Title: Under His Touch
Amber Dolors knows better than to get involved with her boss. Devastatingly handsome in his sharp suits and sexy beyond belief, he possesses an air of command that fuels her darkest fantasies. But she's worked too hard to get this job, and keeping it will lead to a brilliant future. She won't cross that line—even if his way of giving orders and demanding her best performance gives her delicious warm shivers.
Alexander Knight prides himself on his integrity and self-discipline. After all, he hasn't risen to the position he enjoys by indulging his whims over ambition. He also isn't blind. He's certainly noticed his sharp, young assistant is hot as hell. His self-imposed sexual hermitage doesn't stop him from watching her. And endlessly fantasizing.
The day Alec's cool reserve cracks and Amber catches a glimpse of something simmering beneath his apparent indifference is the day everything between them changes. Alec gives her what she's been looking for sexually—as masterful in the bedroom as he is in the boardroom. He finds himself in the grip of an affair that tests even his boundaries, while Amber's new role as willing student pushes them both past any consideration other than mutual longing.
Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Series: Falling Under #2
Published by Carina Press Source: Publisher
Published: January 19, 2015
Genres: BDSM, Erotic Romance
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*fanning self* Okay then. When I chose to read this, I remember commenting, “Yum! This sounds like it has the potential for some over the desk goodness.” Alas, I was disappointed they never got to the “over the desk goodness.” They talked about it, and was heading there at the end of the book, but *sigh* fade to black. They did get to some other very hot stuff though. Whew!
I, personally, liked this book. I found Alec sexy and hot! That British stiff upper lip and all. *sigh* He has ethics and tries very hard to stick to them. How was he to know that an American chit could drive him so crazy and challenge all his closely held beliefs on who he was?
Amber is ambitious. She works hard and plans to go places. Her personal life, boooorrrrrring! The guys she meets just don’t do it for her. But that new guy, he appears to be the dominating soul she may be looking for. Too bad he doesn’t do office romance.
In spite of these two knowing the pit falls of an office romance, especially with him being a superior, and dancing around each other for the first half of the book, some things are just meant to be. I noticed some reviewers did not like this dance, but I found it endearing. Alec, the big bad Dom, tried so hard not to be tempted by Amber. He knew it could cause trouble for him and career issues for her. But Amber knew what she wanted and went after it.
Yes there was a twenty year age difference that added some interesting dynamics to the story like the frequent references to Faust and/or the pop culture graphic novels Sandman. I personally have read neither one, but they both figured heavily in this story and underlined some of the age differences. I liked that and thought it added dimension to the story.
Amber had exuberance and was willing to go the extra mile to learn what Alec liked and wanted. Alec had the maturity and experience to handle her, the way she wanted to be handled. (And did he handle her! *sigh*) I loved their roll play. It was so hot! All of it.
This is not the typical erotic office romance. NOTHING happened in the office except professionalism and the job. I had to respect that. Outside of work however, once they got past the “this can’t work” thing, well . . . as I said, “HOT!”
The ending was a bit of a letdown. This writer writes such a wonderful sex scene that I would have liked to experience the “over the desk” scene rather than fade to black. But, I can live with what went before and use my imagination. That being said, I would have liked the office politics to have been tied up a little more tightly. This had an unfinished feel to it. Like deadlines were looming or word count had been reached so end of story. That is really my only complaint about it. It ended too soon. I wanted more.
As for it being a book two – I don’t see how it relates to the first book in any way other than maybe the D/s aspects of the story. This is very much a stand-alone book. I haven’t read the first book yet, but I will.
This does get edgy, so those of you don’t like kinky sex in your reading, *waves hand and intones* “This is not the book you are looking for. Move along.” For those of you whose minds reside in darker places, enjoy a hot read.