Friday, August 9, 2013

Business and Pleasure/The Best of Both Worlds Review + Giveaway


Business and Pleasure & The Best of Both Worlds
Book One and Two: Rags to Riches Series
By: Emily Wood

Business and Pleasure, Book One

Can mixing business and pleasure ever result in a happy ending? When sexy, rich Lawrence Russo asks Mia to come and work for him in Italy for two weeks, she jumps at the chance. After all, it beats pole dancing, and the salary he offers her is practically obscene.

A relationship quickly begins to develop between the two, but Mia can't help but wonder if Lawrence's feelings for her are genuine or if he feels he's just paying for a service.

Even if their relationship is strong enough to survive her insecurities, what will happen when somebody from her past shows up and threatens to reveal her deepest, darkest secret?

Content Warning: explicit sex
The Best of Both Worlds, Book Two 
A choice between two men? If only it were that simple.

Melissa Morgan seems to have it all…her modeling career is taking off and she's engaged to one of the most eligible bachelors in London. But when she finds Jonathan cheating on her again, Melissa finds solace in the arms of Riley, a sexy bar owner trying to recover from the heartbreak of his last relationship. Melissa shouldn't even want Riley, but she can't seem to stay away, especially when she finds in him everything that's missing in her relationship with Jonathan.

Melissa knows she has to make a hard choice, and when it comes to choosing between the life she's always wanted and the man she's falling in love with, she might find out that she can't have the best of both worlds.

Content Warning: explicit sex and strong language

Business and Pleasure
 I really liked this book!! I loved how the story reminded me of Pretty Woman slash meets Cinderella. The story is fast paced, well written and entertaining.  The story is about Lawrence who is intrigued with Mia, who works at a strip club. Mia has had a hard life and works as a stripper to makes ends meet along with her best friend, Lucy.  Lawrence gives Mia a proposition to work for him for two weeks as his assistant to serving future investors in his business. He is giving her more money she would make in a month at her current job.  She knows it will help her and her roommate to find a better place to live in.  As Lawrence and Mia start being around each other their feelings start to come out.  But the real question is, can you mix business with pleasure?

The Best of Both Worlds
To the outsiders looking into Melissa's life she has the perfect life.  She has a handsome fiance and a career of modeling that she has made a name for herself.  When she finds that her fiance has yet again cheated on her she runs to a guy named Riley.  She met Riley at his bar as she was sprang her ankle and there was an instant attraction between the two. 

Just like the title, in life you can't have the best of both worlds, you have to make a decision on which one you know you can not live without. Melissa has to make a hard decision, she either stays with her cheating fiance or she picks Riley the sweet-caring-comfortable guy.   I felt bad that she was caught in crazy situation but still, you have to act like an adult and stick to your decisions even if they are not easy. Here's to Melissa, you can't have your cake and it too!

I was pleasantly surprised by this author who wrote so vividly in these two short stories.without a doubt I will read more by her!

I have always believed that the best stories are the ones that you can't put down, the ones that transport you to a different place and make you believe in the characters. This is exactly why I write… I have always loved the escapism that reading and writing provides, and there is nothing more exciting than imagining your own set of characters, and then letting them practically write the story for you. Writing has always been a dream of mine, and I'm lucky to have the kind of people around me that have always nurtured and encouraged my passion.
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