Title: Behind Closed Doors
Author: J.L. Berg
Release Date: September 13, 2016
My name is Roman Cavenaugh and I’m kind of an asshole.
Running a company isn’t easy, especially when everyone expects you to fail, so being a jerk? It comes with the territory.
I don’t have time to mess around, and I sure as hell didn’t see her coming.
Cara Hamilton—she was supposed to be off limits…a temporary employee brought in during my assistant’s maternity leave.
But, in the blink of an eye, she became so much more.
An obsession I couldn’t shake.
So yeah, I may be an asshole, but now, I finally had a purpose, and soon, she would be mine.
All’s fair in love and war…
J.L. Berg delivers a smart, sexy and heartfelt romance with Behind Closed Doors. Bursting with witty banter, lovable characters and raw emotion, this story will sweep you off your feet and leave you wanting more. After meeting Roman in The Walls Duet, I knew his story would be worth waiting for and J.L. Berg certainly didn’t disappoint. Roman and Cara’s journey was the perfect balance of angst, humor and steam, making it absolutely effortless to invest myself in their happily ever after. Not only does this couple share an utterly electric chemistry, but also a carefully crafted connection that hints at something significant and memorable. It was this inexplicable pull between the hero and heroine that got me hooked and kept me flipping the pages, desperate to devour Roman and Cara’s story.
“And, just like that, I’d crossed the line. I’d hit on an employee. And there was no going back from that.”
Despite being in seemingly different places in their lives, Roman and Cara were very much on a shared journey of self-discovery. I adored the way in which J.L. Berg utilized their developing relationship to aid them in growing as individual characters. Roman and Cara both struggled with the life that was expected of them and the one they hadn’t realized they wanted. The resultant emotional turmoil was easy to relate to, allowing me to connect with both characters on a deeper level as I experienced their story alongside them. In addition, J.L. Berg expertly integrated Roman and Cara’s outside relationships throughout the novel, their friends and family adding depth to both characters and giving them a more genuine feel. The brilliant secondary characters not only helped to shape the main couple, but they also brought plenty of heart and humor to the overall storyline.
“When you do, you know, decide to seal the deal… take pictures. Please? ’Cause that man is… damn.”
J.L. Berg captures a myriad of emotions with Behind Closed Doors and I found myself happily riding the rollercoaster that was Roman and Cara’s story. My heart skipped and stuttered with each unexpected feeling conjured by their journey, wholly captivating me with the amusing dialogue, undeniable connection, and delicious tension our couple shared. I absolutely loved the small dose of Jude and Lailah that was included in this book. It gave Roman’s story a comforting feeling of family that had me grinning from start to finish. J.L. Berg’s writing continues to blow me away. Her voice is fresh, feisty, and full of feels, making for a captivating reading experience. The poignant prose and socially relevant humor is just icing on the cake, ensuring that Roman and Cara’s story was charming and memorable. Behind Closed Doors is another phenomenal novel from J.L. Berg – a sweet, sassy and sizzling adventure you won’t want to miss!
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Don’t miss the companion novels:
Within These Walls (Walls #1)
Beyond These Walls (Walls #2)
J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series, The Walls Duet, and the Lost & Found Duet. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she’s not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.