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A story of heart-stopping, toe-curling passion by the New York Times bestselling author of Hard to Love, Resisting Her, and The Impact of You.
Emmy Clarke is out of her depth in New York City’s fashion world, but when she lands a job as an assistant at a modeling agency it seems like the perfect mix of business and pleasure. Working under the notorious Fiona Stone is a nightmare, but there’s one distinct perk: ogling the ridiculously hot male models who parade through the office—particularly rising star Ben Shaw.
Ben is everything Emmy’s not: exquisitely gorgeous, highly paid, and well-traveled. He’s also got more issues than Vogue. Emmy looks after Ben on photo shoots, but she refuses to become another one of his lusting groupies. Ben finds Emmy’s refreshingly real attitude to be surprisingly attractive.
Against a backdrop of the most fashionable cities in the world, casual flirting turns into an illicit affair, but when Ben’s twisted past is revealed, and the bitter Fiona catches wind of their relationship, their careers and hearts are threatened.
Note: This book is intended for mature audiences. It contains sexual encounters and graphic language, including a m/f/m encounter.
Working It is unlike any Kendall Ryan book I’ve read to date, and I’ve read quite a few. I’ll have a little story line with my copious amounts of sex, please. I felt like I needed a shower after this read, and I didn’t even get to perform any of the steamy acts! Good grief.
Emmy Clarke seems like such a sweet girl. She’s a hard working assistant at one of New York’s prestigious modeling agencies. Sounds like a dream job to me. Unfortunately, Emmy works for a mega monster bitch named Fiona. Just her name alone screams stuck up ass-wipe. No offense to any Fiona’s out here in website land. I’m sure you’re fabulous; this Fiona, however, was not. She was sneaky, conniving and all around icky. Working for her was less than appealing to quite a few people in the past. It’s a miracle that Emmy has lasted long enough to land herself a trip to Paris with said evil boss, and sexy in demand model, Ben Shaw.
Sex on a stick meets home town country girl trying to hit it big.
Boy has some pretty creepy skeletons living in his closet.
Girl is a moron, and falls head over heels for a pretty face and some dirty texts/talk.
Boy has no clue what a relationship entails, but is set on having one with girl.
Boy makes crappy decisions and breaks girl’s heart by doing something extremely stupid.
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]Just being near him gave me a thrill. His presence alone held the power to captivate, titillate, and turn me on. In other words, I was doomed.[/quote]
That about sums it all up.
I really do enjoy HOW Kendall Ryan writes; I just feel like so often in her books, something is missing. In this particular book, we’re given entirely too much information in the prologue. Right off the bat we know that Ben gets someone pregnant; at least as far as Emmy knows. Obviously, it’s not her. This leads us to believe he’s a lying, cheating scumbag. Needless to say, I did not start out with the best impression of the man. So, you have a face to die for. Looks fade buddy…stupid is forever.
Ben’s relationship with Fiona creeped me out. Granted, I’m fairly certain I was supposed to have that response, but honestly…ick. Growing up without a proper mother, and absentee father, really kind of, excuse my French, fucked Ben up. Consequently, something about him just rubbed me the wrong way. His dirty talk seemed to excite Emmy. To me, it was just inappropriate most of the time. Maybe that’s what she found appealing about it. Then there is the whole “Don’t worry about Fiona, I know how to deal with her…” comments that left me thinking, HOW IN THE WORLD DOES EMMY NOT SEE THAT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FIONA AND BEN IS… WHAT IT IS?! Seriously. I just don’t understand it. Yes, you’re from a small country town in Tennessee. That does not make you stupid. WAKE UP, EMMY!
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]I tried to calm my fluttering heart to take stock of what I’d learned tonight. One: Fiona called Ben about every fifteen minutes, which he completely ignored. Two: Ben was fucking hot and the most incredible kisser. Three: I was falling for him. Hard. This information made me feel exited and depressed all at once. He was out of my league, but was that going to stop me? Nope. No, it wasn’t. I’d gotten a taste, and there’d be no stopping me now. [/quote]
Let’s just take a moment to discuss Emmy…
Super sweet girl. She’s hard working, determined and not afraid to eat a muffin or drink a beer straight from the bottle. That’s saying something in the world she works in. Love it. Love her. Uhh, what the bleep happens to her? She’s sweet and quasi innocent, then in walks Ben, and her brain turns to mush – she becomes a sexual deviant. Not that there’s anything wrong with sexual deviance per say… But WTH?! I was not expecting these sexcapade. After it’s all said and done, she acts like nothing has changed and carries on as usual with the individuals aware of what transpired. Really? To each his own, but WTF just happened here?! It became hard to imagine that there was anything beyond sex between these two characters. Those two were like rabbits – I swear!
Like I said earlier, this book is much different than other books written by this author. It’s much more erotic in nature. I will just warn you now that the sex is hot, but the plot is not. It’s predictable, and again, I wish we weren’t given all that information right out of the gate. Knowing that Ben screws up is one thing. Knowing that he made, or possibly made, a baby with another woman kinda ruins the surprise. And, to top it all off we’re left with a HFN ending. Do we get to find out if Ben and Emmy get a HEA? Will Fiona rear her ugly head…again? I guess only time will tell.
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ABOUT KENDALL RYAN:
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels HARD TO LOVE, UNRAVEL ME, MAKE ME YOURS and RESISTING HER. She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern gal with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest books news.