Too Hard to Resist
Wherever You Go #3
By Robin Bielman
Releasing April 16th, 2018
One rookie assistant + one demanding executive = flirting that is too hot to handle.
Have you ever wished for the perfect job? Me, too. So when I land a temporary gig with a worthwhile and exemplary startup, I’m determined to make it permanent. That my boss is the gorgeous, clever Elliot Sax is nothing I can’t handle. We may steal glances at each other and straddle the line of playing it safe, but our partnership is too important for complications. Not to mention workplace hookups are against the rules.
But when our attraction flames hotter, our best efforts are put to the test. I never imagined having to fight my feelings for him on a daily basis and keeping my hands to myself is absolutely killing me.
Until I can’t. Until we can’t. And what’s at stake becomes more than our jobs. What’s at risk is our hearts.
Each book in the Wherever You Go series is STANDALONE:
* Talk British to Me
* Lips Close to Mine
* Too Hard to Resist
* Lips Close to Mine
* Too Hard to Resist
In Too Hard to Resist (Wherever You Go #3) by Robin Bielman, when Madison lands herself a temp job, she never imagined Elliot Sax would turn out to be her boss. Yet, she's hoping to make her temp job a permanent one and knowing there's a no-fraternisation rule for the company, she figures it'll be easy to keep her hands off him. However, the more time they spend together, the more tempting she finds Elliot. Will these two give into their intense chemistry or will they lose their chance at forever?
Ms. Bielman has become one of my go-to authors for New Adult romance, and I've got to say that this third book is the best of her Wherever You Go series. It was absolutely captivating, fast-paced and drew me in from the beginning because of the wonderful main characters; compelling dialogue that was full of humour due to the game this couple play to keep from giving in to their powerful chemistry; and the obstacles these two face to be together including the fact that their romance is forbidden because they work together. Will they find a way to get their happy ever after, especially when both of them love their jobs?
With the main characters, Madison is sassy, hard-working, resilient and I liked how determined she was to resist the hero because she loves her new job. I also liked the tight friendships she shares with Teagan and Harper who support her every step of the way with what's going on with her growing relationship with Elliot. What is more important forever love or keeping her job? Then there's the experiment Madison goes through with that gives her the chance to resist Elliot a bit longer. It was interesting and had me reading quickly, determined to discover whether Madison would be disappointed or be able to give good reports. While the hero, he's confident, hard-working and I liked how determined he was to win the heroine over once he realizes how much he wants her, even though their relationship could cost him his job. I also liked the tight friendship he has with Mateo and Levi and that he wasn't afraid to go head-to-head with them to get what he wanted.
Overall, Ms. Bielman has delivered a wonderfully-crafted read in this book where the ending had me smiling and left me completely satisfied by the decisions these two make to be together. Since Madison is getting her chance at a dream she never imagined would be possible and Elliot is determined to win the heroine's heart. How far is he willing to win Madison back? I would recommend Too Hard to Resist by Robin Bielman, if you enjoy the forbidden romance trope, office romances, the friends to lovers trope, or books by authors Stacy Wise, Beth Anne Miller, Megan Westfield and Erin Nicholas.
We land at the end of the bar, a dimly lit corner with one available stool. Elliot motions for me to sit.
“Can I buy you a drink?” he asks.
Since my nerves are doing jumping jacks in my stomach, yes he can. “Okay.”
He waves the bartender over. The guy behind the counter is attractive and greets Elliot like he knows him. I order a tequila sunrise. Elliot orders a beer.
“This is weird,” he says.
I let out the breath I was saving for later, happy I’m not the only one who is restless. “It is.”
“It shouldn’t be.” He leans his elbows on the bar. Like me, he’s still in his work clothes. His shirtsleeves are rolled up. His collar is loose. He smells really good, a mix of man and some kind of cologne. His hair is finger-combed sexy, and I wonder if it’s as soft as it looks. “I don’t want it to be.”
He shifts, rests his side against the counter. Electric-blue eyes fringed with dark lashes hold me in place. “So let’s not let it. We work great together, and I don’t want to do anything to jeopardize that.”
“Agreed. So, maybe when we’re not at work, we just forget we work together?”
“I can do that. What’s harder is forgetting we’re friends, too, while at work.”
I swallow. The way he’s looking at me…I think the attraction I feel isn’t one-sided. My heart starts to pound.
“I like you,” he says.
And my heart pounds double-time. “I like you, too.” But even if he weren’t my boss…he’s a million miles out of my comfort zone. I’d never be enough for someone like him. Someone far more experienced than I am—in love and life. I’ve heard enough stories from Mateo, and I’ve seen him with enough different girls over the years to know Elliot Sax is a playboy and isn’t interested in anything serious.
“Sometime this week, though—I take that back—I know exactly when. On Wednesday morning when you presented me with a month-long agenda divided into three sections that included strategy, growth, and investor management—we became a team.”
A huge smile splits my face in two.
“And correct me if I’m wrong, but I think you’re happy at ZipMeds.”
“I am. Very.”
“So friends it is, with the caveat that I am your boss, and there’s a line there we have to be careful of.”
“Right,” I say, realizing he likes me, but he doesn’t like me. Which is for the best.
“I have no idea what you get paid, but I’ll look into it.”
“I also want to make your position permanent.”
“You don’t have—” I stop myself. “What did you say?” Before the grin taking over my face gets too big again, I need to hear that one more time.
“Here you go.” In my periphery, the bartender puts our drinks down. Without taking his eyes off mine, Elliot picks up our glasses. He hands me mine.
“You want to hire me full-time?”
“If that’s what you want.”
“Yes, it’s what I want.”
“Then we have ourselves a deal.” He clinks his glass to mine, then takes a big gulp of his beer.
I watch his lips move, his throat work. It’s sexy and—I dart my gaze everywhere else but at his face while I take a sip from my tiny straw. One sip turns into two, turns into three. I’m just going to drink the whole yummy thing. When I lift my eyes to his, I find them lasered in on my mouth. My breasts grow suddenly heavy. I ache between my thighs. It’s like he can command my body to respond just to his regard. This is bad.
But feels so good.
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When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl, the beach is her favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts most of her story ideas.
She loves to go on adventures, and has skydived, scuba dived, parasailed, gotten lost in the wilderness (and only suffered a gazillion bug bites for it) hiked to waterfalls, and swam with dolphins. In her spare time she also likes to put her treadmill to good use while watching her favorite TV shows, take hikes with her hubby, indulge her sweet tooth, and play sock tug of war with her cute, but sometimes naughty dog, Harry.
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