Sam Crescent proves why she's called the queen of curvy romance with this delightful May/December romance. Alfie Brown is a strong, successful businessman who knows exactly what he wants. He's determined and methodical and his actions are just this side of over the top? Sophie Cross is kindhearted and confused. She's young but she feels the pressure to decide her career and in fact her entire future. I enjoyed watching her trying to balance her wants with what she wondered were her needs and if she had to risk happiness to ensure her future. I enjoyed watching her reactions to Alfie and his manipulations. Her joy in the publishing business he'd purchased and her confusion with her internship. Her friendship with Freya was quite interesting and I have to say I'm looking forward to seeing what her friend's adventure is all about. This is the type of story you love to read, the type where you know exactly what you are getting but knowing the ending doesn't distract from the pleasure of the ride. If you like love stories between curvy heroines and the alpha men who love them, pick this one up, you won't be disappointed.
The Story: Used to working hard and getting exactly what he wants Alfie Brown sees Sophie Cross and decides to play the long game. He plans and nudges Sophie's life, without her being aware, exactly to where he can convince her they are perfect for one another.
From the moment Alfie Brown saw Sophia Cross, he knew without a shadow of a doubt that she was meant for him. She is perfect, beautiful, and he wants to own, to possess every single one of her curves. All he has to do is make sure they meet, and then he can get her to fall in love with him. Simple enough, and he is a man who always gets what he wants.
Sophia just can’t make a decision that could affect the rest of her life. All people want her to do is pick a subject, pick a career, and then live with it for the next fifty years—but the next fifty years is a long time.
Still, when her friend begs her to go for an interview at Brown Enterprise, Sophia can’t say no. Though it is the worst interview of her life, she gets the job, much to her surprise. And her boss, Alfie, is unlike any man she has ever known. His skills draw her out, and she comes alive. She can’t say no to him. He surrounds her, makes her feel things that she really didn’t think she could.
But how will she feel when she discovers the truth of how he planned everything, from their meeting to her job?
Warning: This book has a hero that is straight out of fantasy land. If you do not like alphas that are somewhat stalkerish, this is not the book for you.
#BBW - Be Warned: bondage, spanking