Sweet Surrendering by Chelsea M. Cameron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Aurora (Rory) is the VP of her family's company and she takes her job seriously. She is in the process of hiring an administrative assistant, and ends up hiring a very qualified applicant who she's recently spent a very steamy night with. Lucas Blaine is smart, hot, and wants Rory badly. Despite Rory's best efforts to stay away from Lucas, it quickly becomes impossible and they attempt to find a way to be together at night and professional during the day. As their relationship deepens, that too becomes challenging, and in addition to the professional conflict, there is the matter of Lucas keeping secrets. There are things he can't tell her and she is unsure how long that will be something that can exist between them.
While the plot didn't sound like it was going to be overly unique, I found a lot of the characters and dynamics to be fresh and entertaining. In addition to the palpable chemistry between Lucas and Rory, I loved the way they interacted with one another and dealt with the power differential that came with the professional part of their lives. While there was a lot of teasing and banter between them, there was always respect and honesty when there could be. I loved the two of them together and really wanted them to be able to figure things out. In the very beginning. Aurora was a character I really liked and she was a great person to experience the story through. I love her friendships and the support she gets and receives from them. She is someone I would love to be friends with. Lucas is pretty spectacular himself, and the more we learn about him, the more there is to appreciate. This book was a very nice surprise and I will be eagerly anticipating the next in the series.