Author: Dahlia Salvatore
Publisher: Entice by Booktrope
Source: ARC was given by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: Dylan Farrow puts on his pants every morning one leg at a time, just like everyone else at the Kerrigan Advertising Agency. He handles high-pressure projects with a fast turnaround. He's prized for his keen intellect and admirable performance. But how did he get where he is today-to the level of Junior Executive of Design Production?
Well, that involves how he takes his pants off... and for whom...
Hoping to break through the glass ceiling under which she's been trapped for years, Valerie Caplan picks up her life and moves to Seattle. After hearing about the position of Senior Executive of Design Production from an art director at Kerrigan, she decides to apply. When she lands the big interview, she never thinks for a minute that she'll have any serious competition. She assumes that she has the job in the bag...until she discovers that the only competition has something she doesn't have-the willingness to go outside the office to impress Danica Stewart, their uptight female boss.
The Flirty Review: Three Lip Bites
Let's rewind a little bit and talk about the book and not how I felt about it. Valerie Caplan has just moved to town and is in search of a job in advertising. She left her home, her old job, and her family in order to broaden her horizons. Dylan Farrow, already a big-shot ad man, slept his way to the top and is ruthless in getting what he wants using his body. He has a reputation and doesn't mind it. He knows what he wants in life and how to get without excuses. When Valerie applies for a position with the ad agency, it's the same job that Dylan is up for promotion. The catch: The new boss, Danica Stewart challenges them to work together on a lingerie campaign in order to judge who is more deserving of the job.
Throw in sexual tension, a pair of co-workers who are competitive with that love/hate vibe, and a plot twist about the boss, and it's the makings of a juicy book.
I will say that even though the character development lacked some for me, the plot twists at the end intrigued me. The editing was okay. The author uses SHOUTY CAPS to use emphasis on exclamation. My dear, you don't have to do that. It's a way of telling your readers instead of showing them the anger.
Also, don't worry readers, the book ends in a happy ever after so you can get some sleep after reading it. I do look forward to other books this author has coming our way and will keep you updated.
About The Author
I've been heavily influenced by contemporary writers like J.K. Rowling, Mary Balogh, Christina Dodd, Stephanie Laurens, Laurell K. Hamilton, Anne Rice, Stephen King, and many many others. Indie authors who've influenced me (and these are just a few) are Jasinda Wilder, Michelle Hughes, Kristin Flynn, Katie Mac, Dawn Robertson, Ada Slow, Melissa Brodky, Brandelyn Harris, Brandy Dorsch, and Brandy Jellum