Always the Quiet Ones (book review)
Always the Quiet Ones was written by Cassandra Carr. The book tour has been organized by N K Author Services. I was provided with a copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
About the book:
King of the geeks Marty Johnston suddenly finds himself juggling two women. How did this happen? Even a principal IT Consultant like him can't figure that out, but he does know he wants to get serious with his co-worker, Elizabeth. So what about the one-night-stand-but-maybe-more Marty had on his last business trip before meeting Elizabeth? He's comfortable dealing with computers, not people. Can he keep the one he's falling for, or will he lose both with his bumbling ways?
After paying the bill over Elizabeth’s objections, they walked back to her car. Marty smiled again, wondering what kind of luck rained down on him that she’d parked a good block and a half from the happy hour bar, so they were unlikely to encounter coworkers. She hit the remote and the car beeped, but she didn’t get in immediately, instead turning and leaning on the door. “I had a great time.” Marty’s grin got even wider. He’d break his face at this rate. “Me too. Thanks for asking me to dinner.” “Thanks for paying, even though you really didn’t have to do that.” “I wanted to.” And he’d do it again and again for the chance to know her better. She looked up at him from underneath her lashes and he remembered reading in a Maxim magazine on the plane a few months ago that when a girl did that she wanted him to kiss her. Did she want him to kiss her? Did he want to kiss her? Hell yeah, he did. He bent his head very slowly and gauged her reaction. She didn’t cover her mouth or knee him in the gonads, which he took for a good sign. By the time he brushed his lips over hers his pulse pounded and he hoped his eagerness didn’t, um, display itself too much. She leaned into the kiss and he took it deeper, licking over the seam of her lips and pulling her into him by her hips. Elizabeth’s arms crept around his neck and he felt her go up on tiptoe as her mouth opened for him. A little moan escaped her and he wanted so badly to push her against the car and have his way with her, but didn’t want to scare her either. With reluctance he backed away. Elizabeth’s lips were swollen from his kisses and her round, firm tits heaved. He needed to get the hell out of there before he took things faster than he’d intended.
A really fun quick read. Marty is such an adorable character. While being both smart and successful... he's still just down-to-earth and unsure of himself. I love that while he's flirting... he's almost shocked by the fact that he's actually flirting... and it's going well. It just makes him really endearing. I also love that while he's "geeky" and quiet... once he's alone with both Shelby and Elizabeth... he comes out of his shell and is quite sure of himself (and talented) in private. But again, the fact that he was back to his awkwardness after the hot dates made him just so lovable.
The final chapter? LOVED it.
About the author:
Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning romance writer. When not writing she enjoys watching hockey and hanging out online. Cassandra's books have won numerous "Best Book Of" awards and her novella Unexpected Top was nominated in the E-book Erotic Romance category of RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards.
She thinks the best part of being a writer is penning stories about love and sex while most others struggle with commutes, micro-managing bosses and cranky co-workers.