Fling (Wrong, #2.5) by Jana Aston
Series: Wrong #2.5
Published by Rutherford Press on November 1st 2016
Genres: Romantic Comedy
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Fling is a STANDALONE novella - about 80 pages
I have a crush on my boss’ best friend.
At least it’s not my brother’s best friend.
Or my best friend’s brother.
Or… never mind. It’s all pretty cliche.
And worse? My boss’ best friend is his business partner.
Which sort of makes him my boss too.
Okay - it’s not sort of. It’s definite. Gabe Laurent is off limits. Totally off limits.
Which is fine. I make do with my imagination. He’ll never know. Ever.
Unless my work bestie passes me an eighties-style teen movie sex quiz
during a meeting and I fill it out.
And it ends up in Gabe’s hands…
*** Please Note ***
Wrong - Sophie's Story
Right - Everly's Story
Fling - Sandra's Story
Trust - Chloe's Story - November 8, 2016
Each book can be read on it's own, but TRUST takes place 6 months after the first three books. Characters from those first three books appear in TRUST, living their happily ever afters.
Let me preface this by saying I don’t read a lot of novellas. The length just doesn’t allow enough time to sufficiently develop characters, and the thin plots typically leave me feeling unsatisfied. It’s impossible for me to hold them to the same standards as full-length novels. That said, Fling is the first book I’ve read by Jana Aston, and if she can write a novella this entertaining I’m excited to read one of her full-length novels.
Sandra’s a shy, sweet, rule following employee. Gabe is the sexy CFO playboy who wears irresistible Clark Kent glasses. Sandra has always had a thing for Gabe, and with a little meddling from some of their highly entertaining friends it doesn’t take long before sparks start flying.
Gabe knows virtually nothing about Sandra and since their interactions are limited, it’s a stretch to think either would want more than a hot one-night fling. I know it’s a novella, but I think one more chapter building the transition would have made a big difference. Their love story is cute though, and they make a perfect couple.
Fling can be read as a standalone, and Everly and Sawyer are wonderful supporting characters. I’m interested in learning more about their history, so I definitely plan to go back and read their story in Right.
If you’re looking to escape for an hour with delightful characters, a good laugh, and some sexual tension, give Fling a try.
Recommended for fans of:
Hotty Clark Kent types
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**
He’s reviewing something on his monitor and he pauses at my question and turns his attention to me. “You know she’s the best executive assistant I’ve ever had. Do you need her help with something? I thought you were happy with Preston?”
Somehow human resources only assigns me gay men or women old enough to have birthed me. I suspect that’s on direct orders from Sawyer. Dick.
I give the ball another toss and catch. “No, I meant, what do you think of Sandra as a woman?”
“I don’t,” Sawyer says, narrowing his eyes at me.
“She’s got a thing for me,” I say.
“She doesn’t,” Sawyer says dismissively and taps the mouse on his desk, intent on ignoring me.
“She does,” I insist. “She’s always looking at me.”
“Maybe she thinks you’re an idiot.”
That’s a distinct possibility. I’ve never been quite sure. Most of the time she ducks her head and calls me Mr. Laurent as she scurries past. It fucking turns me on, but I’m not sure if it turns her on or if she honestly just thinks I’m an asshole.
“I think she’s dating someone in marketing,” Sawyer adds while tapping on his keyboard, engrossed with whatever’s on the screen in front of him.
“They broke up over the summer,” I say confidently, leaning back in the chair and tossing the ball a little further in the air.
“How do you know that?” Sawyer stops typing and crosses his arms across his chest. He doesn’t look pleased with my knowledge of Sandra’s dating life; I think he views her like the little sister he never had. “What could you possibly want to do with Sandra anyway?”
I catch the ball as my brows raise in disbelief. “You need me to spell it out for you, buddy?” I lean forward in the chair and adopt a serious tone. “Sometimes, when two people are attracted to each other, they enjoy taking their clothing off together so they can—”
“Shut up,” Sawyer interrupts. “She’s not really your type.”
“Beautiful?” I question.
“Sweet,” he replies.
She is sweet, he’s right about that. I think about the paper burning a hole in my pocket and wonder again if it was hers. I’d like it to be hers. I think sweet Sandra has a hidden dirty side, and I’d really like to uncover it.
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