Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking those links, I will receive a small commission from the sale at no extra cost to you.At the CEO's Pleasure (The Stewart Heirs, #1) by Yahrah St. John
Published by Harlequin Desire on January 1, 2019
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook (224 pages)
Source: Prime Reading
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“What do you want from me?”
“I want you back.”
He’d broken his “no office affair” policy once and lost his best assistant. Now rich businessman Ayden Stewart needs Maya Richardson back…at any price. Taking the job, Maya tells herself the years apart have cooled their chemistry. So why are they breaking rule number one again…and again? Ayden makes her want what she can never have—real love. Will it be different this time?
Proceed With Caution:
This book does contain mentions of cancer, aggressive treatment, and fear of parent death.
In typical Romance fashion, this is narrated in third person POV, alternating between Maya and Ayden.
Ayden is CEO of his own investing firm and he’s in need of a new assistant. Or his old assistant, as it were. Maya quit five years ago after the two slept together and Ayden acted like it never happened. Ayden wants her back and promises things will stay strictly professional. Too bad their attraction is stronger than ever.
I really enjoyed At the CEO’s Pleasure. It’s a second chance, workplace, billionaire Romance and each element works quite well with each other. Maya and Ayden are also both dealing with their estranged families which is affecting their ability to get their own relationship on track.
My favorite part of At the CEO’s Pleasure actually was their inevitable breakup, which is not something I say often. It felt realistic and not forced. It’s a culmination of everything that these two people are going through and I loved how Maya just lets it all out. She tells Ayden exactly how she’s feeling about his inability to commit to her. She knows she deserves more and she won’t settle. I nearly cheered! This was the kick in the pants that Ayden needed to set aside his pride and get his familial affairs in order to move on with his life.
At the CEO’s Pleasure is a very quick and pleasant read. The characters are likeable and believable, and I was definitely cheering for them to fix past hurts and move on together.