Lucy Daniels’ dreams are finally coming true. After three years of working for one of the youngest, most ambitious CEO’s in Dallas, she has the opportunity to leave it all behind and begin her career as a photographer.Lucy’s girlfriends think she’s nuts for leaving a job that pays well and includes a boss who doubles as eye candy. What they don’t know is that Christopher James Barden the Third may be pretty to look at but he has a giant stick up his ass.
However, Lucy is about to discover that Chris Barden has been fighting his attraction for his gorgeous, extroverted assistant since she started working for him. Now that she intends to leave, she’s fair game. Because Chris has wanted Lucy for a long time and he always gets what he wants.
Most of the time, when I find out about a book and it’s a novella, I just say pass. To me they tend to be stories that just seem unfinished and lacking a lot of the substance that is required to be great. There are very few who can rock a novella and make it feel like a full length story, and C.C. Wood is one of them! C.C. Wood does novellas and she does them AMAZINGLY! You get a full awesome story all compacted into a nice tiny little package!
In Love With Lucy is the first book in a new series, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest. As with the majority of C.C.’s series, this series will focus around a group of friends, with each novella focusing on someone different. And I promise, you will find yourself wanting to be a part of this group. They are fun, snarky, straight forward, take no shit types of girls! I found myself laughing with tears in my eyes at some of their comments to each other!
Our main character for the story is Lucy. She has been working for her boss for 3 years and is rejoicing over the fact that she is FINALLY able to quit and purse her dream of being a photographer. Her boss is a cold, hard, serious, no nonsense, kind of guy. He’s also REALLY REALLY HOT! He has been very difficult to work for the last 3 years, but Lucy has done so by giving as good as she got. She never put up with any of his crap and told him right from the start that she would not cower from him. When Lucy has her first showing for her photographs, Chris shows up and goes all alpha male marking his territory. This is the first time he’s ever acted this way towards Lucy, and the first time that she starts realizing there may be more to her boss that what there seems. I LOVED their interaction with each other. She fought the attraction to the bitter end, but once she gave in, boy did she give in. Talk about smokin’ hot! The sexual tension in this book was to the extreme!
I am absolutely in LOVE with Lucy and Chris and thoroughly enjoyed their story! I can’t wait for more from the Not Safe For Work Series!
A native Texan, C.C. grew up either reading or playing the piano. Years later, she’s still not grown up and doing the same things. Since the voices in her head never shut up, C.C. decided to try and profit from their crazy stories and started writing books.
Now that she has a baby girl at home, C.C.’s non-writing time is usually spent cleaning up poopy diapers or feeding the poop machine. Sometimes she teaches piano, cooks, or spends time bugging her hubby and two beagles.