R E V I E W ➠ Alpha CEO by M. Robinson




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I came from nothing and made something of myself. I’ve only ever loved two things. Cars and her.
I took that passion and built an empire.
Now I’m the CEO.
The alpha.
On top of the world.
I’m not the carefree man she once knew.
That was the problem with being one of the richest men in the world—everyone thinks they know me, but they only know what I want them to.
I’m demanding.
Arrogant.
Controlling.
My company thinks they can change me. Soften my image. Make me more appealing to the public.
Little do they know, the woman they hired was my best friend’s little sister, and the last time I saw her…
I broke her heart.

RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 31, 2021


Not my first read by the author but sadly will be my last. All personal preferences and after reading romance books for over a decade, it just is not my style. I did give this author a lot of tries, but as a reader we know that once something just isn’t clicking to step away. I do wish the author the best. I will say that I was very ad because I LOVE LOVE the cover and the blurb got me hyped up.

DON’T CONTINUE, DOES CONTAIN SPOILERS!

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The first 15%:- The word KID alone makes me cringe in any romance book used as an endearment but especially from someone under 10 years older than the heroine but especially when it just comes off more annoying than sexy. The hero & heroine jump right to fighting for dominance, especially the heroine, walking into The Alpha CEOs office with her business and speaking very highly of herself. I’m all for strong woman but to me she came off as arrogant in a naïve way. Then we have Alpha CEO who is more of a arrogant person himself except every time he calls her KID I cringe. That word just, to me doesn’t work. So the hero cheated and left on the heroine when she was 18 and they were together and the heroine now tells him that he could have still had a relationship with her parents and brother and his answer is: if i heard anything about you with another guy I’d have flown right back…yada yada. Um alright, that’s not really a reason to leave just a plot with words and very clique but yeah.

So I skipped a few chapters wanted to see what I was suspicious of. And of course, she got prego when they were younger and he left her. Forward to now when he finds out, threatening her with custody papers, I honestly thought he was going to actually hit her, the heroine being childish about her answer about his daughter and her saying ‘…and a baby you didn’t want?” makes no sense since he never knew in the first place. And it only got worse from then on, the heroines childish behavior I WANTED TO SLAP HER SO HARD.
That’s as far as I got. From the beginning where he tells her he fucked another girl while they were together to the first official start of this Office Romance the heroine explicitly explains her night before endeavors with another male. 

This may be someone’s taste but I don’t like it, makes me cringe & the drama in this was unnecessary, it only got worse after The Hero found out he had a daughter and that’s when I started disliking them both more and more.
DNF 52% Such a shame I fell in love with the cover & from the blurb was excited for this.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Romance: ♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal Preference
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Shopping For Love by Jessica Marin




Warren Bentley knows there’s something special about Ariana Leighton from the moment the feisty little minx puts him in his place. Being the CEO of a multi-million-dollar company, he’s used to women throwing themselves at him. Yet Ari seems immune to his charm.
But Warren always gets what he wants… and he wants Ariana.
Nothing will stand in his way. Not even the fact that she’s one of his employees.
Ariana Leighton had her life all planned out until some devastating news turned her entire world upside down.
To make ends meet she becomes a personal shopper for Chicago’s most exclusive high-end department store, Bentley’s, and one of her clients happens to be the heir to the entire empire.
Ari usually doesn’t deal directly with the notorious playboy, but that all changes when he comes into the store for some last-minute Christmas shopping and melts her panties with his sexy smirk.
Warren makes his intentions clear, but Ari can’t afford to be distracted by his games. That is until he makes her an offer she can’t refuse.
Will Ari be able to resist the handsome bachelor, or will Warren succeed in melting the ice surrounding her heart?

RELEASE DATE: December 30, 2020

Not my first read by the author and well I have read almost all of her books, so I am familiar and love her style. When I saw she was giving us a holiday treat, I was giddy with excitement, and boy did this book live up to it!

This really took me by surprise it was refreshing and real. Warren the hero is I mean a DREAM HERO I would go as far as say a UNICORN HERO which you can’t find often or ever. He was handsome, sweet, smart, swoony and the biggest heart. Ariana the heroine definitely had a lot happening in her life, something that a lot of people don’t go through and still a lot do. She has her eyes set on her priorities, and love isn’t something that can be brought into that plan. After finding out about he mother, she dedicates herself fully, and when after being the personal shopper for Warren the CEO of the company she works for she finally actually gets to meet him. She wishes she didn’t have to. Warren doesn’t make a good first impression, but that wasn’t the last of him.

This story is as fun as heartbreaking, I enjoyed every scene, the characters and side characters. You get a mini POV from different side characters like the heroine mother, hero’s grandmother and hero’s sister. Very well put together with smooth transitions. I really wanted more but you do get the sweetest epilogue. Lot’s of sweet and swoony moments along with sexy and sizzling ones…so glad Jessica went with giving us this Holiday Romance!!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A MUST READ!
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Holiday Standalone
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑