Sunday, December 22, 2013

Review: Working It by Kendall Ryan


Title: Working It
Series: Love by Design #1s
Author: Kendall Ryann
Release Date: November 11th, 2013
Rating: 2 stars
Cliffhanger: Yes

A story of heart-stopping, toe-curling passion by the New York Times bestselling author of Hard to Love, Resisting Her, and The Impact of You.
Emmy Clarke is out of her depth in New York City’s fashion world, but when she lands a job as an assistant at a modeling agency it seems like the perfect mix of business and pleasure. Working under the notorious Fiona Stone is a nightmare, but there’s one distinct perk: ogling the ridiculously hot male models who parade through the office—particularly rising star Ben Shaw.

Ben is everything Emmy’s not: exquisitely gorgeous, highly paid, and well-traveled. He’s also got more issues than Vogue. Emmy looks after Ben on photo shoots, but she refuses to become another one of his lusting groupies. Ben finds Emmy’s refreshingly real attitude to be surprisingly attractive.

Against a backdrop of the most fashionable cities in the world, casual flirting turns into an illicit affair, but when Ben’s twisted past is revealed, and the bitter Fiona catches wind of their relationship, their careers and hearts are threatened.

There was something very, very wrong with this story. I was stunned by how unrealistic it seemed, and quite frankly, I couldn’t wrap my head around some of the things that had happened. Everything was forced, dull and just plain boring. And the plot was weird. The basic concept, definitely holds a spark and with more work and thinking it over, Working It could have had a great potential, but at this point, some things were just laughable.

There were times, when I wanted to stop reading and pick another book, because of how pissing of the characters were. I sincerely don’t remember when was the last time, I’ve thought that the main couple is so annoying and stupid.

I did not find anything sexy in Ben, even his attempts at dirty talking and acting like a possessive alpha were pitiful… The ‘sexting’ between him and Emmy was not appealing or arousing at all. The constant ‘I want to fuck’ messages, were absurd. I was stunned by how quickly Ben melted panties of Emmy, when I didn’t even felt the need to get to know him better. Emmy was annoying and bothersome heroine. I really found her unlikeable, as connecting with her was very hard task. Her actions and constant swooning over Ben were idiotic.

As the half of the book contained sex, you sure are thinking it has to be steamy book. Unfortunately, because I didn’t find Ben arousing, Working It wasn’t erotic and sensual, and it definitely didn’t leave me turned on.

Overall, I was on the verge of DNF-ing, Working It, more than few times. I am completely unsatisfied with this story and I honestly doubt I will pick up next book in the series. 

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