She thought he hated her. He thought she was too good for him. Fate proved them both wrong.
Lexi Adams suffers from extreme job dissatisfaction. The only things she finds challenging are the sexy IT guy and the online erotic romance novels she discovers, starring her spitting image. Unfortunately the man is insufferable and the novel accessible only at work.
Aware that Lexi's workload doesn't meet her potential, Ric Ackart, head of the IT department, decides to find out what she does in front of her computer screen all day. His surprise at what he finds is overshadowed by the fact that the novel's leading man shares his face and the name he used years ago.
Despite their stubbornness, the two can't deny the explosive chemistry between them. Ric is forced to come to terms with his feelings, but Lexi isn't willing to give him more than her body.
An unlikely ally and a touch of magic may be just what Lexi needs to accept the gift fate has thrown her way - true love.
©2013 Sotia Lazu (P)2016 Sotia Lazu
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My first by this author
laughed and loved the secret read whilst working very common practise ....lol
The concept of this story is a wonderful weave of sex, confusion, I love the play on a novel within a novel to bring the two main characters into a sexual intimacy early on ie someone is being naughty after hours and she hasn't the sense to check for any co-workers. Luckily, he's a gentleman. Sort of.
Nicely,written and intriguing, the author's ability to capture emotion and conflict flowing easily through subtle characterisation.
Hollie did a nice job narrating the story , and has made me want to check out her other work
With quirky humour and cringe worthy moments, this story is filled with interesting, baggage carrying characters and sexy moments. Sotia Lazu has successfully knitted together the everyday working natures of the characters with fantasy versions of themselves, adding depth to the plot. I enjoyed listening to the book. Pure fantasy laced escapism.
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"Modern Day Fairy Tale!"
Wow…What a FANTASTIC story! Magic at Work has a very unique plot! It is like a modern day fairy tale; funny, sweet, steamy, and hopelessly romantic. The more I listened, the more I was absolutely captivated.
Lexi has recently went to work for her stepfather; however, her new position is not challenging enough for her skill set, and she feels she is being under utilized. In addition, the head IT guy acts like he has a chip on his shoulders, and she eventually finds herself with free time on her hands. Putting her extra free time to good use, she surfs the internet, and stumbles across a steamy and captivating paranormal romance story.
After a few chapters, she finds herself enthralled with the story, and by the end of her shift, she copies the book to take home to continue reading it. However, later that night when she tries to access the story, and receives an error message. In order for her to finish the story, she will have to read it at work.
Ric knows Lexi acts busy at her desk but is curious to see what she actually does all day, and is shocked to learn, she has been reading a PNR who's characters oddly appear to have a lot in common with Lexi and Ric. When he confronts her, they soon find themselves giving in to their hidden desires for each other, and role playing! These scenes are HOT!
Lexi and Ric go from hostile co-workers to steamy lovers, but Ric wants more; however, Lexi's past prevents her from opening up to Ric. As she reads this mysterious online novel, she learns about herself, her true feelings, and what she wants from their relationship.
This is a magical tale full of humor, steamy sex scenes, true love, and a HEA. I gave it an overall 4.5 stars!
I've listened Hollie Jackson narrate other stories, and as usual she delivers a great performance.
I received a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
"Love the cockney accent"
This was a cute story, a nice easy listen. Although there was romantic drama, it was nothing too intense (except the sex); basically just a sweet love story with a couple of twists. However, I though that the narration by Hollie Jackson was great and made the story so much more. Her characterization of Rex was great. I'm curious to see if there will be more in this series as I was intrigued by Angie and Sarah and would like to find out more of their witchy ways --- Is there a pantheon of lesser gods who aid the witches in other endeavors? There seemed to be a lot of back story to Lexi's step-father and her mother that was intriguing as well.
Worth the listen and, more to the point, worth your time. I was given a free copy of this narration for an honest review.
"Sweet hate to love story"
The characters are witty and engaging, and fun to listen to as the banter back and forth, but they are also stubborn and aggravating at times too.
I enjoyed the moment that the H decides to engage her by playing into the fantasy.
She had good comedic timing, and expressive accurately on the emotion the characters are portraying as the story moves along. She wasn't great at the British accent, but it wasn't the worst I've heard, and you can determine who is talking well enough.
How I hate to love you.
Though this story does have moments of magical or supernatural occurrences, they are so small and limited that it wasn't really a huge driving point in the story. The whole magic aspect of the book could be removed and the majority of the storyline would still work without it with a little tweaking. This story was more about enemies to lovers. The magical parts of the storyline added a fun and lighthearted feel to the over all story. The thing that I like most about these characters are that they are flawed, and a great deal of their behavior is driven by their past hurts or insecurities, and though there are moments that you might want to yell at them to being stubborn, or self sabatoging, it makes them feel more realistic, and human. They both struggle with different things from their past, and they both overcome those things at different points in the story. Because of that one character is ready to move forward, and spends a lot of time attempting different ways to pull the other character out of their well guarded shell. It makes for some entertaining moments, and leads to a lot of sex, as a way to connect to each other whIke they are coming to terms with how they feel, and facing their insecurities both together are separately. It was a story that has a HEA, and it was able to be pretty upbeat and realistic throughout the storyline with the exception of the magical elements throughout the storyline as few as they were. I would recommend this book if you are looking for an easy and light read and you won't mind the occasional stubborn and denial driven moments the characters have. I was gifted this book by the author for my unbiased review.
"sexy office romance with a tiny dash of paranormal"
Magic at Work was a very cute enemy to lovers, sexy office romance with a tiny dash of paranormal. The magical element worked well even for somebody who is not really into this genre.
Lexi has trust issues and feels insecure. After a failed relationship, she is working in her stepdad's company. She has settled for mundane work. She has settled for sex rather than love. One day, she finds an erotic paranormal novel on her office computer and becomes totally captivated by it. Ric is the company's IT guy who used to be a bit of a bad boy but is now reformed thanks to Lexi's stepdad. He also appears to be Rex, the hot male protagonist in Lexi's online novel.
Sotia Lazu once again showed that she can write erotic scenes with just the right steaminess factor. I like that she keeps it classy rather than swerving towards smutty. She created a great cast of protagonists and side characters. Lexi's Mum and her stepdad were wonderful. The snarky banter between Lexi and Ric/Rex was hilarious.
Overall, I really enjoyed the narration by Hollie Jackson. She was great at delivering the humor and all the emotions involved. Her narration was lively and the voices distinct, so you always knew who was talking. The only thing that took me a while to get used to were the British accents used for Ric and for Lexi's stepdad. They would have been more believable if they had been a bit more dimmed, not quite so much like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins. There were no issues with the quality of the production.
This was a really funny, light and romantic story, which was well written and held my attention throughout. Recommended for any fans of contemporary sexy romances who don't mind a hint of magic.
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"A little bit of everything in a different package"
I really enjoyed this book. It was a refreshing break from the same sort of story lines I've been hearing for a while now. I wasn't sure if from the synopsis, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was well written & well narrated. There was plenty dirty talk & hot scenes without it being the entire plot. Not saying I don't generally enjoy that, but shesh sometimes a girl needs a little variety. I appreciated that nothing seemed forced or overbearing in this one, the character development and sexy parts all worked.
I recieved a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for my honest review.
This is a great book; this is the first book in the A Love or Magic series written by Sotia Lazu and narrated by Hollie Jackson. This book can be listened to in one sitting if you have the time, once I started listening to it I didn’t want to put it down until the end. Lexi Adams suffers from extreme job dissatisfaction. The only things she finds challenging are the sexy IT guy and the online erotic romance novels she discovers, starring her spitting image. Unfortunately the man is insufferable and the novel accessible only at work. Aware that Lexi's workload doesn't meet her potential, Ric Ackart, head of the IT department, decides to find out what she does in front of her computer screen all day. His surprise at what he finds is overshadowed by the fact that the novel's leading man shares his face and the name he used years ago. Despite their stubbornness, the two can't deny the explosive chemistry between them.
The narrator Hollie Jackson did a great job with this book. She did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to in one sitting and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end.
If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator.
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"Magic at Work"
Light, fun and entertaining .
Liked the concept of the story.
While the story was a fun and easy listen it took me a while to get into this book, didn’t really get interested until about an hour in. There was just something missing for me. This was not one of those books I rushed back to in order to find out what was going to happen next.
Steamy sex scenes. If you don't like a lot sex in your books this is not the book for you.
Loved Ric's character, Lexi was just likable.
Two stubborn people Lexi Adams and Ric Ackart are each dealing with their own issues, with a little magical help, a bit of humor and a lot of sex they find their HEA.
Hollie Jackson did a good job with the narration. Nice voice easy on the ears. Loved the accent she gave to Ric. Wouldn’t really call it a British accent but it fit his character. Great timing with the humorous parts of the story.
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I was floored by Hollie Jacksons narrating. The voices she accomplished were so convincing! I had a little trouble following the story but overall I'd recommend this book to anyone that likes this genre.
I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
"HEA that did not need magical elements added."
I received this book for free from the author/narrator for an honest and unbiased review.
This is your basic HEA story with magical elements added for what seemed to be no reason. It could have done without and been a good story. It's your basic hate to love to happily ever after.
The narrator was ok but her British accent was awful.
Would I listen to another book by this author, maybe.
I like story's with original formulas and different takes on original and not too much of a fan of the HEA's.
This is my honest review
"Not My Favorite"
This story revolves around a beloved step daughter who is hired to work in her step fathers business after a bad breakup. She is over qualified for the position but her step father does not realize it. The head IT guy tells him this and she overhears part of the conversation and decides that the IT guy is trying to get her fired. Add to this her best friend is a witch and then the magic happens she discovers an erotic book that she can only read on her computer and she gets all hot and bothered but even though she is surrounded by others only the IT guy can see her reactions.
Soon the IT guy discovers her secret and the guy in the book looks just like him. Fireworks pass between them and then he concocts a plan to win her love and respect. She is flighty and although we are told she is extra smart she says and does things that you have to forget she is smart because she is acting so dumb about the relationship. Then they are in bed together and happy. That's right the next thing we know they do love each other and they are getting married.
The narrator was good and if not for them the story would have tanked.
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