One Week

One Week

by Elisabeth Staab

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ISBN-13: 9780991390311
Publisher: Elisabeth Staab
Publication date: 01/16/2014
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Elisabeth Staab digs coffee, saucy stories, and sexy things that go bump in the night. Once, she ate dinner in a jail and liked it. She lives in the Washington DC area with her incredible family and does her best to juggle life while ignoring the laundry.
Find out more at ElisabethStaab.com

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One Week 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book - so much so that I finished it in one sitting! I thought the characters were adorable: smart, funny, charming, and a little awkward, and the story line was really intriguing; I love stories about “the one that got away” coming back into one’s life… (I married mine). The authors writing style was straight-forward and wonderfully witty. She writes as if to mimic how we really talk and think when faced with awkward circumstances. While I enjoyed that, there were occasions where it wasn’t clear which character in the conversation had just had the thought written out. There were a couple typos, but this may have been how the digital edition transferred to my Nook. All-in-all I really wish the author would have taken more time with this story and with these characters. The story was very superficial but there was wonderful potential to add a lot of depth to the story. It was a great quick read, but I would have loved to have read a more in-depth version of this super cute book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! Though I started reading this author because of her fabulous PNR series, (Chronicles of Yavn) this book has the same careful attention to character detail that draws the reader in, and not just to the two leads, but to other characters as well. This detail orientation makes the story more believable, right down to the complaints about the really cold weather descriptions that seem to plague the DC metro area. Bring on the next one, and hurry, please. I’ll read whatever she writes with reckless abandon!
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
One Week by Elisabeth Staab is the first book in her HaleStorm series. So that awkward moment when you have to meet with someone you used to be infatuated with and once kissed when you were his intern and now you are a contractor working on a project for him. Welcome to Elise's awkward moment. Michael snubbed her five years ago when she took a leap and kissed him at a company picnic, he's regretted it ever since. When she turns out to be the contractor sent in to help pul his company out of the fire he's at a loss. Pretend it never happened, ignore the ever growing feelings she's stirring in him? A fast-paced romantic tale with just enough plot twists to keep it interesting, but not too many it will distract from the romance. The characters are well fleshed and so perfectly flawed. I'm excited to see who the next HaleStorm book will be about.
Grace_ More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, this book just didn’t do it for me.  Michael’s company is going under so he hires outside help to fix things. The outside help just happens to be the one that got away five years ago. They both have feelings for each other and it’s obvious, which made it a bit boring. Not enough conflict. And I felt cheated out of a love story because they were already in love. Why did they go their separate ways five years ago? Why can’t they be together when they meet again?  Sure, they get their happily ever after when the book ends, but why go through the whole... I don’t know if I can trust or love you again? Why not? To me, conflict makes for a great read. What keeps me up at night turning pages is feeling like the hero and heroine can never be together but know that they deserve it. The journey they have to go through to get there. I just didn’t feel that with One Week. Another important factor, in my opinion, is the black moment. The all-is-lost part in the story where I feel the turmoil the characters are going through, knowing that it’s over but still hoping that it’s not. That’s the best part of any story! One Week didn’t have that. Or at least it just didn’t make sense for me. While it was well written and the premise was good, the connection with the characters was completely missing. *** I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ***
JackiesBookWorld More than 1 year ago
One Week was such a good story. I loved the characters and the plot. Stories like this never get old no matter how much one reads them. I have read a lot of stories with similar plot before, but One Week definitely got me hooked. Elisabeth Staab did a good job with the details in the story that made it believable and relatable to some.  After not seeing each other for many years, Michael Hale wasn't expecting to see his ex intern and the one that got away from him, again. Facing difficulties with his company, he is forced to hire someone from the outside to help him save the company that his father left him after passing away. But seeing Elise again brought him feelings that he denied having long ago when she was working for him. Now working together again, has not only brought him memories from the past, but also his feelings for her.  Elise swore to never see Michael again, not after he hurt her so much after working for him before. Now she is successful and hired by his company to save the company and the man that hurt her in the past. But she has grown up and now she is determined to do her job and leave before anything happens to them. But their attraction to each other is strong and she can't deny just how much she might need him.  From the very beginning, I was hooked with the story. It was very well-written and the characters, especially Michael are very likable. I absolutely love his personality, he is charming and knows what he wants. I like the twists in the story and how everything comes well together. Elise is supportive and loyal to the ones she loves, her relationship with her best-friend/roommate shows that. Overall, the author has created a good romance story filled that will get anybody hooked to the very end. I highly recommend it.  *ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
MThomas1975 More than 1 year ago
A Fast Paced, Sweet, and Smexy Office Romance Michael Hale recently lost his father and is struggling to keep HaleStorm, the family business, afloat. One problem after another pops up and Michael finds himself stuck between a rock and a hard place. He has limited time to provide documents that will help to stabilize his business and he must hire a consultant to ensure his success. Elise Jackson has a whackadoo mother, as well as emotional baggage, and knows the last thing she should do is put herself in a situation that could potentially hurt her emotionally. Problem is, she's been assigned as a consultant for HaleStorm where years ago, Elise worked as an intern under Michael Hale and fell for him. Hard. After a miscommunication that rocked Elise to the core and left Michael feeling lost, they went their separate ways. Now they have one week to save his company, settle any issues they had between them, and hope for the best. Well it's official, Elisabeth Staab has me hooked on another series. One Week, the first book in the HaleStorm series, was fast paced, sweet, smexy, and funny. Elise (who I adored) and Michael had fantabulous chemistry and I can't wait to see what happens next. Such a sweet office romance. *eARC PROVIDED BY AUTHOR VIA NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR HONEST REVIEW*
SEStone519 More than 1 year ago
To say that Michael Hale’s company has hit a rough patch would be an understatement. His transition to CEO after his father’s death hasn’t been the smoothest, and a number of big projects teeter on the brink of catastrophe. So when the contractor hired to help his company out of the jam turns out to be the “one who got away” years ago, he’s determined to gain control in one part of his life and make her stay this time. Elise Jackson walked into HaleStorm with the sole intention of fixing a security issue in the company’s programs. Unfortunately, Michael Hale derailed that plan. The sting from when he broke her heart remained on her mind, so she vows to keep everything professional. But she finds that pretty hard to stick to when the close quarters and late nights that lead to passion. They only have one week to save the company. Can they do that and heal old wounds? I really enjoyed reading One Week. The premise of one week to get the project done, and the tension that created, meant I had a hard time putting this book down. Short chapters also gave me trouble. I must have said “just one more chapter” three or four times before I finally forced myself to put the book down. Michael seemed gruff, bordering on unapproachable, as I read the first few pages. However his demeanor grew on me once he met Elise and was forced to work with her. I actually really liked him and his rough-around-the-edges personality. It made sense when the author examined his difficult relationships in his personal life and the resolve he needed to successfully manage his company. Elise proved to be a great match for Michael’s personality. An experienced professional in her own right, she comes into the situation with plenty of baggage. I couldn’t help but empathize with her feelings about Michael and their history. Certain pieces of her past also made her pretty memorable. My only complaint about this book is that Michael seemed to lose his gruffness around Elise as the book progressed. I understand that his relationship with her softened him to a degree, but I believe that the rough part of him made him stand out. This doesn’t completely distract from the story since he does show pieces of being an alpha male elsewhere. I just would have preferred to see snippets of that personality in their relationship. This book would be a worthwhile read for anyone looking for an office romance that gets steamy pretty quickly. Rating: 5/5 Stars One Week by Elisabeth Staab is published by Fido Publishing and is available as an eBook for $2.99. *I received an advanced copy of this book in return for an unbiased review.
heathercm2001 More than 1 year ago
I don't really read much contemporary, and I know pretty much nothing about the corporate office world, so I was a little nervous about reading One Week. However, I love Elisabeth Staab's paranormal books, so I figured I would give it a go. I really enjoyed the story! I didn't get lost in the corporate talk, and the plot was very interesting with plenty of twists and surprises. The characters were great! My very first impression of Michael was that he seemed like a corporate douche bag, so it was very nice to learn more about him, and find out what he was really like. Elise had a lot of depth too. I liked that she was brought in through another company, so technically Michael wasn't her boss. She had power in the work relationship too. I really liked that they were equals, and that you got a really good idea of how their relationship was five years earlier. This wasn't the typical workplace romance that one normally reads, thank goodness! It was different in a very good way! Who knew so much could happen in One Week! Great book! 
Mich_Mc More than 1 year ago
When Michael Hale's Father dies and appoints him as CEO of the company in his will, he will o anything to keep his company afloat. However someone is out to sabotage him and he brings in someone from his past to get to the bottom of it, someone who has been on his mind since he last saw her. Elise Jackson knew Michael once or at least she thought she did but then he betrayed her and she has never really been able to move past it, now their paths are destined to cross again as Elise is hired to help Michael and save his sinking company. Can they work together and get over their differences? I really enjoyed this contemporary story from Elisabeth, it was a different change of pace from her paranormals but everything I loved about them was still here. Elise, I could relate to and I loved the tension between her an Michael. I was kept guessing to the end with Elisabeth throwing out many misdirection's and false trails about what exactly was going on and who was behind everything. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent office romance. Loved the *hawt* energy throughout.