Title: O Magnet
Author: Tessa Layne
Series: Titans of Tech Book #2
Release Date: January 12th 2021
Length: 184 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
As the CTO of Steele Conglomerate, I work hard, and play harder, if you catch my meaning. I – and the ladies – like it that way.
My mother has other ideas.
For the last six years, she’s been trying to marry me off – because it’s time for grandchildren. She’s even started dropping by my office with prospects — on a daily basis.
But I’m going to beat her at her own game. Not only am I going to convince her I’m getting married, I’m going to pick the last woman my mother would ever choose for me… my crazy, inappropriate-for-me-in-every-way assistant, Penelope Fischer — Penny.
What could possibly go wrong?
I am So. Over. Stockton Ford. Just because he’s the hottest bachelor in Kansas City with the biggest wallet does not make him all that. I should know. Not only do I spend night and day helping him fight cyber bad guys and generally being his Girl Friday, I’m tasked with managing his personal life – his mother, his girlfriends… you get the picture. So yeah, I’m done. Done giving into that megawatt smile, the mischievous twinkle in his eye, and the pleading tone in his voice that somehow I can’t resist.
Until he makes me an offer I can’t refuse, and I say yes for all the wrong reasons.
A fake engagement workplace romp featuring epic pranks, dirty… ahem… and a very happy ending.
**** My Review ****
Tessa Layne once again manages to create an exciting story where the boundaries between work and pleasure completely fade, and passion culminates in an unexpected explosion… A book that will keep your attention until the very end with its unique mixture of humor and gentle sensuality.
Is there anything more exciting than what is forbidden? To see it every day, to desire it, to imagine every day without being allowed to approach and touch ….. And then a poorly planned move allows you to indulge in that sinful enjoyment at least for a short time and to fulfill all those fantasies that have been tormenting you for years… But after so many years, will one short period be enough to satisfy all those passions? What if the lie becomes more and more like a truth that is hard to accept but even harder to ignore?
The story of Penny Fischer and Stockton Forde is a fantastic follow up to the first book in the Titans of Tech series. The author manages to keep the ease in the story, although at times she touches on quite serious topics, such as addiction, life in a foster family, juvenile delinquency … And gives a sympathetic overview of a responsible society that knows how to accept and overcome shortcomings from the past. The author very skillfully intertwines the thoughts of the main characters, mixing parts of the past and the present in an absolutely exciting office romance, which will delight you with its interesting plot and even more vivid characters. Penny delighted me with her unique blend of defiance and humility. A girl who with her eccentric appearance and brilliant mind stands out from the stereotype of a modern heroine. The way she hides her vulnerability is something that will make you think a little deeper. Stockton Forde with his self-confidence and cockiness is a person who manages to irritate and delight you at the same time. Brilliant in his field, but illiterate in emotional intelligence and relationships with others. His behavior hides many truths, which he himself tries to deny. But his possessiveness and protectiveness, along with the swoon-worthy statements make him a great book boyfriend. The way he ‘deals’ with his mother and the women that visit him is definitely something that will make you laugh. Their connection as well as their explosive chemistry are masterfully conveyed in every scene, which makes it seem as if the emotion simply drips from every perfectly fitted sentence. The supporting characters are solidly constructed, not too exposed but quite enough to contribute to the whole story.
If you want to enjoy a modern fairy tale, a bit dirtier version of it. A story that contains all the elements of Disney fairy tales, with added dashes of eroticism and snarky banter, then you should definitely not miss this short story. Believe me, you will enjoy it.
****About the Author****
Meet Tessa Layne:
USA Today Bestselling Author Tessa Layne discovered the Harlequin stacks at her local library when she was twelve, and began a life-long love affair with all things filthy and romantic.
She’s a voracious reader of romance (the smuttier the better), historical fiction, biographies, travel memoirs and cookbooks.
Tessa fell in love with her sexy, geeky, musician of a husband faster than the characters in the novels she writes, and divides her time between the Flint Hills and the Rocky Mountains, where she lives with said sexy spouse, two children and two very naughty cats.
All of her books contain sexy Alpha heroes- some badder than others- smart sassy heroines who don’t pull their punches, and swoon-worthy happy endings.
Connect with Tessa Layne:
Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/35cT4rM