Monday, February 11, 2013

Vanilla on Top by C.J. Ellisson

Vanilla on Top (Walk on the Wild Side, #1)

Discover your inner bad girl, and set her free…

Heather Pierce is done being a wallflower, both personally and professionally. Desperate to live a different life for one night, she attends a speed dating event. Maybe here, anonymous unless she chooses otherwise, she can become someone new. When a man way out of her league sits across from her, Heather gathers her courage and takes charge of what she wants, secretly fearing he won’t desire the real person she’s desperate to hide.

Top acquisitions officer and international playboy Tony Carmine is about to close the biggest deal of his career. But then he meets Heather at a speed dating event…and discovers losing control may be exactly what he needs. Her blossoming sensuality occupies his every thought, consuming him with the need to possess the most intriguing lover he’s ever encountered—until he walks into the boardroom and sees Heather on the other side of the negotiating table.

Jen's Review

It's so nice to see a woman taking charge for once. Everyone says this is a man's world, but we all know a woman can do anything she sets her mind to.

Heather isn't really a strong willed woman though. She actually is very shy and insecure in her life. She is tired of being a lone and waiting for things to happen.
So when her BFF invites her along for a little speed dating, she is right there.
When Heather's friend notices her Nerves are shot, she tells her to relax. Step out of her skin for a bit and have some fun.

Heather didn't know what to make of that, but when the time came and Tony showed up at her table, she decided it was time to give her alter ego a little room to work ..

Tony - He's a great guy, Always ahead of the game and in charge of the big things. He knows what he wants and how to get it. Unfortunately the stress comes with the job. Everyone is always asking him for this, interrupting him for that, he never has any time for himself, and all he wants is to give up control for a little bit.

Tony goes to the speed dating place because of his friend Marcus. When he gets to Heather's table, he notices she's pretty, but that's about as far as he got before his phone rang. Embarrassed, he answered the phone. The stressful conversation telling people he's not working right now throws his mood off.
When he hangs up, he apologies to Heather and lets her know that sometimes he just wants someone else to take control.

So why was he so surprised when his phone rang again, and Heather, this meek woman who no one would really notice before, COMMANDS him to turn off the phone.
But Tony smiled and did as he was told. Wondering where this was going, he turned his attention to her.

When she told him to follow her out, she turned and left. Not looking back, but expecting him to follow anyways.

This was the woman Tony needed in his life.

Heather knew this other personality was fake, she didn't know how long she could keep his interest without making her look stupid. But she's read enough romance books to keep it up for a little while.

They have fun - Their relationship takes off quickly and even though Heather doesn't really know what she's doing, Tony doesn't seem to care. They are both excited about their new arrangement.

Things are going well, until Tony realizes who Heather is, where she works and how his company is going to screw hers over.

Will this new relationship that finally makes Tony happy come to an end when Heather learns the truth?

Has Heather finally found someone to share her life with, even though he only wants to be with her because he thinks she can keep him in line??

Great story - loved the romance building in this relationship :)

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