Title: Love in Lingerie
Author: Alessandra Torre
Pub Date: January 16th, 2017
My Rating: ★★☆☆☆
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Synopsis from Goodreads:
I hired her to fix my company, to bring Marks Lingerie back to life. I didn’t expect her to become my friend. I didn’t expect to fall in love with her.
The first rule of business is to never touch your employees. I think there is another rule about not falling for your best friend—a rule against imagining the curves of her body, or the way her breathing would change if I pulled down her panties and unzipped my pants.
Now, I can’t wait any longer. I’m tossing out the rules.
Damn the company.
Damn our friendship.
Damn my fears.
I have mixed feelings about this book. It was fairly enjoyable, but at the same time the story included a lot of elements that rub me the wrong way, that are not something that is destroying the book for me completely, but all together are leaving a bad taste.
I’m writing this review quite some time after I finished the story, and I find it hard to exactly remember what was wrong about the story. And that says a lot about it – what was bothering me when I was reading the book, wasn’t so annoying for me to remember and rant about it.
I like the writing style, all the conversations are well thought out and never make me cringe, which is very often a case in a romance and erotica books. Torre definitely has a talent to tell a story that goes so smoothly, that you don’t even notice that you almost at the end.
The story is ok. It has a lot of tropes that irk me. First of all, the main issue of the story is ‘will they won’t they’ relationship of amazingly handsome and mysterious lingerie company owner and his employee, sexy and ambitious creative designer he hired to save his company. So it’s a relationship between boss and employee. Not a fan… There is a lot of sexuall tenstion between them, and a lot of sexuall innuendo, or just straight sex talk between them. The power structure between them combined with sex talk wasn’t something I felt comfortable reading about. I couldn’t get rid of all my thoughts how inappropriate the whole thing is.
There were other things, but I didn’t noted them, and now I forgot. So the book gets two-star rating from me, it was forgettable and I had a lot of issues with the story line. But the writing was smooth, and that’s something I really appreciate.