Undercover In The CEO’s Bed by Coleen Kwan-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 26, 2014
Billionaire Lex Rochester has a problem. Someone is trying to sabotage the family company, but the investigation needs to be highly discreet because Lex suspects it’s one of his own relatives. His solution—hire IT security specialist Jacinta Greene, who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend. With Jacinta posing as his newly reconciled girlfriend, the other Rochesters won’t suspect they’re being monitored.
The last thing Jacinta wants is to see Lex again. Their breakup still tortures her, but she’ll do just about anything to help her kid brother, even pretend to reunite with Lex. But the more time she spends with Lex, the more she realizes she’s never gotten over him. Which is bad news, because she and Lex are fatally incompatible.
The fire that still burns between them is as hot and irresistible as ever. Can Jacinta remember what’s real and what’s fake, or will she be hurt by Lex all over again?
REVIEW: UNDERCOVER IN THE CEO’S BED is a stand alone, contemporary, adult storyline from author Coleen Kwan. The premise is a second chance at love for two people whose relationship had collapsed ten months earlier when betrayal turned to heartbreak, harsh words were exchanged and bitter memories ensued.
The focus of the storyline is billionaire Lex Rochester’s need to uncover the person(s) responsible for leaking private information about his family’s company to the media. His first thought is to search out his ex girlfriend-IT specialist Jacinta Greene-who would be the perfect foil to hunt for the person responsible. Lex suspects a family member but Jacinta isn’t so sure.
The relationship between Lex and Jacinta is tense. Lex wants Jacinta to pose as his girlfriend but Jacinta wants something in exchange. From business meetings, to late night affairs and finally a family reunion, Jacinta and Lex must keep the truth about their fake relationship a secret while Jacinta searches for the person sabotaging the company from within. But a lack of trust and their inability to let go of the past has our couple continually fighting with one another-getting no where fast.
The secondary characters include an eclectic mixture of the Rochester family; friends and co-workers; and Jacinta’s younger brother. We are introduced to the family matriarch who is ready for her grandson to finally settle down and an assortment of cousins who are all too willing to reveal private information to Jacinta about the man with whom she is still in love.
The world building focuses on family, business and the past. We are privy to both Jacinta’s and Lex’s prior history as well as their own dysfunctional family secrets. The skeleton’s run deep in the Rochester family closet and perhaps one has come back to even the score.
Coleen Kwan pulls the reader into a story of trust and betrayal; family and friends; finding love and letting go. If you like a romantic story with a bit of mystery and a happily ever after, UNDERCOVER IN THE CEO’s BED is a quick read for a lazy afternoon.
Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.
Reviewed by Sandy