Singleby Lyra Parish
Since becoming the President of VanBuren Investments, she knows how
After failing miserably at love, Roxane VanBuren swears off men but not before her determined best friend shows her all the advantages of being single. After a wild weekend full of sex, old-flames, and secrets, Roxane is desperate to forget it ever happened. But she learns it isn't that easy.
Since becoming the President of VanBuren Investments, she knows how important it is for her professional and personal life to remain separate from one another. If the two were to mix, the rumors could possibly ruin her reputation, which is bad for her and bad for business. To avoid that, Roxane allows rules to define and guide her every move. Unfortunately for her, Parker Williams is determined to break them all, one at a time.
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5 star I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, sexy club, secrets and heartbreak. This story is about Roxane. After a bad night Roxane is heading to a super sexy sex club with her Best friend. After a weird night that included meeting a sexy man she wonders if it is even worth the effort. She meets that man again and likes what she feels for him. Now her personal and professional life is about to mesh. How is that going to affect her? Will she be able to keep all her walls up or will Parker tear them all down? I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story in this series.
Roxane is the President of an investment company and she knows what she wants in life and what she doesn't want in life. She was an avid believer in scouring the internet dating sites for sexual hookups but nothing more because as she states, she is not looking for love. Her latest "meet up" was a disaster and she has no problem telling him how it is. It is quite hilarious! Her friend comes to the rescue and they try something new: a couple of masquerade/swinger/sex parties and she finds someone who intrigues her. But it's a masquerade party...how will she figure out who he is...or will he know her and give her the shock of her life and break all of her rules? Enter Parker Williams into her life and things will never be the same. This was a fun and sexy story. It starts out with an embarrassing moment that will set the fun tone of the story and show Roxane's strong character right from the get go. It is a relatively quick read but satisfying at the same time because nothing is left out that takes away from the story line or the characters. I can not wait for Vol. 2 to see what happens next.
Roxanne is a strong, confident and a driven heroine. She is thrust into the President position at her father's company at a young age but she handles it well by compartmentalizing her life. She has faced unbearable tragedy so this is how she copes and by finding sexual release in 1-night stands that she hunts for through the internet. After one horrible "date", she finds herself at an exclusive sex club with her best friend Stacey where she crosses paths with Mr. Sexy Blue Eyes … no faces, just masks to keep everything private. When she sees him again at a house party, well, maybe being single isn't all it's cracked up to be. When he crosses her path again in one of the most unlikely places, well, will her world ever by the same. Can Rox maintain her single mantra?
While I enjoyed Single, it’s not a book that lends itself well to the serial novella format in my opinion – at least that’s where I’m assuming the author is going with it. Please take cover before reading the next sentence because the sky is likely to fall, but… I think there was too much of a focus on sex in the book to allow for ample storyline development. I know. Honestly I never thought I’d ever use the phrase “too much of a focus on sex” in a review, but there it is. While I understand that Ms. Parish was making a point about Roxane’s life and relationships, the sex scenes took up too much of the book and distracted from the character development. In a standalone novella, that’s not an actual problem. But when you’re writing a series of novellas you have to hook the reader and, for me, this overemphasis on the sex translated into a lack of connection to the characters and failed to hook me. That said, I did like Roxane’s character but not the way the men in her life interacted with her. Despite working at the family-owned business, she is the President of the company that answers to a Board so she is obviously an intelligent woman. However, her father and her grandfather treat her like she’s still a child. Prior personal relationship or not, Parker’s behavior toward her was unnecessarily antagonistic, borderline insubordinate, and would have gotten him written up by a male superior immediately and possibly fired. Yet Roxane accepted Parker’s behavior as if it were no big deal. This bothered me because in nearly every conversation regarding her job, everything points to Roxane being a major ball-buster but time and time again she does nothing but lose her cool. I’m not sure why this bothered me so much, just that it did. Single is one of those books that was a good read. It’s the kind of book whose sequel will go on my Amazon wish list so I can catch it on sale because while I am interested in reading the next book in the series, I won’t be devastated if I miss it. I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
Holy Crap!!! I sat down & read this from beginning to end in 1 sitting. I could not put it down. I love Roxanne. I love her hard nosed, my way attitude. and Parker...mmmm....yum, yum, yum!!! I can just imagine looking into those sexy blue eyes as he says all the right things!!! Super sexy, awesome storyline, with lots of fun when it comes to best friend Stacey!!! I don't know how I am gonna make it to February when volume 2 comes out!!!