Strictly business? Try telling that to her heart... Worth It, Book 1
Alexander Worth, President and CEO of Worth Luxury Goods, is a man never to be crossed. His unwavering sense of responsibility to the family business requires him to always be in complete and utter control. Until it comes to Tessa Crawford.
She's quietly professional, shy, voluptuous... and she works for him. Which means she is the one woman he must never touch, no matter how hard his gut twists with need for her. After rising above her disadvantaged childhood, Tessa knows the last thing she should do is risk throwing it all away by falling into bed with her sexy boss. But on an extended European business trip, all self-imposed barriers burn away in the heat of their sizzling chemistry. Once back home, though, whispers of corporate espionage turn into full-blown scandal - and Tessa finds out the hard way where Alex's loyalties lie.
Determined to soldier on, she picks herself up and carries on with a secret, yet welcomed burden. Never guessing that Alex will make a reappearance in her life, ready to show her once and for all that family does, indeed, come first.
Warning: Contains a sweet-yet-strong woman, and a bossy alpha male brought to his knees by the woman he desperately loves. Involves enough begging and groveling that the reader may be tempted to "accidentally" leave it for her significant other to "find". For instructional purposes only, of course!
©2012 Karen Erickson (P)2014 Audible Inc.
I’m torn on my reaction to Worth the Scandal. While the concept of the story was interesting, it also felt a bit formulaic. I can get past cookie cutter storylines as long as there’s something more added in to make it its own, but I just didn’t feel like that happened here.
I also had a hard time with the hero, Alexander Worth. His mixed signals could mess anyone up and his treatment of Tessa when everything went down was baffling to him. I definitely don’t think he deserved Tessa and didn’t do enough in the end to win her back.
I did like Tessa’s character, although she is a bit of a doormat at the beginning; the steps that she took to take care of herself after everything that happened though shows how resilient she can be. I don’t blame her for her actions and readers do get a sense of her growth throughout the second half of the story.
Overall, I liked Alexander and Tessa’s story. The passion between them was evident from the beginning of the text but I didn’t feel like the characters were developed enough to truly understand some of their decisions and actions.
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Audible Review: Summer Roberts’ narration, in my opinion, made the story better. Her voice helped the story to flow and even though the story didn’t entirely grab my attention, Roberts’ voice allowed me to continue listening to see how Alexander and Tessa’s story ended.
What a great story this was. I loved Alex and Tessa. She's many tears! Can't wait for next book!! Please hurry! Great narrator too!
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