Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Review: Flirting With the Competition by Kerri Carpenter

Title: Flirting With the Competition
Author: Kerri Carpenter
Source: Entangled LoveStruck
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novella
Release Date: October 27, 2014
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Rating - 3
Sexual - 2

The sexiest things happen in confined spaces…

Under normal circumstances, Whitney March might have appreciated sharing an elevator with a ridiculously attractive and clearly wealthy guy. Even enjoyed it. But when her companion turns out to be the man who almost ran her over in parking garage moments earlier? Nope and nope. Besides, she's on her way to a job interview at a prestigious law firm, and she needs to stay focused. Not staring at the rich and sexy jerk. Then the elevator comes to an abrupt stop. They're stuck.

Jordan Campbell has every intention of acing the interview for his dream job, and he's not about to let anything stop him. Not even the sexy, capable, and fiery woman who turns out to be his main competitor he's trapped with. The only thing they have in common is determination to get the job...and an escalating attraction. And it's only a matter of time before these competitors indulge in a very sexy little connection between floors.
Flirting With the Competition put a nice spin on the whole love in an elevator theme.  Only this couple aren't exactly happy to be stuck together at first.  Jordan and Whitney start their first encounter with each other on very bad feet.  Competing for the same job, they spend the first part of their ordeal stuck in an elevator trying to one up each other - assuming they already know everything there is to know about their competition.

As the hours pass and they begin to actually talk to each other - they find out that they do kind of like each other.  They open up and tell a surprising amount of personal information for not knowing each other very long - this was a way to let me get to know them better, but seemed a little unrealistic for my tastes.  They are both fighting past demons of various sorts, but end up helping each other make some decisions that they didn't even really know they faced yet.

This was a fun little read, but the characters just didn't seem to connect on the level I've grown to expect in a romance.  Part of it just seemed to jump forward in what they would do a little too fast.

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

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