Thursday, June 19, 2014

Review: Undercover in the CEO's Bed by Colleen Kwan

Title: Undercover in the CEO's Bed
Author:  Colleen Kwan
Source: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella
Release Date: May 26, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 3
Sexual - 3

Billionaire Lex Rochester has a problem. Someone is trying to sabotage the family
company, but the investigation needs to be highly discreet because Lex suspects it’s one of his own relatives. His solution—hire IT security specialist Jacinta Greene, who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend. With Jacinta posing as his newly reconciled girlfriend, the other Rochesters won’t suspect they’re being monitored.

The last thing Jacinta wants is to see Lex again. Their breakup still tortures her, but she’ll do just about anything to help her kid brother, even pretend to reunite with Lex. But the more time she spends with Lex, the more she realizes she’s never gotten over him. Which is bad news, because she and Lex are fatally incompatible.

The fire that still burns between them is as hot and irresistible as ever. Can Jacinta remember what’s real and what’s fake, or will she be hurt by Lex all over again?
Unfortunately, the storyline for this one fell a little short for me.  I get that some people can't trust their family members for a variety of reasons.  But the steps Lex feels he needs to take because of it seemed a little extreme.  At least they served to bring Jacinta back into his life, even if that wasn't his actual intent.  For a good chunk of the story, he's kind of a jerk.

How does it still get three stars then?  Well, Jacinta really saved the day.  She was beyond amazing as a character.  I loved her attitude, her flaws, and her snarky come-backs - even the ones she doesn't get a chance to do more than think about.  The way she related to Lex's family, especially his grandmother, was perfect.  She showed him so much about how to live - he really didn't deserve to have such a great girl.

The ending of the story also made up for some of its downfalls.  I loved that Lex finally got his head out of his ass - a little too late for me to like him a lot, but at least he did it.  His way of showing that he had done it was perfect, too.  I just wish I had liked him a lot earlier in the book - I felt like I shouldn't bee rooting for him.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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