Sleeping with the enemy has never been so complicated.
Twenty-eight-year-old Brooklyn Campbell is having a bad day. A speeding ticket, a towed car, and a broken heel are all working against her laid-back vibe. To top it all off, her birth mother, whom she’s never met, has requested contact. The only bright spot is an impromptu date with a beautiful and mysterious brunette.
Jessica Lennox is what you would call a high-powered executive. She’s the head of a multimillion-dollar advertising firm in New York City, and it didn’t happen by accident. But when the blonde head turner from the wine bistro turns out to be her number one competitor, her life gets infinitely more complex.
Is New York big enough for both Brooklyn and Jessica? Maybe it’s just time they experienced it together…
Melissa Brayden is 2 for 2. I liked her last novel quite a bit and this one I like even better. A wonderful and engaging story with friendships, business and blossoming romance. The characters are well drawn and enjoyable; including the secondary characters. I’m glad these gals have turned into a series, I’ve already ordered the sequel! The story has great pacing and lots of great banter and sexual tension. The best part is it flows easily, none of the conversations seem contrived or forced. Each character (including the secondary characters) has such a strong voice and presence there was no mistaking one for another (something I struggle with sometimes). Lots of quirks and depth to these ladies.
My own bias left me really wary of the ‘given up for adoption’ story line, as I am adopted I’m always concerned that it doesn’t feel true or in the worst case becomes a convenient plot device that explains a character’s many defects and ultimately leaves them hopelessly broken. My worries were unfounded, Brooklyn’s story was wonderfully done, with all the nuance of something real rather than contrived. Offering us not just insight into her and the situation surrounding her surrender for adoption but the ramifications for the parents who gave her up, as well as helping to frame her personal struggles. It worked, it wasn’t a cheap ploy or high drama for the sake of drama, but very well written and poignant.
The only criticism I can offer is I wish there was more sex. There’s lots of goose-bumpy sexual tension and foreplay which I love, but the sex is more tamed down than I was expecting.
I would make this review longer, but I can’t wait to start the sequel. Go buy this book, now. You can thank me later.