Shelly's Book Corner received a review copy from NetGalley and voluntarily provided an honest review. This does not affect the opinion of the book or the content of the review.At the CEO's Pleasure (The Stewart Heirs Book 1) by Yahrah St. John
Published by Harlequin Desire on January 1, 2019
Genres: African American Romance
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“What do you want from me?”
“I want you back.”
He’d broken his “no office affair” policy once and lost his best assistant. Now rich businessman Ayden Stewart needs Maya Richardson back…at any price. Taking the job, Maya tells herself the years apart have cooled their chemistry. So why are they breaking rule number one again…and again? Ayden makes her want what she can never have—real love. Will it be different this time?
Ayden and Maya both work together and they slept together one night which ended their working relationship. Several years go by and Ayden is in a bind and needs Maya to help him out. With the way this book was setup I was expecting an angst filled story. Sadly, I didn’t get that with this book. I liked Maya but she was such a pushover. She let everyone walk over her from Adyen to her own family members. I’m also getting tired of reading books that use sex to fix all the couples problems. For example,
Female Lead: ‘I want marriage, babies, the white picket fence. I deserve nothing but the best.’
Male Lead: ‘You’re right but I can’t give it to you and you are incredible and deserve nothing but the best but it won’t be from me.’
But we can still have sex.
This really NEEDS stop!! He doesn’t respect you enough for a real relationship but you’re good enough for casual sex?! I’m also tired of the male leads treating the women badly and they don’t even have to work hard for trust to be earned back. They just show up a few weeks later with some lame ass apology and all is forgiven. We need to do better! Women know your worth!
This was my first time reading this author and honestly I’m not sure if I will be continuing with this series. I didn’t connect to the couple or feel their chemistry while reading this book.