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Series: 49th Floor #1
Published by Entangled, Indulgence on October 20th, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Real estate mogul Jack Winter has rules. Lots of rules. After all, a man doesn’t build an empire without a little discipline. And on page one of the rulebook? Don’t sleep with your employees. Especially when there’s a multimillion dollar real estate deal at stake...
Luckily for Jack, Cassie James isn’t really his employee. She’s a hot bartender who just happens to be the math genius he needs, and if they share a wicked chemistry? Well, that's just a sexy little perk. So they strike a deal: Cassie helps Jack with the merger. And until the deal goes through at Christmas, they can indulge every sexy little impulse they desire. But the more rules Jack makes, the more he seems to break...
2014 is the year of New Adult. Ok, maybe there are some other genres in there too but for the sake of this post 2014 is the yeah of New Adult. In fact, looking back at the books I’ve read this year about 30% are of the New Adult genre. And I’m happy to say I’ve enjoyed most of them. Some have gritty yet sweet stories. Lovable characters that make questionable decisions. Plots that are familiar yet fresh. Some make you happy sigh and giggle throughout the entire book. Saving the CEO was not one of those. Well not completely. I did enjoy the characters and the plot and I spent my fair share amount of time sighing but overall Saving the CEO just wasn’t….enough for me. Clocking in at just over 250 pages I really just felt like the story of Jack & Cassie was rushed. I prefer, and love stories where the romance builds. Intensifying with each page, becoming juicier with each touch and while the story had plenty of sizzle everything happened so fast. The “chemistry”, the sex, the banter. Jack and Cassie were cute, I can’t deny that and there were points when Holiday tried to add in some grit but overall the story just fell flat to me. I didn’t really connect with the trials the characters were going through and while I wasn’t against their relationship I wasn’t hardcore shipping it either.