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Review of Weekends Required

Weekends Required

Weekends Required is a contemporary romance novel by Sydney Landon. It’s the first book in the Danvers series which spans at least 7 books to date plus a novella or two that feature stories on smaller sub-characters.

Claire Walters has worked for Jason Danvers as his assistant for three years, but he’s never appreciated her as a woman – until the day she jumps out of a cake at his friend’s bachelor party….

To support her ailing mother, Claire is forced to work a second job at a party-planning company. But when her handsome boss ends up with a front-row seat to the action, she’s mortified – and he’s intrigued.

With Danvers International in the middle of an important merger, Jason asks Claire to accompany him on weekend business trips – and suddenly all her fantasies are coming true. Her outspoken best friend thinks that getting a little “executive attention” will solve everything. But Claire sees more in Jason than just sex.

Jason is determined to know how the beautiful, sexy woman in the cake could also be his mousy assistant. The more time they spend together, the more he realizes how much fun it can be to mix business with pleasure. And how much he wants to offer her a happily ever after of her own….

When I first read this book I couldn’t help but notice just how cheesy the cover was. However that being said, this is definitely one of those cases where you shouldn’t judge a book by the cover.

Had I done that, I would have missed out on a great story, that actually kicked off a wonderful series.

Every book in this series introduces you not only to the two main characters, but also the two people who will star in the next book. In this particular case we got to meet Claire and Jason Danvers.

This was their love story, but we also got to meet Claire’s best friend Suzy Denton, who stars in the next story.

The entire series is this way and all the characters from the previous books will also appear in the next book in the series so you get to keep updates on their lives as well. 6 or even 7 books down the line you are still learning new things about Claire and Jason Danvers.

By the way, if you are a fan of audio-books like I am, this is one series you might want to pass on in that format. Not going to lie, the voice actor took what is an adorably romantic story and made you want to stab your ears out, with a few of the characters. Trust me, on this. Skip the audiobook on this one and read it with your Kindle instead.

 

Stacei Fox

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