Review: Plus One by Aleatha Romig + Excerpt

Posted May 18, 2017 by Jennifer D in 4 Star Reviews, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Plus One by Aleatha Romig + ExcerptPlus One by Aleatha Romig
on May 16th 2017
Pages: 272
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four-stars

A fun, sexy new stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.
He's sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. And then there's the way his designer suits drape over his broad shoulders and big...well, we've all heard the rumors, the ones that say he's up for any challenge.
But I can't see him that way. He's my boss—technically one of the owners of the company where I work—and definitely not in my league. Men like him don't notice women like me, and they don't date them.
And I don't date men like him.
Until that one time that I catch him in a compromising position when I'm also in need of a last-minute date for a wedding...and then it's not real. It's blackmail.
For one weekend, he's my plus-one.
Beautiful and unobtainable.
From the moment she walked into my office with those stunning blue eyes and crazy sensual curves, she's been on my mind. Three years and never once has she acted interested in me. Usually I flash a million-dollar smile and women fall to their knees, some literally.
Not her.
Then on the occasion that I agree to let another woman do that—fall to her knees—guess who happens to catch us?
It may not be the most conventional way to get on her radar, but I didn't get this far in business without knowing when to seize an opportunity. If this sexy little firecracker with perfectly kissable lips thinks she can blackmail me into attending her cousin's wedding, I'm going to jump at the chance to be her plus-one.
You love her darker side. Now it's time to meet Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha, as she trades her renowned twists and turns for laughs and love with this sexy new stand-alone romance, PLUS ONE.

  Review: Plus One by Aleatha Romig

My Thoughts…

I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed the lighter side of Aleatha Romig!! I simply adore her dark and deep side.  Her novels are some of my favorites but it’s nice to take a break of the serious and read something light.  Plus One made me laugh, giggle, and swoon over Duncan and Kimber’s story. I hope that Aleatha brings us more from the lighter side as it doesn’t matter what she writes, she always brings us something for us to devour! This a standalone complete novel told in alternating points of views.

Kimber has worked for Duncan Willis for three years in the Human Resource Department. She has secretly admired him from afar.  He is the epitome of good looks and suave CEO.  After spilling coffee on herself one morning, she finds herself in a bathroom and quickly discovers she’s not alone.  Duncan is in there with another coworker and her imagination gets the best of her. Doing the best to control herself, she unknowingly lets her presence be known and scaring off the others without first knowing exactly who was there.

Duncan has had an eye on Kimber from the moment she walked into his office three years ago. When she comes into his office to let him know she knew what he was up to he is pleasantly surprised. While nothing happened with the coworker surprised that Kimber would confront him.  Little does he know she has a plan that would be the game changer.

Kimber must return home for her cousin’s wedding and she’s already RSVP’d that she was bringing a plus one. She’s been thinking of every which way she could make up how a boyfriend that she was no longer with her couldn’t attend.  She knew she would hear about her “clock ticking” from her family and she needed to shut it down before it got started.  She decides to blackmail Duncan into being her plus one.  He must be her date and she won’t report the bathroom incident. It would be a win-win for both of them.

What happens next is beyond what either expected. Would they be able to pretend date in front of Kimber’s family?  Will her family suspect something is up?  You’ll need to read Plus One to find out!!!  You will not be disappointed!! This was a solid 4 stars for me!

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Excerpt

I’m in an alternate universe and it’s every fantasy I never knew I had.

What CEO of a billion-dollar company dreams of enjoying a farm in the middle of nowhere? Who imagines waking in a small bedroom, complete with a canopy bed and sunshine streaming through pink curtains, as birds sing? What owner of a 7,000-square-foot penthouse with a to-die-for view of the Empire State Building enjoys the hominess of a hundred-year-old, 3,000-square-foot farmhouse with a wraparound porch, creaky floors, and a view of cornfields?

Sitting with a cup of steaming black coffee, I listen as Kimbra and her brother Kevin bicker back and forth while helping their mother in the large eat-in kitchen. The warm spring air is filled with the sizzle of frying as the aroma of coffee, eggs, and bacon reminds me of some of the best diners in New York.

Although Kimbra’s dad, Oscar, is talking, I can’t concentrate on anything but Kimbra—Kimberly Ann. That’s what everyone here calls her.

“Because of you, I’m out ten bucks.” Kevin says, not doing a good job of whispering.

“Me?” Kimbra asks. “What did I do?”

Kevin tilts his head my way. “You brought a real guy here. I put money on him being made up.”

Kimbra reaches out and punches his shoulder.

He lifts his hands in surrender. “No. Listen. I was sure it was a good bet. When Mom said your boyfriend’s name wasn’t Timothy, but Duncan, and you didn’t want him in the wedding, Susan and I figured he wasn’t real. I bet Jimmy ten bucks this fake Duncan guy would be a no-show. Susan and I were sure that before last night, you’d have some reason why at the last minute he couldn’t attend. You know, like you’d make up some accident or something.”

Her brother is about as good at speaking softly as he is at being nice to his sister.

“Shut up!” Kimbra whispers back. “Obviously he’s real.”

Kevin’s head falls back in laughter. “He’s real, all right. Last night I thought your old bed was going to collapse.”

Kimbra’s eyes flash to me. And though I look down at my coffee and pray her dad isn’t listening, the gleam in her expression makes my cock twitch with the memories of the night before.

 

four-stars

About Aleatha Romig

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.

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