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For 39-year-old Sam Davis, career, independence and control have always defined her. Relationships have never been a priority, much less even on her radar. Not only has there never been enough time, but she’s just never found the right man: someone strong enough not to be threatened by her success as well as a man whose own strength could allow her to give up some of her i For 39-year-old Sam Davis, career, independence and control have always defined her. Relationships have never been a priority, much less even on her radar. Not only has there never been enough time, but she’s just never found the right man: someone strong enough not to be threatened by her success as well as a man whose own strength could allow her to give up some of her innate control. Between owning a successful Los Angeles entertainment ad agency and being the alpha-dog to her two pit bulls at home, Sam’s used to calling the shots. Always. But when she pitches for, and wins The Network account, its charismatic French founder, Laurent Román makes Sam question everything she’s ever known. At Laurent’s insistence, he and Sam meet daily for the better part of a month. He has a network to launch and the stakes, pacing and intensity couldn’t be higher. Working this closely with the flirty Frenchman, they can’t help but get to know each other better, each day, her resolve w.. (Read more) Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.


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For 39-year-old Sam Davis, career, independence and control have always defined her. Relationships have never been a priority, much less even on her radar. Not only has there never been enough time, but she’s just never found the right man: someone strong enough not to be threatened by her success as well as a man whose own strength could allow her to give up some of her i For 39-year-old Sam Davis, career, independence and control have always defined her. Relationships have never been a priority, much less even on her radar. Not only has there never been enough time, but she’s just never found the right man: someone strong enough not to be threatened by her success as well as a man whose own strength could allow her to give up some of her innate control. Between owning a successful Los Angeles entertainment ad agency and being the alpha-dog to her two pit bulls at home, Sam’s used to calling the shots. Always. But when she pitches for, and wins The Network account, its charismatic French founder, Laurent Román makes Sam question everything she’s ever known. At Laurent’s insistence, he and Sam meet daily for the better part of a month. He has a network to launch and the stakes, pacing and intensity couldn’t be higher. Working this closely with the flirty Frenchman, they can’t help but get to know each other better, each day, her resolve w.. (Read more) Adult-content rating: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.

30 review for In the Moment

  1. 5 out of 5

    Wendy'sThoughts

    4 Strong, Independent, Successfully Driven, Insightful Stars * * * * One of the major perks of being on GoodReads is having exposure to books we may not discover on our own. I would like to thank my pal, Cap'n-Heather-Aarrrrrrrr for recommending this gem of a book. After reading the blurb, I was curious about the author. In the bio, Olivia Jake clearly outlined her life experience in the entertainment industry. She had observed so many peers working; driven to succeed and losing part of their liv 4 Strong, Independent, Successfully Driven, Insightful Stars * * * * One of the major perks of being on GoodReads is having exposure to books we may not discover on our own. I would like to thank my pal, Cap'n-Heather-Aarrrrrrrr for recommending this gem of a book. After reading the blurb, I was curious about the author. In the bio, Olivia Jake clearly outlined her life experience in the entertainment industry. She had observed so many peers working; driven to succeed and losing part of their lives due to devoting everything to careers. They were not allowed to rest, relinquish any focus for fear of falling behind or not being good enough. They could not show any deference as that would be a sign of weakness. Having some personal experience in this industry, it rang very true causing me to have a special eye for this read. Our main character, Sam (Samantha) Davis is 39. She has had a very successful boutique ad agency based in Los Angeles. She has a spotless reputation of producing smart campaigns for her clients; with full service provided by her teams of experts but always controlled by her. Sam has created her own little family comprised of her two boys; pit bulls she cares for as her babies. Although attractive, she is not out being wined and dined; instead she is happy to workout with daily runs, meetings and her "babies". Sam and her creative director, Steve, are to do one of the most important pitches for the company. This is for a new programing network called "the Network". It is owned by the charismatic French founder, Laurent Roman. He is known for his success in the industry. Control is synonymous when articles are written about him. At 45, he is established; his presence is suave; groomed with strength and piercing eyes. As they presented to Laurent, the current running through Sam was buzzing. First, these types of pitches are usually done with a room full of executives, not just the owner. Then Laurent decides to address Sam by her actual name, Samantha. This throws her a little off as no one has called her that since childhood. She continues the pitch with Steve, however, during the entire time fighting her distraction caused by this powerful man. Once they are done awaiting some type of feedback from Laurent, he gets up says thank you and walks out the door. Both Sam and Steve are shocked by this dismissive behavior. They chock it up to a job well done and will regroup on Monday. Sam goes to a little bar not far from Laurent's office to settle herself from the experience. She notifies her office and proceeds to unwind. Laurent tracks her down and surprises her there. The bitter taste of being dismissed is still on Sam's tongue so seeing him is not something she is expecting. He flirts, toys with her and then tells her they won the account. This is the beginning of a relationship which will challenge them both. The book covers the development of their relationship. The concern Sam has of keeping business and personal separate is a major theme. She worked too hard for too many years to have it destroyed by a relationship with a client, especially a powerful playboy type. She also has never had to take into consideration how someone else might feel about everyday decisions she makes. Laurent cannot be denied. First, they connect through work. He likes things done his way, without question. From the beginning, he set the tone; she was to obey all he asked. As a client, she understood... she was working his account. Yet, he would be demanding of her, as the Flirty Frenchman; as the taskmaster and then the man who wanted her. He pushed and she found herself wanting him to lead. She found herself wishing to please him. She found herself wishing to have him touch her; kiss her and in her dreams he did that and more. The turning point in their relationship happens in France when they visit Laurent's mother. He asks Sam to pretend to be his girlfriend for his mother's sake. She complies and pretend becomes their fairy tale reality. Both of them connect on a level neither of them thought possible. He sexually awakens her more submissive side and he really becomes caught in the web of real caring. What I really appreciated in this book was the concept of grown people connecting, working out differences and confronting them no matter how difficult. Both of these people had lived; they had habits and needed to adapt and adjust for each other. Both alternately had to confront the problems they were having to make this work and they did. They were very hot, steamy and consenting together. She was willing to try all of the things Laurent wanted to do and the author handled it smartly. This was such a surprise; I felt it was well written with a direct voice. It is a stand alone with a continuing story if you wish to follow their relationship. Olivia Jake made me want to know more about Sam Davis and Laurent Roman. I will click and read Moments Lost and Found to see how they do.

  2. 5 out of 5

    SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Nia Forrester

    Liked this book a lot, particularly the author's unconventional choices for this genre. An independent woman of thirty-nine who lives with her two pit bulls (who she refers to as her "boys") and is unconcerned about marriage and family, falls in love with a man of forty-five. Bold choices by Olivia Jake in the youth-obsessed world of romance. And then the author took a conventional turn and made the male protagonist wealthy and controlling, and with a penchant for lite-BDSM, which we have all se Liked this book a lot, particularly the author's unconventional choices for this genre. An independent woman of thirty-nine who lives with her two pit bulls (who she refers to as her "boys") and is unconcerned about marriage and family, falls in love with a man of forty-five. Bold choices by Olivia Jake in the youth-obsessed world of romance. And then the author took a conventional turn and made the male protagonist wealthy and controlling, and with a penchant for lite-BDSM, which we have all seen before ad nauseam in other books. Still, her heroine had just enough originality to keep me interested and her hero was incredibly sexy in his certainty about what (and who) he wanted so that saved the day. Where I lost some interest was the insistence in writing in a villain (really, is that still necessary?) when the internal conflicts of the relationship were quite enough to keep the reader (or I should speak for myself) interested. And finally, there was something about the sex scenes that -- though they were certainly hot enough -- read slightly differently, as though the author was observing them, rather than convincing us the protagonists were experiencing them. It was a very subtle change in the point of view, but it distracted me. The book ended on a note that was fulfilling and pleasant, leaving very few open questions. One got the sense that the characters had things to work through but would do so. And then I realized there is a second part to this book, which feels unnecessary. Though I am just curious enough to read it, I don't feel compelled to do so.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Tammy Miller

    First I'm going to say it was so refreshing to read a book with over 30 characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Sam is a very head strong hard working woman and finds herself in unfamiliar territory with Frenchman Laurent. I loved how successful and independent Sam is. She doesn't need a man or rely on one either. She isn't some weak needy girl. Very sexy read. Loved it. Hope the 2nd one is just as great. First I'm going to say it was so refreshing to read a book with over 30 characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Sam is a very head strong hard working woman and finds herself in unfamiliar territory with Frenchman Laurent. I loved how successful and independent Sam is. She doesn't need a man or rely on one either. She isn't some weak needy girl. Very sexy read. Loved it. Hope the 2nd one is just as great.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    Kindle freebie 5/30/2014

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mummy's Naughty Corner

    This book was everything you expect from this genre the only difference was the characters ages. The story line ran as most do and it was a nice read. Sam did annoy me a few times. There is being stubborn then there is being a bitch and I felt she became a bitch a few times.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Slipperyvowels

    DNF I thought this book was good. But later in the book i got a little frustrated, no fault of the author because it was indeed a good book. [image error] DNF I thought this book was good. But later in the book i got a little frustrated, no fault of the author because it was indeed a good book. [image error]

  8. 5 out of 5

    RedRedtheycallmeRed

    The Good: *This book was free, and it was a lot better than most of the free books I've read. Not many obvious typos/grammar issues. *Both Laurent and Sam are (gasp!) middle aged (45 and 39). Maybe I've read too many new adult books lately because this seemed refreshing. *Sam was a (mostly) strong, career-minded woman. No apologies for not making a man her #1 priority. *Laurent and Sam had strong chemistry. For the most part, I liked them together. *I liked it well enough to buy the sequel (Moments L The Good: *This book was free, and it was a lot better than most of the free books I've read. Not many obvious typos/grammar issues. *Both Laurent and Sam are (gasp!) middle aged (45 and 39). Maybe I've read too many new adult books lately because this seemed refreshing. *Sam was a (mostly) strong, career-minded woman. No apologies for not making a man her #1 priority. *Laurent and Sam had strong chemistry. For the most part, I liked them together. *I liked it well enough to buy the sequel (Moments Lost and Found). *Laurent's mom, and their time in France. The Bad: *Sam's blushing. It seemed out of character for such a self-reliant woman. *I have no issue with the whole dominant/control thing, but the punishment aspect didn't work for me. Spanking a grown woman because she didn't jump immediately when she was told? No thanks. *The threesome scene. Even though it was only a dream, it didn't fit.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Kat

    (Part of Mini-reviews.) A wealthy businessman—french, no less—and, as expected, beautiful. In other words, what I’ve seen done before in many other Erotica/New Adult novels. I think there comes a limit where having the same love interest over and over, but apparently stopping that cliché isn’t going to happen anytime soon. That, along with the somewhat info-dumping in the beginning, I couldn’t get past the first chapter.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Rhonda

    Enjoyable read Strong, independent, business woman meets an equally strong, independent, business man. She is American. He is French. He is her client. It was refreshing to have a read based on mature adults. The sex scenes were hot. The story kept me entertained. I look forward to the next in the series.

  11. 4 out of 5

    K3

    3.5 stars a fun read with great characters.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Holly

    In The Moment is a tale of forbidden love. It's not unlike the majority of romance books floating around; rich business man, strong willed business partner. In some places the book fell where other's were greater, and then this one was better in different places. Samantha, who generally goes by Sam, is a strong woman who runs her own business. When powerful, and very French, Laurent is looking for another agency to help him with a launch of a next big thing in the TV world, he hires Sam to help. In The Moment is a tale of forbidden love. It's not unlike the majority of romance books floating around; rich business man, strong willed business partner. In some places the book fell where other's were greater, and then this one was better in different places. Samantha, who generally goes by Sam, is a strong woman who runs her own business. When powerful, and very French, Laurent is looking for another agency to help him with a launch of a next big thing in the TV world, he hires Sam to help. Soon their business relationship slowly turns into more, and Sam fears that falling for one of her clients will be a big mistake. There are some odd things about this book. For one, they spoke French (just simple things, mind you, but enough to annoy me) very often. I didn't mind the pet names and such, but there were whole starts of conversations in French. Not so much that you would miss something important, but since I don't speak French, I found it annoying at times and skimmed a lot of dialogue. Typos and word errors were another big thing that annoyed me. There were just places that if you spell checked it would go right by, but in a sentence made no sense. There were a few words missing, incorrectly used, and punctuation doubled or other small things. Not enough to really halt ease of reading, but it just made the book look like it hadn't been looked over a lot. Some more time could really have made this book so much greater. I did like the characters, for the most part. Samantha was strong when need be for the longest, and it seemed to actually fit her. The ages of them both fit well. Finally, characters who aren't twenty! The BDSM in this book really threw me off though. Honestly Laurent was constantly being called gentle, and caring, which really worked for him it seemed to me. Then all of a sudden he'd be domineering in a sudden mood swing, and his gentle but strong character was ruined, and he borderlines lots of qualities we don't want to see in a gentle character. Overall though, I have to say this book was pretty good. Aside from the errors throughout the book, and the strangeness of Laurent's character, everything else was really good (the little annoying things I just disliked but weren't wrong took down a star for me though). Not sure if I would pick up another of Olivia Jake's books for a while, but I might give it a shot later on.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Heather Pearson

    It's still a man's world when it comes to running and ad agency and even more so when your clients are in the entertainment field. Sam Davis knows this well and has worked hard to be at the top of her field. Up until this client, she has never mixed work with pleasure. Once Laurent Roman viewed Sam's company's proposal, he decided this was the company that would launch is new television network. He also knew that his relationship with Sam, would not be purely about business. Sam and Laurent are ve It's still a man's world when it comes to running and ad agency and even more so when your clients are in the entertainment field. Sam Davis knows this well and has worked hard to be at the top of her field. Up until this client, she has never mixed work with pleasure. Once Laurent Roman viewed Sam's company's proposal, he decided this was the company that would launch is new television network. He also knew that his relationship with Sam, would not be purely about business. Sam and Laurent are very much alike, both are exacting in their work and hold themselves to very high personal standards. They dominate their fields, their employees and even themselves. Sam is also the alpha to her two pit bulls at home. Author Olivia Jake created believable business characters and a feasible story line. I did feel that even with an instant attraction between the two, they moved far too quickly into a Dom/sub relationship. I had expected a conversation between the two to discuss how they would proceed and whether they both agreed to it, not just Laurent deciding to was going to be his way. Sam is such a strong woman, but she just sort of goes along with everything Laurent wants. I kept hoping that she would tell Laurent no at some point. I had some hope for her taking back a bit of control when she most competently introduced her dogs to Laurent. I would have enjoyed the book more if Sam played a more equal role in their private life.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bayleaf

    This book provided a nice balance between romance and kink. It is probably one of the most realistic "edgy" sexual books I've read in a while. Very refreshing. As other reviews and summaries have stated, this is a story about 39 year-old Sam Davis. She's a hard working ad executive who lands one of the largest accounts in her career, The Network. The Network is the vision of 45 year-old French millionaire, Laurent Roman. Incredibly strong in personality and domineering in spirit, Laurent hires Sa This book provided a nice balance between romance and kink. It is probably one of the most realistic "edgy" sexual books I've read in a while. Very refreshing. As other reviews and summaries have stated, this is a story about 39 year-old Sam Davis. She's a hard working ad executive who lands one of the largest accounts in her career, The Network. The Network is the vision of 45 year-old French millionaire, Laurent Roman. Incredibly strong in personality and domineering in spirit, Laurent hires Sam to design his project's advertising campaign. Sam is very much a control freak that compartmentalizes everything. She's funneled everything into her career and her company foregoing intimacy and relationships. That is until she meets Laurent. He forces her to see that there is more to life than work and teaches her how to "feel" in some very creative ways. I was very pleased to read an erotic story where the main characters were over 35. Yes folks, you continue to live robust, lusty life after 35! I wish more authors would write about this most freeing era in one's life. Particularly a woman's. The feel of the story was very authentic and I look forward to reading the next installment.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mike Smith

    It was nice to finally read a romance featuring strong adults over the age of 30. Both of them own successful businesses. I loved the way their romance developed slowly, much more realistically in my opinion. I do have to admit that I did get frustrated with Sam at times. It seemed that she just could not relax and enjoy her relationship with Laurent. She was always thinking too hard about it. I wanted to knock some sense into her at times, even though I did understand her concerns. I just thoug It was nice to finally read a romance featuring strong adults over the age of 30. Both of them own successful businesses. I loved the way their romance developed slowly, much more realistically in my opinion. I do have to admit that I did get frustrated with Sam at times. It seemed that she just could not relax and enjoy her relationship with Laurent. She was always thinking too hard about it. I wanted to knock some sense into her at times, even though I did understand her concerns. I just thought she over analyzed every little thing. I loved the fairy tale trip to France. And when the relationship finally did get off the ground the sex was very passionate and hot, not to mention very well written. All in all, I loved these characters an would highly recommend this book to any fans of Fifty Shades or Crossfire. And don't forget the sequel, Moments Lost and Found. It picks up right where this book ends.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Romanticallyinclined

    Not an awful story. There were some pretty steamy sex scenes and the French was interwoven tastefully and clearly (I don't speak French at all, but what was in the book I could follow and enjoyed). Sam's waffling about her feelings toward Laurent, however, drove me batty. It just went on for far too long. Sam kept having these realizations that Laurent was filling a hole in her life, but then would try to ignore them. Over and over and over. It was nice to see a strong female character who had G Not an awful story. There were some pretty steamy sex scenes and the French was interwoven tastefully and clearly (I don't speak French at all, but what was in the book I could follow and enjoyed). Sam's waffling about her feelings toward Laurent, however, drove me batty. It just went on for far too long. Sam kept having these realizations that Laurent was filling a hole in her life, but then would try to ignore them. Over and over and over. It was nice to see a strong female character who had GOOD reasons to waffle about entering a relationship, though. I found the dialogue a bit stuff and unnatural and the grammatical/spelling errors annoying. If I saw "latter" spelled "later" one more time I was going to put the book on my DNF list (it happens kind of a lot.). Overall: meh. I'm not sorry I read it, but I wasn't overwhelmed and will probably forget about this book quickly.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Marlow

    Click here for your copy: In The Moment (Moments) Sam Davis has worked hard to get where she is at. She owns and runs a very successful Los Angeles entertainment ad agency never giving time to anything In her personal life other than the two boys in her life, a pair of pit bulls. She has control and wouldn’t allow anything or anyone to get her to give on that aspect of her life. Laurent Roman has a business that needs a successful launch. He is ruthless, in control, and knows what he likes. He like Click here for your copy: In The Moment (Moments) Sam Davis has worked hard to get where she is at. She owns and runs a very successful Los Angeles entertainment ad agency never giving time to anything In her personal life other than the two boys in her life, a pair of pit bulls. She has control and wouldn’t allow anything or anyone to get her to give on that aspect of her life. Laurent Roman has a business that needs a successful launch. He is ruthless, in control, and knows what he likes. He likes her and the work she represents, but can they keep business and pleasure separate? And what one little favor can turn into life changing event. This story wasn’t only steamy; it was cute, flirty, sexy, and funny. I am looking forward to reading another book by Olivia.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Dee

    after struggling with 'jennifers surrender' i started reading this book with reservations, but im glad i gave this author a second chance. 'in the moment' is a light, funny, sexy 'must read' novel about two mature (yay) strong personalities who start with a business relationship and struggle into a personal relationship. they've, of course, never chartered into these waters, so everything is new to them. this story focuses on communication and how important it is to make relationships work. ther after struggling with 'jennifers surrender' i started reading this book with reservations, but im glad i gave this author a second chance. 'in the moment' is a light, funny, sexy 'must read' novel about two mature (yay) strong personalities who start with a business relationship and struggle into a personal relationship. they've, of course, never chartered into these waters, so everything is new to them. this story focuses on communication and how important it is to make relationships work. there is a book 2, but the book doesnt really end in a cliffhanger. if you like it, you will want to continue reading. if you dont like it, you wont feel like you were left hanging.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Catherine Holder

    Unexpected surprise! This is my first review so I will start by saying this book was very good. There was a lot of story for very little price! Only some minor grammatical errors. I love how strong and independent Sam was from the beginning. The consistencies of the characters individual selves while exploring their changing relationship was refreshing. Laurent is confident without being obnoxious. Observant and patient. This is a strong woman learning to allow herself the freedom and happiness Unexpected surprise! This is my first review so I will start by saying this book was very good. There was a lot of story for very little price! Only some minor grammatical errors. I love how strong and independent Sam was from the beginning. The consistencies of the characters individual selves while exploring their changing relationship was refreshing. Laurent is confident without being obnoxious. Observant and patient. This is a strong woman learning to allow herself the freedom and happiness to explore what will fulfill her sexual side she had ignored to get ahead in business. Hope you enjoy it and I look forward to con type continuing their story!!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Clista

    I wrote a review, not sure where it went. I loved this book. Samantha/Sam Davis is a strong, mature woman of 39. She owns and runs a successful entertainment management company. Laurent Roman is a wealthy Frenchmen, needing Sam's company to aid in his launch of a new "The Network" media company. Wowza. Hot. Steamy. Intriguing storyline. Great characters and developing story. Did I mention, H-O-T? Enjoyed it, so I immediately downloaded and started to read the next in the series. You should, too! I wrote a review, not sure where it went. I loved this book. Samantha/Sam Davis is a strong, mature woman of 39. She owns and runs a successful entertainment management company. Laurent Roman is a wealthy Frenchmen, needing Sam's company to aid in his launch of a new "The Network" media company. Wowza. Hot. Steamy. Intriguing storyline. Great characters and developing story. Did I mention, H-O-T? Enjoyed it, so I immediately downloaded and started to read the next in the series. You should, too!

  21. 4 out of 5

    K.M.

    Received this as a freebie on Amazon and while it wasn't terrible by any means, In The Moment wasn't that memorable. The sex scenes were steamy and I appreciated that Sam was a Type A business woman at the height of her game professionally. However, once Laurent enters the picture, Sam took a backseat and let him control the entire relationship. I like when romances mix business and pleasure but Laurent completely dominated Sam in every aspect of her life. Also, the progression of the romance wa Received this as a freebie on Amazon and while it wasn't terrible by any means, In The Moment wasn't that memorable. The sex scenes were steamy and I appreciated that Sam was a Type A business woman at the height of her game professionally. However, once Laurent enters the picture, Sam took a backseat and let him control the entire relationship. I like when romances mix business and pleasure but Laurent completely dominated Sam in every aspect of her life. Also, the progression of the romance was rather slow and the book was a bit dry in some parts. I don't think I'll stick around for book 2.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Anne

    I found this an enjoyable, quick read. Similar to the rest of these kind of novels, but with a bit less of a helpless female character and less of an asshole male character. Kind of a nice flip. As usual, no intense character depth just hints of more, but for this genre - I'm cool with that. I will say, the sex scenes were...meh, to me. Repetitive and often. After the Stark Trilogy, I feel that my analysis of them may be unfair. I had trouble putting it down and enjoyed disappearing into this one I found this an enjoyable, quick read. Similar to the rest of these kind of novels, but with a bit less of a helpless female character and less of an asshole male character. Kind of a nice flip. As usual, no intense character depth just hints of more, but for this genre - I'm cool with that. I will say, the sex scenes were...meh, to me. Repetitive and often. After the Stark Trilogy, I feel that my analysis of them may be unfair. I had trouble putting it down and enjoyed disappearing into this one!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tina Clark

    Loved it. All work, no play for Samantha Davis. She works hard to keep her advertising company improving. She comes home every night to her boys -pit bulls., no timed for social life. Samantha a 39 years old successful working woman. Until she meets her richest bachelor hot Frenchman client Laurent who is so dominant and very impatient. How can she maintain all business? A wonderful sexy story. I couldn't get enough. Loved it. All work, no play for Samantha Davis. She works hard to keep her advertising company improving. She comes home every night to her boys -pit bulls., no timed for social life. Samantha a 39 years old successful working woman. Until she meets her richest bachelor hot Frenchman client Laurent who is so dominant and very impatient. How can she maintain all business? A wonderful sexy story. I couldn't get enough.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Helen Stothard

    72% into the book and I've quit! I really tried to finish it but it just didn't grip me at all. Laurent is domineering, but it's not sexy in the slightest, the final straw for me was asking Sam to eat dinner topless, it just didn't make sense at all. There's no chemistry here and I'm struggling to figure out what the story is about, I can't really see a story line emerging and this far into the book there should have been something. 72% into the book and I've quit! I really tried to finish it but it just didn't grip me at all. Laurent is domineering, but it's not sexy in the slightest, the final straw for me was asking Sam to eat dinner topless, it just didn't make sense at all. There's no chemistry here and I'm struggling to figure out what the story is about, I can't really see a story line emerging and this far into the book there should have been something.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Karmen

    Thank you Olivia for not making your lead character a virgin and in her 20s. Samantha Jones, like her SATC counterpart, is established professionally and financially. Olivia presents the pitfalls well of a female CEO professionally and in personal relationships. The AdCritic interview mindset is still in play. Women are not judged equally on their merits. Sam's relationship with Laurent is established well. It reads true. Thank you Olivia for not making your lead character a virgin and in her 20s. Samantha Jones, like her SATC counterpart, is established professionally and financially. Olivia presents the pitfalls well of a female CEO professionally and in personal relationships. The AdCritic interview mindset is still in play. Women are not judged equally on their merits. Sam's relationship with Laurent is established well. It reads true.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Priscilla Robinson

    I kept going back and forth with myself over giving this 3 or 4 stars and in the end I gave it 4 because I enjoyed L and every once in a while romance wins out. The main character S annoyed me. It annoyed me that she was so bent on being miserable. I understand why but like L said I didn't have to like it. I actually liked his character more than I liked S but mostly because he stayed true to himself about wanting what he wanted. I kept going back and forth with myself over giving this 3 or 4 stars and in the end I gave it 4 because I enjoyed L and every once in a while romance wins out. The main character S annoyed me. It annoyed me that she was so bent on being miserable. I understand why but like L said I didn't have to like it. I actually liked his character more than I liked S but mostly because he stayed true to himself about wanting what he wanted.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Maria York

    This is a great book about two people who are very strong willed, in control of their lives, outgoing and stubborn to a point! Samantha is a strong woman who lives by herself with the exception of her two boys! Her dogs that is! She runs her own ad company and is married to her job! Laurent is a strong controlling man who owns his company, lives alone and wants Samantha something fierce! It's a really long book, but in the end it's a great read! This is a great book about two people who are very strong willed, in control of their lives, outgoing and stubborn to a point! Samantha is a strong woman who lives by herself with the exception of her two boys! Her dogs that is! She runs her own ad company and is married to her job! Laurent is a strong controlling man who owns his company, lives alone and wants Samantha something fierce! It's a really long book, but in the end it's a great read!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Liz johnson

    Really enjoyable. Grown up love interests. The h actually has a proper career and real concerns about her livelihood and supporting her employees. Laurent is gorgeous . I loved his bossiness but also his charm. He was sexy and relaxed about himself. I loved the way he took the h in hand when he needed to, but also supported her. There was alpha behaviour but also respect. It was well written and I actually didn't get annoyed by anyone, that's a compliment. Really enjoyable. Grown up love interests. The h actually has a proper career and real concerns about her livelihood and supporting her employees. Laurent is gorgeous . I loved his bossiness but also his charm. He was sexy and relaxed about himself. I loved the way he took the h in hand when he needed to, but also supported her. There was alpha behaviour but also respect. It was well written and I actually didn't get annoyed by anyone, that's a compliment.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Terry Zigante

    Really liked the storyline. It did get a little to caught up in a emotional push and pul of emotion from Samantha. She liked to be with him but then she would over think it and push him away. That got hard to read. In the end why I gave it 4 stars really liked how she worked it out and admitted she loved him.. The hottness helped to.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Tia

    This book didn't do it for me. I felt like Sam didn't have a back bone. It was hard to think that she was a hard working, "bad ass" and she would let someone embarrass her. The book became so awkward that I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue reading it. I finished and will not read the other books in this series. This book didn't do it for me. I felt like Sam didn't have a back bone. It was hard to think that she was a hard working, "bad ass" and she would let someone embarrass her. The book became so awkward that I wasn't sure if I wanted to continue reading it. I finished and will not read the other books in this series.

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