Yes, Please by Willow Summers – REVIEW

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Yes, Please by Willow Summers
(Please, #1)
Publication date: December 21st 2015
Genres: Erotica, Romance

Hunter Carlisle doesn’t take no for an answer

I have no job, a mountain of bills, and I’m a month away from homelessness. It can’t get any worse.

CEO prodigy Hunter Carlisle is looking for an admin, and he’s picked me. Filthy rich and sinfully handsome, he’s the bachelor everyone wants.

But he has a secret.

In order to keep the job, he’ll require me to f*ck, whenever and however he wants. No hearts, no flowers, no falling in love–just sex so good it should be illegal.

That’s not my kinda bag. I like to hold onto control with both hands. But Hunter Carlisle is a man that gets what he wants, and he wants to make the rules.

My only defense is saying no, but everything in my body wants to say yes

**This is book one in a four part series, each book full length, intended for 18+. Each book has a mini-HEA to tide the reader over leading to an overall HEA and epilogue. This is a spicy book with a little humor and a few shenanigans thrown in.

(The complete series will be FREE for the tour week only!)
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If you’re looking for a similar storyline to Fifty Shades of Grey, then Yes, Please by Willow Summers would be it.

Olivia Jonston’s graduated from college and can’t find a job. The story of so many in the real world. Her friend, Kimberly, a wealthy girl that treats Olivia like a charity project, turns her on to a personal assistant position with Hunter Carlisle—a young billionaire tycoon. It’s known that Carlisle is in an arranged engagement for business purposes, but he gets his rocks off with his assistants, who sign an agreement for the sexual/personal side of the “job.” Sound vaguely familiar? Yes, there are some elements of the story that remind me of Christian and Ana.

Olivia is a smart cookie. She graduated from Stanford, but appears to be down on her luck. Initially, she doesn’t seem to have a very positive view of herself. Her self-esteem seems to have taken a hit when she got dumped by an ex-boyfriend. But I’m not sure her mentor and best friend, Kimberly, is really much help.

I had moments in which I was so infuriated with Kimberly’s behavior that I had to put the book down. With friends like her, Olivia doesn’t have much need for enemies. Girls can be catty. Girls can be mean. But this friendship bothered me more than Olivia giving into Carlisle’s demands. I’d rather see a friendship written how friendships should be written where the women support each other. Olivia didn’t need charity. She needed a friend—a good, honest friend. I didn’t see Kimberly as much of a friend for poor Livy at all. Please, please, make female friendships stronger. Set examples instead of creating a dislikable character posing as a friend. As women, we all know good, true girlfriends are hard to come by. But enough about that…

Hunter Carlisle is your standard wealthy businessman. He’s gorgeous. He’s smart. He’s got everyone’s attention, including Olivia’s. She goes back and forth about whether she wants to submit to his personal demands, whether she wants to sign the contract or pack her bags and carry on. And when she finally does agree to the terms, it is Hunter Carlisle who changes the game and in a way that won me over.

Though I was disappointed in the Kimberly character, I thought Ms. Summers writing was well done. The characters had some depth. The story flowed nicely. And much like Christian Grey—Hunter Carlisle is a charmer, even with his deep, dark secrets.

3.5 Silver Buckles

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Willow Summers is the breakaway pen name from USA Today Bestselling author K.F. Breene, dedicated to comic, contemporary, erotic and suspense romance. When she’s not writing, be wary, because she will probably try to pull you into some shenanigan or other, usually involving wine and heavy doses of chocolate. She lives just south of wine country with her husband, two children, and out of work treadmill.
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