This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I was gifted this book and right away dove into it, but it took me longer to write the review. It’s not a bad book, I just didn’t really like the hero nor the heroine. Rob is the accomplished mature man, not old. He has survived a divorce and is on friendly terms with his ex-wife. They even work on the same floor of the building in their separate businesses. But a younger lady catches his eye and he followers her toe the coffee cart only to be too late each day to buy her drink. But this time he makes it and buys her drink, thus starting up a conversation. Soon the two are having wild sex in the new floor under construction. They meet every day, skipping the coffee run.
While Rob knows Ella is his ex-wife’s assistant, he is less than forthcoming on who he is. When the ex-wife finds out what is going on, she isn’t vindictive, instead she confronts Rob about it in a very funny and subtle way and waits for Ella to confess. Never once does she threaten them, but she does caution them. But things get dicey when Rob can’t accept the relationship that Ella wants and Ella feels betrayed by his not being forthcoming with her.
Overall, I was just not happy with Rob and the way he used Ella. Ella is young and it comes across. I felt he used her and then later regretted it after he started to fall in love. Ella wanted him from the start for more than sex and gets hurt pretty easily. The love story just felt forced and I didn’t buy that they were anything more than attracted to each other for sex in a risqué fashion.