If you saw it, would you read it? Crossing Hathaway by Jocelyn Adams #ReadOrNot

On June 18, 2012 by Aimee
Crossing Hathaway by Jocelyn Adams

Crossing Hathaway by Jocelyn Adams

About the front:
Raspberry and blue … two of my favorite colors and mixed together, you get this beautiful blend of steaminess. Sent against the backdrop of a city, this has a hugely romantic and very urban feel. I’m thinking sexy city love or something of that nature. The guy and girl are average, normal looking people too instead of the man-chest-hunks that are so often repeated on these kinds of covers. I love that we DON’T see all the gory details. Let us be surprised a little and here, we are! Bravo! I also love the title and the mix of the font. Makes it feel both feminine and masculine with which the overall selection of colors also suggests. As such, I’m expecting a story perhaps told from both perspectives. So, let’s see!

Now let’s look at what the back says:

Thirtysomething Eva had a choice to make: shut her big mouth and work directly for Ben Hathaway—the übersexy, incredibly arrogant, reclusive owner of Hathaway Pharmaceuticals. Or tell him he’s an ass like she’s dying to do and get herself fired.

Giving up, though, would leave her penniless, land her back home with a father who hates her, and without the only job she’s ever loved.

Decision made, Eva opts for the lesser of two evils. So she thinks.

Ben keeps Eva on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week—tasked with activities that don’t fit her job description: like getting him coffee, staying for dinner, and more … personal requests. Despite having sworn off men, the chemistry between them lights fires she’s supposed to be putting out.

As it turns out, getting screwed by the boss takes on a whole new meaning. When word of their developing relationship leaks, both of Eva’s roles—reluctant girlfriend and IT genius—are subject to termination.

She was absolutely right when she thought getting involved with Ben was a bad idea, and now, balancing work and love may no longer even be an option. Saving Ben may require that Eva walk away. From everyone.

That, or, death may be the cause that parts them. Forever.

Does it match? Front to Back without the in between?

Thirtysomething Eva had a choice to make: shut her big mouth and work directly for Ben Hathaway—the übersexy, incredibly arrogant, reclusive owner of Hathaway Pharmaceuticals. Or tell him he’s an ass like she’s dying to do and get herself fired.

Oooh! Corporate America. So contemporary which is exactly how the cover feels. Yes. I like it. Love the attitude already coming out of the girl, though on the cover she doesn’t look attitudinal, so I’m guessing that shifts later?

Giving up, though, would leave her penniless, land her back home with a father who hates her, and without the only job she’s ever loved.

Wouldn’t it to us all? Though the father who hates her. :( Boooo. Poor girl. I feel her pain already.

Decision made, Eva opts for the lesser of two evils. So she thinks.

Lesser of two evils. We’ll see about that!

Ben keeps Eva on call twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week—tasked with activities that don’t fit her job description: like getting him coffee, staying for dinner, and more … personal requests. Despite having sworn off men, the chemistry between them lights fires she’s supposed to be putting out.

See? NOT lesser! Okay, maybe so, but geez! Poor girl has to work 24/7 and THEN get jiggy? ;)

As it turns out, getting screwed by the boss takes on a whole new meaning. When word of their developing relationship leaks, both of Eva’s roles—reluctant girlfriend and IT genius—are subject to termination.

Baahahahahaa. ‘… getting screwed by the boss…” I hear Ms Adam’s voice all through this. Having read The Glass Man and beta read Shadowborn, this is so very very different, but at the same time, I’m loving it already.

She was absolutely right when she thought getting involved with Ben was a bad idea, and now, balancing work and love may no longer even be an option. Saving Ben may require that Eva walk away. From everyone.

So she’s back to the lesser of two evils decision again and why saving Ben?? Hmmm…. interesting twist. So it’s not just corporate romance, there’s something bad going on.

That, or, death may be the cause that parts them. Forever.

Come on now! Let’s not have that! We need an HEA! And knowing Ms. Adams the way I do, she could very well pull off a sad ending and/or a great happy one. :)

Will I read it?
You betcha. Get a nice glass of wine and a comfy couch spot with this one.

Will you add it to your bookshelf virtual or otherwise? Share in the comments!

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