Trying Too Hard
by Molly Ann Wishlade
ebook, 144 pages
Published January 29th 2014 by Carina
~Rating: 3.5/5 stars~
What’s the French word for lust…? Hired as an intern at a coveted talent agency, blonde bubbly Catrin Owens knew she could be brilliant at the job. The code of conduct is crystal clear – business is business, pleasure is pleasure…and the two should never, ever meet! No problem for Catrin – she’s hardworking, and determined to excel. Until, that is, she meets the 6 ft-something wall of lean muscle that is her boss’ top client… Scarred, and brimming with forbidden sex appeal, the French rugby star Henri Chevallier crashes through the walls of Catrin’s neatly-ordered life – and throws her polished professionalism aside like a scrap of sheer French lingerie! The sex is fierce, exhilarating…life-changing – and almost all the more exciting as she knows she’s risking the career she dreamed of. Catrin knows she should step away. The problem? Henri is a temptation she can’t seem to resist…
*A copy was provided via NetGalley
Trying Too Hard was a quick read, with a hot french rugged rugby player and a woman who has done nothing but work so hard to make everything work.
Catrin Owen’s has finally been hired as an intern for her dream job with the bright future ahead. The main points she needs to stick by is that what goes on within the business is, well, business and outside of that is… outside of work. One big rule, the two should never entwine. Up until now this has never been a problem and Catrin is hardworking, dedicated and determined to excel in her chosen career. Catrin finally gets her own client and everything changes, she cannot keep her hands off the hunky, french rugby player – Henry Chevallier.
I can’t say I didn’t like this book, but it could have been stretched out a little more. I feel like it lacked details and that the author was trying to cram too much into this short story. I was expecting a little bit more out of it, but all in all I enjoyed this book, it’s a perfect filler for an evening or when you have a couple of hours available to lose yourself in a light, entertaining story. I’ll definitely be looking forward to reading more from this author!
Molly Ann Wishlade has always been an avid reader and writer of stories. Her lifetime of reading has taken her from the magical worlds of The Faraway Tree and The Borrowers, to the Greek myths and legends, to Sweet Valley High and Judy Blume’s Forever, to Asimov’s science fiction, Jane Eyre’s torment and Stephen King’s masterpieces.
More recently she has wandered through the vivid historicals of Philippa Gregory; the bubbly, gritty delights of Adele Parks and the fast paced thrillers of James Patterson. She loves getting lost in a novel and often regrets finishing one as the characters are usually missed like old friends. She regularly indulges her insatiable hunger for romance and passion in the delicious worlds created by romantic novelists and is working on several novels herself.
What precious spare time she has is spent with her family (one gorgeous husband and two bright and beautiful children), taking long walks around the beautiful Welsh countryside (although she’s still waiting for the rescue greyhound she wants to accompany her), cooking her own secret recipe curries, drinking Earl Grey (in copious amounts) and discovering delicious wines. Oh, and she also loves to ski.
She wants to take readers on the rollercoaster that is life through the creation of her own characters, relationships and worlds.