Series: Riley O'Brien & Co. #4.5
Published by Self-Published
Publication Date: November 15th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Buy Online: Amazon
Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Jake Lilliard has always been a gambling man. So far, all the risks he’s taken — like moving to San Francisco and joining Riley O’Brien & Co. — have paid off. Now he’s ready to take the biggest risk of all: acting on his feelings for Kyla Andrews. As a trainee in his department, she’s off limits. But as soon as Kyla moves on to another job, he is going to make her his. He’s waited long enough…
When tragedy struck Kyla’s family years ago, she started playing it safe. She doesn’t take risks with her job or her heart, and she refuses to be a cliché – the foolish woman who falls for her sexy boss. Yet Jake is everything she has ever wanted, and it’s impossible to resist him and his enticing kisses.
Just when it seems that the gamble they took will pay off, Jake’s past threatens his future with Kyla. He knows lady luck is fickle, but she’s always had a soft spot for him. He’s hoping she won’t turn her back on him when he needs her the most…
I love this series and every addition to it and A KICK IN THE PANTS was a very entertaining and enjoyable read, if a short one. I loved getting to know Jake and Kyla and getting updates on the couples from the previous books. The chemistry between them was so delicious and I especially liked that the passion and romance and fun factor were set to high from the first page, which totally worked for the length of this book.
Jake Lilliard is exactly my kind of guy -sexy, confident and a risk-taker, determined to go for what he wants, not willing to let anything get in his way and a rebel enough to bend the rules in his favor or work around them. And he wants Kayla Andrews. Badly. But as a management trainee currently working under him (no pun intended) he can’t get involved with her so he’s been counting the days until he can make his move when she no longer reports to him.
Kyla was gone for her boss from the first day she set eyes on him but she has no time for distractions and he is a very big one. And an addictive one that she’s willing to step out of her comfort zone for. But when a secret from his past violates everything she believes in, will she be willing to give him a chance to make things right or will she walk away for good?
I liked that Jake and Kyla’s relationship was mostly drama-free and while they were opposites, they were willing to work through whatever issues they had. The seondary characters were also great and I hope Kyla’s sister Vanessa gets her own book. If I had any problem, it’s that there wasn’t more of the story and I’m looking forward to more from Ms. Sutton.