orginally posted on ramblingsfromthischick.blogspot.com
*ARC received from publisher for an honest opinion
Madelyn Grayson locks horns with Zack Douglas on a daily basis. They
are both competitors in the advertising firm where they work. The
chemistry between them sizzles. Underneath the rivalry is a mutual
attraction for each other.
I thought the story got off to a great start. Madelyn and Zack “hate”
each other and are always trying to get the better each other. Madelyn
is hard-working and wants to be the best at her job, which means beating
Zack and getting accounts from him.
They finally come to a truce one New Year’s Eve when Madelyn is left at a
party by her brother and sister-in-law when they have an emergency.
Zack happens to be at the party and offers to take her home. Even
though she never makes it home. They decide to give into their very
mutual attraction to each other. Madelyn wants to forget about it and
move on. She knows that Zack has a reputation as the office playboy and
she doesn’t want to be a part of the office rumor mill. Zack is not
ready to let her go. They both decide that they are going to hide their
romance and meet up in hotel rooms to continue seeing each other.
Eventually they both get tired of this and they reach a breaking point.
This is where the story lost me. Zack has commitment issues and doesn’t
want to commit to a serious relationship that will eventually lead to
marriage with Madelyn. She is heartbroken by this and they break-up.
When they break up, James her good friend who also has romantic feelings
for her proposes. She accepts. She wants to be able to get married
and have a family. Even though she is in love with Zack she knows that
he will not commit to her. The rest of the story dragged a little while
she and Zack continue to see each other and fight their feelings for
each other. Zack loves Madelyn but because he does not come from a
stable home life he thinks that he will not be able to give her what she
needs. Although I did not love the story it was still enjoyable and I
liked the way that the author brought them back together. Fun and sexy