Tuesday, March 7, 2017

BLOG TOUR REVIEW - Under Her Authority by L.T. Shade

Sleeping with the enemy is never a good idea, especially when she’s your boss.

L.T. Shade
Released Feb 14th, 2017
Totally Bound

No one tells Shane Williams what to do. His world. His rules. Which is why he ran away from home at eighteen to pursue his dream of making a name for himself outside of small-town Georgia. Ten years later, he is one of the hottest creative directors on the east coast and the majority shareholder in a digital media firm in Charlotte. Handing over the business portion of his company to his trusted friend and business partner, and keeping his true identity as the founder a secret, has its perks. But Shane is about to find out one of its flaws.

At the expense of her relationships, Rosemary Berkowitz has always done what it takes to succeed. As a female leader in an all-boys tech field, she’s tougher than nails. She may be a sweet country girl, but underneath her innocent exterior, Rose is a boss with an iron fist. She never backs down from a challenge, and when she wants something, she goes after it full force.

No matter how sexy his smile is, the attention of a tattooed bad boy is the last thing Rose wants. After a club outing with her best friend turns into steamy night with a mysterious stranger, Rose wants nothing more than to move past her one-night stand—however amazing it was—and continue to mend her broken career. Little does Rose know that fate has other things in store for her.

Reader Advisory: This book contains some scenes of public sex.

This book was a pleasant surprise for me, I like how Ms. Shade took what is a common trope in the romance genre and flipped it around, so it feels like a breath of new air. What's also surprising is how emotional the story is, since the synopsis doesn't give any sort of clue about that aspect. Without giving away much of the story, Rose is looking for an opportunity to start over after a spectacular meltdown at her previous place of employment. She's now back in her hometown, but that is the last place she wants to be because of the memories. 

The meeting between Rose and Shane was definitely interesting, and I liked how he let her take the lead in their relationship. First and foremost, she's his boss and she's not the type to take crap and demands respect, but not in the witchy way, more the way it should be: she respects her subordinates and they in turn respect her. If only her personal life could be going as well as her professional life. Just when everything seems to be going well for Rose, her past shows up and really blows her away with some truths she never wanted to acknowledge, and that's when we learn what happened all those years ago that had her leaving North Carolina. There's a couple more surprises that happen that had my jaw dropping open. 

Lauren goes by the pen name L.T. Shade and lives in Miami, FL. She loves black coffee and sexy heroes. Not exactly in that order. Nothing makes Lauren happier than writing, or reading, about strong and capable heroines and their happily ever after’s.

When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading, overdosing on Cuban coffee, interning as a book publicist and hanging out with her amazing family and her American Cocker Spaniel, Princess Albie.