4 stars · Age Gap · Contemporary Romance · Office Romance · Second chance

Before I Ever Met You by Karina Halle

Before I Ever Met You Book Cover Before I Ever Met You
Karina Halle
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
April 25th 2017


***A standalone contemporary office romance***

I first met William McAlister when I was just a teenager.

He was handsome, had a beautiful wife and was on the verge of success, having just joined my father as his business partner. Mr. McAlister was full of smooth charm, but back then he was barely a blip on my radar. Just a family friend.

Fast forward ten years: I’m 25 years old and a single mom trying to make things right for her seven-year old son. I’ve made some mistakes, grappled with my demons and now I’m back in the city of Vancouver, getting a second chance at a better life.

I’ve started by working for my father’s production company as an executive assistant. My first day on the job and I already know I could have a promising career there.
That is until I see Will McAlister for the first time in a decade.

Now recently divorced and as sophisticated as always, Will has gone from being my father’s friend and business partner to something so much more.

We’re both older, for one thing, and he just oozes this worldly confidence and stark sexuality. Combined with his tall, muscular build and sharp suits, strong jaw and bedroom eyes, Will has turned into one hell of a distraction.

A distraction I’m having a hard time staying away from, considering his office is right across from my desk and I work with him in such close proximity.

But it’s just a harmless crush, right?

It’s just an innocent fantasy of screwing him on his desk, right?

It can’t ever be more because he’s my father’s best friend, business partner, and my boss.

Right?

Wrong.

Maria’s Review



➦This new standalone contemporary novel from Karina Halle is recommended for the lovers of second chance at love and life romances and forbidden love stories!

➦Jackie, the heroine of this book is a single mother who moves back to her home town and her parents house in hopes of starting her life over. The relationship with her parents is strained due to her running away and severing any contact with them for 7 years. But she is desperate and needs help.

➦Jackie is given a job at her father’s company. She is to be an administrative assistant to her father’s business partner, William McAlister. Jackie was just a teenager last time she has seen him, and he was very married. But now he is divorced, still sexy as hell and very very tempting. And, well, she isn’t a teenager anymore. And he definitely notices.

➦With Will being her dad’s friend he is invited to family dinners. And once he steps up and offers to take Jackie’s son to the museum, well, the ball gets rolling. With issues like the age gap and Jackie’s worries about how her parents will react to her dating Will, do these two stand a chance at happiness?

➦I definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes an older man/younger woman forbidden love stories, office romances and second chance at love tropes. These two were hot together and the slow burn was delicious. This hero is definitely a true gentleman that will make you swoon because damn he will talk and you will MELT!


About the Author

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Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Racing the Sun, Sins & Needles and over 25 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.


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