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Genres:  Romance, Adult, Contemporary, Novella,

Published:  January 2, 2017

Read:  January 4, 2017

Standalone Novella

Told in dual POVs

The Blurb:

MELT, a new standalone novella from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Deborah Bladon.

I saw my boss naked.

Actually, most of the women who work at Matiz Cosmetics have. It’s understandable since the pictures went viral almost immediately after being posted online. Ryker Moore and his social media star girlfriend were photographed on a private beach in the Caribbean.

No swimsuits, no hats, and no bad camera angles.

Ryker’s back in New York City and his relationship is over.

The fact that he’s single shouldn’t matter to me, but it does. It’s not because I’ve secretly wanted him since I landed this job. It has absolutely nothing to do with that one kiss we shared under the mistletoe at the holiday party last year.

It matters because of the way he looks at me when he doesn’t think I’m paying attention. That melts my heart but I know enough about Ryker to realize he’s trouble.

He’s the last thing I need, but that has nothing to do with what I want, does it?

Author’s Note: Although a few characters from my past books make appearances in MELT, it’s not necessary to read any of my other books to enjoy MELT.

My Review:

MeltMelt by Deborah Bladon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Melt” by author Deborah Bladon.
My Rating: 4 Stars

I loved this sweet, engaging romantic story. The characters were well developed and that says a lot considering this is just a 100 page book.

Ryker and Lark…..

Ryker is a top marketing executive at Matiz Cosmetics. He is sexy, successful, the star of all the women’s dreams and a bit arrogant too. I admit he was hard to read at first and I wasn’t sure that I liked him. His first scene with Lark left me frowning; I had to wonder if he even liked her at all. But my cynicism was cleared up quickly when Ryker’s POV came into play. I completely fell in love with this sexy and charismatic man. He was definitely a case of “don’t judge a book by its cover.”

Lark also works for Matiz. She has secretly crushed on Ryker for almost as long as she has worked at the company. Unfortunately she knows it’s a bad idea to show her attraction to Ryker. He has a reputation that demands Lark keep her distance if she wants to be respected at work. It is difficult for her to keep her distance from him when they work for the same company. To make matters worse, Ryker is Lark’s boss.

Despite Lark’s determination to not get involved, the memory of a shared kiss under the mistletoe at last year’s Christmas party makes her resolve to stay away crumble.

I very much enjoyed this short novella by Deborah. Although there were a few secrets, this was not an angsty novel. I loved watching Ryker and Lark’s relationship develop into something solid. I stayed engrossed from beginning to end. I want to say again, I loved the romantic, fun and sexy side of Ryker.

This story does take place around the holidays however I didn’t get the feel of a Christmas romance. Still it was perfect.

Deborah Bladon is an author I enjoy reading very much. I have read many of her books but the good thing is there are still many I haven’t read yet. I’m looking forward it.

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