Through The Long Night by Danni Price

Through The Long Night by Danni Price
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (106 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Accountant Moira Jones hates everything about her job except for her gorgeous, but uptight boss. She accidently knocks him out at an office party. After a night together, she realizes he is everything she’s ever wanted in a man. Can she trust him to see past the lies spread about her by the office bully?

Jensen knows dating a coworker is a bad idea, but he just can’t seem to resist quiet Moira. When Monday rolls around after the party, reality intrudes in the form of water cooler gossip and office politics. Is dating the woman of his fantasies worth risking his job?

Moira is always super efficient, but extremely quiet at work. When she ends up spending the night with her boss, Jensen, he starts to see a completely different side to her. Even though their night together was completely platonic, the closeness they shared let Moira finally relax and come out of her shell. But can they both overcome the complication of Jensen being Moira’s boss and the realities of having to go back to work?

This is an interesting boss-and-worker style story that I really enjoyed. I found most of the pacing almost perfect – Moira and Jensen don’t just hop into bed the moment they are alone together. They talk and interact and this really helped me feel the chemistry building between them. There are some seriously steamy kisses, and some mildly graphic sex (using euphemisms and vagueness – not explicit) all of which had me fanning myself. I was a little disappointed by Moira’s lack of self-confidence. Even after they’d been intimate, she couldn’t seem to really believe that Jensen was attracted to her and that he wanted a proper relationship with her. Moira had been burned in the past, and she had some personal problems at work, but I felt that Jensen had done everything in his power to convince her he was serious and addicted to her, but she let her self-doubts get in the way of that, and that frustrated me a bit.

I found the ending really satisfying – but it was the only section of the book that felt a bit rushed. A lot of things all got tied up in a hurry, and part of me really would have preferred it to happen more slowly, so I could enjoy it more. I enjoyed the story though, and really got attached to Moira and Jensen’s characters. I felt their chemistry was hot and intense. Despite Jensen needing a nudge at the end, and Moira not always being as strong a character as I prefer, these small flaws made them more realistic. I also really enjoyed the author’s voice and will be looking for more of her work.

For romance readers eager for a bit of spice in their stories, this could well prove satisfying for many.

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