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"I'm ruined now. I loved this story! I didn't want to put it down. Jo with her fierce attitude and Janus's softness yet domineering way made for the perfect couple!" - C.G. Miller, Romance Author, Marked for You
"The Refusal is overall one of the best romance novels I have read in a long time. I can't wait to read the next in series." - T.S. Simons, Author, Antipodes
"I loved, loved, loved it! Jo and Janus have captured my heart. Definitely in my top 5 romance novels! I can't wait to see what comes next in the series. Eve M. Riley may be a debut author but she's right up there with the great romance authors. This book is a definite must read!" - Clare Murphy, Romance Author
"Do not pass on this story. You won't regret reading it!" - Vivian Gunn, Romance Author, The Billionaire's Secret Baby
"Let's all take a moment of silence now that I've finished this book and it's truly over until book two is released. This is a must read and will get you out of any book slump you've fallen into." - Beauty and The Book, Book Blogger
"I loved this book. I finished it in one day because I couldn't put it down." - All the Romance, Book Blog
"I have to say, first of all, DAMN! This book was sensational!" - Pride, Prejudice and Pups, Goodreads Reviewer
"Have you ever found yourself reading a really exceptional book and you find that you're forcing yourself to slow down on your reading because you simply don't want the book to end? That's exactly how I felt with Eve's debut novel." - Shannon Kuhn, Writer and ARC Reviewer
- ASIN : B093G53X6P
- Publisher : Snugrox Publishing (June 2, 2021)
- Publication date : June 2, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 2783 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 314 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1916398219
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #35,641 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Jo Williams is no stranger to arrogant men. Working in a male-dominated profession - IT security - she has had to work really hard to gain respect in her field. When she gains a contract at a well-known tech company run, she is both thrilled and nervous. This could mean big things for her, so long as she doesn't do anything stupid. Like fall for the boss. Janus Phillips is H-O-T. His type is a hot blonde with big boobs, not a nerdy redhead with a flat chest. But as soon as they meet, sparks fly. Soon Jo is dodging his advances, and Janus, the man who can get anyone he wants, is having to work extra hard to get the one woman he thinks might be the perfect one for him. If only the cameras weren't constantly on them and her reputation was at stake.
I adored this couple, from beginning to end. Jo first meets Janus in the elevator, and she realizes instantly who he is. With a natural instinct to play with people, she pretends that she has no idea who he is, and Janus shows his vulnerable side for the first time. Instead of being offended or smirking, he blushes and looks uncomfortable. I loved this introduction to his character, because it set the scene for how their relationship would play out. Janus is a smart dude - someone equated to the likes of Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. However, he is way more into the technical side of coding than the business intricacies, and while he can manage his company, he misses what fun he had in college with his best friend. Meeting Jo is like a breath of fresh air for him. She isn't intimidated by him, makes him laugh, and she has quirks that drive him wild with lust. But the media portrays him as a playboy, and that's who Jo thinks he is. For a large part of the story, he has to battle that image, and Jo doesn't make it easy. She doesn't understand why he's attracted to her, because the poor thing is insecure herself. She knows she's smart but when it comes to men, what is there to attract them? Of course, we as readers see how wonderful she is and Janus sees it to, but it takes time to make Jo see it. She was a sweetheart, to everyone she met, and she and Janus deserved the beautiful happy ending that they got.
Janus' best friend get his book next. At first, I was apprehensive that he would get his own book, as I'm not a fan of guys who do drugs and he came across as a drug-addicted bum...at first. But then you see his character slowly develop into a really intelligent guy who just doesn't have direction in his life. I'm excited to see how his relationship develops with Jo's friend, and hopefully we get to see more of Jo and Janus as well.
**I received a free copy from the author and this is my honest review.**
"I laugh at the kind of invites that make your pulse race when you're a girl in tech..."
I absolutely loved the things that make the characters in The Refusal by debut writer Eve M. Riley excited like tech talk. Trust me though, they are not business oriented all the time.
Jo is a freckled face redhead who is trying to expand her security tech company. Janus is a self made computer software billionaire whose company is having hacking issues. When they meet not knowing they are about to do business together they are cute and flirty. Then they are formally introduced and both of them are thrown out of their comfort zones
Jo has many insecurities but the one thing she is sure of is getting involved with Janus romantically will destroy her reputation and then her business.
Janus has a reputation as a player but the truth is most of his dates are publicity set ups and there is no one he has felt wants him for him and not his money. That is until he meets Jo.
Through miscommunications and one very serious threat from hackers that could easily destroy Janus and his clients we slowly see these two people realize that they could be perfectly nerdy together.
I read this sexy fun novel in one night. It was refreshingly written showing the real insecurities from both people in entering a relationship.
It also had some of the most honest sexy love scenes. Jo knows she is not voluptuously built and Janus is not the blond hard six pack washboard type they think the other is interested in.
I enjoyed every page of this book. It was funny, suspenseful, and very steamy. It was also real about emotions, friendships and public perceptions. This story is the first in the author's tech boys series.
I received a free copy of this book from the author for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.
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I fell in love with Jo, who’s a whip-smart, STEM super sleuth with a softer, slightly sillier side of Bridget Jones, and Janus, the hunky entrepreneur who contracts her services to protect his business interests from hackers. Their chemistry just sizzles, made even hotter by their slow burn romance, and the gradual way they let down their guards and reveal the soft underbelly of their respective vulnerabilities to create a genuine connection. A word of praise must be said for the way Ms. Riley deftly handles the lovemaking scenes; I appreciated the way she crafted beautifully detailed moments without being overly gratuitous, making you truly feel the desire and the devotion between the two lovers. Can’t wait for book #2!