The Rookie

Liz Crowe
The Rookie
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Breathless Press
Release Date
September 2010
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance

Lisa loves her job in the male-dominated beer sales industry and has built a reputation as one of the best. But she dreads the "ride along" days when beer companies sends their least experienced representatives to see how she operates—until her one bad day turns into something more with The Rookie.

Undercover for his own brewery, Trent has heard of Lisa's prestigious sales prominence and sets out to see for himself—to show Lisa what he is capable of—in business and pleasure. Their attraction leads them to an amazing encounter in the most unlikely place, but will Lisa accept Trent's true identity once it's revealed? Or will she finally surrender and reach out for the unexpected?

Book Review by Zenith (reviewer)
Oct 13, 2010   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
222 people found the following review helpful
This short story is smoking with sexual tension from the moment the two main characters meet. The reader finds herself rooting for them to 'hook-up'.

Lisa's day starts off as any other, only bad. She's out of coffee and her cat has vomited all over her bedroom rug! The day just gets worse when she realizes that she has to have a rookie sales rep tag along with her for the day. As she is getting coffee at her place of business, the rookie corners her and he is not what she expects. GQ model status, Trent radiates sheer male sexuality and the electric torch or tingly tension between them is a lot to take in first thing in the morning.

Having dealt with these kinds of men before, Lisa is certain that she can get over the pull of desire that this man has bestowed on her with a mere look and a touch. She straightens herself constantly, but just can't get over the breathless thoughts that brew through her mind when she looks at him, or the burn deep in her thighs of anticipation. Working together for the day tends to be a lot more pleasurable for Lisa than she thought and a shocking revelation is made at one last stop of the day.

I really like the setting of this short story. It is very interesting as it takes place in the world of breweries. I love the extra descriptions of the strange 'beer geek' types of beers. Made me want to crack open a strange and tasty beer as I read. I really like that the reader gets to know Lisa's personality as the story is told somewhat through her perspective and she seems like a strong woman who knows what she wants. There isn't much dialogue but, as this is a short story, there are only so many words the author has room to work with. In my opinion, the she does a wonderful job with the elements of a short story, creating a lovely mix of everything that makes a delightful evening's read.

I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who is sensitive to explicit sexual encounters or a few curse words. Otherwise, it was a very enjoyable read and I will be looking forward to more stories by this author.
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