Tuesday, January 23, 2018

After Hours by Lynda Aicher

What’s your pleasure?

From Lynda Aicher, author of the bestselling Wicked Play books, comes an exclusive invitation to the Boardroom—where working late has its rewards.

The Boardroom. After hours, it’s where Bay Area moguls indulge their fantasies. Ties are loosened. Inhibitions, too.

Assistant Avery Fast watched from a distance, mouth gaping, blood roaring wildly in her ears as she stared at the naked woman on the table before her. At executive Carson Haggert ordering a man to pleasure her. It made her feel guilty, embarrassed… and hot.

Carson watched and waited. Waited for Avery to notice him in the Boardroom. Waited for her to like what she saw. Waited to see what she’d do the next day. And the next. He couldn’t let her go—not when she’d seen what goes on in the Boardroom. He couldn’t stop thinking about the desire in her eyes, the flush on her cheeks, her obvious arousal.

Getting her to join was easy. But now Carson wants Avery all to himself.

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Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This was a very steamy read. I loved the boardroom scenes, and the dynamic of the group of people meeting for illicit affairs, after hours in empty boardrooms of office buildings. The thrill of possibly being caught in the act and the idea of someone walking into the boardroom after hours was thrilling! Even the actual scenes in the boardroom where our main characters watched other couples engage intimately was a very sexy and fun story.

Our main leading lady, Avery, had some sexual hang-ups. Brought up in a very vanilla household, the notions she has on acceptable sex leave her torn between what she feels is right and what she really wants. Her inner turmoil is expected, I felt for her when she felt she was judged by other "boardroom" members in her work environment when she would encounter them during daily tasks. Coming to terms with them not judging her or being judged by her, Avery does come out of her shell. I found her getting upset with Carson about not disclosing all aspects of joining the Boardroom activities a bit over the top, and felt like she was being very irresponsible for her own actions! Carson didn't bend her arm to do the scenes. Sure, omitting details can be equal to lying, but in this case, I felt like her blaming others wasn't truly warranted and Carson having to grovel ended up annoying me! The book had some issues with over detailing daily living, such as walking into a coffee shop or picking out Avery's clothes. It caused me to do some skimming, but the meat of the story kept me going and overall, I enjoyed the book.

This is formally the first book in the series, but there is a 0.5 book called Done Deal, which I would highly recommend you read first. It sets out the basis of the Boardroom and introduces the main players.

In this story Avery gets an unexpected introduction to the Boardroom, but finds that her interest is most definitely piqued. The problems are twofold – how it will affect her work place relationships and how will she overcome her conservative upbringing? Oh, and maybe a third, how can she keep it to just about sex when she definitely has nascent feelings for Carson, the man who is offering her the chance to visit again.

A super-hot, not too intense, but certainly extremely sexy story with some lovely changes in pace, which are inspired. I am really curious to see how this continues to develop, and hopefully we will get more of this couple.

This book was not what I expected. Reading the synopsis, I was expecting way more sex and I was expecting kinky sex at that. Nothing wrong with that, but what I got was as story about two people who embark on a sexual relationship and fall in love.

Aside from the love story and changing relationship between Avery and Carson, I think my favourite part of the story is watching Avery coming to terms with her sexuality. She is enjoying immensely watching scenes in the Boardroom and her sexual relationship with Carson, but is terrified of people finding out what she enjoys. Because she judges herself, she is assuming everyone else is judging her. She has to learn to come to terms with what she wants.

I loved the mix of sexy story, love story, and emotions in After Hours. It even moved me to tears. After Hours is a really good story and I’m hoping we get more stories from The Boardroom soon.

Also Available in The Boardroom Series

Book 0.5
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo
Carina Press

For reviews & more info, check out our Done Deal post.

Lynda Aicher has always loved to read. After years of weekly travel implementing computer software into global companies, she ended her nomadic lifestyle to raise her two children. Now her imagination is her only limitation on where she can go and her writing lets her escape from the daily duties as a mom, wife, chauffeur, scheduler, cook, teacher, volunteer, cleaner and mediator.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of After Hours (The Boardroom #1) by Lynda Aicher to read and review.

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