Thursday, November 28, 2013

Review: Falling for the CEO by Audra North

Title: Falling for the CEO
Author: Audra North
Source: Entangled Flaunt
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 25, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Finance genius Meredith Klaus prefers numbers to people, especially around the holidays. At least the large sum of money that’s mysteriously vanished from the company accounts will distract her from the ghosts of Christmases past. Until her sexy boss asks her to be his last-minute date to a fundraiser gala, that is, and the promise of a special evening calls to something long-buried in her.

Andrew Stanton, Manhattan’s best-known philanthropist, has worked hard building his reputation in the industry. He offers to work closely with Meredith to fix his company’s financial crisis, but the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to look at her as just a colleague.

A beautiful dress. A handsome man on her arm. A challenge she can’t refuse. Can they find the missing money and fulfill their holiday wishes, or will Meredith be unable to overcome the demons of her past and lose her chance at happiness?

The first thing I noticed about this book was the names of the characters.  We have Ms. Klaus and the Santa CEO.  It seemed a bit cheesey at first, but even the characters make light of it in the story, which made it awesome instead.  I really liked Meredith and her adorable awkwardness.  She was so far from perfect, being clumsy and introverted, that you can't help but love her.  Andrew really is everything that you could ask for in a guy - he was too perfect.  I kept trying to find the flaw that would make him more human, but I just couldn't find it.

The story was cute and a perfect Christmas pick me up story.  With a half million dollar financial crisis hovering the background the whole time, there is just enough conflict to keep it from getting too sappy.  The ending was spot on perfect.  I loved the way it tied up everything. 

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