The CEO's Seduction by Diane Alberts
Series: Hamilton Family #1
Published by Entangled Publishing on December 12th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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The last thing Brett Ross wants is to be back in the same old damn small town he grew up in, but his best friend is getting married, so there’s no way he’s skipping yet another visit back home. He knows what he’s getting into, coming back here, but the one thing he didn’t count on was the way Anna Hamilton made him feel the first time he sets eyes on her…and she’s all grown up.
Anna’s always been in love with Brett, even if she’s always been his best friend’s annoying little sister to him. But when he looks at her, she doesn’t see annoyance in his eyes anymore. If anything, she sees a silent calling for her to save him from himself…and she’s just the girl to do it. All she needs is to find a way to escape her pesky, protective older brothers…
And then the game is on.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I really wanted to like this book, I swear I did. Unfortunately, although the whole “best friend’s little sister” is a trope I enjoy, in The CEO’s Seduction it just didn’t work for me.
My main issue was that by 47% mark, Brett and Anna’s back and forth thing, along with Brett’s hot and cold attitude made them become the epitome of that Katie Perry song. By the time they actually got together I really didn’t care anymore.
Brett and Anna’s older brothers (there are four of them) were best friends. By the time little Anna started catching Brett’s attention he was sworn to keep his hands to himself by her brothers, a promise he kept no matter what. With a difficult childhood, Brett became a hard man who was out of touch with his feelings with Anna being the only person to make him feel.
Anna was a sweet, upbeat and charming girl who had been in love with the boy next door since the beginning of time. With both of them in her oldest brother’s wedding party, she sees her chance to finally make Brett notice her.
Brett struggled too much with the blood oath he made to Anna’s brothers, but I understood he didn’t want to mess up with her and fall back into his player persona. Regrettably, it took him so long to finally sort himself out and go after her that I lost my interest in the story. Also, Anna’s brothers, who were supposed to be Brett’s friends, kept acting as if he was the bottom of a slime barrel, mistreating him and outright insulting him every chance they got. This I found not only annoying but also unbelievable, and it really made me not like the whole story much.
The CEO’s Seduction had some really sexy scenes and Brett and Anna were, at times, really sweet together. Unfortunately, the whole indecisiveness and the brother’s attitudes kind of ruined it for me. This is not a bad book in any way, but in the end, it just didn’t work for me.
Rating: 3 Stars
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