Sex may sell, but their deal doesn't include love....
Brew Crew, book 1.
Account Director Sloane Granderson has been given her orders by the CEO - tone down the antics of the "Brew Crew", the guys at Huxworth Packard Advertising who work on their biggest account. Sure, they're all puffed up, strutting egos, but they're also the best and brightest creatives in Chicago. Including the newest recruit, disturbingly attractive Levi Wolcott.
Award-winning copywriter Levi is pumped to have been headhunted to Huxworth Packard to work on the beer account. But he's not off to a good start when he and Sloane first meet in an embarrassing encounter in a hotel hall, and the Brew Crew's merciless new-guy hazing doesn't improve his shaky first impression. Even worse, Levi can't ignore the intense attraction he has to Sloane. Despite their mutual "hell no" when it comes to love, a moment of weakness makes Sloan and Levi believe business and pleasure can be kept separate, and maybe a little harmless sex isn't that dangerous. Or maybe it's as harmless as a bomb with a lit fuse....
Warning: This audiobook contains a hero with an award-winning, panty-melting vocabulary intent on the hard sell and a take-charge businesswoman who doesn't mind giving up control in the bedroom...and thinks panties are overrated, anyway.
I can't say who I disliked more, Levi for being a violent, selfish jerk or Sloane for agreeing to be his personal punching bag & simpering whore.
Levi (28) and Sloane (29) were supposed to be educated professionals who work at an advertising agency. Levi called all women including Sloane "girls" and flirted with every female as if he just discovered the opposite sex. Sloane allowed her sexual attraction to Levi to kill most of her brain cells and endanger her physical safety.
Levi didn't enjoy sex unless he was in total control (insecure much?) and he was inflicting pain & humiliation on his partners, proving his lack of humanity and disdain for women. Levi started hitting Sloane in bed, then progressed to other cruel and degrading activities. How insulting to Sloane - she wasn't exciting enough to hold his interest unless she was willing to demean herself.
I didn't understand why Sloane had such alarming low self-esteem. It was sad and depressing, listening as Sloane stated her belief that women ware too weak to handle being strong & competent in both their professional & personal lives. No, she had to choose one or the other, then remain subservient to men either at home or work. Sloane didn't realize that genuinely strong men protect, not harm women.
Once again, I was disappointed that a gifted female author was endeavoring to romanticize domestic abuse. Rather than creating an entertaining story about a self-confident woman who finds love & happiness, Kelly Jamieson was promoting the archaic idea that women are inferior to men. I found nothing amusing or engaging about Limited Time Offer.
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