The Promotion

Marie Ashley
The Promotion
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Silver Publishing
Release Date
July 2012
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Toni Weaver is fired and loses a major promotion when her boss, Blaine Haskell, believes lies told to him about Toni.

A year later, now working as a private investigator, Toni is asked to work on a case to help Blaine recover a computer chip that has been stolen from his company. The thief is not impressed that Toni has been hired to work on the case and Toni's life is threatened. It doesn't take Toni long to realize that this is not just a theft... it's personal. Someone is targeting her specifically.

While Toni and Blaine race to find the chip and keep Toni from harm, painful memories surface for Toni but Blaine pushes a blooming romance.

Book Review by CozyReader (reviewer)
Sep 03, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
194 people found the following review helpful
He pushed the door open to see her tossing back and forth on the bed, softly moaning, "No-no, I'm not… No, I'm not a whore… No, I'm not a slut… No, no." I'm not sure I could forgive someone for calling me those names, but when it comes to love, anything is possible.

Blaine Haskell did a number on Toni Weaver the very first day he met her. He accused her of sleeping with his brother and other men in his company in order to get the promotion. He never gave her a chance to explain what truly happened in her relationship with his brother. Blaine believed his brother and his girlfriend and fired her on the spot.

Toni Weaver could not believe what was happening to her, she thought she was going to have a great day and get the promotion she had been working very hard on getting. Only when she entered into her boss's office, she found Tim's brother there and accused her of being a slut, a whore among other things. Toni could not believe her ears but she defended herself and proved that he was wrong about her. She did not give him the satisfaction of firing her. She quit.

Blaine tried to apologize to Toni but she did not want to hear anything he had to say. Not only did he lose Toni but two other employees as well because of his actions. That was the day they both felt an attraction towards each other, but because of his actions, nothing could be done.

Toni was on her way to meet with Blaine but someone tried to run her over. Fortunately, someone saved her! That someone was Blaine. From that moment, Blaine knew that he needed to be with her and protect her but how could he do that if she hated him? Someone was trying to scare her off the case but she would not stop investigating until she found out who stole the chip.

Blaine was also doing everything possible to get Toni to forgive him for all the awful things he had said to her. Toni was beginning to have major feelings forBlaine but how could she when he was the enemy? How could she be falling in love for the man that accused her of being a slut, a whore? Also, who was trying to kill her?

THE PROMOTION was a good story and the romantic plot was exciting. I enjoyed seeing Toni defend herself when Blaine was accusing her of sleeping around. Blaine seemed like a total ass but after reading deeper into the book, you'll look at him in a different way. He is romantic but at times he seems wimpy (in a good way). The connection between these two characters was good and the sex was sizzling hot. The mystery of who stole the computer chip has you guessing who did it and why. When you think you know who it was, something else happens and you have to guess again.

THE PROMOTION was a short but great read. It would have been nice to have a few more chapters to see what happened after the case was closed but it was still very entertaining and satisfying.
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