Thursday, January 28, 2010

Review: After Hours by Lynne Roberts

After Hours by Lynne Roberts

The Blurb:

Elle Simpson doesn’t deny that the new intern is sexy as hell but he’s also ten years her junior--and she doesn’t date men from the office. Of course, dating isn’t what comes to mind when David Nelson enters a room. When Elle’s boss assigns her to work an important account, she’s thrilled—until David volunteers to help. Working one on one with her desirable new assistant is bound to test the limits of her restraint.

Everything about Elle, from her professional savvy to her hot body, turns David on, but first he has to unravel her mixed signals. After a few late nights alone with Elle in the office, David is at the end of his tether. It was hard enough during the day; keeping his hands off her after hours is proving impossible.

This information has been obtained from The Wild Rose Press --->>> Here.

I did receive this book from Night Owl Romance for the purpose of my honest review. So, all thoughts and comments regarding this book are solely mine!

Now, on to the review....

I will start off by telling you that this is a very short story. Roughly about 50 pages. Now with that said... I will not complain to you that the story is too short - hence short story.

Elle's job is to crunch numbers, fill out spreadsheet and input data. You guessed it, the most exciting job in the world, she is an accountant. She has been working for the Pembroke Accounting firm for eight years now. Also, she has been a widow for the past eight years. But be damn, just because forty is closing in does not mean she is over the hill. And believe it or not... her sex drive seem to be kicking into high gear. Her forbidden rule was not to date co-workers. That seems very realistic; since there was no one there worth dating. That is until a new intern starts working for the company. Filling out spreadsheets is not quite what she wanted to fill out and numbers were not the only thing she wanted to munch, I mean crunch.

But can you blame a woman for lusting over David... The man just exudes sex; his walk, his look, his smile... even his voice. Does it matter that she is ten years his senior, should it matter that they work together... well?

David is the new intern at Pembroke. He was hired as an accountant to work under the wing of Peter, Elle's co-worker... That is until David saw Elle. Then he had other ideas where he would like to work under. He was not sure what it was about this woman, but every move he made - he made it to see her. He wanted to get to know this woman, but every move he made "office wise" towards her, she seemed snippy with him. Almost like she did not like him or something. What the hell, he was a good looking guy and in great shape. It was something about this woman that drove him nuts and he wanted more. He wanted to have his hands on her instead of spreadsheets.

Opportunity only comes one... Elle's boss needs her to do some overtime for a new client they picked up; the catch - she will need some help with the clients works. Insert a very happy David to help. So, what could they possibly be doing working late, crunching figures and filing away receipts. Hummmm....

This book was great. Yes, it was extremely short, but you know what... that is what it is - a short story. A hot, explosive short story. Ms Roberts made me feel for Elle, first being an older woman, secondly for having "feelings" for a co-worker. Those things alone are taboo, can you imagine them coupled together. Oh dear is right! But when just the sight alone of David has her panties in a bunch... or should I say wet - this story gets even hotter!!! David was my kinda guy... he saw what he wanted and took the opportunities when they presented themselves.
So, do you want to know what happens after hours... **insert eyebrow raised** You know you. Or better yet... Do you want know how fast you can go from Zero to Fifty (pages)... Just pick up this book and you will see!!!!

I rated this book a 5! It was just that smoking.
To learn more about Ms. Lynne Roberts, you can visit her blog --->>> here.
Or you can go to her website --->>> here. I am sure she would like to hear from you!

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  1. Sounds like a one hot short story! Love the review :)

  2. Hi Cecile.
    I see how you spent your week, reading a very hot short story ;) Sounds good, and I am glad he knew what he wanted.

  3. Sounds really like a great hawt read.
    Always good to find something for instant gratification!
    Thanks for the review hon!

  4. Wooo...a short story that is really hot..I like! Sometimes those are good for a break! :)

  5. I have yet to read me a story of an older woman with a younger guy...I think, at least nothing comes to mind at the moment. This story sounds like a hot, short interlude and one you enjoyed form start to finish :)

  6. Sometimes shorter stories tend to be my favorite. Not that I don't like to read a 600 page book *eyes widen in fear*

    Cecile I'm totally drooling over Laruen Dane's new Cover.

    Great Review!

  7. Great review Cecile.Now you have me intrigued,I want to read this book :)

  8. Ok, too funny - I actually grabbed that cover yesterday for a future edition of the Misadventures in Stock Photography, because I've seen the photo used elsewhere. :)

  9. I loved After Hours! Lynne Roberts is a writer to watch. :)

  10. I love this review more every time I read it!

    Thank you so much, Cecile! AFTER HOURS was fun to write. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading it.

    I'm sorry I didn't get here sooner. I switched providers and my Internet was sketchy for a bit. Talk about withdrawls. ; )

    Thanks again,


  11. Hi hon! Hey short or not this one sounds like a great read! I may just have to check this one out! Great review girl! BIG HUGS

  12. ~host! Thanks for coming over honey!
    It was one very hot story.

    ~Blodeuedd, hey hon. OH girl... My week was very hot and bothered!!! With all these deliciously wicked men in my life let me tell you!!!! This one just put the icing on the cake... younger.. MMMeeeeooowwww!!! Oh he knew what he wanted alright!!! =) Evil laughter!

    ~SusiSunshine, hey there!!! Thanks for coming over! This was a verra verra hawt read!!! And you are right.. -->>"Always good to find something for instant gratification!" Come to think of it, that fits the book! Thanks!!

    ~Mandi! Hey Smexy! Oh yea, this book makes you want to put your smexy office outfit on... oh yea! This story is hot! And it was nice for a break... short, hot and spicy!! And this cougar was all over it! LMBO!

    ~Leontine! Hey honey! Oh girl... **Double blinks, re reads to make sure I read right, Double blinks**
    ::-->>I have yet to read me a story of an older woman with a younger guy...I think<<--:: Omg, we must rectify this at ONCE young lady!!!!!! Oh man, this book is a good go getter! But girl, we must talk. **Hauls Leo in the office of Smut, puts our office voice on ssshhhh**

    ~Smokinhotbooks! Hey honey! Thanks for coming over! Oh girl, you know they say never judge on size alone, lmbo!!! Well, do not let the **Cough cough** size put you off, lmbo!! This was one hot read!

    And on side note... Drool, I think I burnt up my laptop keyboard and the one at work... Due to the drool!!! OMG, her covers are freaking amazing!!! **sssshhhss, it's a secret, I like to pet them, lmbo**

    ~Elaing8! Hey honey! Thanks for coming over! Thank you. This was a great book. You know how some people complain because it is a short story and they did not get enough of the story.... well that is what a short story is about... and let me tell you ~ Ms. Lynne delivers! I am waiting for an intern to come to my job! LMBO!!! Only in a cougars mind - right!

    ~Chris, hey hon! Thanks for coming over. You are something else you!! LOL! Well, I hope you at least liked the review, lol!

    ~Cari Quinn! Hi, welcome! I hope you stick around! I do love Ms. Roberts writing voice. You are right, she is one to watch!!! Thanks for coming over!

    ~Lynne Roberts
    **Fangirl Moment** Okay, whew!! Thanks for coming over Ms. Roberts! I really did enjoy the story. I was grinning the whole time reading it. =) Thank you for your talent!!

    ~JennJ, Hey hon. Thanks for coming over. Girl, please run to check this one out! It was hot... sweet hussy dream worthy!

  13. Hey Cecile! Sounds like you really enjoyed this little hottie ;) I'll have to check it out!


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