Sleeping with Her Enemy by Jenny Holiday
Series: 49th Floor #2
Also in this series: Saving the CEO, The Engagement Game
Published by Entangled Publishing on February 23, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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He'll complicate all her plans...Amy Morrison is supposed to be at her wedding. But when her husband-to-be jilts her at the altar, a distraught Amy runs to the only place she feels safe—her office. Besides, everyone who works on her floor is at her wedding...except him. Dax Harris. Playboy, executive, and Amy's official office enemy.While he and Amy don't see eye-to-eye on the best of days, Dax can't help but feel badly when he sees Amy mid-meltdown. Next thing he knows, he's gotten her good and drunk, and they're making out like two teenagers. And since neither of them want anything serious, why shouldn't they be frenemies-with-benefits? Because there is no possible way they could ever fall for each other...
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I read the previous book of the 49th Floor series by Ms. Holiday and loved it, so it was a no brainer when I found that Sleeping With Her Enemy, the next one, was about to come out.
While I enjoyed the book and read it fairly quickly, I didn’t like it as much as I was expecting to. It might have to do with the main characters not getting together *wink wink* until over the 60% mark, and even then they fight it until the last 5 minutes of the story.
Dax, CEO of one of the companies on the 49th Floor who, after a very bad experience with a relationship in his youth, is now a serial dater/womanizer/manwhore.
Amy, second in command to Jack (the hot anti-commitment H of Saving the CEO) had her whole life plan set and in motion until her fiancé decides to leave her one hour before the wedding starts.
Dax and Amy who used to be enemies come to a weird truce when she fled to her safe haven (the office) and he finds her in the midst of a meltdown (that was totally understandable).
But of course, Dax has secretly lusted after Amy and her red lips from day one (so he nettled her because you know, he is like a 5-year-old who calls the girl he likes names) and Amy decided that after being in a seriously boring committed relationship for.freakin’.ever. what she needs is to learn casual. And who else to teach her how to do that than Mr. Dax “Casual” Harris?
And so the story goes. Their chemistry is seriously hot, they share some very heavy kissing and groping in public places, and when they’re finally together, it was hot. hot. HOT.
I loved Dax’s family, they were all crazy. And when Dax and Amy are together they were very sweet.
So I guess what bothered me about the book, as I mentioned previously, was that they had little if no time together as a couple. Both of them working through their issues I get. But I think that it could have been resolved a little earlier and let them be together and have some issues as a couple… I don’t know, maybe had I had a baby epilogue all would have been forgiven, but given that I waited the whole freaking book for them to BE together I felt a little bit cheated when they say “I love you” on the next to last page and the book ends with them planning to go get it on… the girls don’t call me the Epilogue Nazi for nothing.
So, recapping. I liked the book. I enjoyed reading it. It was fun and a quick read. I dig Jenny Holiday’s writing style and I’ll be waiting for the next book in the 49th Floor series. Just a heads up, though, I WANT BABIES! (and not from side characters!).
Rating: 3 Stars
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