As Seen Through My Specs
Author: Maya Banks Genre: , ,
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Now brace yourselves, this is a book in a series, I know what you’re thinking… “Melanie, you prefer stand alone stories, what are you doing reading a series?”  Oh wait, that’s not what you’re saying at all, you’re rolling your eyes and thinking I might be a little crazy… I’m not, my mother had me tested.

Back to the story…

I enjoyed Rush, I didn’t LOVE it, but I truly enjoyed it, it was full of romance lust and sexytimes.  This is the story of Gabe and Mia, the remainder of the series will revolve around Jace and Ash, Gabe’s two best friends and company co-owners and fellow filty rich dudes.

Gabe is 38, richer than Croesus, he’s a little fucked up, a lot kinky and he’s been in love with his best friend’s sister, Mia, for longer than may be legal.  Truth be told Mia’s been crushing on him since she was 16, and now that she’s all grown, and finished grad school Gabe sees a chance and goes for it.  Mia is basically young and inexperienced, and as I mentioned Gabe’s a little kinky and comes with a contract.  (FSoG anyone?)  I get that the contract plays a part on many power exchange relationships, but that part felt like a bit of a grab to me.  The contract itself comes back again and again to haunt them both.

Gabe’s been hurt by an ex who rolled him under the bus and then backed it up.  Mia is wandering through her life, grad degree in hand slinging coffee and croissants and living off her brother Jace’s generosity.

After a rare opportunity to catch Mia alone lands in his lap he offers Mia a job, with strings, be his personal assistant, and have lots of mind-blowing kinky sex, nice work if you can get it… and also not feel a bit like a slut when you’re kinda, almost taking money for sex… but Julia Roberts did that in Pretty Woman and that worked out ok, right?

Mia accepts the job trepidatiously and finds herself over her head, in love and seeing no way to reach the real Gabe.

Can she break through his defenses, can she develop enough self worth to demand what she wants and needs.  Getting to the end is a lot of fun, and well worth sticking it out.

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