Tell Me Something by Aubrey Bondurant
Series: Something Series #1
Also in this series: Bet Me Something, Show Me Something
Published by Self-published on June 29th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I had a good time reading this story. I’d say it was a mixture of That Man series meets the Cross Fire series.
While both main characters were likable and their chemistry together was good, they had quite a few immature attitudes that drove me close to violence a couple of times.
Haylee is saving up for law school. Josh is the CEO of a company with lots of interests, one of which is an advertisement firm where Haylee is employed as a PA. When the model they had contracted for a photo shoot decides she’s too good to show up, Josh happens to be there and asks Haylee to step in instead of the model.
He is very impressed not only with Haylee’s willingness to help out but also with her work ethic and excellent performance. So impressed that he even offers her a job as his own assistant.
They felt an instant attraction to each other, but as they are boss-employee they put a lid on it. Well, that was until Haylee realized that the small apartment she’s been living in is actually Josh’s “guest apartment” right down the hall from his own home in the city.
As you can imagine, in the end they can’t fight their attraction anymore, and settle into a kind of… agreement. Haylee will be leaving in a year for law school, and Josh doesn’t do relationships anymore since he was betrayed by his ex-wife.
As I said, I really liked them both. Unfortunately they had some really heavy issues that they pretty much avoided dealing with, and that made their relationship too unstable. Let me put it this way: I kept hearing this in my head every time they acted out…
In spite of this, the ending was as it should have been, it put a smile on my face and the epilogue was lovely, though I wouldn’t have minded a quick peek into the farther future. I enjoyed Ms. Bondurant writing style and I’ll be waiting for her next book.
Sparkles’ Rating: 3.5 stars.
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