Keep the Tissues Handy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length (Est.): 242 Pages
In this steamy novel from New York Times bestselling author Noelle Adams, a notorious tech mogul makes a mild-mannered woman an offer she can’t refuse. What he gets is a battle for control—and a million-dollar affair.
Eric Vincent isn’t in the habit of asking for help. As the founder of a lucrative sports videogame franchise, he’s accustomed to getting his way and enjoying the fruits of his hard-earned success. Then all his illusions of dominance are shattered by a skiing accident that leaves him hobbled, facing a string of surgeries and months of immobility. The only way he’s going to survive is with someone by his side to anticipate his every desire. Someone who will devote every waking second to his comfort. Someone like Julie Nelson . . .
Julie’s life revolves around other people: her students, her parents, her sister. But even she has her limits. Julie has zero interest in playing personal assistant to Eric Vincent, a man who’s as arrogant as he is charismatic . . . until he ups the salary to one million dollars for three months’ work. Soon Julie’s struggling to bite her tongue—and resist the chemistry that draws her to Eric. But after one scorching kiss, Julie decides it’s finally her turn to be selfish. And this time, she’s going to get what she wants.
*I received an ARC of this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Julie just lost her mother and wasn’t sure what her future held, but then she was made an offer that she couldn’t really refuse. Three months of dealing with someone she’d not particularly liked in exchange for one million dollars in salary….yep that would be hard to turn down.
Eric didn’t really pay any attention to Julie when they initially met, but the longer he was stuck with her the more he noticed the small things she did. After that he knew he had to have her around until he could get back on his own two feet.
There’s a lot of sadness in Fooling Around. It’s almost like every time there’s a glimpse of happiness in comes the sad to rain on the parade. Even the relationship between Eric and Julie was filled with uncertainties, misunderstands, and just plainly a roller coaster of ups and downs. There is a certain level of sweetness and there are a few hot steamy love scenes, but even they’re over shadowed by the general sadness of the story.
My Favorite Moment: There’s a little discussion that takes place about making someone’s eyes happy. It was sweet and kind of perfect.
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