Title: Weekends Required
By: Sydney Landon
Series: Danvers #1
My Copy: Edelweiss Galley from Publisher
Claire Walters has worked for Jason Danvers as his assistant at Danvers International for three years, and he has never thought of her as a woman until the day she jumps out of a cake at his friend's bachelor party.
Claire is forced to work a second job at a party planning company to support her ailing mother. She is horrified when Jason not only finds out, but has a front-row seat to the action. With Danvers in the process of merging with another company, Claire is forced to travel with Jason as well as work weekends. Suddenly all the fantasies she has entertained for years about her boss seem to be coming true. Her outspoken best friend Suzy thinks that just getting laid will solve everything. The problem is, Claire sees much more in Jason than just sex.
Jason is determined to know how the beautiful, sexy woman in the cake could also be his Plain Jane assistant who tries her best to blend into the background from 8-5 every day. Now not only does Jason see her as a woman, he fully intends to give her the fairy-tale ending that she deserves!
For fans looking for a Happily Ever After. This starts out as a fairly simple and straight forward love story. As the plot thickens it becomes quite apparent that Claire has some serious issues. She and her Mother have had horrible lives, and while she has made a pretty good life for herself. It becomes blatantly obvious that she days of sweeping it under the rug to move on are coming to an abrupt halt. When she finds herself in her boss arms she will be forced to process and understand her past, so that she may accept and incredible future. This was a very enjoyable story. I must admit that I rounded up on my rating, and I would have rated this more a 3.5. As I said it is enjoyable, but this is one a very slow moving story. That is saying a lot when it a very small story to begin with. It is a feel good read that will leave you bright and shiny, but I feel that it would also be one that would be easily forgotten. Nothing in it stood out and made me take notice. In my mind it holds a tremendous amount of potential, but I really think it could have been more. I am intrigued enough that I will definitely be following this up with Not Planning on You (Book 2 of the Danvers series) immediately.