Thursday, March 27, 2014

Layers (Stark #1) by Sigal Ehrlich

According to Hayley love is a subject of ridicule, a myth created by hopeless romantics.

When Hayley makes a resolution to declare her loose lifestyle era R.I.P, it’s all good in theory…

That is until she meets Daniel Stark, a well-respected, mid-thirties business man who is known for his short temper, lack of steady relationships as well as his strict preserve of his private life.

Opinionated, sharp tongued Hayley accidently steps into his office leaving Daniel resolved to put Hayley in her place and have her in his bed.

Both Hayley and Daniel can’t avoid the immediate instigation of the attraction between them.

In a unanimously agreed upon verdict by Hayley and her two best friends, Ian the gay self-absorbed, aspiring model and Natasha the witty, borderline neurotic soul mate, Daniel Stark is to be Hayley’s pure physical attraction, emotions aside era closure.

Will it indeed be a closure, or a beginning to something neither Hayley nor Daniel ever bargained for…

***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review***

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★
“Have you lost your words now, do you need a moment?” 
This is the first book in a two part series by Sigal Ehrlich.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  Its characters and plot are well established and the ending leaves you begging for the next book.  

Daniel Stark is the CEO of Stark Software Technologies, Inc.  “He’s intriguing and charming in a bad boy kind of way”.  He does not do relationships, but find Haley fascinating.  He actively begins to pursue her wanting to know her better.  
“I am not letting anyone f@() me at their own will and appointed time.” Saying that, he points his index finger at me and mouths, “You,” then bobs his head in approval, mouthing “can.” A wicked smirk appears on his handsome face.”
Haley J. Grace is a college graduate.  “She is sweet, witty, beautiful and intelligent.”  She thinks Daniel's mood swings are more like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and refers to him as "Mr. Psycho" often.   

The couple has an instant chemistry together.  The relationship they begin to form is interesting because neither one is self-confident in the relationship department.  Both only acknowledge how strong their feelings are for each other.  There are many obstacles the couple faces; dealing with their past and opposite lifestyles is a major hurdle.    
Hales,” he purrs quietly with closed eyes, his nose grazing my flesh. “I am so yours, more than I’ve ever been mine.”
The ending wasn’t a happy ever after one but I’m hopeful that these two will have an HEA in the next book.  Overall, this was a great read.  It was sexy and exciting read but not over the top.  Great beginning to the series! 

Hero:  4 stars
Heroine:  4 stars
Plot:  4 stars
Steam level:  4 stars
Cliffhanger:  Yes
Would you recommend this book:  Yes!
Would you recommend this author: Yes!

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