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The Consequence of Falling by Claire Contreras

If you have had a long hard day and want to sit back and enjoy a nice light romantic read then this is the one for you.

The list of things I hate is short. Not even my soon-to-be ex-husband is on that list. Nope. I save only the worst of the worst, the crème de la crème, the absolute I cannot even for this list . . .

1. Black coffee

2. Rude people

3. Nathaniel Bradley

Which is why when my father informs me that he’s making Nathaniel Bradley his new business partner, and in turn, my boss, I flip out.

1. He’s an annoying know-it-all.

2. He calls me a spoiled princess every chance he gets.

3. He disapproves of everything I do.

I go into this knowing I’ll hate every second in his presence. Except the longer he’s around, the more I find myself staring at his lips and remembering the one time they were on mine. I randomly find myself looking at his hands and wondering how they’d feel on my skin.

I try to snap out of it, but I guess I’m not as smart as I thought I was. No matter how many times I remind myself of the times I’ve practically thrown myself at him and he’s pushed me away, I keep falling little by little.

I’d always heard that it was a bad idea to mix business with pleasure and if that’s the case, this thing with Nathaniel has demise written all over it.

My Review

3.5 / 5

Okay so this might not be the most original synopsis in the world but I think the delivery of the book is far better than the back cover of the book. I know you're probably thinking why I decided to read the book if I thought the synopsis was unoriginal. When I was looking for my next read, it was late, I'd had a tiring day and I wanted something I knew would be an easy read. It might not have been a page turner where I felt like I had to keep reading but I did enjoy the story line.

The story begins with Presley, a pampered, spoiled only child of a wealthy beer brewer and his socialite wife. She takes an immediate dislike to Nathaniel, the young guy her father hires to be his driver and he feels the exact same why. Their paths cross over a number of years and it is always filled with hate and contempt... that is until Nathaniel becomes her father's new business partner and her new boss.

The story line might sound a bit cliched but the chemistry between Presley and Nathaniel kept the book going. This enemies to lover romance was steamy and fun with some great banter. Presley and Nathaniel's relationship seems to be based around continuous misunderstandings. Their preconceived ideas on one another was keeping them apart.

This was an easy ready and I enjoyed it.

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