Book: Love on my Mind
Author: Tracey Livesay
Series: Shades of Love #1
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Main characters: Chelsea Grant, successful PR guru about to be given the assignment to end all assignments. Adam Bennett, surly Tech CEO in need of help to turn around his public image.
Plot: Chelsea Grant has worked hard all her life and is finally about to get the recognition she deserves. Or so she thinks. It seems that in order for her to be made partner in her firm, she needs to jump through one more hoop. A hoop in the shape of Adam Bennett – media-hostile tech genius. If she can get him presentation ready, and playing nice with intrusive and banal media questions, all her dreams will be made a reality. The clincher: she has to do this without him knowing that his own company hired her. Piece of cake right?
Adam is focused, confident and knows that his product will change modern computing forever. So why does he have to answer gossip magazine questions about himself – it’s absurd and he’d rather not reward idiocy. But…he also knows how others perceive him, so when he meets Chelsea unexpectedly, he enlists her help. It soon becomes obvious that she doesn’t annoy him as many other people do. In fact, he finds himself having trouble focusing on the task at hand. Perhaps they can mix business with pleasure after all…
Why you should read it: It’s not that often that you get a combination of sexy and intelligent characters in a book. That may be harsh, but I’ve read enough books in the genre to know when one truly stands out from the others. Chelsea and Adam were great characters – both complex and fiercely intelligent. Chelsea has the mother of all dilemmas and you can see how it will all blow up in her face, but there’s nothing she can do! Adam was great too. He’s exacting and precise and once we delve into his story it becomes clear why he’s as structured as he is. I truly enjoyed this story and the heat the pair generated was INSANE!
What you may not like: I can’t think of anything – usually I prefer standalone books rather than series, but as there were plenty of interesting peripheral characters, I’ll be happy to delve into them too!
Rating: 4/5 for a truly enjoyable read.