by Roxanne Smith
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
He’s the hot new guy in the small-town Wyoming office, a bachelor from L.A. with a trail of divorces behind him. But something about Blake Cobb has Sadie Felix setting her sites on him—even though he might just be her biggest competition in the race for a much-coveted promotion. Still, a little workplace rivalry will only make the tension between them more thrilling. At least, that’s what Sadie hopes, until she learns Blake’s already dating the boss’s daughter…
She’s an ambitious corporate climber with a face and a body that could stop a clock. Which is exactly why Blake steers clear of Sadie Felix—he’s been there, done that, with disastrous results. Besides, his new girlfriend is a dead ringer for his first love—the one who got away. But when an office scandal throws the boss’s daughter in a new—and unflattering— light, Blake’s forced to see what’s been right in front of him all along…
It's an engaging romance, a light and pleasant reading, ideal as beach reading.
Sadie wants to improve her employment status but must fight against some gossipy colleagues, an ex who does not give up and Blake, the new sexy and charming colleague of which she feels very attracted. She will have to get in the game so can show others her real value. Blake has just moved, has a complicated life and a past full of wives. In his new job he is immediately attracted to Maddie, the daughter of his boss but after knowing better Sadie he knows made a mistake.
The characters are so many but they are all well defined and well developed. From the first pages is really easy to be in tune with Sadie, a bit more difficult with Blake, he is a complicated man.
Although it is the third book in the series you can easily read as a stand alone, I had no problems.
It 's an easy and quick reading with a good pace and many ups and downs between the two protagonists. This is an enjoyable story, good written in an easy-to-read style which is just what I need at the end of a busy day.
Sadie tucked her hair behind her ear. “You’re up, Lambert.”
Blake politely cleared his throat and leaned against the truck, angling his head against the cloudy sky to look at Sadie through the dark lenses of his retro sunglasses. Dark enough, he hoped, for her to not notice how his gaze kept returning to her bare legs. To be fair, they were literally in his face. And the way she kept bending over the chainsaw, a lightweight model suited to her small frame, checking this and that, made it even harder to stay focused on what she was saying. “You call your chainsaw Lambert?”
She looked down on him imperiously and replied straight-faced. “That’s his name. What else would I call him?”
If she wanted to name her chainsaw Buzz McChoppy, it was no business of his. He sensed more to the simple defensive reply, but it was hard to gauge Sadie’s current mood. She’d been a little muted since they left Fox Watch. It made the long drive out to wherever the hell they were mildly uncomfortable. He’d had the view to keep him occupied.
Blake scratched his chin. No good. He had to ask. “Everything okay with you?”
She hopped down with her arms full and shoved goggles and gloves into Blake’s chest, which he grasped a second before she let go. “Wes called me this morning.” She laughed. “So did Kennedy, but that’s a whole different pile of steaming crap.” He grappled with the items she’d handed him. “What did Wes want?” Besides the obvious. His gut reaction to Wes’s not-so-secret desire ran dangerously akin to jealousy. He studiously ignored this.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
A Florida native, Roxanne Smith has called everywhere from Houston to Cheyenne home. Currently residing in Asheville, NC, she's an avid reader of every genre, a cat lover, pit bull advocate, and semi-geek. She loves video games, Doctor Who, and her dashing husband. Her two kids are the light of her life.
Twitter handle: thissmithrox
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Roxanne_Smith_Relapse_In_Paradise?id=Q1mwBgAAQBAJ
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