By Aleatha Romig
Release Day: May 16th
A fun, sexy new stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.
He's sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. And then there's the way his designer suits drape over his broad shoulders and big...well, we've all heard the rumors, the ones that say he's up for any challenge.
But I can't see him that way. He's my boss—technically one of the owners of the company where I work—and definitely not in my league. Men like him don't notice women like me, and they don't date them.
And I don't date men like him.
Until that one time that I catch him in a compromising position when I'm also in need of a last-minute date for a wedding...and then it's not real. It's blackmail.
For one weekend, he's my plus-one.
Beautiful and unobtainable.
From the moment she walked into my office with those stunning blue eyes and crazy sensual curves, she's been on my mind. Three years and never once has she acted interested in me. Usually I flash a million-dollar smile and women fall to their knees, some literally.
Then on the occasion that I agree to let another woman do that—fall to her knees—guess who happens to catch us?
It may not be the most conventional way to get on her radar, but I didn't get this far in business without knowing when to seize an opportunity. If this sexy little firecracker with perfectly kissable lips thinks she can blackmail me into attending her cousin's wedding, I'm going to jump at the chance to be her plus-one.
You love her darker side. Now it's time to meet Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha, as she trades her renowned twists and turns for laughs and love with this sexy new stand-alone romance, PLUS ONE.
What happens when the smart girl caught her sexy boss with the pants in his ankles? Yes! She blackmail the guy to be her "Plus One" in a wedding.This is how started this story.
Sexy, romantic and utterly hilarious, this book is the first try of Aleatha Romig in Romantic Comedies, and in my opinion: a sucesful one. This author, best known for darker and complex stories, delivered a light and romantic story, where love is found in the most unexpected way: pretending.
The narration is fresh and fluid, filled with smart and funny dialogues between two amazing and well-developed lead characters: Kimbra and her boss, Duncan. The secondary characters are wonderful in their own way. Kimbra was like an onion, with lots of layers, and we discovered different aspects of her and her personality through the story. But she wasn't the only mistery to be discovered. Duncan seems to be perfect and polished, but he had something to hide.
The interactions between Duncan and Kimbra's family were hilarious. My favorite was the grandma. She's a piece of art. Also, he gives the best presents in the weddings (you have to read to know what I'm talking about).
The development of the plot had a magic rhythm. Duncan was a perfect gentleman, thoughtful and affectionate, but with a dirty edge that was very very interesting. Kimbra, or Kimberly Ann, for the first time is letting herself go and be reckless. Everything between them was supposed to be fake, a fantasy, but the fantasy turned in something more.
I enjoyed this side of Aleatha Romig a lot. I would love to read her again with this kind of stories (maybe with a story about Kimbra's roommate?). It doesn't mean I don't love her other books, that I do, but this reading was a very nice experience.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
2017 brings Aleatha's first "Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha" with PLUS ONE, a fun, sexy romantic comedy.
Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.