Robert King has it all. He's rich, powerful, and good looking. A name partner in his own successful law firm, Robert is completely focused and driven. He is also completely alone, though by his own design. As he sits alone in his office one night, after attending his father's funeral, he starts to reevaluate his life.
Daniel Sanders works as a paralegal for Robert King, the object of his hopeless crush. Knowing that the older man is out of his league, Daniel barely even lets himself entertain the fantasy. Following Robert's father's funeral, the snap decision to check on him before leaving for the night changes everything as they both seek comfort in each other and finally give in to the lust that has been building between them for months. There's just one problem. Daniel is already halfway in love, and Robert is adamant he doesn't want a relationship.
A Siren Erotic Romance
Talk about mixing business with pleasure! Most office romances are frowned upon in the modern workplace. I get it. Really I do, but there are some perks to being a senior partner in Extenuating Circumstances.
Daniel is such a great character. He isn't classically good looking. Youth and inexperience make him seem somewhat naive still. He has a very strong bond with his mother and misses his dearly departed father. Surrounded by friends, he lives a simple life. He's smart and sweet with more than a little innocence. Everything about Daniel is endearing. The author's description of him as a puppy seemed very accurate. I almost wanted to warn him off Robert myself.
Robert is strong and out-going. He knows what he wants and takes it. There's an air to him that screams "player." Having been born with a silver spoon in his mouth certain wasn't the dream life most people would equate with money. Spoiled? Sure, but not as loved as he should have been. It left him cold and distant in his relationships. Until Daniel, I'm not sure Robert knew the difference between love and lust.
I liked seeing Daniel come out of his shell and take on the dangers of a relationship with Robert. The scenes were sensual and thoughtful. Watching Robert thaw out to find his happily-ever-after was nice, too. The scenarios tied the two lovers together and gave a really good contrast to their pasts. I enjoyed how the buff, tough-guy is the one being saved by the outwardly underdog. At 31,110 words, this is a quick read. For those times when you're short on time but want a warm, fuzzy romance, this will fit the bill. I give it 4 stars!