A Hot Romance with Intense and Tantalizing Seduction
Four Stars * * * *
* This Review Is Not Intended For Any Readers Under The Age of 18 *
A Quick Summary:
Logan is successful, intimidating, and sometimes overbearing…the exact opposite of Chandler, a former business woman. Chandler has left the corporate world and her Dad’s offer of guaranteed millions through the family business to open her own yoga learning center. Her new venture is on the verge of collapse unless she finds a way to fund it.
Logan seems to be the answer until she begins to get to know the man behind the “man of steel” persona the media has built him up to be. Soon, her tough past exterior from her business deal with him is threatened by his attempt to prove to her he’s not like all the bastard business people or shoddy love interests she’s known who have screwed her over to get to her father’s fortune. Only problem is, he wants nothing more than her exclusive loyalty to him with her mind and body.
The ‘strays’ she takes in sets Logan into jealousy and he pursues her harder than ever. Chandler isn’t sure if Logan is too much for her or if she’ll ever be able to trust a man again with her heart. She’s learned the hard way that no one is who they seem to be. Later she finds she may be right on both counts. And be falling for the man of steel with a heart to match.
The reason why I included a quick summary in this review, is because I don’t want readers to be put off by the four-star rating. I hate giving star ratings because there are really great books out there with less than five stars. Executive Seduction is one of them.
Logan was the epitome of alpha-male and dripped seductive sensuality in his every word. His intensity was amazing, and loved how toward the end, we learn about his softer side concerning the loss of his mother. He is very protective of Chandler, but not in an extreme way or directly to her. He’s always looking out for her best interests, but also appreciates her independent streak and business skills.
The opposite attraction in Chandler being a mild-mannered yoga instructor was a nice touch. Chandler has her father’s demands of her marrying a shark business man to inherit his business looming over her, so she’d cut ties with her dad several years ago in order find peace from the rat race in the corporate world and free herself from her father’s demands of marriage.
Okay, now for the why I rated this four stars. Though the characters were astounding and I loved the intensity, there was one huge thing I couldn’t grasp on to: Chandler had left her dad and fortune behind to start anew several years ago. It won me over, because I’m thinking ‘Oh, good for her. You go girl!’ — but then in the end, after all her hard work of building her yoga business, and enterprising with top executives (implying ‘she’s still got the business shark edge’), this old issue of her dad’s money pops up again…this time with Logan potentially being after ‘her money’ or ‘her dad’s fortune’. But…didn’t she give it up in the beginning? After showing me all of her capabilities, I was baffled at her sudden distrust with Logan. Their connection seemed strong throughout, and Logan has money to help, so why does ‘daddy’s money’ matter?
I always love to read an authors first publication. Jennifer had originally published this book as ‘Man of Steel’ and re-published it later as Executive Seduction. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to readers who love intense characters with the ‘opposites attract’ theme and ‘marriages of convenience’ theme. I, personally, couldn’t connect with this one aspect in the story that I mentioned above, but otherwise, I loved it.
Reviewed by Laurie Kozlowski also posted on Goodreads
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About Jennifer Probst
Jennifer Probst is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of both sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her novel, The Marriage Bargain, was the #6 Bestselling Book on Amazon for 2012. Her first children’s book, Buffy and the Carrot, was co-written with her 12 year old niece, and her short story, “A Life Worth Living” chronicles the life of a shelter dog. She makes her home in New York with her sons, husband, two rescue dogs, and a house that never seems to be clean. She loves hearing from all readers! Stop by her website at http://www.jenniferprobst.com for all her upcoming releases, news and street team information.