In Love With Lucy (NSFW 1) by C.C. Wood
Stand alone novella series. Each book features a different character.
C.C. Wood is the novella queen. This is her 6th standalone novella and I must say, they keep getting better. I know a lot of you avoid novellas thinking that a) it’s the beginning of a serial or b) they are too short to get a full story. With CC’s books, however, you get neither. Each of her books stand alone, and give a full story in less pages, but they don’t leave you feeling like you ate half a slice of pizza.
In Love with Lucy is the first in the Not Safe For Work Series of novellas. They seem like they will each be about a different friend, which is great, because CC writes groups of girlfriends so well! Her characters are normal, with quirks, foul mouths, and lots of snarkiness.
Lucy has been working for her very cold, very serious boss for three years. He also happens to be very gorgeous. Though she realizes he is hot, she never allowed herself to think of him that way, since all she thought about was that he had a huge stick up his ass. Lucy is a photographer as well, and at her first showing, her boss surprisingly showed up to support her, and proceeded to claim her and treat her differently than he ever did before.
“Holy shit, my boss just beat the strongest man I know at the alpha handshake game”
Lucy doesn’t get it. She’s either had her head in the sand for 3 years or she is excellent at denial. But when her boss Chris decided to step it up a notch after three years, there was no denying the chemistry.
“Maybe I was in an alternate reality. That was the only explanation for the sudden magnetism between Chris and I. For the last three years, while I had appreciated the sheer beauty he possesses, it was nothing but business. Now he was looking me over like he intended to lick me from head to toe”.
Believe me, her attraction, no matter how much she tried to deny it, was there too.
“Over the course of a weekend, my attitude went from all business to give me the business”
But oh my, when Lucy gave in to Chris…
Damn, that C.C. can write some HOT alpha-male sex!
“He devoured me as though he wanted to eat me alive…”
- Lucy is a very strong, independent character, so is Chris. The interaction between them…BOOM.
- This was a quick 1-2 sitting read (about 120 pages, 140 in print) yet I never felt like it was missing anything.
- I loved Lucy’s friends!
- Totally hot alpha male sex.
- Funny at times, but never over the top.
- Realistic characters.
- Great set up for future books centered around other characters.
- The stereotypical gay character, especially with the name Davide.
Rating: 5 star (novella rating) 4.5 Heat
In Love With Lucy by C.C. Wood felt like a full-length book that just read quickly. While some novellas seem too short, or like they are missing something, I never felt that way while reading this. As much as I would have liked more (of course, we always want more from the books we love), it certainly didn’t need more of anything. Anything else would have been fluff or filler.
In Love with Lucy had everything I love in a book: great secondary characters, strong female lead, and hot and sexy alpha, great sex, funny lines and more. No, it wasn’t an epic read, it may not stick with me, but I loved every second of it when I read it.
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Lucy Daniels’ dreams are finally coming true. After three years of working for one of the youngest, most ambitious CEO’s in Dallas, she has the opportunity to leave it all behind and begin her career as a photographer.
Lucy’s girlfriends think she’s nuts for leaving a job that pays well and includes a boss who doubles as eye candy. What they don’t know is that Christopher James Barden the Third may be pretty to look at but he has a giant stick up his ass.
However, Lucy is about to discover that Chris Barden has been fighting his attraction for his gorgeous, extroverted assistant since she started working for him. Now that she intends to leave, she’s fair game. Because Chris has wanted Lucy for a long time and he always gets what he wants.
A native Texan, C.C. grew up either reading or playing the piano. Years later, she’s still not grown up and doing the same things. Since the voices in her head never shut up, C.C. decided to try and profit from their crazy stories and started writing books.
Now that she has a baby girl at home, C.C.’s non-writing time is usually spent cleaning up poopy diapers or feeding the poop machine. Sometimes she teaches piano, cooks, or spends time bugging her hubby and two beagles.
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