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Series: Riley O'Brien & Co. #1
Publisher: Berkley Trade on June 2, 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult)
Amelia Winger is a small-town girl with big dreams of becoming a successful designer. So when she gets a gig designing accessories for denim empire Riley O’Brien & Co., it’s a dream come true. Amelia can handle the demanding job, but she isn’t quite prepared for sexy CEO Quinn O’Brien. She’s doing her best to keep things professional, but the attraction sparking between them makes it personal. And so does the secret project she's working on behind his back...
Quinn’s not interested in the new accessories, but he is interested in the woman designing them. Amelia is smart, sexy, and talented, and he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about her since they met. Mixing business and pleasure isn’t wise, but that doesn’t stop him from coming up with excuses to spend time with her. He thinks he understands the risk he’s taking when he gets involved with Amelia. But he doesn’t know he’s risking a lot more than his heart.
This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.
Sometimes I request a book to review, and by the time I finish the few books I have ahead of it, I pick it up and realize I’ve forgotten what drew me to it in the first place. With All the Right Places, it was easy to see that the cover drew me in, though I didn’t recall anything about the synopsis until I got started reading it. And that was all it took…
Quinn O’Brian is the your typical good-looking, rich guy running a company, but his obsession with women’s butts made him fun from the get-go. It makes sense, if you think about it, since his family is in the jeans business. Amelia Winger is the small town, not well off, aspiring designer, and she sees her job to create accessories for Quinn’s company as her ticket to fashion heights. Hired by Quinn’s younger sister, Amelia can’t let on that she’s got ulterior motives for being there, but her attraction to Quinn is making things much more complicated than she anticipated.
I guess you could say the plot is pretty standard, but the characters really set it apart from your typical contemporary romance. Amelia is smart, quick witted, and easy to like from the very beginning, and having her own goals outside working for Riley O’Brien and Co. gives her more tangible purpose than we normally get from women in romances. Quinn, on the other hand, didn’t win me over right at first, but somehow I think that works for their story. He’s drop-dead gorgeous, of course, and he’s definitely interested in Amelia. However, even as they’re working together, they have completely different goals, and that keeps them from stepping into insta-love territory.
Sutton does a great job of both developing the characters into people you can absolutely believe in and ratcheting up the sexual tension between them until they finally give in and create some steamy chapters. The writing is solid, the story of the company is deeper than your typical corporate back-drop, and the secondary characters do wonders to keep things entertaining. Overall, All the Right Places is a strong start to what’s sure to be a fun, romantic series.
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