Title: Off Limits
Author: Clare Connelly
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Publisher: Harlequin DARE
Digital ISBN: 9781488082368
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“I want to taste you tonight.”
With chemistry this hot, it’s worth getting burned…
Billionaire Jack Grant is totally off-limits to Gemma Picton. He’s wild, deliciously dangerous…and her boss. When working late turns X-rated, it’s better than her wildest imaginings—and Gemma’s imagined a lot! But Jack has major emotional baggage, so when Gemma starts wanting to heal his heart as well as enjoy his body, she knows she’s in big trouble…!
I am holding my breath again. Is that how I’m going to get over this little hurdle? Suffocate myself? Is that even possible? I’m pretty sure we have some breathing trigger in our brains, but my brain is a bit pissy with me so maybe it would conveniently forget about the button.
I push air out consciously, quietly, and he takes his seat.
‘Anyway…’ I prompt impatiently.
His smile is a clicker. Is he laughing at me? Arrogant arsehole! That’s be just like him. See? That’s the problem! I know him. I’m not one of his other women. I know that is he as bastardy as he is sexy.
‘How did you sleep?’
I blink at him, my eyes wide. ‘You’ve already asked me that.’
‘You didn’t answer.’
I except a sign that speaks of anger. ‘Like I always do. Seriously, Jack. My desk is covered in paper. I have to get to work.’
‘I’m your work,’ he says with a shrug.
He leans forward, and while his face is casual there is an urgency in the flecks of gold that fill his eyes. ‘Did you see him last night?’
I want to remind him of the salient fact I pointed out the night before. It’s not his damned business. But I’m not sure I can say that with such conviction now that I’ve tasted his mouth; now that I’ve been stunned by his desire.
Can I skirt around his question?
‘You’re my work? Okay, the thing is I have the New York guys waiting on contracts, you have a meeting in a week that I have to prepare for and Athens wants your input-which means my input- on a lease agreement. And I need to – ‘
God! Don’t hate me, but when he’s bossy I love it. And he’s almost always bossy.
I glare at him across his desk; it’s best if he doesn’t know that this is just about my favorite version of him.’
I received Off Limits in return for an honest review from the publisher.
Gemma has been working as Jacks personal assistant for just over 2 years. While everything with them has remained business only it's clear that they both have this attraction for each other. However, something has been holding them back until one late night things turn steamy. Now everything has changed this isn't just about a one night stand it's so much more. What does the future hold for these two?
Gemma knows that Jack has issues and she wants to help him get past them, even if he's not willing to deal with them. They have this sizzling chemistry and they just work so well together in and out of the bedroom. I like Gemma right from the start she's just a sweetheart and you can't help liking Jack.
When I saw the chance to check out the Dare novels I had to jump at it. Thanks to my grandmothers I'm a long time Harlequin romance reader and have been reading them since I was a teenager. I admit I was a little nervous to see how the Dare imprint would play out as I've seen may over the years come and go. I really enjoyed Off Limits it's a little darker than a typical Harlequin but it works which I enjoyed. The characters are great I found Gemma easy to connect with. A perfect quick fast paced story that I finished in one reading session can't wait to read more.