Monday, December 12, 2016

A Kick in the Pants - Riley O’Brien & Co. - By: Jenna Sutton

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About the Book

Jake Lilliard has always been a gambling man. So far, all the risks he’s taken — like moving to San Francisco and joining Riley O’Brien & Co. — have paid off. 

Now he’s ready to take the biggest risk of all: acting on his feelings for Kyla Andrews. As a trainee in his department, she’s off limits. But as soon as Kyla moves on to another job, he is going to make her his. He’s waited long enough… 

When tragedy struck Kyla’s family years ago, she started playing it safe. She doesn’t take risks with her job or her heart, and she refuses to be a cliché – the foolish woman who falls for her sexy boss. Yet Jake is everything she has ever wanted, and it’s impossible to resist him and his enticing kisses. 

Just when it seems that the gamble they took will pay off, Jake’s past threatens his future with Kyla. He knows lady luck is fickle, but she’s always had a soft spot for him. He’s hoping she won’t turn her back on him when he needs her the most…


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Addicted2Romance Review:


**I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.**



I have read this entire series and loved them all. There are 3 main series books and so far two novellas. This is the second novella and while novellas are not as good as the actual full length novels, this one was a really great story. It can easily stand alone.

It stars Kyla, a 21 intern at the Riley Company. Her boss is Jake, in the finance dept. They both are in lust and Kyla believes Jake is not interested and Jake is waiting til Kyla is no longer his employee. The first half is both sides lusting for the other. The second half is after Kyla graduates and how they start on a grown up relationship.

They face actually dating the person you lust for, facing their secrets and some job issues. I loved that they have these amazing conversations and that they have to work on the relationship.



Metal wall sconces illuminated the corridor, throwing pools of golden light on the dark wood plank floors. A door opened a few feet ahead of her, and Jake emerged from it. He froze when he saw her, his eyes widening before he ambled toward her.
The narrow corridor made her even more aware of his height and muscular physique, and her body reacted the way it always did when got close. Her heart began to pound, and her breathing grew shallow. Suddenly, her throat was dry, and she swallowed thickly.
            Stopping right in front of her, he looked down into her face. His eyes caught the light from the sconces, glimmering with a million shades of green and gold. They dropped to her mouth before jumping back to hers.
“You’ve got sugar on your lips,” he notified her, his voice low and gravelly. 
            Without thinking, she licked her upper lip. He moved closer, the front of his long-sleeved dress shirt brushing against her chest. She nervously stepped back, afraid that she might throw herself at him. He followed until her back was against the wall. She sucked in a shaky breath, trying not to let him see how much his nearness affected her.
            “Not there.” He touched his thumb to her lower lip, toward the corner. “Here.”
            Dropping his head, he licked the spot where his thumb had been. She gasped, certain that she was having yet another X-rated dream starring Jake. When his tongue flicked along the outer edge of her upper lip, she realized it wasn’t a dream.
            “And you’ve got some here,” he murmured, tracing her lower lip with his tongue.
            She gripped his upper arms, his biceps rock hard under her fingers. “What are you doing?” she breathed against his mouth.
            He drew back to stare into her eyes. “I’m not your boss anymore, Kyla. I’m just a guy who works for the same company you do, and lucky for me, that company doesn’t have any rules against co-workers dating, even if they’re in the same department.”
            She barely heard a word he said because her ears were roaring with her pulse. “What?”
            He smiled slowly, and she couldn’t tear her eyes from his mouth. She clutched his arms tighter, wanting those lips on every part of her body.        
            “I’m not your boss anymore,” he repeated. “I have been counting the days until … until I could …”
            “Until you could what?” she whispered.

            “Until I could be with you,” he answered hoarsely. “That’s all I want … a chance to be with you.”

About the Author:

Jenna Sutton is a former award-winning journalist who traded fact for fiction when she began writing novels. Surprisingly, the research she conducted for her articles provided a lot of inspiration for her books. Jenna is the author of the Riley O’Brien & Co. romances. 

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Texas Christian University and a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University. Jenna and her husband live in Texas in a 105-year-old house affectionately known as “The Money Pit”. 

You can find out more about her and her books by visiting www.jennasutton.com

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