I received this book for free from Goddess Fish Promotions in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Running The Numbers by Roxanne Smith
Published by Lyrical Shine on 07/05/2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Promotions
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Love is the riskiest business of all
He's the hot new guy in the small-town Wyoming office, a bachelor from L.A. with a trail of divorces behind him. But something about Blake Cobb has Sadie Felix setting her sites on him-even though he might just be her biggest competition in the race for a much-coveted promotion. Still, a little workplace rivalry will only make the tension between them more thrilling. At least, that's what Sadie hopes, until she learns Blake's already dating the boss's daughter...
She's an ambitious corporate climber with a face and a body that could stop a clock. Which is exactly why Blake steers clear of Sadie Felix-he's been there, done that, with disastrous results. Besides, his new girlfriend is a dead ringer for his first love-the one who got away. But when an office scandal throws the boss's daughter in a new-and unflattering-light, Blake's forced to see what's been right in front of him all along...
Running The Numbers
- The plot is interesting. There are a lot of things going on, that enhances the building relationship of the couple.
- It’s a fast-paced read, easily read in one sitting.
- Sadie is an amazing heroine. Really, she is easy to love, relate and understand. She is the type that would be a great friend.
- There are a lot of interesting people at the office.
- Even though this is a romance that we clearly knows how is going to end, the author brought some creativity into it. All the baggage the hero was carrying was quite interesting.
- This can be easily read as a stand-alone. This is a third book of a series, and I haven’t read book one and two, and I have understood it all. It had good beginning and ending.
- The cover is great. I would buy this book without reading the blurb. I can see a sassy heroine, a hot hero, and the setting of the book.
- I struggle some with the hero. I know he had a lot of issues but sometimes he was too passive for me. I wish I had seen him fighting more, I’m not sure.
- I didn’t feel the chemistry between the couple, and I’ve missed some sort of action from the male. I-can’t-resist-her-kind-of-attitude would have enhance their relationship for me.
Man, you’re really hung up on your past. Past wives, past mistakes, past this, past that. What about right now? This minute. This week. This place, this time. Are you going to wait until you’re fifty to concern yourself with the present, or wait until it’s part of your past, too? by Sadie
You MAY buy this book because you like the author, you SHOULD buy this book because you have been following the series, but you MUST read this book if you want to see a sweet journey from friendship to love!!!
“You don’t love someone because of their traits,” Sadie snapped. “I add up to more than my idiosyncrasies, more than the mere characteristics of my personality. I’m a human being with faults and fears. I make mistakes. I can be ugly, Blake. As ugly as Amanda, and far uglier than Quinn. So, no, you don’t love me. You don’t even know me.” She went to slam the door in his face.
His hand shot out, catching it and holding it. “Sadie, please.” Hardly a whisper.
Why was he doing this? With one hand, he offered her everything she wanted. With the other, he shaped it into something meaningless and lamentable.
She wanted to help him find his way, but not like this—not as the second-place runner-up for Quinn’s stand-in. “I’ve got it bad for you, Blake. You.” She took a long stride to stand in front of him and drive it home. “Not someone like you, not a suitable substitute, not someone who happens to remind me of you. I’m not settling for someone similar to you, or someone who has the same sense of humor, or the right clothes, or an interchangeable personality, or who laughs at the right jokes or cries on cue. I deserve better than that.” She clenched her jaw and ground out the last words through a sieve of iron, because it pissed her off that she needed to say them. “I am Sadie Darling Felix, and I am worth a thousand Quinns. And any man who thinks he’s going to waltz into my home and tell me I’m good enough doesn’t deserve me.”