In Off Limits we meet always-in-control billionare CEO Jack and his intelligent and self assured assistant Gemma. They work well together and both know that sex and relationships will only complicate things, but you can only fight the chemistry for so long. I can’t wait to watch them fall in love.
OFF LIMITS by Clare Connelly
Publication Date: February 1, 2018
Publisher: Harlequin Dare
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 182 Pages
Story Rating: 4/ 5
Romance Rating: 5/5
I had never heard of Clare Connelly before seeing this book and I can’t remember the last time I read a Harlequin book. So this was a real treat for me, a new author and a publisher I hadn’t paid attention to before. I enjoyed reading the book. The sexy parts were sexy, and the story was dotted with some emotional intimacy and insecurity, exactly what I like. Plus, who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon falling in love with a sexy billionaire?
I have a lot of good things to say about this book. I appreciated the honest look at Jack’s grief. The struggles on his late wife’s birthday the guilt that comes with moving on, letting go, and loving someone else. I thought it was awesome how the author allowed Jack to love again while still honoring Lucy.
Gemma was a super relatable character. She was smart, strong and motivated – determined to have a good career. What I loved most about her is that when tensions were high between her and Jack she stood up for herself. I always respect when the heroine does what’s best for her even though it hurts.
I loved the Grandma; she wasn’t the most important character in the book but I loved how she didn’t seem to care what anyone thought of her. It was refreshing.
Now, the sexy parts, and there were many sexy parts. That’s pretty much why we read these books isn’t it? Don’t worry I won’t tell your husband. The sexy parts were hot. Jack knew what he wanted and Gemma wasn’t about to deny him. I enjoyed reading about the characters struggle to cope with their growing relationship while trying to keep things professional in the office and not grow attached.
After hearing Jack open up to Gemma about his late wife for the first time, I started to fall in love with him. He deserves happiness after everything he’s endured and I’m so glad he could let go of his grief and live again. Speaking of Jack, I wish the author talked a little more about his upbringing. It’s alluded to but isn’t discussed in depth which although it didn’t affect the story I’m curious.
Off Limits was the same boss – employee story we’ve all read many, many times. However, it is a well written, quick, and engaging read.
I would recommend this book to any looking for an easy read with enough sex and chemistry to keep things interesting.