Working It (Love by Design Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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A story of heart-stopping, toe-curling passion by the beloved bestselling author of Hard to Love, Resisting Her, and The Impact of You.

Straight-laced and well-mannered southerner Emmy Clarke is out of her depth in New York City’s fashion world, but when she lands a job as an assistant at a modeling agency it seems like the perfect mix of business and pleasure. Working under the notoriously tyrannical Fiona Stone is a nightmare, but there’s ...
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Working It (Love by Design Series #1)

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Overview

A story of heart-stopping, toe-curling passion by the beloved bestselling author of Hard to Love, Resisting Her, and The Impact of You.

Straight-laced and well-mannered southerner Emmy Clarke is out of her depth in New York City’s fashion world, but when she lands a job as an assistant at a modeling agency it seems like the perfect mix of business and pleasure. Working under the notoriously tyrannical Fiona Stone is a nightmare, but there’s one distinct perk: ogling the ridiculously hot male models who parade through the office—particularly rising star Ben Shaw.

Ben is everything Emmy’s not: exquisitely gorgeous, highly paid, and well-traveled. He’s also got more issues than Vogue. Emmy looks after Ben on photo shoots, but she refuses to become another one of his lusting groupies. Ben finds Emmy’s refreshingly real attitude to be surprisingly attractive.

Against a backdrop of the most fashionable cities in the world, casual flirting turns into an illicit affair, but when Ben’s twisted past is revealed, and the bitter Fiona catches wind of their relationship, their careers and hearts are threatened.
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Editorial Reviews

Molly McAdams
Devil Wears Prada with a steamy twist! Grab a fan ladies, Kendall Ryan delivers a hot read that will have you begging for more.”
Samantha Young
“I was instantly immersed in the glamorous and not so glamorous world of modeling through the narration of Emerson, a heroine [who is] real and down-to-earth and completely relatable. The chemistry between Emmy and the intense but charming Ben is palpable...and did I mention HOT? Speaking of Ben…wow! Ryan does a fantastic job of bringing a male supermodel to life—Ben’s the ultimate book boyfriend! Fabulous! Working It is a romantic and incredibly sexy read.”
New York Times bestselling author K.A. Robinson
“Kendall Ryan’s writing style is flawless. Working It is fast-paced and full of emotion. I couldn’t put it down. Five Stars all around!”
Lauren Blakely
“Glamorous and romantic, Working It is the full package—a gorgeous setting, a beautiful hero, and a heroine you both root for and long to be, especially in those oh-so-sexy scenes.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476764610
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Publication date: 11/11/2013
  • Series: Love by Design Series, #1
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 15,609
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels Unravel Me, Make Me Yours, Hard to Love, Resisting Her, The Impact of You, and Working It. She's a sassy yet polite Midwestern gal with a deep love of books and a slight addiction to lip gloss.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Forced

    Too many scenes were drawn out. This book could have been 100 or less pages and it would have been, alright. As it stands, too repetitive and scenes seem forced. But, if this book is $0.99 - then it's worth it in time and $.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2015

    Nothing but Sex

    This book is nothing but sex scenes, there is no real relationship between the two, and the characters are boring and theres nothing to them. This book was awful. I would give it no stars if i could. Spend your money reading something that has real raw emotion, not some overdrawn boring sex,sex,sex book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2014

    Great

    So hot

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2014

    Alder

    He tilted his head at her, his smile coming more easily. "Okey dokey. Whadda you wanna do?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2014

    Shadowcat

    "Hunting. I saw a huge rat near Thrushclan." She smiled. Thrushclan is "rita mae brown" res. Four.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2014

    Shiningheart

    Why?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2014

    GrayShadow

    GrayShadow looked around, his ears swivveling about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2014

    Green Eyes

    Blink in the shadows

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2014

    Mistflame

    Yep.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2014

    Redrose

    Waits for Firecracker

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2014

    LovingClan Rebirthed (rules and ranks and stuff)

    Map: <br> Res1, here. <br> Res2 ('fake it'), bios. <br> Res3 ('undercover love'), camp. <p> Character cans and cannots: <br> When making a character, give yourself powers and wings and magical pelts! Its fun! You can be a character from any cartoon, catinized! You can be a kittypet, rogue, Clan cat, or a former Etherealian! You can be a fox, an otter, a cat, a cat-fox, a cat-otter, or a fox-otter! You can also have any s<_>e<_>xual orientation. Despite all this, we do not godmod, please try not to be a mary sue, and give your characters restrictions. You can only add three characters to your first characters, and you must start with one or two characters. <p> Celebration and news cans and cannots: <br> Anyone can leap onto highstone (a large, dark grey, flat topped, blackish boulder in the center of camp) to call a meeting! At six moons, you proclaim yourself an aprentice (name changes if you wish), at twelve, you are a warrior! There are no ranks, and alliances will be accepted by first we get the request, then Wings arranges a vote, and then we send a group of five to say whether we accept. If you want to start a celebration, just be happy and sing the conga! Do not say you are the leader. The closest one here to being the leader is Wings, the inventor of this Clan. There is no leader, deputy, or medcat. <p> Family cans and cannots: <br> If you want to have kits and a mate, it works just like a regular Clan. No one's stopping you. You will be preg<_>nant for five i<_>r<_>l days. Please do not rp your own kits, give other people chances. You do not have to be here for s<_>e<_>x, just post the following at the end of your bio (no typos it is supposed to be an I at the end): "SIMPLI UNINTERESTED", and everyone must leave you alone in that matter. <p> Party cans and cannots: <br> When singing our theme song, The Conga, join in! Its just for fun! Please don't yell at people for singing it, just go offline. <p> THE CONGA LYRICS: <br> <br> Simbols: <br> Ch1: <br> Come on shake your body baby <br> Do the conga <br> I know you can't control yourself any longer <br> Ch2: <br> Feel the rythm of the music getting stronger <br> Don't fight it 'til you've tried it <br> Do that conga beat! <p> Song: Ch1 <br> Ch1 <br> Ch2 <br> Everybody gather 'round now, <br> t your body feel the heat <br> Don't worry if you can't dance <br> let the music move your feet <br> It's the rythm of the island <br> Like the sugar cane <br> So sweet <br> If you wanna do the conga <br> you've got to listen to the beat! <br> Ch1 <br> Ch2 <br> feel the fire of desire <br> as you dance the night away <br> 'cause tonight we're gonna party <br> 'til we see the break of day <br> Better get yourself together <br> and hold on ta what you got <br> once the music hits your system, <br> There's no way you're gonna stop! <br> Ch1 <br> Ch2 <br> Ch1 <br> Ch2 <br> Come on shake your body baby <br> DO THAT CONGA BEAT! <br> (Song repeats until everyone is worn out)

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  • Posted May 18, 2014

    Emmy and Ben did not have the greatest start to their relationsh

    Emmy and Ben did not have the greatest start to their relationship.  Emmy is out of her element after her move to New York from Tenesee.   Ben is a model and she works for his boss, Fiona. Emmy tries to remain true to her values but finds herself falling for Ben.  I did not understand her encounter with Ben and Bray since she said she had values and was just a &quot;simple&quot; girl.  Overall a decent read with somewhat of a cliffhanger as we have to wait to see what happens with Fiona. 

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog WOR

    ~Reviewed by ANN &amp; posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    WORKING IT, the first book in the Love by Design series by Kendall Ryan features a model hero, Ben Shaw and a modeling agency assistant named Emmy Clarke. Emmy is out of her element as she lives in New York, trying her best to excel in the fast-paced city world. In this time, she comes face-to-face with one of the most highly sought-after male models from the agency.

    Ben Shaw is much like what you think a male model would be. He is devastatingly good-looking and he knows it. His charm oozes from his and can come off as slightly too cocky in some situations. While the story starts out of chick lit in tone at the beginning, it soon morphs into an erotic romance that gets hotter by the minute. Though not particularly deep, Ryan does create good chemistry between the hero and heroine. I wished that Emmy came out of her skin more because her character was often overshadowed by Ben who could come on too strong in some situations. I hoped for more of a balance in personalities to show that they complemented one another more.

    Ryan’s writing style is very free-flowing and easy to read. There aren’t much complications in terms of plot or conflict so if you’re looking for a fun and sexy read then this is for you. I would recommend this book to fans of Alice Clayton’s Redhead series. A lot of the same chick lit elements appear in both series, so there is a lot to love there if you are interested in that.

    While WORKING IT didn’t entirely work for me, I still enjoyed the saucy moments between Ben and Emmy. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.

    *ARC provided by publisher

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Anonymous

    Good read, a little racy but enjoyed the characters. I was disappointed with the second book in this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2014

    Cliff hanger

    Great storie untill the end not cool!

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  • Posted March 22, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Emmy is a sweet southern girl trying to not be overwhelmed by Ne

    Emmy is a sweet southern girl trying to not be overwhelmed by New York City and all the beautiful people she is surrounded by at the modeling agency where she works. Supermodel Ben Stone is the most beautiful of them all and she can't help but be a little smitten with him. Ben doesn't do dating or relationships but once he sets his sights on Emmy, he is determined to have her. He tries to convince them both that a 3 month Paris fling would be perfect, but neither can deny the feeling that start to develop the more time they spend together.

    I have read a few of Kendall Ryan's books before and this is definitely my favorite so far. You've got a sweet and naive heroine, a devastatingly handsome and sexy hero and of course a crazy ex who also happens to be Emmy's witch of a boss. All of this makes for a hot and angsty read. Some of the plot was a little predictable, especially in relation to Devil boss Fiona, but it didn't stop me from enjoying the book. And Ben's dirty mouth was probably what I enjoyed the most.

    I had not realized this was the first in a trilogy so I was a little bummed that their story didn't wrap up at the end. While there are plenty of questions waiting to be answered in book two, there wasn't any super major cliffhanger. So at least that makes waiting a little more tolerable. I will absolutely be checking out Craving Him to see what happens next for Emmy and Ben.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Kevin

    Walks in bis at fzp res 2

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 18, 2014

    This book is a great read. Emmy and Ben's story is an emotional

    This book is a great read. Emmy and Ben's story is an emotional roller coaster, ups and downs, betrayal, and love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2014

    Marc

    Lights incense, take off my clothes. Lay down my mat and start sun salutation.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2014

    Crystal

    Um, are you still here? If you are, say so. 'Lights an incense'

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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