City Series by B. B. Hamel
Overall Rating: 3 (XXX)
Quick & Dirty summary: Amy Woodall has a lot going on. She is a barista by day, app developer by night, and doing her best to deal with her father’s cancer struggle. Lately she’s been exchanging X-rated texts with the hottest guy she’s ever laid eyes on through a dating app. She’s shocked when she learns that the mysterious hottie is actually her new boss, Shane Green, whose company just bought the app she developed. Now that they are working together, sexy time is over, or at least it is suppose to be over. But the attraction between them is strong enough that they break every rule, and Shane has a lot of rules.
I enjoyed this book a lot, primarily because the premise was new to me. It was very modern, with the app development and the sexting, but included some of those age-old problems of dating your boss and family secrets. The sex scenes are HOT, which is definitely a plus. I also liked that Shane’s hang-ups were relatively straightforward. Although we don’t learn about them until late in the story, the similarities between Amy and Shane’s past helped them to be a more sympathetic couple.
The only sticking point for me with this novel was that it wasn’t memorable. In fact, full disclosure here, I read it weeks ago, forgot I read it and am only now getting to writing the review. I had to go back and read the summary and the last few chapters of the book to jog my memory. In the book’s defense, I have read approximately 7-10 books since this one, but still, good stories stick with you and this one… well… didn’t. That being said, it’s a fun book to read.
Is it worth buying? (Kindle $2.99)
Yes, at $2.99 this book is totally worth buying. If you want a book that is fun to read, has scorching sex scenes and reflects modern life, then go for it. Added bonus, if you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber then it’s FREE.
Something else you might enjoy:
Nothing Personal by Rosalind James is the second book in the Kincaid Series and has a bit of the tension about not sleeping with your boss, except in this instance it’s not sleeping with a co-worker. What I love about this book is that it highlights the unfair double standards of sex in the workplace, with the added bonus of corporate espionage. This book is another one free through Amazon Unlimited. I have a review of the series going and will publish it as soon as I’ve finished the third book.