Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Review by Jenn ~ Just Business (Takeover #2) By Anna Zabo

Just Business (Takeover #2) By Anna Zabo

Genre: M/M Erotic BDSM Romance
to be published: June 16th 2015


From the thrilling new author of Takeover, a steamy new novel about having all the control—and losing it…

Justin White may not look like an up and coming corporate superstar, but his new boss knows he has the smarts, grit, and determination to succeed. Now he just has to convince his company’s CFO, Eli Ovadia. Unfortunately, Justin can’t seem to keep his cool around the domineering Eli—and soon he finds himself taking their heat from the boardroom into the bedroom….

Still haunted by a tragic accident that left him with a wounded leg and broken heart, Eli has a need to be in control. But his desire for Justin makes him want to lose that control—and push them both far beyond their limits. But will his need to dominate Justin drive him away—or will Eli find a way to be the man he needs for both of them?

Note from the author: This is the followup to Takeover and features Justin and Eli. Sam and Michael are fairly important characters in this book as well.

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5- Yes, Eli -Stars
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

There was raw potential in Justin. But his attitude, his flippant manner...Eli wanted to channel that. Put it to use in so many ways entirely inappropriate for an office environment. Well, being unbalanced was new...but intriguing. Eli adjusted himself through his pants.
Tomorrow would be very interesting indeed.

Justin White is struggling. Financially, emotionally... but when he overhears about a job opening that would not only mean more money, but falls in line with his college studies-he jumps at the opportunity. His outer appearance may not scream corporate, but he has the smarts and the drive. Lucky for him, his new boss Sam agrees-getting the CFO to see his potential may be harder than he first thought though. Even harder is fighting the raging desire the mans commanding presence brings.

Eli Ovadia is haunted by a past that left him with a broken soul, a damaged leg and sent his life in a completely different direction. Eli has never been an easy person to get along with and his need for control can be overwhelming, but his desire for Justin threatens that control in a way he never saw coming, has never experienced before, and scares him as much as it thrills him. Dominating Justin becomes like a drug, one they both welcome, and pushes them to their limits-but can he find a balance between the man he is and the man Justin needs or will his dominating ways push Justin too far and out of Eli's life?

Why me?”
“Sam likes you. Engineering likes you.”
“But you don't.”
“Assumptions, Mr. White.”
Those words sank straight into his bones and tightened his balls. What
would those fingers feel like on his lips, in his mouth?

Let me start by saying that I did not read the first book in this series -Takeover- but this read as a stand-alone so it didn't seems to matter too much. However, the men from that book, Sam & Michael, played pretty big roles in this one and I fell in love with them just as much as our main guys, which really makes me wanna read their story-so it is now on my TBR.
Now, on to Eli & Justin's story-I LOVED THIS BOOK! This is my first Anna Zabo read and I am an insta-fan. These characters had my full attention right from the start and did not let go-even when they were pissing me off.. well, Justin was really the only one who did that. Eli stole my heart. He starts off as this cold, indifferent guy that clearly is not a people person, but he just had this presence that could not be ignored. You just knew there was a story behind his gruffness, and that story broke my heart. He just needed the right guy in his life, the one to melt the ice and break through his barriers, and you knew he would be an amazing partner to the man who could accomplish that. The chemistry between him and Justin could be felt by anyone who came within ten feet of them, and fighting off that kind of intensity is pointless. But when they finally come together, the explosion was so freakin worth the wait. There was some crazy sexy steam in this, scenes that had me re-reading pages at a time just because I HAD TO. Now Justin took a little longer to warm up to. Not that I didn't love the guy-I DID-and I even understood why he felt the way he did at times, but he reacted completely unfairly, spoke without thought, and judged prematurely. But he made up for it. The emotions this pulled out of me took me by surprise, especially where Eli was concerned, and I loved every second of it. If I had any complaints at all, it would be time skipping. There were a few occasions where the time frame jumped weeks at a time, which isn't really a major concern except for the fact that certain issues were dealt with during those time leaps that we never actually see resolved-we're just told about it after the fact-or certain aspects of the story progressed beyond what I was prepared for. Like I said, it wasn't really that big of a deal and it never took me out of the story-just threw me for a second. In the end, I would absolutely recommend this to any and all M/M erotic romance lovers-even if your unsure of the BDSM aspect. That didn't overwhelm the story, just added to the characters-who they were and where they came from. Anna Zabo has definitely landed herself a spot on my M/M One-Click-Addiction List with these guys and I cannot wait to see what she else she has in store for us.

Wasn't that the best thing he'd felt in years? Justin bucking against Eli's body, hands locked on Eli's arms nails biting into flesh even through the dress shirt. Justin. His. Finally.

★✩ Previously ✩★

Takeover By Anna Zabo

Genre: M/M Erotic BDSM Romance
Published: August 19th 2014


Michael Sebastian thought Curacao would be the perfect place to have a little fun in the sun—and between the sheets. So far, no one has struck his interest, until Sam Anderson walks into the bar. With one look at his tense body and expensive suit, Michael knows that this is a man in need of release. And Michael is more than willing to lend a hand.

Shattered by the most intense sex he’s ever had, Sam has to face the facts—one night with a handsome, dominating stranger is all he gets before returning to the closet he’s been suffocating in for years. But when Sam starts his new job as the CEO of a failing technology company, he discovers that Michael is one of his new employees.

While Michael is desperate for another night with Sam, he knows he shouldn’t get involved with his boss, let alone another man who can’t accept who he is. But as they’re forced to work together to save the company, the desire sparking between them becomes impossible to ignore…

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