on August 25 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Personal Copy
Also by this author: Breaking Hollywood
A steamy and hilarious standalone romance from New York Times best-selling author Samantha Towle…
I’m used to being in charge. In and out of the office.
So, when my parents go behind my back and hire a co-CEO to help me manage my family’s business, let’s just say, I don’t take it too well.
Especially not when the woman they’ve hired is the one girl who hated my guts in college. She thinks I’m an overprivileged, womanizing man-whore. I think she’s an uptight, stuck-up bitch.
And, now, she’s here, in my office, telling me how to run my company.
I don’t think so.
It doesn’t matter that she has legs that go on for days or that I keep imagining bending her over my desk and showing her just how bossy I can be.
I’ve worked my ass off and paid my dues to get to where I am, and she’s not taking it from me.
No freaking way.
Morgan Stickford is about to learn the hard way that Wilder Cross is the only boss around here.
Samantha Young is one of those author’s whose books I instantly devour and Under Her wasn’t much different. Slightly fluffier than other works, Under Her was a steamy romance read with a frantically funny hero and impressively smart heroine.
Wilder Cross is set to inherit his family’s business, Under Her Lingerie, when his parents reveal they’ve hired a co-CEO to infuse a “woman’s touch.” Unfortunately, they’ve hired Morgan Stickford, Wilder’s college classmate who generally hated Wilder for being a privileged playboy. Under Her is told almost exclusively from Wilder’s point-of-view, starting with the day that his parents reveal they hired Morgan. Morgan has a few flashback chapters where she relives her college interactions with Wilder (and yes, he really was that big of a jerk), but otherwise, prepare for the whirlwind that is Wilder Cross.
Wilder is the real winner of the book. He’s cocky, confident, and a playboy, but with firm rules that he won’t sleep with co-workers. He’s in love with his life and sleeping with a different woman every weekend – he just doesn’t want a relationship. Very open in his playboy ways of sleeping through Chicago, he embraces a work-hard/play hard lifestyle. Wilder was born into a life of privilege and worked hard to earn his CEO position. Seeing Morgan again completely flips him for a spin and he ends up totally obsessed and twisted over Morgan, who has clear trust issues with him.
Two areas where I struggled:
- Wilder is all over the place and it was occasionally hard to follow his feelings. Once second he loved Morgan, the next he hated her… then he was going on about his no-fraternization policy but then decided to suddenly try to kiss her. Somewhat confusing, but for some reason forgivable and slightly enduring.
- Morgan is smart and tenacious, with a hidden vulnerable side. However, she was difficult to connect with as the book was told almost exclusively through Wilder’s point-of-view. She really had strong feelings against Wilder in college and I wanted a better understanding of her POV as their relationship evolved.
Under Her was a light, fun, and steamy read. Samantha Towle leaves room for spin-off stories with her secondary characters; most of whom would be very entertaining to read about. I picked up the book through Kindle Unlimited and would recommend for anyone who is a fan of the author!