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New! Pretty In Pink Slip by Jennifer Skully

 

New release from Jennifer Skully!

Ivy is 34 and her hero Brett is 52 in PRETTY IN PINK SLIP, book 3 of the After Office Hours standalone series.
Anything can happen after office hours.
She’s a single mother who works at his company. He’s a brilliant CEO. She gave her heart and soul to the wrong man once. Can she ever trust enough to give it all again?

Ivy has a six year old daughter named Joy, and Brett has his first grandchild. They work at the same startup company. Ivy called out Rhonda, and now Brett fears that she might sue the company. Ivy is not sure if every flirtation from Brett is done to avert a lawsuit. But their attraction cannot be denied.  Can they mix business with pleasure … as long as it is ‘after office hours’?

 

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I have read all of the books in this sexy series at the startup company that I would like to work at just for all the romances and friendships!
Desire Actually has Jordana (30); Love Affair to Remember has Gloria (48); Pretty in Pink Slip has Ivy (34)
I also like that the titles are derived from romance movie titles! Desire Actually is from the movie, Love Actually; Love Affair to Remember is from An Affair to Remember; and, Pretty in Pink Slip is from Pretty in Pink.

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4.5 stars! Cool title. Ivy gets told off by Rhonda, a work colleague, and has to decide whether she will sue the company or whether she is falling in love with the CEO, Brett. Rhonda has been a thorn in the side of all three ladies of this mature romance series. At this company, Rhonda practically terrorizes everyone. But with Brett giving Rhonda a leave to think about things, Ivy gets a chance to figure out what she wants.

I liked Ivy and Brett. Ivy was the single mother abandoned by the baby daddy. Her daughter, Joy, is as bubbly as her name. And then there is her mother who has been bitter since her husband left years ago. Ivy takes some time to figure out whether she wants to sue the company or whether Brett is sincere and not playing her in order to keep her from a lawsuit. Her mother gives her two cents as often as possible, and Joy is falling for Brett as well.

For me, this story worked on quite a few levels. Ivy had to determine who she was outside of her own harsh judgment of her past, if she could trust Brett, and if she was bold enough to go after her real dream. She went from passive aggressive to assertive. Her character developed and grew. I liked her interactions with Jordana, Gloria, and Hannah. I like females being friends in romance novels, that it’s not just about the guy.

Brett is 52, a grandfather, and divorced; Ivy is 34, a single mother, and a college dropout. They don’t seem like a likely couple, but the author brings their story to life. I was a bit bothered by Ivy allowing Joy to get so close to Brett so fast, but it was a minor concern. Their Thanksgiving together was the turning point, and her mother’s advice surprised me. And then Ivy confronts Rhonda with quite the unexpected result.

While I enjoyed the story, I skimmed Brett and Ivy’s sexy scenes. I didn’t fall in love with Brett, but I liked him, which is why I rated it 4.5 stars. the sexy scenes were romantic and detailed. I preferred the other two couples, but I loved that the series included a single mother!

I hope that Hannah will be the next to get a story in this series. I received a review copy, but since I enjoyed the previous two books, I 1-clicked a copy. This one is a keeper because of Ivy.

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Review: Desire Actually by Jennifer Skully (Jasmine Haynes)

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DesireActually_coverteaserHe gets an email from his wife saying that she wants a divorce. He is shell-shocked. As he scrambles to make sense of her demand, Jordana offers to help him win his wife back. Jordana and Grady go from work colleagues to sexy tutor and student. The lessons are sexy fantasies, sexting, phone sex, and more. Then there is that list of chick flicks that Jordana gives him to watch… good choices.

“He couldn’t say if he’d ever made Darlene crazy. Was it the worst thing to admit that he didn’t know? Maybe that’s why she left him. Maybe everything she’d said was right. He was clueless.
And she was gone.
So was phone sex with Jordana actually cheating?”

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REVIEW: Teach Me a Lesson by Jasmine Haynes

Teach Me a Lesson

Jasmine Haynes’ books have sold me on sexy spankings!

This had me at the cover, which seems sexy, fun, and playful to me, as well as the subtitle: ‘Punishment is its own reward’. Charlotte is a part-time guidance counselor at the high school and a therapist, and Lance is the principal at the same school. I liked that better than the illicit student/principal romance. Charlotte’s independence and caring personality were a draw for me. She is so willing to explore sexually and be naughty with Lance. I like that she was ‘topping’ from the bottom at times and Lance enjoyed it. They are a mature couple, also a plus (not that I mind NA romances).

The sexy spankings, naughty words, and the sheer pleasure that both Lance and Charlotte had with each other made this a hot, fun read. The secondary storyline with Melody, the troubled teen and Ethan, her former friend, added a touching storyline. There are school politics, unreasonable parents, and a chance that Charlotte could be fired that add to the drama. I liked that her friend, Lola, was part of the story from book 1 in the series. I haven’t read that book … yet, but I was able to read this book as a standalone. I am now curious to read The Naughty Corner (book 1) now.

This is a light bdsm erotic romance. I liked that while Lance was dominant at times, he was very willing to let Charlotte call the shots at times. He was dominant, but not a Dom, but enjoyed sensual fantasies and a bit of kink mixed in. Charlotte was the stronger character in my opinion.

I give it 4**** out of 5. I enjoyed it, but didn’t get as involved with the characters as I did with some of her other books, such as The Principal’s Office.

Jasmine Haynes is a favorite erotic/romance author of mine. She sent me a signed paperback of this book as a gift. However, even though I grew up reading books, I find it hard to now. I prefer to read e-books. So, I bought the e-book to read, saving my wonderful signed copy! So this is my honest review, not influenced by anything or anyone, but myself.

LINKS

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1iOSYKa

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1nXtY59

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jasmine HaynesJasmine Haynes is the NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 35 classy, sensual romance tales. In 2013, she started a sexy new series for Berkley Heat, beginning with The Naughty Corner in Oct 2013 and Teach Me a Lesson in Apr 2014. Look for more in the sensual West Coast series; Book 5, Pleasing Mr. Sutton, coming in 2014. She’s also the author of the award-winning Max Starr psychic mystery series. And don’t miss her writing as Jennifer Skully, KOD Daphne du Maurier award-winning author of contemporary romance, bringing you poignant tales peopled with hilarious characters that will make you laugh and make you cry. Look for Can’t Forget You, a new Cottonmouth adventure coming soon! And don’t miss many of your favorite Jasmine Haynes and Jennifer Skully books in audiobook.

 

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