Monday, February 23, 2015

ARC REVIEW: Sleeping With Her Enemy (49th Floor #2) by Jenny Holiday

Title/Series: Sleeping With Her Enemy | 49th Floor #2
Author: Jenny Holiday
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
Published: February 23rd 2015
Format: eARC | Pages: 235
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Publisher
★★★★★ (5/5) Stars!!!

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He'll complicate all her plans...

Amy Morrison is supposed to be at her wedding. But when her husband-to-be jilts her at the altar, a distraught Amy runs to the only place she feels safe—her office. Besides, everyone who works on her floor is at her wedding...except him. Dax Harris. Playboy, executive, and Amy's official office enemy.

While he and Amy don't see eye-to-eye on the best of days, Dax can't help but feel badly when he sees Amy mid-meltdown. Next thing he knows, he's gotten her good and drunk, and they're making out like two  teenagers. And since neither of them want anything serious, why shouldn't they be frenemies-with-benefits? Because there is no possible way they could ever fall for each other...

I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!

I read the first book in this series a few months back and I loved it. It was the first book I'd read by Jenny Holiday and so I tucked that name away for future reference when I was searching for something new to read. So when I opened my email and saw the name Jenny Holiday listed in among the review books up for request I had already been planning to do just that, put in a request. Then I started reading the blurb for Sleeping With Her Enemy and I got to the name Dax Harris and I practically squealed! He didn't make a lot of appearances in that first book, but the ones he did make were memorable and I couldn't wait to have a book entirely of him. To say it was everything that I had hoped it would be, would be an absolute lie. It was so much better. I believe the word I used for a status update upon finishing it was...perfect.

These books are filled with such interesting and fun characters. The types of characters you wish you knew in real life. Normally, and I hate to generalize but it's kinda true, books about wealthy, playboy CEO types, the guys tend to be unbearable to me. They're full of themselves and you have to dig extra deep to find any sort of redeemable quality about them. The thing with this series is that's so far off from how the characters in it are.

Amy was also in the first book and yet sadly I couldn't even offer up a scene to you that she was in. I know her name but she just hadn't made an impact on me...yet. After knowing her now through this book I have to wonder how she slipped my mind! I thought she was great! She's spunky, smart, passionate and funny. I loved how much she enjoyed getting under Dax's skin and thrived on the office enemy relationship she had with him. I was feeling so much for her throughout the book and loved watching her grow from being so rigid and plan oriented to allowing herself to let loose and occasionally allowing things to just sort of...happen.

And Dax, excuse me while I go fan myself! This guy...Like I mentioned earlier, when I realized this was his book I was beyond excited. He's just sort of one of those characters that when he's in a scene, even if it isn't a book all about him, he will totally steal that scene. He's playful, funny and I love the relationship he has with his entire family. Just so many things about this guy makes my heart flutter. Like Amy, he also lived for that fighting, snarky, hateful relationship that he had with Amy. Yet even though they couldn't stand each other, even he would easily admit that there was something he was very attracted to with her.

One of my favorite things though was being able to experience the entire Harris family. Dax's sister Kat is this fierce, independent woman who also loves to give her brother a hard time and meddle. His mom is very much one of those loving but when-are-you-going-to-finally-give-me-grandchildren types of mothers who is stubborn as all heck. I adored her. And his father is just sort of quiet and blends in to the scene while his mother railroads through it. And yet when he finally does speak he just endears himself even more to you. Such an awesome family. Plus there were so many appearances of other characters from the first book that had me absolutely thrilled most importantly Danny, I think everyone needs a Danny in their life!

As you can tell this was a very character driven book for me. I mean I adored the setting most especially of Dax's island home and the lake but it all comes down to these amazingly written characters. I've probably gushed on and on enough now. There's one more guy from the 49th floor, Marcus, that I can't wait to get to know. I haven't been able to get a good read off of him yet but if these first two books are any sort of indication of what's in store than I am super excited. I cannot recommend this series enough, most especially this one! End fangirling. I promise!

Thanks to Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one hun! Dax sounds delish and Amy sounds so fun! I agree- the CEO books can be a little much, so it's nice to see Dax's character is playful and fun!