grandma, OMG I loved her! She steals the show a couple of times with her witty, crude and downright hilarious antics and comments that would make you blush in an instant. This book is hot and really witty which will leave you laughing out loud for a few hours after reading. The only thing that stopped me notching it up to 5 stars was because I like more drama but that's personal preference so don't let it put you off.
Overall as I said above I much prefer this longer full length version and it truly shows that some authors can change between genres within romance and still satisfy readers with ease. If you like to read something light hearted but hot at the same time then pick this book up and you won't be disappointed. Well Done Mrs Romig I really really enjoyed this.
Reviewed by Claire Lamb
A fun, sexy new stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.
He's sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. And then there's the way his designer suits drape over his broad shoulders and big...well, we've all heard the rumors, the ones that say he's up for any challenge.
But I can't see him that way. He's my boss—technically one of the owners of the company where I work—and definitely not in my league. Men like him don't notice women like me, and they don't date them.
And I don't date men like him.
Until that one time that I catch him in a compromising position when I'm also in need of a last-minute date for a wedding...and then it's not real. It's blackmail.
For one weekend, he's my plus-one.
Beautiful and unobtainable.
From the moment she walked into my office with those stunning blue eyes and crazy sensual curves, she's been on my mind. Three years and never once has she acted interested in me. Usually I flash a million-dollar smile and women fall to their knees, some literally.
Then on the occasion that I agree to let another woman do that—fall to her knees—guess who happens to catch us?
It may not be the most conventional way to get on her radar, but I didn't get this far in business without knowing when to seize an opportunity. If this sexy little firecracker with perfectly kissable lips thinks she can blackmail me into attending her cousin's wedding, I'm going to jump at the chance to be her plus-one.
You love her darker side. Now it's time to meet Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha, as she trades her renowned twists and turns for laughs and love with this sexy new stand-alone romance, PLUS ONE.
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