I hate Max Davis.
I hate his cocky, overconfident smirk and the way every woman in the office drools over him. I hate the irresistible way he fills out his suit and his manwhore ways. I hate his tempting touch and the way he makes me want to break all the rules. His Clark Kent Glasses, his cheesy sense of humor, his animalistic desire to have me—on my desk, against the filing cabinet, spread out across the conference table.
I hate that he’s my number one competition and if we’re caught, I lose it all. And most of all, I hate that he’s off-limits and I just can’t stay away.
Author: Lola Darling
Category: erotic romance, enemies-to-lovers
This is the first book I’ve read by Lola Darling, and it had its fair share of heated moments, unbelievably thick sexual tension, and a subplot that kept me engrossed enough. I liked that the precursive flirting to the relationship lasted over half the book, really making me root for them to finally get together, and for their first sexual encounter, which did not disappoint.
There were a few aspects introduced towards the beginning of the book which didn’t come to much, such as that of wishing to create one’s own life and not repeat the mistakes of parents. I feel these could have been utilised for a slightly deeper read. The supporting characters were strong, though I’d maybe have liked to have seen them a little more often throughout, a little closer to the action. Though, they were vital in conveying the message that workaholics need to start living, too, a deeper issue welcome in a romance novel.