Monday, October 25, 2010

Memphis Rising

Title: Memphis Rising
Author: Haven Isley
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
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ISBN: 9781419929816
Genre: {M/F} Multicultural, Interracial
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amethyst Nymph

As head of the legal department at Wainwright Construction, Jury Yates is great at what she does. After discovering her new boss’ ancestors once enslaved hers, Jury seriously considers quitting. The attraction she feels for Beau wouldn’t let Jury walk away from the man who fuels her fire, yet unresolved issues won’t let her accept his proposal.

Beauregard Wainwright is the kind of man accustom to giving orders, not taking them. He likes have the upper hand in the office and in the bedroom. Jury’s genius mind and gorgeous body are driving him to distraction, like no other woman ever has. She is his dream woman. Destiny brought Jury into his life and Beau intends to keep her there forever. Can his charm override Jury’s stubbornness?

Memphis Rising is a heated story that sizzles from start to finish. Jury wasn’t afraid to call Beau to the carpet in front of other employees, which made for some very intense scenes. She knew exactly how to push his buttons and I couldn’t wait to see how Beau would react. I especially loved the trick Jury played on him in the limo. It was wicked and cute at the same time.

I knew racism would come up because of the slavery topic. Beau’s father wasn’t pleased when Jury was hired and I expected that. However, I was surprised by his reason for not wanting Jury in the picture. Haven Isley did a wonderful job of not making this story predictable and giving a happily ever after that I found touching. Jury and Beau make an excellent power couple and I know readers will love them as much as I do. If you adore a good boss and employee romance with some sass and depth, then you must read Memphis Rising.

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