These ‘about me’ sections, or even sections that inform you about blogs, have never been my forte. Much to my chagrin, I was never taught the unwritten rules of what you are supposed to say. The links at the side of the blog – Twitter and Goodreads, for example – are liable to tell you more than I could ever say in words.
Mostly, this will be a book blog. I read a lot, and I love to share my views on my most recent reads. I try to read a little bit of everything, but if you look closely you’ll notice I will occasionally become obsessed with one specific genre for a short period of time. Old books, new books, yet to be released books – I read them all. If you’re an author looking for advance readers or just wish for more reviews of a book you’ve already released, please feel free to contact me. There is a contact form at the side of my blog – if you scroll down below the Twitter and Goodreads sidebar you will find it – so drop me a message and I’ll be sure to get back to you in double time. After all, finding new authors is what makes the book world go around.
Thanks for taking your time to read this. With a little bit of luck, you will find my blog much more interesting than this mundane introductory section.
Monday, 1 May 2017
Review: Boss Unyielding
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Boss Unyielding is one of those quick addictive reads that you’ll want to – and probably will – complete in one sitting. It’s short and to the point, delivering the kind of story that keeps you hooked throughout. Note, although I gave this a four star rating, it isn’t quite a full four stars from me. It is close enough that I had to round up my rating, but I’ll explain later in my review why I feel as though it fell just short of being a solid four star read.
From the first page, I was pulled into this story. It is a story that has been done many times – older attractive head of a big company – but it is one that never grows old. It works for a reason, and if done correctly it leads to a wonderful story. This one is wonderful in that it leaves us waiting, we slowly watch as our characters battle their desires, before one night leads to everything changing. There really was such wonderful build up: both our characters were interesting, the chemistry between them was wonderful to read, and watching as their feelings changed and were slowly shown was a lot of fun.
Despite being such a short read, this one felt like a slow burner. Slow burning romances are my favourites, and I especially love it when short stories manage a steady pace in regards to the romance. Oh, the attraction was there from the start, but watching everything come together was wonderful. Oftentimes, these stories can be a case of characters jumping into bed together after a day, but this one moves us at a steady rate before the characters get together.
As you would expect with any enjoyable book in this genre, there is more to it than a simple office romance. There’s something more, something deeper, that begs to be explained. Whilst I enjoyed this aspect of the story, this is what I felt somewhat let down by. It was such an interesting addition to the story, yet I felt as though I wasn’t given all of the information. I was left with questions regarding specifics, questions I would have liked to be answered. It was an enjoyable way to add something more to the book, I cannot deny that, but I feel as though it wasn’t as developed as the rest of the story. I would be fine with these questions hanging, if I felt like they were going to be answered; however, as the story was brought to a conclusion, I feel as though the question surrounding this book will just be hanging in the air.
Overall, though, it was an enjoyable read. I was addicted throughout, and I’m certainly interested in giving the author’s other work a read.
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