Review: Andre (High Rise #2) by Jayce Ellis
After a week filled with nonstop work, André Ellison heads to the club to blow off some steam. One night off is the perfect distraction from the project that’s about to make his career—or tank it completely. A few drinks in and he leaves with a smoking-hot stranger for some scorching, burn-the-sheets-up sex.
Marcus Thompson is going places, so he can’t think of a bigger waste of time than being put on loan to a two-bit firm to prepare some small-time report. The last thing he wants—or needs—is his impeccably dressed, hot-as-hell one-night stand as his boss.
As they work side by side, their attraction grows to a fever pitch, but there will be no kissing, no touching and absolutely no sex until the project is over—if they can wait that long.
I preordered this book after I read the first book in this series of stand alone romances – “Jeremiah”. I am really at loss as to how to grade it. I loved it and I hated the trope the story used. “Unprofessional professional” is so not a favorite of mine, but I enjoyed the first book ( this book is a stand alone ) and I hoped that a new to me writer will produce a work which I will like again so I decided to try while keeping my fingers crossed that the men would somehow manage to stay professionals. Alas.
But let me tell you what I liked first. I loved, loved that the narrator of this book speaks in a completely different voice than Jeremiah did. Let me be clear , I had absolutely no problem with Jeremiah’s voice, I quite liked it. But he is a paramedic and Andre, the main character in this book, is a financial advisor so to me it makes perfect sense that their voices would be different. However too often I will read several books by the same writer written in a same voice no matter who the narrator is ( profession, education level, etc ). I am trying to pay this writer a compliment basically :).
I enjoyed Marcus and Jeremiah together and separately. I liked that the source of their tension, what I call “the reason for mandatory break up” was very realistic and once again, made perfect sense. I mean, it was partially based on the guys not discussing the issue before it came up, but it is not exactly a miscommunication. It is more like something that a newly formed couple did not get to discussing if that makes sense. I don’t want to reveal the issue, but I really liked how it was handled and that the topic was even brought up in the first place.
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