“When my financial right hand leaves me hanging right before the biggest meeting of my life, I’m furious. I need someone to replace him NOW—and the only person left at this hour is Melanie. I barely even know her – but since I walked in, I can’t stop looking at her…”
“I take a few deep breaths before I leave the cubicle. I hurry out, only to run right into someone. The air is knocked out of me as they grab me. I look up and everything seems to stop.
Oh God. Jason Ford.”
She’s a wholehearted girl struggling to support her family.
He’s her hot billionaire boss with his business on the line.
When Jason ropes Melanie into helping him in a multi-million dollar business meeting, she seems like the perfect stand-in. There’s only one problem. After just an hour in her company, Jason is dying to know what her curvy body looks like with nothing on…
|Title:||Craving Her Curves|
|Series:||Insta Love Alpha Boss|
|Category / Genre(s):||Contemporary|
|Point of View:||First Person, Present Tense, Dual Viewpoint (H & h)|
|Release Date:||25th April, 2020|
What a waste of my time
I was between books and was looking to indulge in a short and hot, insta-love story. The blurb definitely sounded promising, as did the 41 page count.
The story starts off right at the heart of the matter. Jason – the CEO of a big company, desperately needs someone to stand in for his absent CFO in a high-stakes meeting. Fortunately for him, the new girl, Melanie, is the only one left so he ropes her into standing in. And so starts our story.
To be honest, there was really no need for Melanie to attend the meeting, or for Jason to be freaking out about not having someone there to help him. But it was just a mechanism to get our pair together so it was fine.
I liked Jason and Melanie together. Jason was your typical arrogant, bossy billionaire and he knew he wanted Melanie from the get-go. Melanie wasn’t the usual meek innocent who was cowed by the big, bad boss. She gave as good as she got and I liked her for it. The sex was fast and pleasant – although not as dirty as I would have liked. I wasn’t too keen on the choice of words such as ‘pounced’ and ‘grabbed’ etc that were used in relation to Jason’s seduction of Melanie. They just made me uncomfortable and gave me icky consent vibes – although the encounters were clearly mutual and consensual.
The writing itself was decent albeit the writer has a strange quirk of never seeming to contract ‘do’ and ‘not’, or ‘could’ and ‘not’. When it happened the writing felt unnecessarily formal. There were a few issues with tense and strange sentence structure, but nothing too drastic.
And so we come to the reason for my 1 star rating. It’s a godforsaken cliffhanger. The story just stops. If you want to find out what happens between Jason and Melanie, you have buy the next book in the series, and then the next etc. At the time of this review, you have to buy 4 other books at a cost of £10.31 to read a grand total of 199 pages just to find out what happens.
The author has done a good job of hiding the fact that this is a cliffhanger in her blurb. She states this is the first book in a series – but it’s ultimately my fault for not checking the rest of the ‘series’ to see if it’s the same characters throughout. I’m annoyed, however, that I wasted my time on a book with only the start of a story. I won’t be reading the rest of this series and this author is now on my ‘do not buy’ list. 1 star.
💖 Passionate Romance Author🔥who loves to share her stories with others!