Tracey Livesay makes her Avon Impulse debut with a sparkling and sexy novel about a woman who will do anything to fulfill her dreams… but discovers that even the best laid plans can fail when love gets in the way.
Successful PR executive Chelsea Grant is one assignment away from making partner at her firm and nothing will stand in her way. Her big break? Turn a reclusive computer genius into a media darling in time for his new product launch. He may have been dubbed the "sexiest geek alive" but he has no patience for the press—and it shows. Piece of cake, right? Only problem is… his company doesn’t want him to know they hired her.
After a disastrous product launch two years ago, tech CEO Adam Bennett knows the success of his new device depends on the media’s support. When a twist of fate brings the beautiful PR specialist to his door, Adam hires Chelsea to help turn his image around. Their attraction is undeniable and the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep things professional.
But when Adam discovers Chelsea’s deception, will she risk everything for her career or is love the real thing on her mind?
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About the Author
A former criminal defense attorney, TRACEY LIVESAY finds crafting believable happily ever afters slightly more challenging than protecting our constitutional rights, but she's never regretted following her heart instead of her law degree. She has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, the Washington Post, and CBS This Morning. Tracey lives in Virginia with her husband-who she met on the very first day of law school--and their three children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Loved every word and cannot wait for the next book in this series.
The story and characters are so real! The interactions are so true. Waiting on the next story.
This was my first Travey Livesay book and I really enjoyed it! Though not a fan of a character lying about why they’ve met the love interest, I still enjoyed this one; Livesay handles the plot with exceptional skill. Both characters grow throughout the story as they learn what’s really important in life. Chelsea was a great heroine who I rooted for through out the book. Though she’s let her career take over her life, she’s never lost her compassion and kindness and you can clearly see how lying to Adam is a very uncomfortable experience for her. Adam was a bit unlikable in the beginning because he comes across as really arrogant and uptight. But hang in there, because once you get to know him and see his more vulnerable side, he’s well worth the wait. Adam’s genius and his struggle with his issues makes for a really interesting character. I’ve read other books where author’s try this type of character and it hasn’t been successful. But Tracey Livesay does a fantastic job with Adam. The next book, Along Came Love, features India who we meet in this book. Unfortunately for me, I wasn’t really impressed with her character and I’m not sure how the next book will go.
Lately books have not been my friend. Even books by my favorites have left me feeling blah. As I was searching for something to end my disenchantment, I found this book. I'm always looking for really good mixed ethnicity reads and I was definitely gifted with [book:Love On My Mind|29960337]. One of the things I really enjoyed is the author didn't fill the book with stereotypical actions, words and habits some do for a certain ethnic group. Both Chelsea and Adam are unique characters. I fully understand Chelsea's need to achieve to prove her birthright is not who she is. I kept thinking to myself, what if this next promotion isn't enough? This proves how real Livesay made Chelsea. I absolutely adored Adam. From the first interaction with him he reminded me of Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. So it wasn't a far reach that he would have Aspergers and Chelsea draws on those similarities.. The thing is, the writers of BBT have come out to say Sheldon does not have Aspergers just some of their traits. But it's okay because Adam is relate-able and adorable and totally cute. Their chemistry is real and none of their interactions during the book are forced. Every romance novel is built on the same premise. Boy meets girl or boy/girl returns to each other in some way, stop resisting attraction, fall in love, have a break up, have a make up and voila happily ever after. The heart of the book is how we get there. This one starts off based on a lie and the knowledge of the hero being highly distrustful. I had envisioned them making to the presentation and Chelsea leaving a letter to explain as she disappears. A bit melodramatic but I do like the reveal of the lie as the author did it. The rationalizing and getting to the makeup is that much more fun. Knowing the characteristics assigned to Adam, it makes the HEA that much more believable. This is a cute and enjoyable read. It's light. It's fun and the characters are believable. Nothing seems automatic or rote.
Adam Bennett might be wealthy, good-looking and CEO of a tech company, but not even his genius could help him be more sociable. He only keeps a very tight group of friends who have always been loyal and trustworthy. Yet when attending one of his press releases for one of his latest products, everyone was more interested on his personal life and not on his product which made him uncomfortable, and in result he turned to his home away from everyone else. With everyone around him telling him to get help from a professional PR specialist, including his closest friend, Adam has no choice but to start considering the possibility. But before he could do that, his new neighborhood suddenly appears at his door asking for help. He wasn't expecting to find her attractive, but soon he begins to get to know her better and the more time they spent with each other, their chemistry started to grow even more. Nevertheless, when she tells him that she has some experience in the entertainment industry, he wastes no time to ask her for her help without knowing what he was getting himself to. Little did he know that what he valued the most was about to be put in jeopardy, and someone was about to her hurt. Chelsea Grant is a successful PR executive who has brought more to the company that she works for than anyone else. Yet, she longs for something much more fulling in her career, and she asks to be made partner at the company. Her bosses know what she is capable of, and waste no time to ask her to work in one more assignment before she becomes partner. Her job is to make CEO Adam Bennett look good in front of the cameras/people before the new launch of his product. So far he has refused to work with anyone, and the Adam's people know that Chelsea might just be the person to change him once and for all. The only twist in the job is that they don't want her to know that she has been hired to help him, instead she has to find a way to make Adam think that she is just helping him out as a friend. Soon she meets the reclusive CEO, and the game immediately starts to change when she is unable to keep her emotions from getting in the way of doing her job. Now she has to find a way to stop Adam from finding out or he may never forgive her. I loved this book, the characters are well thought out that made it impossible for me to stop reading. They were complex characters whose stories and personalities began to grow on me. Adam is a good looking CEO that has problems understanding people. He loves being in his own little world that he doesn't know how to socialize and let loose. He reminded me of Dr. Temperance Brennan in the show Bones, she is a genius who lacks social cues, but Adam's issues of being unable to pick up on social cues go much more deeper than anything else. On the other hand, Chelsea knows what she wants, and wanting to have a better career for herself is one of those things. When she gets the job, she knows that she'll be deceiving Adam, but is immediately overshadowed by the growing feelings for him. Though the story starts a bit slow at the beginning, the author does a job at picking up the pace throughout the book. We get all kinds of sweet scenes that made the characters that much more likable. The ending was great, it really tied everything together, I would highly recommend picking it up. I will most definitely be reading more from the author in the future. :) ***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.***
This book captured my heart and the reason is Adam. I love complex, rich characters that are real. Adam is complex and he struggles with social cues. Yes, he's brilliant but he doesn't do well in social settings. Of course, if he wants a women in his bed, they understand pretty clearly. And I totally fell for him. He's focused and determined but he's vulnerable. He's logical. He's educated. But he's also sexy and in need of help but he doesn't want it. Adam just captured my heart. That help comes in the form of a women who gets social as well as Adam doesn't. Driven and creative, Chelsea finds a way into Adams house and his mind. Once there, they both can't really control where things go. Chelsea battles her inner voice that tells her to come clean and tell the truth. In the end, I was proud of her. Besides the strong characters, this book is a great story. One that had me turning the pages desperate to know how and when the truth would come out. But I was cheering for them. Hoping and happy for them. I loved that the root of Adam's issue was something many people don't understand. I feel like this story sheds light on that. I loved that Adam had supportive friends that stood by him. I'm hoping they get their own story because both of them seem like they have one. That shows how full even the secondary characters are. Amazing characters, a great story that turns the pages and a HEA makes this one an excellent choice for an afternoon delight!