Title: Just Business (Takeover #2)
Author: Anna Zabo
Release Date: June 16, 2015
Page Count: 246
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Justin White may not look like an up and coming corporate superstar, but his new boss knows he has the smarts, grit, and determination to succeed. Now he just has to convince his company’s CFO, Eli Ovadia. Unfortunately, Justin can’t seem to keep his cool around the domineering Eli—and soon he finds himself taking their heat from the boardroom into the bedroom….
Still haunted by a tragic accident that left him with a wounded leg and broken heart, Eli has a need to be in control. But his desire for Justin makes him want to lose that control—and push them both far beyond their limits. But will his need to dominate Justin drive him away—or will Eli find a way to be the man he needs for both of them?
Hurt/healing/comfort mixed in with some seriously hot BDSM and we’re got a winner in Just Business!
Eli Ovadia is a sexy, Dominant man working as the CFO at Sam’s (from the first novel Takeover) new company. He walks with a cane because of a car accident injury from his teens where 3 of his friends died. He has never gotten over their deaths and blames himself for the accident.
Justin White is a collage student on the fast track to corporate success. Sam and Eli hire him as an assistant in their office and the sexual tension between Eli and Justin ramps up to explosive levels. Justin had been is a D/s relationship back when he lived in California and it had turned out badly. His Dom slowly turned their relationship from D/s to D/slave and made sure to alienate all of Justin’s friends and family. Francis, his former Dom, was also very wealthy and Justin vows to never let himself be caught up in a relationship like that again.
To help alleviate his attraction to Eli, Justin visits a local BDSM club for some anonymous sex. Of course Eli is there and the two of them participate is a public scene. Justin is hooked, even though he has vowed to keep himself away from Eli.
The story progresses with quick, delicious scenes between the two men and both begin to have feelings for one another, but Eli is leery because of his disability and the guilt over the death of his friends and Justin is still trying to avoid becoming Eli’s plaything. Their power exchange eventually comes to a head and the angst is overwhelming. There is some great healing/comfort that follows and the epilogue is glorious.
I can highly recommend this book to BDSM fans and lovers of hurt/healing/comfort. This book had both in spades and I actually liked it better than the prequel!