Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Review: After Hours (The Boardroom #1) by Lynda Aicher

"It was about you. You were full os surprises. Strong. Funny. Tender. Compassionate. Wicked. Sexy. Beautiful. I couldn't get you our of my head. And I didn't want to share you. I couldn't stand the thought of you playing without me." - Carson Haggert

After Hours
Series: The Boardroom #1
Author: Lynda Aicher
Publisher: Carina
Published: January 22, 2018
Source: Publisher

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The Boardroom. After hours, it’s where Bay Area moguls indulge their fantasies. Ties are loosened. Inhibitions, too. 

Assistant Avery Fast watched from a distance, mouth gaping, blood roaring wildly in her ears as she stared at the naked woman on the table before her. At executive Carson Haggert ordering a man to pleasure her. It made her feel guilty, embarrassed…and hot.

Carson watched and waited. Waited for Avery to notice him in the Boardroom. Waited for her to like what she saw. Waited to see what she’d do the next day. And the next. He couldn’t let her go—not when she’d seen what goes on in the Boardroom. He couldn’t stop thinking about the desire in her eyes, the flush on her cheeks, her obvious arousal.

Getting her to join was easy. But now Carson wants Avery all to himself.

Do you have authors that you've read in the past and tell yourself that you need to discover more of their books? For me, Lynda Aicher is one of those authors. I loved her book Game Play, which was the first book in the Power Play series. Uh, hello! Hockey romance... Why haven't I read the rest of the series?! Good question...

When I first came across the blurb for After Hours, I knew immediately that I needed this book in my hands. Then I read Done Deal and I was hooked. The prequel novella was sexy and I knew After Hours would be scouring hot. Holy Bananas, it friggin' did not disappoint. Not only was it hot as hell, it was also well written with characters that I loved. They were both lovable and so deeply wounded. Yum!

Avery Fast grew up thinking sex was something to keep hidden away in the bedroom. It should always be vanilla and missionary. She always desired something more, but was afraid of what others would think of her. When she accidentally walks in on the Boardroom, Avery finally has an outlet for expressing her desire. And when Carson agrees to let her join, her world starts to explode in sensual technicolor.

In the Boardroom, Carson was always the observer. Only when he's with Avery does the temptation get the better of him. With Avery, his firmly built control crumbles and he's lost in her. With Avery, Carson learns how to love. She's opened his world and his heart and shows him what he's missing.

I loved Carson and Avery together. Their chemistry and sexual tension was off-the-charts. As sexy as they are, they also teach each other that what they want is okay. Carson shows Avery that it's okay to explore her sexuality and nobody will judge her. And in return, Avery shows Carson something his own parents couldn't... That it is okay to love and trust someone. 

After Hours was everything I wanted and so much more. I loved the idea of the Boardroom. Heroes in suits are my kryptonite so that right there already got me hooked. It was sexy, which is something Lynda Aicher does well. I loved the kinky elements. Heck, I just loved this book from cover to cover. Please tell me Trevor's book is next. I can't wait.

Lynda Aicher is a RWA RITA award finalist, RT Reviewers’ Choice Winner and two time Golden Flogger award winner who loves to write emotionally charged romances. Prior to becoming an author, she spent years traveling weekly as a consultant implementing software into global companies until she opted to end her nomadic lifestyle to raise her two children. Now, her imagination is the only limitation on where she can go, and her writing lets her escape from the daily duties of being a mom, wife, chauffeur, scheduler, cook, teacher, cleaner, and mediator.

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