Review of Without Apology (Without #1) by Aubrey Bondurant

“British and Sexy. Brexy.”


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 284 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

He’s neat, always on time, and a professed workaholic. I’m chaotic, always running late, and looking for more from life than just my job. Yet our mutual attraction is undeniable.

The last thing I expected after our first date was to have Simon show up at my office. The warm and funny guy I’d met was now gone, replaced by the cold and calculating man in an impeccable suit. While my professional future is in his hands, I can’t stop thinking about how his hands felt on my body.

Whatever had started between us can’t possibly happen now, but that’s easier said than done. Because the more I try not to think of his sexy smirk or delicious accent, the harder it is to stay away. And if our forbidden office kiss is any indication, his resolve is slipping too.

I’ve sworn I’d never fall for a man who puts his job first.
Too bad my heart isn’t listening.

*** Without Apology is a standalone romance for mature audiences due to steamy bedroom scenes that are in no way contained to just the bedroom.***

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.*

Peyton is messy but organized, she’s funny, sweet, and completely likeable.

Simon is a suit! He’s always in suits, always super organized (a little OCD, but it’s funny), and definitely not ready for a Peyton in his life.

“I rushed this last time. Now I’m planning to savor you.”

Some people are just meant to meet. Thanks to a little small town familiarity Peyton is embarrassingly introduced to Simon at the grocery store checkout. Their first date is sweet. Then they meet again in a different venue and as two completely different people. Gone are the carefree people from the grocery store. They’re replaced with company red tape and lines that shouldn’t be crossed. But when you already had a little sample it doesn’t take long to go crashing across the imaginary lines and into each other’s arms.

“That was… Wow. I know you enjoy control, but I have to say I’m a big fan of you losing it.”

Without Apology was both fun and entertaining. It had just enough “work issues” to make the plot interesting and with Peyton and Simon’s characters so well written it was hard not to fall in love with them. There’s a little of everything in this book…the asinine people you want to hit with your car, the super embarrassing family, the smart-mouthed but loveable assistant, the romance, the sex, and even the grand gestures. There’s even an epilogue that made for a perfect ending. Looking forward to the next Without book.

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