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Posted March 30, 2014
"Some people say I keep myself too regimented and need to let go a little. I say there is nothing wrong with having things carefully crafted and planned. Chaos breeds disaster. Plain and simple. And that is not how I want to live."
Elizabeth has her life mapped out. She has personally built her business from the ground up. She is mature and responsible. Grant is a rich, powerful attorney who is a serious playboy.
"You could tell he was at ease with himself and knew how to command his body. He had a powerful aura now that I was close to him."
So I have to be honest and say I really didn't enjoy the first half of this book. I thought Elizabeth was being naive and I really thought Grant was a control freak. I just couldn't understand at all how she could be attracted to his personality. He did have a few redeeming moments but there were not many. The writing felt choppy and I just couldn't connect with any of the characters in this book. Then something happened about half way through. The writing style started flowing better and all of a sudden both Elizabeth and Grant became people I could like and have some compassion for. If I didn't know better, I would believe that the first and second half of the book were written by completely different people. I could feel where they were both coming from in there guilt even though I may not have agreed with their decisions. Once I got to about the 75% mark, I was totally hooked. It was like being on a roller coaster. Everything they both felt was out there in the open yet neither one saw it and it made my heart break. By 90% I was just a mess and and by 95% I was pretty much sniffling my way through the ending. I loved that the book is a complete stand alone. I also loved the epilogue at the end that tied everything up nice and pretty and even let us know about some other characters in the book that were important.
"He was right. He did have us. And we had him. In that moment, I knew the journey was worth it, regardless of how difficult it may have been, I knew this because my soul was right where it needed to be. With its perfect mate."
Overall, once I got past the beginning, I really did enjoy the book. I have a couple other Jessica Ingro books on my wish list and will be trying to get to those sooner rather than later.
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Posted March 28, 2014
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This book was magic for me. It was exactly what I needed and the kind of book I completely enjoy reading. I recently read some dark stories where I was left a bit shredded; I needed a book that had intense love like this story.
Elizabeth is amazing, a sturdy female lead, with a great head on her shoulders. Elizabeth works hard for her family and herself. I loved that she never complained about the hardships she was faced with. She is funny and beautiful on the inside and out. My other favorite attribute is that she was not going to settle for anything less than the best. She has one friend that I really loved but at times really did not agree with her advice on certain subjects
Grant, he gives me the vapors that I just about faint. He has a sexy mysterious vibe and it made me want to get under is clothes and find out all his sexy secrets. Grant is rich, very alpha, personifies sexy and likes to be in control in the bedroom. See. Totally My. Kind. Of. Guy! Well at least my fantasy guy anyway (giggle giggle).
Invite me in, Elizabeth. I won’t leave here until I’ve had you beneath me, writhing and moaning and calling my name…Invite me in- Grant
That quote above would have me doing whatever that man asked and more!
The author Jessica Ingro does not go easy on these characters; she puts this relationship through the ringer, dries them and then put them through again. The journey is beautiful but not always pretty. The writing style was really well done and she did an amazing job of making me feel a bond with Grant and Elizabeth. There was just enough conflict without it becoming unbelievable or over the top. I love the balance of the story. It had right amount of humor, romance and it has smoking hot sex.
I never felt anything was missing and all of the pieces came together to form the perfect couple in a very nontraditional way. I often find myself in awe when an author can bring something different to the table and that is what Jessica Ingro did here. Every time I read a book, I want to yell out. “Hey will you guys talk to each other, it is all a misunderstanding” I know other readers do the same thing and with most books it is the same, COMMUNITCATION IS KEY, but what would be the fun in that? The book would be over in 2 minutes. What makes a great book is how an author can take similar concepts and make them fresh. Jessica Ingro accomplishes this in Love, Your Concierge while still giving us heart stopping love, angst and sexy as hell sex.
I found myself asking if I would have made some of the same choices that Elizabeth made. My answer is would be no. I would have been in his face. I was able to sympathize and understood why she did what she did. I was angry at Grant for her and found myself at that moment agreeing with her choice. Yep, that’s right I can’t tell you what that choice is, you’ll need to read the book. The ending of the book was bittersweet for two reasons, one I can’t tell you but the other is because I want more of Grant and Elizabeth, ok yes I am lying, I really just want more Grant!
As a last note, there is a little crossover in the book that I just loved!! If you have read the Friend- Zoned series you will enjoy it too. It came as the most pleasant surprise. At first I thought I was going crazy and reading a book by the wrong author. Hehehehe!
Posted March 7, 2014
I really liked the cover. The colors are soft and I like the way his sweetly kissing her cheek.
I have to say that I was intrigued with the idea. I'm a very organized person and being a personal assistant has always been something I would have liked trying before I had kids.
Elizabeth is a personal concierge for the wealthy of Manhattan. She runs errands and basically performs mundane tasks for her clients. She's always made it a rule not to get involved with clients, but there is something about Grant Morgan that interests her.
Her intrigue is reciprocated by Grant. He's a bit of a playboy, or so it seems, but he's looking for something more stable with Elizabeth. I enjoyed watching their relationship develop.
I usually do a breakdown of each character, but I think with this book, Grant and Elizabeth together made the story. Individually, they were likable, but together they made the story stronger.
What didn't work for me:
I had to keep reminding myself that the development of their relationship was over a course of several months, but there were times I felt like their relationship was a bit rushed.
I also didn't really understand Matt's purpose in the story. I liked him, but I didn't feel that he was necessary.
The only other thing I would mention is that there is some drama to the story, but it seemed kind of mild. It was a bit unexpected, because Ingro's other books are heavier on the dramatics. So, I suppose I expected a bit more angst or conflict.
I did enjoy it. The sexy times were great. Like I said, Grant and Elizabeth were great together. Their sexual chemistry worked for me. I will say that the last 1/4 of the book bumped my rating. I found myself plowing through the rest of their story. It just felt a bit stronger and captured my attention a bit more. If you're looking for something sexy, check it out!
Posted March 4, 2014
The moment I started Love, You Concierge I was hooked. Don't plan on getting anything done until the very last page.
Elizabeth Ward is a personal concierge for the rich and sometimes famous, and the privileged. I absolutely loved her! She is sassy, fierce, independent, and confident. She typically doesn't meet her clients as she maintains a business only relationship with them. However, one particular client is different.The minute she meets Grant Morgan she is consumed by him. He is a super powerful attorney and she cannot stop thinking about what it would be like to be with a man like him. Little does he know that Grant is desiring her just as much. But, Elizabeth does not believe in mixing pleasure and business.
"Invite me in, Elizabeth. I won't leave here until I've had you beneath me and moaning and calling my name...Invite me in."
Grant Morgan. Sweet. Baby. Jesus. He is the one of the most beautiful man I've ever read about. Besides being devastatingly sexy, he is powerful, and intense. Elizabeth can't help but be drawn to him, business or not. But he is known for being a playboy. He's typically not seen with the same women. As his concierge she becomes privy to this endless list of women. But Grant wants her to know she's unlike any woman he's ever met. Soon enough, she gives in to Grant and their lives are forever changed. They love with a love that neither knew exist. It is powerful, all consuming, and beautiful.
"I dreamed of a woman who would make me feel loved. Who would make me feel complete. I dreamed of you"
The chemistry between Grant and Elizabeth is unparalleled. They connect on such a deep level and that is why their story resonated with me like it did. I felt all the ups and downs of this story.Grant and Elizabeth both have insecurities due to their pasts that lead to circumstances neither one saw coming. This is unlike any story I've read. The story is original, the characters are genuine, and the emotions are raw.
"When you're missing a piece of your soul, it's hard to go on as anything other than a shell of a person you used to be"
What I love about Jessica Ingro's writing is that she grabs you from the beginning and does not let you go until the very end. You become so involved in these characters and they stay with you even after the story ends. She makes you yell at your kindle because you become so wrapped up in the story. You cry, you swoon, you simply fall in love. Love, Your Concierge has all the components of a good romance, love, steam, and angst.
So Grant Morgan, will you be mine?
Posted March 3, 2014
I’m in love! This book is the perfect combination of attraction, miscommunication, tragedy, anticipation, desire and eroticism. If it was a cake it would be um-m- good!
The storyline is about a personal concierge named Elizabeth Ward and her high powered attorney client, Grant Morgan. Not only is he known for his stellar record in the courtroom, but is legendary for…”his stamina, his endowment and how well-versed he is at using both to exact pleasure from his partner” in the bedroom. The pages were dripping with the evidence of their attraction to each other as I read of their first encounter. Both characters like to have control in their careers and personal lives and these tendencies have made them the successes they are today. Elizabeth has to decide to stop using head and listen to what her heart wants as he tells her, “Don’t deny yourself what I know you want. Invite me in”.
If Grant had said that to me, I would have rolled out the welcome mat and gave him a key! His controlling, dominate, alpha male tendencies were so appealing to me that I found myself reading faster and faster because I couldn’t get enough. This storyline wasn’t a cliché Dom type that has become the norm in romance novels lately. It’s is hot off the presses fresh. The eroticism is well balanced with the romance and intimacy I crave from this genre. The flow of the story slowed when the book addresses real life issues that get in the way of their runaway love affair but that is what made it realistic. Real life isn’t all hot alpha males that can give multiple orgasms. Relationships have challenges but it’s how the balance is maintained with the give and take that fulfills the need. No one wants to be on top of the world alone, we want someone to share it with. The author was able to write a strong, type –A woman and give her submissive tendencies and not make it seem completely out of character. Most women in control want to be able feel safe enough drop their guard and be vulnerable with their lover.
I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for more books from Jessica Ingro.
Posted March 3, 2014
Highly recommend this book!!!!
Great book!!! Love the story line....
Elizabeth grew up with loving parents,after high school went to NYU. While at NYU her father was injured and she need to work to continue her education and living expenses. She started her own company as a Private Concierge, helping the wealthy with errands,etc that they did not have time for.
At a party one night Grant sees her and is interested, after finding out about her business he hires her, however he also finds out she does not mix business and pleasure.
There are sparks between them - but Grant was raised in a wealthy family and he always gets what he wants, however he also does not believe in long term relationships. Elizabeth does not believe in casual sex.
The heat and passion between these 2 is great and frustrating.
Can't wait for the next book!!!
Posted February 27, 2014
OMG! I don't know where to begin. Jessica Ingro has the ability to grab hold of her readers from the very beginning and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Reading Love, Your Concierge was like riding a roller coaster with all it's twists and turns. Just when you thought Grant and Elizabeth conquered an obstacle, another one comes along. To see their relationship develop throughout this book was great. In the end they overcame everything and came out stronger. A very hot, steamy, sexy read. I recommend you add it to your TBR list.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 4, 2014
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