Dec 20, 2016

Acquired Asset by ZN Willett

Title: Acquired Asset
Author: Z.N. Willett
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 6, 2016

In the business world, Christopher Colby is a force to be reckoned with—admired by many, he's an intelligent, confident, smooth-talking COO who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

To Quinn Cordell, Christopher is a demon reincarnated—a sexy, self-centered, cocky bastard who is trying his damnedest to take over her family's company.

Normally, Quinn handles men like that very well—with precision and tactics of her own.

Quinn understands Christopher's type.

But what Quinn doesn't understand is, why she allowed Christopher to grope her in a supply closet?

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Release Date: November 6, 2016
Blog Tour Date: December 20, 2016
POV: Heroine - 1st person
Steam: 4
Series or Standalone: Standalone

This author was new to me, but after finishing this book, I'll be looking out for more of her work. This story had hot sex, characters who enjoyed arguing as much as foreplay, and an Alpha hero pitted against a reluctant heroine.

Quinn Cordell views Christopher Colby as the devil. Matter of fact, she sees the entire clan of Colbys as the spawns of satan. Or some such equivalent. They're ruthless. Their attempted hostile takeover of her father's hotel resulted in a forced merger of the two companies. Quinn and Chris are tasked to work together as co-COOs. Chris has a reputation as a player but seems to only have eyes for Quinn, while she stands firm in her hatred of him. Too bad neither her panties nor her heart got the memo.

For most of the book there was plenty of angst (of the push and pull variety). It all came down to whether Quinn could put her trust in Chris and have faith in what they could be together.

It was difficult to get into the story at first. In the beginning, Quinn came off as abrupt, cold and abrasive. Chris seemed annoyingly arrogant. Also, there were many instances where I thought the story would have benefited from Chris's POV. Alas, it wasn't meant to be. I'm glad I pushed through because it turned out to be a great story.

Acquired Asset covers many issues, such as elitism, feminism, prejudice, loss, family, and ultimately love.

“A love story involving two strong personalities who clash repeatedly, both personally and professionally. If you love a story filled with passion and drama, this is the book for you.”- Melanie Moreland New York Times/USA Today Bestselling Author

He leaned in farther, pinning my back to the wall, as his face hovered over mine. “You can keep telling that to yourself sweetheart, but we both know under that beautiful exterior, there is a hungry beast inside that would stop at nothing to get what she wants.”

Christopher swept his nose over my face and inhaled; I almost lost it. I hated what he did to me and I fought to keep from grabbing him closer and dry humping him raw right there on the floor of the elevator. When the demon breathed out, the most intoxicating spell came over me.

Christopher pulled back and looked into my eyes. “You can’t blame me for going after what I want.”

He pulled away and hit the elevator button, starting it up again. We both stood there, looking at each other, but saying nothing until the door opened on Christopher’s floor.

As he stepped out, and before the door closed, he turned to me. “Eventually we are going to want the same thing.”

Z.N. Willett is the girl who has seen more than she has ever wanted; yet decided to add to that world by writing Hollywood romances. A northern girl, but a southerner at heart, loving anything and everything about love and romance. So much that once upon a time she had a career as a wedding and events coordinator. When Z.N. decided to do something she was passionate about, she added her love for travel to the mix. An avid shoeaholic, deep down she's a sappy romantic who happens to believe that love can truly conquer all.


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