Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Business and Pleasure & The Best of Both Worlds by Emily Wood

Blurbs ~*~

Business and Pleasure, Book One
Can mixing business and pleasure ever result in a happy ending?

When sexy, rich Lawrence Russo asks Mia to come and work for him in Italy for two weeks, she jumps at the chance. After all, it beats pole dancing, and the salary he offers her is practically obscene.

A relationship quickly begins to develop between the two, but Mia can't help but wonder if Lawrence's feelings for her are genuine or if he feels he's just paying for a service.

Even if their relationship is strong enough to survive her insecurities, what will happen when somebody from her past shows up and threatens to reveal her deepest, darkest secret?

Content Warning: explicit sex

The Best of Both Worlds, Book Two
A choice between two men? If only it were that simple.

Melissa Morgan seems to have it all…her modeling career is taking off and she's engaged to one of the most eligible bachelors in London. But when she finds Jonathan cheating on her again, Melissa finds solace in the arms of Riley, a sexy bar owner trying to recover from the heartbreak of his last relationship. Melissa shouldn't even want Riley, but she can't seem to stay away, especially when she finds in him everything that's missing in her relationship with Jonathan.

Melissa knows she has to make a hard choice, and when it comes to choosing between the life she's always wanted and the man she's falling in love with, she might find out that she can't have the best of both worlds.

Content Warning: explicit sex and strong language

Micah's 4 Star Review of Business & Pleasure ~*~

From the start of the book, I really enjoyed Mia's character.  Even though she isn't in a traditional career, she is completely relatable from page one. Lawrence's character, however, took some getting used to.  At first, I thought he was a little creepy and I didn't understand his motives.  In general, his beginning character development was a little lacking.  It made up for it once we got into some more chapters from his point of view.  I love books with dual points of view.  

I loved the plot.  It was very Pretty-Woman-esque and who doesn't love that story.  While I did love the plot lines, some of the subplots weren't very developed.  The reason that she had a colossal freak out about their intimacy, but slept with him so quickly wasn't exactly explained like I wanted (until the very end and then still not like I wanted).  That was my only gripe.  The story moved quickly and you could feel the heat and emotion between the two of them.  The big climactic reveal was really big and climactic.

It was a really nice story and I would recommend it!

Author Info ~*~
I have always believed that the best stories are the ones that you can't put down, the ones that transport you to a different place and make you believe in the characters. This is exactly why I write… I have always loved the escapism that reading and writing provides, and there is nothing more exciting than imagining your own set of characters, and then letting them practically write the story for you. Writing has always been a dream of mine, and I'm lucky to have the kind of people around me that have always nurtured and encouraged my passion.

I live a cozy little life in Wales, and when I'm not writing I'm taking care of my young family, studying for a degree in Classical Studies, and training to become a nail technician. I love traveling to new places, meeting new people, and experiencing new things…it's all great inspiration for my books!
I also love to hear from my readers or other writers, so contact me at: emilywood.author@gmail.com or check out my blog at: http://emilywoodauthor.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Pleasure, of course :)

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