I hired her to fix my company, to bring Marks Lingerie back to life. I didn’t expect her to become my friend. I didn’t expect to fall in love with her.
The first rule of business is to never touch your employees. I think there is another rule about not falling for your best friend—a rule against imagining the curves of her body, or the way her breathing would change if I pulled down her panties and unzipped my pants.
Now, I can’t wait any longer. I’m tossing out the rules.
Damn the company.
Damn our friendship.
Damn my fears.
I’ve often felt that the mark of a good writer is someone who can make you love something you hate. For example, I don’t enjoy horror but yet I love Stephen King’s work. The same can be said with this latest release from Alessandra Torre. She took many aspects that I normally dismiss and made me LOVE it.
This story actually spans years. You would never realize it though; its so very subtle. Yes, the characters physically tell us the time has passed, but the author just wove this together seamlessly. I normally don’t like books that do this but in this book, it was perfection and it worked. It also made sense. We need that time to pass for our characters.
Kate and Trey are attracted to each other the first day they meet. But Kate initially has a soon-to-be husband. Trey has some more interesting sexual appetites that Kate isn’t aware of. Things just never really fall into place for them; even though everyone can see the chemistry they have.
Another facet I loved was that we see Kate and Trey be successful elsewhere; not just as a couple. As the story goes on, we get to watch their hard work pay off professionally. This just tightens their bond. Trey brings out the more relaxed side of Kate, and Kate brings out a more tender side in Trey.
Kate’s character is really fantastic. She is one confident woman. Now, she may not always feel confident, but when she is at work, Kate knows what she is doing. There is a scene in the book where Kate makes a big change at Marks Lingerie, and Trey confronts her about it. Instead of being meek and scared of her boss, Kate immediately defends her actions and has the reasoning to back it up. It was so refreshing to see that!
I actually finished this book while on a plane and I’m sure the look on my face was priceless. I was so happy at the way this story wrapped up and I can say that I felt true elation for the characters.
I cannot recommend this book enough. I can truly say it has become one of my favorite books of all time. It was so fantastically thought out and I left this story feeling happiness, sadness because it was over, and all around satisfaction over such a great story.