I managed to get my hands on a copy of Megan Hart and Lauren Dane’s new novel – Taking Care of Business and I started reading it in the morning and had it finished that night. It was fabulous.
One conference, two friends, two men who know how to take care of business.
After leaving the wrong man, Leah Griffin’s not ready to look for the right one. All she wants is to survive the conference she’s planning and spend some time with her best friend Kate Edwards. She’s not expecting the conference services manager to be so tall, dark and handsome…or so eager to please. It’s Brandon Long’s job to make Leah happy, but after a scorching interlude in her hotel room, neither can deny business has become pleasure.
Smart, driven and successful attorney, Katherine Edwards has spent her life making the right choices. Directly counter to those right choices, she’s involved in a long distance, secret love affair with a co-worker. Charles Dixon is a bad choice she can’t help but make – over and over. A conference and a promotion bring Kate back to Pennsylvania and suddenly, Dix wants far more than a few nights in random hotel rooms. He wants something permanent and Katherine has to figure out if sometimes a wrong choice isn’t exactly what a woman needs.
I’m not sure if this was what I was in the mood for or what, but I just ate this novel up. Seriously, I started it in the morning and I could not put this down. There was just something about the characters that made me continue reading, even though I knew I should be doing something else. Even though we were bouncing between two different romances, they were connected rather well, so the jumping around flowed smoothly. We were also given some great development for having to focus on four different characters and nothing was really taken away from the story. Since there were only the two romances, there wasn’t as many supporting characters, but the ones that did show up were really well done and definitely made me want to cheer for the other person.
The one thing I didn’t like is I would have liked to know what happened to them after the confrontation. I’m thinking of the two that caused hiccups in the budding romances. They just seemed to have disappeared and I know something had to have gone down. At least, I was left with that impression. I’m thinking if this had been broken out into two novels – one for each romance – the two characters would have been around a little longer and caused more mischief.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story, although that’s not very surprising for me. There’s just something about Lauren Dane that always sucks me in. I haven’t had the chance to read anything from Megan Hart yet, but after this, I’m thinking I’m going to enjoy her work as much as I do Danes. Taking Care of Business seemed to be exactly what I needed right now.Taking Care of Business comes out March 31st, so make sure you head to a bookstore on that Tuesday and pick it up.