Title: Raise Your Game
Author: Cassia Leo
Publisher: Gloss Publishing LLC
Publication Date: November 12, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Received an advanced copy from the author/InkSlinger PR for the purpose of this blog tour
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Rating: 3 stars
Logan Pierce, New York’s most notorious womanizer, has just offered me a raise and promotion…if I pretend to be his wife.
But neither of us anticipate his brother’s attempts to sabotage our fake marriage.
Now, Logan and I are a team, and it’s game on. This raise is going to cost me.
From New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo comes a sexy, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy of epic proportions.
Logan Pierce is our new CEO and he needs me as much as I need him.
Logan has thirty days to save Close-Up magazine from bankruptcy. And he needs me to pretend to be his wife at a couples’ retreat, where Logan and I will attempt to snag an exclusive celebrity scoop that will revive our readership. If I can help him save Close-Up, he’ll inherit his father’s publishing empire and I’ll get promoted to editor, with a very healthy raise.
Logan has thirty days to prove to his father that he’s not just a bad boy womanizer. And I have seven days to prove my investigative journalism skills to Logan at a couples’ retreat meant to revive the sex lives of dissatisfied married couples.
This raise is going to cost me.
I have such mixed feeling about this book. The premise was strong and the synopsis had me hooked instantly. Even the first few pages had a hook like nothing I’ve ever read in a contemporary romance. It started off with a bang that had me flying through the pages at lightning speed. However, the more I continued to read through, the more I wasn’t enjoying it.
Both Sophie and Logan were funny characters who had me laughing at their antics often enough. Sophie needed to go undercover to get what could be the biggest celebrity scoop and Logan needed to prove to his father that he could be more than a womanizier and fix up this magazine to get his father’s shares in the company.
To me the story didn’t really have much flow. While the writing was great, and there were plenty of good flirty and funny one-liners, I felt that the story itself was a little choppy and rushed. The build up to the inevitable relationship between Sophie and Logan didn’t have the kind of anticipation that I was expecting from it.
Overall, the writing was good and the premise itself seemed great. The execuation just fell a little flat for me.
About Cassia Leo:
New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she’s not writing, she spends way too much time re-watching Game of Thrones and Sex and the City. When she’s not binge watching, she’s usually enjoying the Oregon rain with a hot cup of coffee and a book.
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