Author: Lia Riley
"You’re here because I want to touch you.”
Beth Jacobs spends her days slogging away in a corporate “fish bowl,” as the hard-working assistant for one of North America’s youngest dot-com billionaires. Aleksander “Z” Zavtra is the definition of dark and dangerous with a sexy Eastern European snarl. He’s also ruthless. Curt. Exacting. An infuriating man she loves to hate. While Beth hardly sees him, it’s as if he’s always watching her . . .
Z doesn’t do romance. But he never expected to be captivated by a whip-smart, fiery assistant who just so happens to share an uncanny resemblance to the beautiful face that haunts his dreams. He craves Beth. He wants to stroke her skin, to feel her heat beneath him. And what Z wants, he gets. And for one weekend, the lines between employer and employee are blurred as Z and Beth give themselves completely to the dark pleasures they’ve both been dreaming about.
4 out of 5 stars
I had been waiting for this book for what seemed like forever and a day but in the end Beth and Z's story was definitely worth the wait! Despite being a novella it was just as good as Riley's other novels and surprisingly super intense and emotional. Granted because it was a novella everything happened super fast but that pace gave their story this desperate and passionate feel that seemed fitting for these characters. The only complaint I had about this final book in Riley's Off the Map series is that it ended. I still want to see much more of Beth and Z and with them Bran, Talia, Sunny, and Tanner. But that's a me problem not a book problem. Overall, I really enjoyed this short, emotional read as much as it pained me to say goodbye to all of these awesome characters and I see a lot of re-reads of this amazing series in my future.