Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Book Review And Giveaway : Driven To Temptation by Melia Alexander

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A Driven to Love Story
Melia Alexander
Release Date: June 13th, 2016
Entangled Lovestruck

Aidan Ross might be an engineering genius, but people skills? Not this soldier’s forte. Thankfully, a trusted friend is accompanying him to a make-or-break tradeshow…but then a bubbly redhead hops into his truck, claiming to be his new road trip buddy. She’s a gorgeous distraction he can’t afford. Or ignore. 

Delaney Harper comes from a family of engineers—male engineers. With several impressive projects under her belt, she’s on a mission to prove she can hang with the big boys, too. But cracking the sexy, closed-off CEO is tougher than she expects…and hotter than she could have imagined.

With the tempting woman disrupting his carefully planned schedule, Aidan can’t focus on the road, much less their upcoming presentation. The future of his company is riding on this trip, and if they’re to land a huge account, he has to keep his head—and his heart—in the game…

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Review: This was a short and cute romance with great characters.A perfect read to kick back and relax with during summer!

Aidan Ross is the CEO of Ross and Associates and though he is a great leader and engineering genius, he lacks the ability to talk to people cordially.He comes off as cold and remote, which doesn't help, as he needs contacts and relationships for the growth of his firm.He has to go for a tradeshow in Seattle and is supposed to be accompanied by Harold, when Delaney joins him at his truck and informs him that she will be coming along with him as Harold is sick.

Delaney is an independent,intelligent woman with a take-charge attitude.She is sick of being underestimated because of her gender.She comes from a family of engineers and wants to prove that a female engineer can be just as successful as a male one.So, when she finds an opportunity to accompany Aidan and improve her career she takes it without hesitation.Even though Aidan is reluctant to take her along with him, he doesn't really have much of a choice since he needs someone to do the talking and schmoozing.

So, not only do they have to try their best to land a major account for the firm but they also have to resolve the attraction that sizzles between them!

Both Aidan and Delaney were great characters.I could understand the positions they were in.Delaney was trying her best to make it in a male-dominant field and at the same time was not confident enough of her own feminity.Aidan on the other hand,due to his childhood and past, was reserved and had a hard time opening up.But he tried his best too.The main focus is on this two characters alone, though we do get to see and interact with Aidan's foster brother and Delaney's parents.The romance was well-written.

My only complaint is probably that the book felt short.I guess we could have spent more time developing the relationships and circumstances.Read this book if you're looking for a light-hearted romance with well-developed characters and events. :)

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review*


Delaney’s eyes opened as she scrambled to her feet, her heartbeat pounding in her ears. Getting caught eavesdropping on her boss’s private moment would be an awful idea. She could kiss any hope of a promotion good- bye if that happened.
She headed back across the room and barely got her butt in the chair before the bathroom door opened. She grabbed her laptop, willed herself to stay calm as she jabbed at the keyboard.
God, she’d done nothing but work the past few months, trying to make a good, strong impression on Harold, hoping he’d give her a chance to run her own project. On top of that, she’d worked nights and weekends to hone the presentation—
Aidan stalked out of the bathroom in much the same way he’d stalked in, only this time all he had on were his jeans.
With the buttons undone.

The soft mat of hair trailed down to Happy Land. But it was apparent that underneath his unbuttoned jeans, Aidan was commando.
Delaney’s mouth dried. She should tear her gaze away, plant it rmly on the computer screen, turn her mind from the erotic path it’d taken to the more sane one.
Damn it.
She knew what she had to do, yet she couldn’t. Look. Away.
Thank God he seemed too preoccupied with grabbing his duffel bag off the bed and heading back to the bathroom. Once the door shut, she slumped against the chair, the softly padded fabric against her thin tank top the only thing grounding her in place. She heaved in a deep, steadying breath and fanned herself with one hand. He was way too sexy for his own good...or hers.

About The Author

Melia Alexander is the author of sassy, sexy, fun contemporary romances, but is also fortunate to spend her week days at The Male Observation Lab (a.k.a. her job at a construction company) where she gets to observe guys in their natural habitat. Though they often behave like typical alpha males, in many instances she's seen through their personas to the heart of who they really are - the heroes of their own stories. A native of Guam, Melia traded in warm, tropical breezes for the rainy Pacific Northwest. She's an avid reader who also loves romantic comedies - preferably with a glass of CabSauv and a box of chocolates nearby. In her free time, she's busy conquering her CrossFit fears: ring dips, muscle snatches, and the dreaded 800 meter run. Her family appreciates her attempts at cooking and cleaning, although she spends it mostly daydreaming about her characters, which sometimes results in a burnt meal and a half-cleaned house.

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