Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Workplace Affair Review

There are those once in a lifetime opportunities that come along, that in your wildest dreams would never happen to you. When independent Victoria Bryant’s opportunity comes, a climb up the corporate ladder turns into an affair with the owner. Now she must make decisions that will change her life forever. Will she choose to forgive the man she’s grown to love, or watch him walk away and give up everything that might have been…..

When Leland Ambrose started his company he was young and in charge, but when he meets Victoria, he discovers a weakness he hadn't counted on. A weakness so great that his company could pay the price. Will he stand up for the woman he loves, or protect the company he's worked so hard to build.....

3.5 Stars

The rating for this book was originally 4 Stars. I’m not sure what happened, but during the climax of the book, I just lost the connection I had with the characters.

I like a book with a strong female lead. At the beginning of the book, Victoria is just that. She’s confident, knows what she wants in life, and even lends strength to her friend, Sage, in her time of need. She was a really well rounded, solid character. However, in the middle of the book, when the conflict happens, her character falls apart. She becomes irrational and comes off as weak to me. She took her issues (if you can call them that) so far to the extreme that I found it a bit too much. She ran and was Stubborn instead of staying strong and sticking and fighting for what she wanted.

Then, we have Leland. Talk about hotness! He is a strong male lead. He’s confident, but not to the point of annoyingly cocky. We also don’t see him being a playboy, which I like because that seems like a pretty common theme when it comes to a successful, rich lead male. However, he seems to try too hard to please Victoria and make her forgive him. In my opinion, there wasn’t anything to forgive. Again, I feel like she made mt. Everest out of a tiny ant hill. I know we love when a man proves his love to his woman. We want him to move heaven and earth for her, but in this situation, I just felt like it was too much and uncalled for. I was actually hoping he would tell her to bug off, but of course this is a romance novel, and it wasn’t going to happen.

I think I just had a distaste for how Victoria handled the situation. As the story goes on, we see why she acted as she did and understand it a bit more. Yes, as a character I lost that connection to her, but by the end of the story I was back to liking her. I guess I had a bit of a rollercoaster relationship with Victoria.

As a whole, it was a good story and I really enjoyed the author’s writing style. I think my loss of connection in the book was a personal issue for me and my expectation for the character. I will definitely read book 2 in this series, a Sweet Affair, which is Sage and Connor’s story. I really enjoyed reading about the two in this story, so I am sure that I’ll like their book. This really is an enjoyable book and think that it is definitely worth the read.

Isabella Rae has been writing for over 10 years but never published because she was discouraged by the publishing process. Recently a friend of hers released a book through self-publishing and inspired Isabella to release her first book. When Isabella is not writing she is busy being a single mom to 2 beautiful girls, and works as a baker, and server at a local restaurant

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