This is my first read from this author and I know this is the prequel to another story, but I went rogue and did it anyway. I was surprised how much I started liking the hero, Jake London. I though his character had much more to offer than the heroine, Sabrina Morgan.
After being fired from her internship, not because of poor work performance but because of some ‘he said she said’ nonsense that plagues too many corporations, Sabrina lands another job. Not surprisingly, the new job takes her a while to find because well… some industries take fraternizing amongst its staff seriously, and Sabrina knows this. In this, her new marketing role, Sabrina’s first day on the job brings its own demands – she finds herself with a same day deadline and, unfortunately, a dead monitor. Lucky for her Jake, the IT guy, comes to her rescue.
Working as an IT contractor, Jake’s not really in it to win it. He’s using this job as a placeholder until he decides what he wants to do – stay or move to another state to start fresh. On the upside, things start changing for Jake once he meets Sabrina. The chemistry between them is instant and strong, but Sabrina’s not doing what she did at her last job – no more dating co-workers. So now it’s Jake’s job to convince her that he’s worth breaking her steadfast rule.
Sabrina’s limited sexual experience (think virgin) plays a big part of her history. She knows what going out with Jake could mean with her career, but after some pretty good convincing, she decides to take a chance on Jake. The timing on their romance and sexy time bothered me a bit, because everything with these two just seem to happen too quickly considering Sabrina’s reluctance and virginal state. When she fell, she fell hard and fast. That doesn’t work for me, because it suggests that Sabrina’s protests just weren’t serious.
Now that being said, this isn’t bad. It’s a novella, but we do get a nice bit of story. Before I go, I’ll warn you – if you chose to read this as a stand alone, the ending comes off as more of an HFN than HEA.
Happy Reading Folks!
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by Lena Hart
Release Date: September 24, 2015
Publisher: Maroon Ash Publishing