Friday, April 22, 2011

Review: The Only Exception by Gina Gordon

The Only Exception by Gina Gordon
Publisher: Breathless Press
Length: 28,484 words
Price: $2.99
Publication Date: January 2011
Format: Ebook
Cover art: Dara England

Two co-workers, one work retreat and explosive chemistry. The Canadian winter doesn’t stand a chance.

For Caroline Carlson, business is business. She will not let her profession define her. She’ll never make that mistake again. When she finds herself forced to attend a manager’s retreat in the middle of winter with her arrogant co-workers, the line between business and pleasure is blurred. Especially, since she’s forced to spend the time with Hayden, the man who has secured the starring role in her sexy dreams.

Hayden Cross is the new manager on the block. The retreat is a chance to let loose and get away from the daily grind. Until one night when a chance encounter with Caroline at a club morphs his plan into a personal dare. He is mesmerized by the sexy woman writhing on the dance floor. She’s a fantasy come to life.

Caroline is convinced that Hayden is just another man who wants the fantasy but his sexual advances are too hard to ignore. The more time they spend together the hotter it gets and the Canadian winter doesn't stand a chance.

I obtained the above information from Gina's website.

For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...

Ms. Gina has cranked out another hot little story. She knows all the buttons to push when writing a love story gone hot! =) She just keeps adding to MY To Keep Books... but I promise to share with you guys. This one is for all of you "cold" people... lol. I would say that this one is good to read by a fire... but hell... by the time you read it... you will be on fire!!! Then, to add to her story... she touched on a taboo issue... Work romance! Oh yea... you may not look at your co-worker you have been drooling over the same after reading this story.... Now.. let's continue...

Caroline is an all business, no mixing kinda woman. She does not believe in office romance, she does not even believe in mixing business with pleasure. Nope... not her. She worked to hard to have her career ruined by some fling with a co-worker. But when she is not working... she loves to cut loose! And I have to admire her for cutting lose... She was a tad bit to straight laced for me in the beginning - only because her co-worker is Hayden the Hottie.... I mean come'on.... Just one roll in the imaginary hay with him... But seriously, I knew where she was coming from and I respected her for that.

But on the other hand... Hayden the Hottie... Oh man.. he was a man on a mission. At least he thought he was until he lost something that he knew he could not recovered from... Losing his heart to the one woman capable of breaking it... Even though he was the one set out to breaking her... Hayden won me over and over with his actions... He was just a real stand up guy...

Now when these two get thrown together for a four night/five day retreat for work, they have no choice but to get along. Just how well do they play together depends on how the walls of their personal space falls... I will have to leave you with these thoughts ((only because the book is short and I do not want to give it all away...))... Ms. Gina wowed me with the passion and drive of Hayden. I thoroughly enjoyed how pursuant he was and Caroline gave me a good chase... but with a man as determined as Hayden... Well hell, anyone's wall would fall... or shake... or rattle... Oh yea... This is a hot little story!! Ms. Gina... job well done!!! Now when do I get more.... lol!!!!

Please visit Gina's website here!! You won't be disappointed ~ I promise... She loves her some smut too! =)

And remember... Keep it Dirty, Smutty & Hussy!
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