☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars☆➹⁀☆☆
What it’s about:
I hired her to fix my company, to bring Marks Lingerie back to life. I didn’t expect her to become my friend. I didn’t expect to fall in love with her.
The first rule of business is to never touch your employees. I think there is another rule about not falling for your best friend—a rule against imagining the curves of her body, or the way her breathing would change if I pulled down her panties and unzipped my pants.
Now, I can’t wait any longer. I’m tossing out the rules.
Damn the company.
Damn our friendship.
Damn my fears.
(Standalone, Contemporary Romance)
Love in Lingerie is a friends-to-lover romance like no other I’ve read. The writing is crisp. The dialogue is genuine. The story is filled with fun and flirtation as Kate Martin helps Trey Marks save Marks Lingerie—a boutique lingerie house. The chemistry and attraction is undeniable but Trey has sworn off intimacy with employees after a previous crash and burn experience.
Kate wants more from her career, and she goes after a bigger job at a different company. Can she shake up the design team at Marks Lingerie enough to turn around Trey’s company? She’s pretty, straight-lace, and focused. She looks for stability in her men, but yearns for the passion and excitement that men like Trey imply in every comment they make. Too bad he strictly sticks by his no-fraternization policy!
Trey is the perfect spokesman for a lingerie company. He oozes sensuality. His commanding personality influences employees, buyers, and consumers alike. I loved that he readily admitted his attraction to Kate instead of the usual denial that you find in most friends-to-lovers novels. I adored that he developed an equal working relationship and solid friendship with Kate.
Ms. Torre takes her time developing both characters and their solid friendship. It was a joy to read a romance that is years in the making. She gave her characters develop sincere admiration and affection for one another as they work together to not only save Marks Lingerie but grow the business beyond Trey’s imagination. I loved Kate and Trey’s flirty banter, but the angsty double dates are to-die-for! The games they play to try to prove their disinterest in one another depict the pair’s underlying feeling for each other.
This fast-paced reads gets scorchingly hot in the last third of the book. Ms. Torre takes the PG-13 office flirtation all the way to NC-17 as all that pent-up desire is finally realized. I definitely had a “is it hot in here” moment or two! In a lovely change of pace, Ms. Torre doesn’t end her story there. She takes her readers a few years into the future and provides the perfect continuation of Trey and Kate’s budding romance. Love in Lingerie ends with a perfect HEA epilogue that will melt your heart! Trey and Kate ultimately fill all the missing pieces in each other’s life, and their story satisfied a need for a sweet but sexy read for me. I’ll definitely re-read this book!
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