Amber Dolors knows better than to get involved with her boss. Devastatingly handsome in his sharp suits and sexy beyond belief, he possesses an air of command that fuels her darkest fantasies. But she’s worked too hard to get this job, and keeping it will lead to a brilliant future. She won’t cross that line—even if his way of giving orders and demanding her best performance gives her delicious warm shivers.
Alexander Knight prides himself on his integrity and self-discipline. After all, he hasn’t risen to the position he enjoys by indulging his whims over ambition. He also isn’t blind. He’s certainly noticed his sharp, young assistant is hot as hell. His self-imposed sexual hermitage doesn’t stop him from watching her. And endlessly fantasizing.
The day Alec’s cool reserve cracks and Amber catches a glimpse of something simmering beneath his apparent indifference is the day everything between them changes. Alec gives her what she’s been looking for sexually—as masterful in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom. He finds himself in the grip of an affair that tests even his boundaries, while Amber’s new role as willing student pushes them both past any consideration other than mutual longing.
Worldbuilding: I loved the contemporary New York setting 😀
Characters: In order of appearance, Amber was beyond fun, I have a total girl-crush on Kiki, and of course…Alexander Knight…*le sigh*
Amber was lively, enthusiastic, fun, passionate, had a great sense of humor, a lot of guts trying to go after what (and who) she wanted. She was very easy to love and admire, and she was obnoxiously beautiful of course, lol. The kind of gorgeous, smart, freaking lucky girl you love to hate and secretly want to be like…especially if she gets an Alexander Knight on top of everything, lol.
Which brings us to Mr. Knight…and so much sighing on my part. I mean, I have a thing for mature, controlled, Dom-like gentlemen 😀 Throw in English accent, and we’re talking panties-melting inferno, not just hotness. The one thing I didn’t like about the charismatic, hot-as-hell Mr. Knight is the fact I don’t have one of my own 😀
Amber and Alexander had awesomesauce chemistry, their one on one was very hot, power-play but not too extreme in my opinion, I’d say appropriate for the moderate kinkster, lol. But not extreme. More naughty than out-right hardcore, you know what I mean? Of course, that’s a very subjective POV and I read hardcore stuff with ease.
Plot: The May/December romance was intense, lots of emotional and quite a bit of sexual tension. I loved the way the romance evolved and the focus on the pair. Yum.
Writing: Third person, past tense narrative, his and her POV.
Curb Appeal: Hot cover, hooking blurb, auto-buy author name. Definite impulsive buy material.
All in all, this was a smoking hot, super-yum power-play romance (totally appropriate made up genre name, don’t you think? I should start labeling stuff that way), and yet another score for Jeffe Kennedy. If you’re into contemporary power-play romance and May/December romance stories, you should definitely go for this baby.