Monday, June 13, 2016

Driven To Temptation by Melia Alexander

Title: Driven To Temptation
Author: Melia Alexander
My Rating: B+

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Driven to Love
Main Characters: Aiden and Delaney
Release Date: June 2016
Publisher: Entangled
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Aidan Ross might be an engineering genius, but people skills? Not this soldier’s forte. Thankfully, a trusted friend is accompanying him to a make-or-break tradeshow…but then a bubbly redhead hops into his truck, claiming to be his new road trip buddy. She’s a gorgeous distraction he can’t afford. Or ignore.

Delaney Harper comes from a family of engineers—male engineers. With several impressive projects under her belt, she’s on a mission to prove she can hang with the big boys, too. But cracking the sexy, closed-off CEO is tougher than she expects…and hotter than she could have imagined. 

With the tempting woman disrupting his carefully planned schedule, Aidan can’t focus on the road, much less their upcoming presentation. The future of his company is riding on this trip, and if they’re to land a huge account, he has to keep his head—and his heart—in the game…

My Review:
This is my first read by this author and it definitely won't be my last. This was a great, fun, entertaining book that had a bit of a sexy geek feel to it that I loved. It's about two engineers...who both have their hang-ups. 

For Aidan, he was thrown into the foster system after his parents suddenly died. It had a profound traumatic effect on him. He's closed down and closed off, socially awkward and has on almost OCD need for control of his surroundings and life. He owns this engineering company and is on his way to a trade show with his second in command...the personality of the company. 

Instead he ends up on the road trip with Delaney. Delaney is also an engineer, but being raised in a family of engineers and a family of men, she's always had to work harder to prove that she is just as good at her job, if not better, than any of them. She's vibrant, full of life, and exuberant about her passion for her job. But being raised the way she has been, she has a bit of a hang-up about being female. She wears shapeless suits and balks at anything that might hint at her being weak or feminine. 

The two definitely don't mesh at the beginning. Aiden needs control and Delaney challenges that at every turn. She should have a say in everything they do, too, even if she's not the one driving or in control of the company. 

I enjoyed the book. It was really entertaining. I loved the geek aspect of it and I adored how amazingly brilliant Delaney is at her job. Every time she wow'ed someone I cheered her on. I also really liked the two of them together, although it takes them a bit to get on the same wavelength about where they're headed. They both have their reasons for keeping their distance that are very good ones. It's a fast moving book and relationship, but overall, it really worked for me.

I also really loved the resolution and ending...really perfect for everyone involved.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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