In Review: Tempting the CEO (A Sleeping with the Enemy Novella) by Angela Claire

Posted October 5, 2014 by Kim in 2 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Tempting the CEO (A Sleeping with the Enemy Novella) by Angela ClaireTempting the CEO by Angela Claire
Series: Sleeping with the Enemy
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: September 29, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC, 72 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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My rating:

Never mix business with one night of playful, sizzling pleasure... 

If lawyer Angie O'Hare needed another reason to hate New York City, this would be it. Locked out of her room and stranded in the hallway. Wearing only a towel. Lovely. But then, rescue arrives—in the form of the wickedly hot, funny guy in the penthouse next door. Angie is so relieved that she ignores her usual buzz-kill tendencies, and agrees to have a drink with Mr. Sexy Salvation...

But things don't stop at just a drink. Or even a hot make-out session.

Cue one night of hot, ultra-x-rated sexy time. No names. No personal information. And the next morning, Angie sneaks out, returning to her prim-and-proper life, every hair in place. But New York City isn't done with Angie yet. Because her meeting that morning is with CEO Jed Worth... whose bed she did everything but sleep in last night! And Jed isn't the sort of man to take “conflict of interest” as an answer...


in review my thoughts

Entangled’s Brazen line is my go-to when I need a short novel with little angst, high stakes and hot and steamy sexy times. I wish I could say Tempting the CEO fit the bill, but it really didn’t. I didn’t click with this story or the characters and, unfortunately, I found the whole story a bit bland.

I loved the idea of this book. The meet cute was perfect – heroine stranded in a hotel hallway in just a towel, rescued by smoking hot next-door neighbor. Sexy times ensue. Then there’s a big character reveal in which they learn they work together. It’s not an entirely unique idea, but it’s a trope I enjoy so I thought it would make for a fun read. I just found it to be too short, with two little character development, and if I’m being perfectly honest, too little steam. It didn’t have that special something the other Brazens I’ve read have. An important part of Brazens, for me anyhow, is the hotness factor. I didn’t get that here. I didn’t really feel the chemistry between Jed and Angie at all.

The good news is this was a quick read. It was easily devourable in one sitting. I think I personally would have liked it more had it been a little longer and had I had a chance to learn more about Jed and Angie.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


About Angela Claire

Angela Claire's first love was romance novels, but she resolved to give them up temporarily for law books (which were considerably less fun). In a quest for a 'responsible' career, she headed off to law school, obtained her diploma and settled into a corporate law practice in New York city... which she hated! After staying in the rat race long enough to pay back her massive student loans, Angela returned to her roots in the Midwest to raise her two sons and worked as a lawyer at a more leisurely pace than big city law firm life would allow. She writes in her spare time and finds romance in real life with her husband of 28 years.


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