FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LOVING ON THE EDGE NOVELS, THE FIRST IN A SENSUAL NEW SERIES
Overtime has never felt so good…
Marin Rush loves studying sex. Doing it? That’s another story. In the research lab, Marin’s lack of practical knowledge didn’t matter, but now that she’s landed a job at The Grove, a high-end, experimental sex therapy institute, she can’t ignore the fact that the person most in need of sexual healing may be her.
Dr. Donovan West, her new hotshot colleague, couldn’t agree more. Donovan knows that Marin’s clients are going to eat her alive unless she gets some hands-on experience. And if she fails at the job, he can say goodbye to a promotion, so he assigns her a list of R-rated tasks to prepare her for the wild clientele of The Grove’s X-wing.
But some of those tasks are built for two, and when he finds Marin searching for a candidate to help her check off her list, Donovan decides there’s only one man for the job—him. As long as they keep their erotic, off-the-clock activities strictly confidential and without strings, no one will get fired—or worse, get attached…
Marin Rush first meets Ph.D. candidate Donovan West when she's a young college student. For one intense week she helps him write erotic audio scripts as part of his sex therapy research, and they share a single passionate encounter. Their lives go in separate directions until Marin moves to New Orleans to become a sex therapist under the mentorship of Dr. West. Surprised that Marin's sexual experience is limited to their one assignation, Donovan offers to tutor Marin after hours in order to round out her education and make her a better therapist. Apprehensive but curious, Marin commits to their relationship provided that neither of them gets attached, as any hint of impropriety could cost Marin her much-needed job. Loren (Break Me Down) explores how consensual role playing and fantasy add to sexual pleasure. Her characters are flawed, particularly Donovan, and this brings dimension to a setup that might otherwise be contrived.
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Off the clock
Amazing story amazing erotic thought process with a lot of pitfalls and love found ,good read can't miss it buy now.
How, how, HOW does this book not have hundres of reviews?! Off The Clock was, hands down, one of the best written romance novels I have ever read. The chemistry between the lead characters was explosive, realistic, and out of this world hot. I loved the premise, I loved the mutual respect, I loved that the “traumatic past” trope wasn’t over done, I loved that both characters had their strengths and weaknesses but neither of them ever felt weak in any way. I loved the supporting characters and the setting. And have I mentioned how absurdly, ridiculously, unbelievably fantastic the sex scenes were? If you love to read romance/adult literature, then you’re used to sometimes sacrificing good writing for a good romance, but this book had it all. It will undoubtedly be a book I go back and re-read many times over.
Roni Loren's books never disappoint.
I'm playing catch-up after a long vacation so this review is short.
Off the Clock is hot and steamy. I loved the chemistry between Marin and Donovan. He's a hunk with secrets. She's also got secrets and is a very strong heroine. I couldn't put this down once I started it and I can't wait for the next book in this series. Roni Loren's books never disappoint.
Shhh - don't tell anyone... I raved about this book so much that my husband read it (he never reads long books but likes short erotic stories) and he loved it, too.