Luke (The Complete Series #1-7) by Cassia LeoLuke by Cassia Leo
Published January 2013
Series: The Complete Series #1-7
Genres: Contemporary Romance
half-star
Format: eBook
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At twenty-eight, Luke Maxwell is the hottest eligible bachelor in America and the billionaire CEO of Maxwell Computers. When Brina Kingston is hired by Luke's competitor as a corporate spy, Brina successfully works her way into a position in Luke's office and his bed. But she soon finds herself risking the most important assignment of her career and, possibly, the greatest love of her life.

I bought the whole Luke series as Audiobook. I really shouldn’t have.

The story is just plain flat (less than mediocre, in fact) and the only thing that makes it “worth reading” (at a stretch) is the book’s steam-factor, but to be very honest, even that can’t come to the rescue of a crappy book and a shitty storyline with characters who act irrationally. And if you’re not reading about sex, the whole series is just wishy-washy whiny pseudo romance.

Why do I not like it? There is no build-up or anticipation at all. In other words, the main characters have wild sex on the day they meet (just like that, a millionaire CEO sleeps with an employee on her 1st day) and fall in love with each other after the third day. That, ladies and gentlemen, is who part 1 end. Right… not exactly believable in my opinion. And part 2-7 is not any different. I just kept eye-rolling throughout the series!

I get that this is a novella, but each book is extremely short and represents a 20 minute read (or a 30 mins listen in my case). I am not criticising the length, because I am used to reading novellas but I am also used to reading novellas with an actual enticing storyline.

I respect the fact that other enjoyed this series, and this is certainly not me fighting a personal war with Cassia Leo (since I had read one of her books before and absolutely loved it!) So sorry, but this just didn’t cut it for me and I really wouldn’t recommend this.

Detailed Rating
Storyline
0.5 Stars
Characters
0.5 Stars
Writing
2.5 Stars
All the feels
2 Stars
Overall: half-star