Author: Brynne Asher
Release date: June 26, 2018
(Sub)genres: Contemporary Romance
Buy: Amazon US ~ Amazon UK
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
She’s my employee.
I’m her boss’s boss. Hell, I own the company.
Pursuing Lillian Burkette was a line I shouldn’t cross.
Until a work trip from hell changed everything.
I didn’t just step over the line. I annihilated the damn thing.
When it comes to her, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do. I’d even kill for her.
When they say the corporate world is a jungle … they have no idea.
I’m not the biggest fan of Novellas (I always want more), but when a favorite author announces she’s writing one, how can I not read it. Blackburn is an office-romance, but with a Brynne Asher twist to it. I love Lillian, Gabe and their story.
“I never get anything more than a frown in return. Or a furrowed brow. Or a clenched jaw. Or narrowed, brooding blue eyes. And despite his surly disposition, those blue eyes are beautiful.”
Lillian is a sweet, kind woman, who loves her work and the life she’s building for herself. Her work is a great, with lots of opportunities and friendly co-workers. The owner of the company however, is a very different story. He’s the most handsome guy Lillian has ever seen, but his behavior lands him some not so pretty nicknames.
What Lillian doesn’t know, is that Gabe sees her, sees everything about her. But he’s trying to be a good boss, and thus stays away from the woman of his dreams. One business trip changes everything.
“Don’t even get me started on her voice. So soft, with only a hint of a southern accent that makes everything she says even sweeter. What’s not to love? She’s perfect. Which is why I’m in utter, fucking hell.”
I love Lillian and Gabe, they are an amazing couple with great chemistry. At first, they don´t know each other very well (due to Gabe dick-iness at work), but a business trip abroad gone wrong changes that completely. They’re forced to work together to find a way back, and those feelings of lust/love aren’t exactly helping to keep it decent.
While Blackburn is a short Novella (only 113 pages), it doesn’t feel like a novella at all. There’s a sweet heroine, an Alpha hero, an intense situation and a great storyline; everything I want in a Brynne Asher book. I’ve enjoyed reading Blackburn, and I can’t wait for future books by this author.
“You married me.” Her face softens. “I did.” “You won’t regret it.” She shakes her head in my hands. “Never.” “Love you, baby.”