Saving the CEO by Jenny Holiday

Posted October 18, 2014 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments

Saving the CEO by Jenny HolidaySaving the CEO by Jenny Holiday
Format: eARC
Published by Macmillan Source: Netgalley
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Friendship, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, New Adult, Romance
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Real estate mogul Jack Winter has rules. Lots of rules. After all, a man doesn’t build an empire without a little discipline. And on page one of the rulebook? Don’t sleep with your employees. Especially when there’s a multimillion dollar real estate deal at stake...

Luckily for Jack, Cassie James isn’t really his employee. She’s a hot bartender who just happens to be the math genius he needs, and if they share a wicked chemistry? Well, that's just a sexy little perk. So they strike a deal: Cassie helps Jack with the merger. And until the deal goes through at Christmas, they can indulge every sexy little impulse they desire. But the more rules Jack makes, the more he seems to break...

This was definitely a good read for me, and I felt differently then I normally do about the CEO in this book then I normally do when I read books with CEOs in it. This book was really well written, and one of the things I liked the most about this book is that the hero is flawed in a bit of an unconventional way.

So the CEO in this book is Jack Winter, and when the book starts he is a regular at the restaurant that Cassie is the bartender at. He comes in on a non-regular day and ends up having to eat at the bar, giving him the perfect chance to interact with one another. It turns out Cassie had noticed what liquor he liked and had even been ordering things specifically for him. Jack liked watching Cassie, everyone kind of revolved around her, and she’s super giving and kind. So it makes perfect sense that Jack is interested, although he’s only interested into a one time thing, he doesn’t do relationships. SO they have a hot and very exhibitionist encounter outside the restaurant.

Jack it turns out is in the middle of some serious issues at work, it turns out his best friends and CFO has been stealing money from the company and Jack has to figure out for how long it has been going on and how much he stole. Only it turns out that Jack has a kind of form of dyslexia, except with numbers, something I totally identify with. So when he finds out that Cassie is actually a numbers genius he enlists her help. And if it turns out that the two of them spend some time doing some hanky-panky well all the better.

I liked the two of them as a couple, even though they weren’t exactly a couple. I liked that Jack was super down to earth, he is kind and generous but lives in a more modest area of town. I could see myself being friends with someone like this, so its easy to see why Cassie was so attracted to him not just romantically but also as a person. And I loved that Cassie is a super smart girl, who is putting herself through college, all while dealing with some serious family issues that strip her of her income. She’s a really strong person, and I think the two of them really compliment each other.

I think if you like CEO type books this would definitely be one you should check out, it’s definitely a little different, but in such a good way. I enjoyed it and I think you will too.

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About Jenny Holiday

Jenny Holiday started writing in fourth grade, when her awesome hippie teacher, between sessions of Pete Seeger singing and anti-nuclear power plant letter writing, gave the kids notebooks and told them to write stories. Most of Jenny’s featured poltergeist, alien invasions, or serial killers who managed to murder everyone except her and her mom. She showed early promise as a romance writer, though, because nearly every story had a happy ending: fictional Jenny woke up to find that the story had been a dream, and that her best friend, father, and sister had not, in fact, been axe-murdered.

From then on, she was always writing, often in her diary, where she liked to decorate her declarations of existential angst with nail polish teardrops. Eventually she channelled her penchant for scribbling into a more useful format. After picking up a PhD in urban geography, she became a professional writer, spending many years promoting research at a major university, which allowed her to become an armchair astronomer/historian/particle physicist, depending on the day. Eventually, she decided to try her hand again at happy endings—minus the bloodbaths.

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