Published by Avon, Impulse, Red on February 18, 2014
Genres: Contemp Romance, Erotic Romance, Romance, Romantica
Source: Courtesy review copy
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She longs to be watched…
He can’t bear to look away
Henley, the head of cyber security at Blaine Technologies, is a man no sane person crosses. He watches employees constantly using his network of cameras and enforces his rules by any means possible. Henley strives to protect everything in sight but rumors of his violent past, his scarred hands and huge size have resulted in him being feared by everyone… almost everyone.
In walks Katalina, the perky intern with a bright taste for fashion. Kat has made a big move across the country to escape her past, and comes alive at the first touch of Henley. Though she fears the revelation of her most painful secret much more than she fears Henley’s wrath, she sees the loneliness in his dark eyes, feels the gentleness in his marred fingers, and tastes the need in his kisses. She knows he watches her, and her only. His silly rules about not stripping for the cameras and no sex at the office are destined to be broken…it’s only a matter of time.
But can this beauty…
tame her beastly boss?
Book Savvy Babe’s Review
Cynthia Sax delivers a fun, sexy read with Flashes of Me. The story is fast-paced, it grabbed me in the beginning and I read the novella in one sitting. Katalina and Henley are intriguing characters, they are seemingly opposites but work so well together as a couple. The have a bit of a beauty-and-the-beast dynamic to their relationship, and it works for them.
I had a difficult time understanding Katalina. In the early parts of the story, she comes across flighty and very eager to show her goods off. I still don’t fully understand her flashing. I understand the flashing for her man, but their relationship went from zero to sixty in a hot minute. Her flashing was known throughout the workplace. It felt like a sexual harassment lawsuit waiting to happen. Katalina hates being viewed as a dumb blonde, but the way she presents herself and speaks, especially in the first half of the book, is not the most flattering. My thought process kept swaying from “You go girl! Get what you want!” to “Whoa! Easy there tiger!” As Katalina’s story unfolds, her past is uncovered and she starts to deal with some of her issues. The more I learned about her, the easier it was to understand her.
Henley is a fantastic character. He is the big, silent, dangerous man who is usually judged by his appearance. Henley see’s Katalina for more than what she shows, and Katalina sees more in Henley. The pair simply worked and, overall, I enjoyed their story.
Even though I didn’t fully connect with Katalina, I did connect with the story that Cynthia Sax told. There was emotion and depth to the story, which is what I really enjoy in a good romance read. I am definitely looking forward to reading more by Cynthia Sax in the future.
CYNTHIA SAX lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say “I love you,” they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever. Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago. Please visit her on the web at www.CynthiaSax.com.
In celebration of this new release by Cynthia Sax, the publisher (Avon Red Impulse) is sponsoring a giveaway!