Friday, October 26, 2012

Weekends Required by Sydney Landon

From Goodreads: 
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!


Jason is a strong confident man with good heart. No emotional baggage or troubled past, which is a nice change from past stories I have read.
Claire is independent, caring, but sometimes accident prone woman. I like how dedicated she is to her mom. To her, it doesn't matter how hard she has to work; if she has to work three jobs in order to help take care of her mom and their family home then she will.

I wasn't completely sold that during the three years Claire has been working for Jason, he never really looked or paid attention to her.  Especially since there was a point in the story were Jason was mentioned as being a solid guy who not only knows each and every employee in his company, but also cares about their welfare in/out of work. But maybe it was just me; I thought it was a bit odd, but it could be plausible.  

After Jason found out what Claire’s side job was he kept referring to her as a stripper. She doesn't even take her clothes off at that job…a point which was stressed on numerous occasions. So when Jason kept calling her one, it became very annoying…to Claire and to me.

Despite that, their romance soon takes off and things go well for a short time. But things are not rosy for long. There has to be a few curves thrown into the story of course. One of which happens when Jason goes behinds Claire’s back to do something, even though he already knows she doesn't want his help.

Their differences and similarities seemed to mesh well together, making them a good couple. I was happy to see them get their HEA. All in all I thought this was a cute romance story with some nice humor in the mix. It was enjoyable and entertaining; perfect for a quick weekend read.  

Rating: 3 out of 5.

You can buy Weekends Required here:

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