Author: Roxy Sloane
Release Date: March 23, 2016
Bestselling novelist Jackson Ford is arrogant, exacting, and relentless on the page and off. His irresistible new editor, Ellie Parker is smart, headstrong, and not intimidated by Jackson's attitude - or the way he turns every exchange into a filthy seduction.
There isn't a thing these two can agree on, except their intense attraction. But with Jackson's deadline looming, can they stop fighting long enough for him to deliver the hit she needs?
The relationship between editor and author has never been so intimate or so explicit...
This book was a very big surprise. It was my first book by the amazing Roxy Sloane, and I can solemnly say it will not be my last. She made what could have been a very predictable and boring book, exciting, thrilling and shocking. Explicit will leave you spellbound and entranced. Ellie and Jackson, while completely dysfunctional somehow inched their way onto my favorite couples list.
Ellie and Jackson are that couple that combust off your pages. They grab your attention and refuse to let go until THE END is typed. It's as simple as the fact they are downright addictive. Together. Apart. As a couple. In their own rights. I wanted to know everything about these two and expereince every minute of their lives together, because lord knows it's going to be sublime. It's a story not well-explored and the one time I did explore a romance book about the publishing world... well it didn't go to well. But this book makes up for it ten-fold. These aren't your cookie-cutter characters. They are dynamic and explosive.
Or course, I do have one tiny complaint about this book, and it's an issue with Jackson's reaction near the end. You'll have to read it to fully understand what I'm talking about, and really you need to read it anyways, but I just wish it hadn't been as cruel as it was. Though, it did play into who and what Jackson is. Not the he is cruel but that he is peculiar and he lives 80% inside his own mind, and 20% in the real world. The fact that he's made that 20% solely revolve around Ellie takes the sting away from his actions. And honestly they're just too good together to be apart.
AND something good did come out of that action - it showed the reader, truly showed them how completely bada** Ellie is. And that made it all worth it in the end. Every heartbreak, every gut wrenching moment when I thought this might be the first romance I've read that didn't end well. It was worth it for the character development and the ending.
I highly suggest you pick up this book. You will not be disappointed. It's a whirlwind of dirty words, sinful sex, and a breathtaking story.
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
Roxy Sloane is a romance junkie with a dirty mind. She lives in Los Angeles with her hot ex-military hubby and her two kids. She loves writing sexy, complex stories about pushing the boundaries and risking it all.