Friday, July 22, 2016

Blog Tour+ Review: Conflict Of Interest by Teresa Michaels

 Title: Conflict of Interest
Series: Employee Relations #1
By: Teresa Michaels
Publication Date: July 8, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations
Ambitious and insightful, Gabby DiVergilio only has one thing standing in the way of her climbing the corporate ladder: her new business partner, Lucas McCarthy. He's arrogant and dismissive, driving her mad with his sexy Irish accent in every possible way. Recently promoted to the executive ranks, Lucas must prove that he’s the right man for the job. He never expected that the HR professional he’d be forced to work with on a daily basis would be gorgeous, challenging and smart as hell. He’s not the type to accept help from anyone, especially not a bubbly, policy-enforcer that he’d rather bend over his desk. Never one to lose focus, Lucas avoids Gabby at all costs until circumventing her becomes career suicide. Fraternizing in the workplace is strictly prohibited and neither one of them are willing to break the rules. But with their undeniable chemistry about to ignite, Lucas and Gabby must decide which consequence is worse – combusting from sexual frustration or violating company policy.

  This is the story of Gabby and Lucas, polar opposites who must work together in order to achieve their career goals.  While she’s a wholesome girl from an Italian family, altogether happy and extroverted, he is an Irish loner, without any visible family ties who’d rather work alone.  Unfortunately for them, the chemistry since the moment they lay eyes on each other is more powerful than either one is prepared to accept and it’s enough to bring one awkward situation after another.  Add to that the fact that they are must work closely together, despite Lucas reluctance to accept her help, the non-fraternization company policy and a change of arrangements of one business trip to make things a tad more complicated for the pair.
This was my first read by Ms. Michaels and I have to say that I was very impressed.  The book is beautifully written, witty from page one and has some of the best deliveries I’ve ever read before.  The characters are well developed, with solid background stories and the plot doesn’t remain static even though there’s a lot of back and forth between Lucas and Gabby trying to deal with the issues affecting them.
The only thing that bothered me was the extreme detail provided on company policies and her HR work, but in all, it doesn’t take from the story.
If you like your romance with a good side of laughter, Conflict of Interest is a book you can’t pass up.

4.5 Book Corner Stars 
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Teresa Michaels lives outside of Boston with her husband and children. When she’s not writing, she can be found skiing or playing in the sand with her family. She’s the author of the romantic suspense Curveball Series and the soon-to-be released contemporary romance, Conflict of Interest.

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