AH’s Review – 2 Stars – D
Hmmm…I’m having a déjà lu (as opposed to déjà vu) moment. Have I read this book before? Or something very much like it? I really wanted to like this book; I had high hopes. Unfortunately, this book read very much like a fan fiction.
Anything He Wants: Dominated by the Millionaire is the story of Lucy Delacourt, a young temp. Every morning she rides the elevator with a very handsome stranger. He notices her, and is attracted to her, and things get hot and steamy. Later that day, she once again hooks up with the gorgeous stranger and has another hot and heavy encounter in the building’s parking lot.
The next day, Lucy is summoned to the company CEO’s office. Guess who the handsome stranger is? Jeremiah Hamilton. CEO of Hamilton Industries. Big surprise. Jeremiah tells her that his company is laying off all temp workers, but he makes her an offer she can’t refuse. Jeremiah proceeds to interview her bent over his desk for a well-paying “personal assistant” position.
*Facepalm* OK, this is so wrong on many levels. Here, we have a subordinate female employee (in a very subordinate position) in financial difficulties basically backed into an “agreement” with the boss to do anything he wants. Sexual harassment lawsuit, anyone? The reality is that Lucy really had no choice – she needed a job.
I found the sex kind of boring. Jeremiah kind of likes his sex the same way. Sure, there were a few added toys here and there, but really, it kind of lacked the spark you see in other novels.
With regards to the story, it was just OK for me. Nothing really stood out. There was an exciting storyline about an assassination attempt and Jeremiah comes to the rescue. Apparently our billionaire CEO was also an army ranger sniper a few years back. Quite handy. I did like Jeremiah’s brother Lucas.
I must say that publishing a serialized novel should entail a little more editing in order to make all the parts of the serial more cohesive. I found the ending to be quite abrupt – it felt like the story was somehow incomplete.
Anything He Wants did not work for me. Readers who like serialized novels may enjoy this more than I did.
Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Griffin for a review copy of this book.
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