By: Grace Marshall (author website)
eBook, 352 pages
Published December 26th 2012 by Xcite Books (first published March 1st 2012)
ISBN 13: 9781908917812
Source: Author, for the purpose of an honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Executive Decisions Trilogy, book #1
A hot romance novel – first in a series of three.
Overworked CEO Ellison Thorne has no time for sex, let alone romance. The only answer, at least where his retiring business partner Beverly is concerned, is a no-strings sex clause in her replacement’s contract, designed to make Ellis’ busy life easier – and hotter. But she’s joking, right?
When Dee Henning takes over Beverly’s job, sparks fly between her and Ellis, but work takes priority in driven Dee’s life too. Can one night of passion in a Paris hotel room prove Beverly’s Sex Clause is their secret to success in the boardroom and the bedroom, and what will happen if that private clause becomes public knowledge?
What caught my attention with this book, was the unique story line; “ESC” aka, “Executive Sex Clause.” It is not your typical office romance read. It does have the jealous co-worker, espionage, wacky family and friends that add to the story. It reads like all of this could actually happen in real life.
Dee and Ellis find that after having sex, their solutions to their problems with clients’ seem to come easier. They decide to execute the ESC, all the while not realizing that they are falling in love.
They can’t keep their hands off each other. The chemistry between the two of them in and out of the office is off the charts. Everyone around them sees it, and of course, they don’t.
I really like this book. Once I started reading, it was hard to put down. The story-line was intriguing and I wanted to find out what was going to happen next. There are more than a few steamy scenes, so have some ice on hand.
If you want a steamy office romance this is just the book for you.