Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review: Power Play (Risky Business #1) by Tiffany Snow

Sage Reese lives for her job. More precisely, she lives for her debonair boss, Parker Andersen. Sage handles everything for Parker, even as she fantasizes about the one thing that isn't in her job description: him. But when a high-stakes account crosses the line from shady to deadly, a tough cop starts giving Sage the attention she wishes Parker would . . .

Detective Dean Ryker couldn't be more different from Parker. While Parker wears expensive suits like a second skin and drives a BMW, Ryker's uniform is leather jackets and jeans . . . and his ride of choice is a Harley. While Parker's sexiness is a reserved, slow burn, Ryker is completely upfront about what-and who-he's after. And Sage tops his list.

Now, as Ryker digs deeper into the dark side of Parker's business, Sage finds herself caught between two men: the one she's always wanted-and the one who makes her feel wanted like never before . . .

Sage works her ass off for her boss, Parker. But she wouldn't have it any other way. Some people see her as a lowly secretary but that isn't the case. She's the executive administrative assistant to one of the most powerful men she's ever met. And it doesn't hurt that he's not hard on the eyes. Every day is almost the same until a take-no-shit, hot ass detective walks through the door and straight into Parker's office and then all bets are off. 

I am always looking for new romantic suspense writers to obsess over and I think that I've found one. I absolutely blew through this book. I just couldn't put it down. I don't think I could point out even one thing that I didn't like about Power Play, actually.

All of the characters are realistic and easy to love/hate. I really didn't have any "meh" feelings about any of the characters ... it was either I couldn't get enough of them or they were horrible and I hated them. And as much as I can't stand love triangles ... I ADORED reading about this one. Man, the back and forth between Parker, Ryker and Sage was just awesome and the sexual tension between all three was damn near palpable. Shit. I don't see how the author could drag that out from the beginning to the end of the book and make it still feel authentic, but she did. 

The storyline itself moved very quickly (which I loved). Sometimes, I can see why the author is trying to write circles around descriptions or dialogue but that can get old very quickly. It's appreciated when the author can just cut to the chase and write so that the story flows smoothly but doesn't get hung up things happening in the story. 

The only thing that I didn't care for was that damn ending. Was there anything technically WRONG with the ending? Well, no. The problem is that it ended and the next book isn't out yet and so I have to sit and (not so) patiently wait. Which I'm not very good at. I'll be chomping at the bit to get my hands on Risky Business #2 and I'm hoping that it's soon because I love me some Parker and Ryker.

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

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