Tuesday, March 21, 2017

*~Review: Counterbalance by Kelly Moran~*

Title: Counterbalance
Author: Kelly Moran
Release Date: March 21, 2017


4 Stars

I'm a sucker for a nerd/geek hero. Xavier is that, but also with an alpha side especially when it comes to Peyton. I liked that two had a little bit of history. Xavier is very socially awkward which I can relate to. I truly enjoyed Peyton. She has a heart of gold and I just loved the way she was with Xavier. She really brings him out of his shell. I gobbled this book right up because the characters have believable chemistry and connection. They had such cute heartwarming moments along with their steamier ones. It's boss and employee they shouldn't cross that line, but with the attraction these two there is no way to keep their hands to themselves. 

Reviewed an ARC 


She’s a beauty, but he’s just a geek.

The world might think billionaire Xavier Gaines has it all, but he’s got a big problem. His successful software company is about to sign a government contract that’ll land him smack in the glare of the public limelight, and his lifelong battle with social anxiety has marked him as a cold, uncaring bastard in the eyes of the press. To dispel the unflattering image, he needs help, and there’s only one person he trusts with the job—Peyton Smoke. Gorgeous, kind, and funny, she agrees to be his media relations director and soon imbeds herself so deeply in his life, his world will crumble if anything upsets the balance. He cannot screw up their solid unit. No matter how achingly he desires her. Yet, how is he supposed to resist when she tugs emotions from him he didn’t think he was capable of experiencing? Especially since it appears he’s not the only one fighting their undeniable attraction. 

Ever-after just might be possible...if he can convince her to believe in love again.

Peyton Smoke is looking for a change, and working at Gaines Industries has given her the boost she needs to fill the empty void in her life. Xavier is the perfect boss. Under his seemingly callous, frigid demeanor lies a compassionate man who cares about causes and those precious few he lets into his inner circle. What she wasn’t prepared for is the smoldering passion suddenly flaring between them, nor the hot-as-sin alpha side beneath the layer of sexy nerd. Getting involved with him puts more than her job at risk. She’s been trampled one too many times, and she vowed never to leave herself vulnerable again. But the heart wants what the heart wants. If only she can figure out whether his feelings are genuine or if this is a mistaken case of gratitude wrapped in lust, then their shot at forever may not seem like such a fruitless hope. 

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