The Stopover by T.L. Swan Review

Synopsis:

A memorable night of passion refuses to stay just a memory in this sizzling and scandalous romance from bestselling author T L Swan.

I was upgraded to first class on a flight from London to New York.

The food, champagne, and service were impeccable.

The blue-eyed man sitting next to me, even better.

He was suave and intelligent.

We talked and laughed, and something clicked.

Fate took over and the plane was grounded, and we had an unexpected stopover for the night.

With no plans, we made our own.

We danced and laughed our way around Boston and had a night of crazy passion that no woman would ever forget.

That was twelve months ago, and I haven’t heard from him—until today.

I started a new job and met the CEO. You can imagine my surprise to see those naughty blue eyes dance with delight when he saw me across the mahogany desk.

But I’m not that carefree girl anymore. My life has changed, I have responsibilities.

I just got an email.

He wants to see me in his office for a private meeting at 8:00 a.m.

Naughty blue eyes have no place in the workplace.

What kind of private meeting does he have in mind?

Review:

2.5 Stars

If you like:

• Office Romance

• Spicy Romance

Then this is the book for you.

I was very excited to go into this book because of what I’ve seen about it in the book community, but to be honest, it was rather disappointing. The spicy was there, but the way that Emily and Jameson’s relationship was constantly bouncing around left me with whiplash.

Emily was on her way home from a wedding where she saw her ex with his new girlfriend, and while she was in line an incident happened where she was upgraded to first class, and she met Jim. Jim, who made her feel things right off the bat who was the right mix of sweet and caring and daring to the point they shared a one night stand with no attachments. The only thing that made that night real during their lay over was Emily giving Jim her scarf with her initials.

A year later, Emily moves to the bustling city of New York to work at her dream job as a journalist and is called into boss’s office on her first day, and sitting behind the desk is none other than Jim. But he’s not the carefree flirting man that she met a year ago on a plane that blew her world, instead he’s, Jameson, the cold and calculating man who runs a successful news company.

Jameson, I believe is the oldest brother. He’s a workaholic. He doesn’t do anything without thinking it through, and he certainly don’t do relationships of any kind, but with Emily there’s something about her that grounds him and makes want to be around her. But Jameson is inexperienced in the field of romancing a woman outside of a bedroom. Plus, to make matters even better, he made a deal with a woman that he proposed to before that if neither one of them were married by a certain age, they would marry.

Although Emily works in the news industry as a journalist, I would call her naive to the world, but she’s never been in a steady relationship with someone who actual cares for her, and while she sees qualities in Jameson that are admirable, he’s just not meant for relationships at least for the majority of the book because he’s never been in a healthy relationship prior to Emily and although his parents love one another, he doesn’t understand how to nurture a relationship. Jameson is the type of guy who either does something 100% or not at all, so when he told Emily that he wanted to try a relationship with her, he doesn’t consider the compromises and trust that goes into it.

Then, Jameson’s company is put in the front line with rumors of embezzling and an people are speculating that it’s Emily because of the timing of everything the her job and the relationship with Jameson. Despite Jameson knowing in the back of his mind that she wouldn’t do this to him, he still blocks her out.

The thing with this book is how quick Jameson’s emotions flips because one moment he can be the sweetest man for Emily then the next he’s belittling her then he tries to make it up by buying her something expensive when she just wants him to open up to her. I’ve read plenty of books where there’s darker themes and enjoyed them, but it’s the why that Jameson is so quick to flip, and Emily reasoning with herself that their relationship is worth the ways that he treats her at times that made it hard for me to enjoy this book because rarely was Jameson willing to compromise on things in their relationship without some major convincing.

Then he had to really try to win her heart back in the end, but by that time Emily had realized that she deserved a relationship that Jameson may not be able to provide.

Playlist:

  • One Step Forward, Three Steps Back by Olivia Rodrigo
  • When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars
  • Want You to Want Me by Jason Derulo
  • Take My Hand by 5SOS
  • Look Up at the Stars by Shawn Mendes

Happy reading until next time,

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