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    EBUZZ: Office Relations by Lia Sebastian
    Lia Sebastian first Trysts debuts today from Cobblestone Press.

    One man. One Woman. Not your average day at the office...
    What does a man do when a work project puts him in a conference room with Sabrina Moore, the sexy woman of his dreams? If the man is Peter Merrill, he's got three choices: (1) Fantasize about her; (2) Notice how sweet she is; or (3) Find out what she's wearing under her suit jacket...

    Sabrina hasn't stopped thinking about Peter since they started working on the project together. When they realize their desire is mutual, suit jackets aren't the only thing to come off. But Sabrina's keeping a secret that may interfere with their relationship.

    She has had mucho good luck with her covers and even if I didn't know her, read her reviews and her blog I would have stopped to look in at this. So saying all that, yes boys and girls she is a friend.

    review... read at own risk

    Genre: Contemporary
    Grade: C-
    Sensuality: Hot
    Jane Meter: 50/50

    The Good:Office Relations is a Tryst which means it is pretty much a short story. Lia gives us two likeable characters in Sabrina and Peter. And she has some great dialogue, with some awesome one liners. Peter is a pretty believable guy without losing the romance feel.

    The main conflict does come from a misunderstanding but it is resolved pretty quickly by something shocking. Sabrina and Peter talk about it. Big points for that. And the sex is done well for a first time author.

    The Bad: You can tell this is Lia's first time out of the gate and I suspect some of the issues I had will be cleared up in her next story {which I have ... neener neener}. There is a lot of showing when telling would have been better and some points are repetitious, to where the forshadowing about hits you over the head. And the transition between scenes and pov switches could have been smoother. All things I would say are 'craft' related more than story.

    The Verdict If you are looking for a quick, sexy romp and don't mind the show vs tell thing, this is an enjoyable read. It isn't anything new but it is amusing. If the above would bother you, wait for Between Floors in July.

    Next Lia Sebastian read: Between Floors

    Congrats on your first story babe! I look forward to reading many more.
    1. Thanks for the review, Sybil. :) Glad you liked the characters and some of the dialogue. And I appreciate your other feedback.

      By Blogger Lia, at 6/09/2006 10:46:00 PM  

    2. 50/50? I guess this is a pass for me. Plus, you know I am kind of irked about the length v. price of these "Tryst" books. Sigh.

      By Anonymous Jane, at 6/10/2006 05:12:00 PM  

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