- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 9 hours and 13 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Kelly Moran
- Audible.com Release Date: July 27, 2017
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0744R23CF
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Counterbalance Audiobook – Unabridged
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I loved this book. Xavier is a sexy nerd and his feelings for Peyton are breathtaking. Both characters were so much more than the outside world saw, it was fantastic to see them lower their walls and expose their true feelings. Just an overall wonderful read! Highly recommended.
It is always a pleasure to read a Kelly Moran book and this is no different. Xavier Gaines is a man who knows he needs help if he wants to change his image and keep his company successful and Peyton Smoke is one of the few people he trusts. This book also has two of my favorite tropes: friends-to-lovers and office romance. Both tropes are handled well, including the rather sticky situation of Peyton working for Xavier. There is not even a hint of coercion in the relationship.
The focus of the book is on Xavier and Peyton but secondary characters do appear and shine through. Joseph, Xavier's friend and bodyguard, has a great friendship with Peyton and provides advice to both Xavier and Peyton. I wish we see more of Kate, Peyton's best friend, but what we do see of her is refreshing.
My only complaint is that I think Peyton is portrayed as pretty much perfect. This may, in part, be due to the book being mostly told from Xavier's point of view, and he has definitely placed her on a pedestal. He trusts her and her opinion, especially when it comes to emotions, almost more than his own.
Overall, Moran has written a fantastic romantic book. As is usual with her male heroes, Xavier performs a number of romantic gestures throughout the book. Peyton and Xavier have a solid friendship that shines through outside of their romantic one. I loved the emphasis on charity work and giving back to the community as well. I greatly enjoyed reading this and pretty much read it in one sitting.
Final grade: 4.5 stars
Want to know more?? Buy the book and see what happens. It is truly a must read.
What Peyton did in the end was very wise. A lesson was learned by both.
The pace of this story surprised me. I didn't expect to do a two year leap but it worked and made sense. It's what made this story different from the rest. I liked that you got to see their relationship truly develop and to see Xavier come into his own. Being able to handle his anxiety. Where Peyton was the master of public relations, Xavier was the master of private relations. He was an alpha in the bedroom and that was hot. It's always the quiet ones.
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