Wednesday, 31 May 2017

***REVIEW*** PLUS ONE by Aleatha Romig

He's sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. And then there's the way his designer suits drape over his broad shoulders and big...well, we've all heard the rumors, the ones that say he's up for any challenge.

But I can't see him that way. He's my boss--technically one of the owners of the company where I work--and definitely not in my league. Men like him don't notice women like me, and they don't date them.

And I don't date men like him.

Until that one time that I catch him in a compromising position when I'm also in need of a last-minute date for a wedding...and then it's not real. It's blackmail.

For one weekend, he's my plus-one.

Beautiful and unobtainable.
From the moment she walked into my office with those stunning blue eyes and crazy sensual curves, she's been on my mind. Three years and never once has she acted interested in me. Usually I flash a million-dollar smile and women fall to their knees, some literally.

Not her.

Then on the occasion that I agree to let another woman do that--fall to her knees--guess who happens to catch us?

It may not be the most conventional way to get on her radar, but I didn't get this far in business without knowing when to seize an opportunity. If this sexy little firecracker with perfectly kissable lips thinks she can blackmail me into attending her cousin's wedding, I'm going to jump at the chance to be her plus-one.

The First book by Leatha (the lighter side of Aleatha Romig) in a genre that is completely different from her usual writing.  I must admit I was greedy for this book.

I did love this new lighter side of Aleatha and the fact that she would break out of her usual writing to write something so light.

I must admit that it did take me a wee while to get into this book, longer than I do her dark writing; I think this was because at the start there were some similarities to another book I had read, however, saying that did not dispel me from reading.

I love Aleatha’s writing and that will never change and once I got into this story I found the complexities very appealing, the apprehension was palatable and you could feel how Kimber (the heroine) was feeling and I fell in love with the characters.  I would have liked the ending to go on a bit further and expand a bit more but was happy in the way it all worked out.

You have Kimbra Jones who is in HR for a pharmaceutical logistics company in New York City, she is good at her job and loves it, this is her dream job, however, she has a wedding to attend and no date to take.  Kimbra has not informed her family that she would be going solo. Kimbra needs to come up with an excuse or an alternative to her former cheating boyfriend.

The opportunity arises when she catches her boss and owner in a compromising position with another member of staff, unknown to Kimbra though, her boss Duncan has a sweet spot for the lovely Kimbra and although she feels she is duping him into being her Plus One, he is going into this willingly.

The antics, laughter, and general fun this book has and what Leatha comes up with once these two are together is comical and exceptional writing.  I would strongly suggest reading this book for yourselves, there is just something so light about it that makes you smile.


Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat. 

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, contemporary, romantic comedy - PLUS ONE.

Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and is a member of PEN AMERICA. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.