Roni Loren never fails to enmesh me in her sensual and emotional tales that involve characters who creep into my heart and make me care about them. In Off the Clock, I love the way each action is perfectly logical as one is caught up in the situation that gradually snowballs until there is a danger of all the blocks tumbling down. The angst and emotionalism that are hallmarks of these stories are masterfully portrayed, even as the sizzling hot intimate encounters provide more than enough explanation for the searing connection that forms between the lovers. One thing that intrigued me the most about this story was watching the characters mature from college to professionals, and the evocation of the insecurity and exploratory attitude that a person has at the cusp between student and graduate. The glimpse of their challenges that hone the main characters gave excellent insight into their personalities and the desperation that shapes them and makes them vivid to me. Also, the remarkable ability to have secondary characters who are intriguing yet don’t take over the story is also a plus for me, and I would love to see more about Marin’s brother and a couple of the other folks who are encountered in this story. The bonus short story, One Night Only, provides a closer look at some of the secondary characters. It was a wonderful bonus that whets my appetite for more. This is a book that is definitely going on my keeper shelf, since it provides both a wonderfully spicy and emotionally wrenching tale that I will undoubtedly read over and over again.
Off the Clock by Roni Loren is a contemporary erotic story that centers on Marin Rush, whose experiences during one week as an undergraduate student establish a pattern that will shape her future in a way she never imagined. Dr. Donovan West has always had very definite goals and a single-minded determination to achieve them, but he doesn’t plan for the complications caused by the unforgettable Marin.
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LOVING ON THE EDGE NOVELS, THE FIRST IN A SENSUAL NEW SERIES
Overtime has never felt so good…
Marin Rush loves studying sex. Doing it? That’s another story. In the research lab, Marin’s lack of practical knowledge didn’t matter, but now that she’s landed a job at The Grove, a high-end, experimental sex therapy institute, she can’t ignore the fact that the person most in need of sexual healing may be her.
Dr. Donovan West, her new hotshot colleague, couldn’t agree more. Donovan knows that Marin’s clients are going to eat her alive unless she gets some hands-on experience. And if she fails at the job, he can say goodbye to a promotion, so he assigns her a list of R-rated tasks to prepare her for the wild clientele of The Grove’s X-wing.
But some of those tasks are built for two, and when he finds Marin searching for a candidate to help her check off her list, Donovan decides there’s only one man for the job—him. As long as they keep their erotic, off-the-clock activities strictly confidential and without strings, no one will get fired—or worse, get attached…