Author: Chelle Bliss
Series: Takeover Duet #1
Release Date: October 24, 2017
A ONE-NIGHT STAND with a handsome stranger wasn’t a problem–until he tried to STEAL her company.
Ambitious, high-powered CEO Lauren Bradley is one press release away from catapulting her company to new heights.
Rival CEO, Antonio Forte is arrogant, controlling, and sexy.
She should know, since Antonio’s a one-night stand she thought she’d never see again.
Antonio wants to takeover more than her company, he wants her as part of the Acquisition.
Let the games begin…
Chelle Bliss delivers another sexy and surprising romance with Acquisition. From the beginning, this book absolutely sizzled, but it was the unexpected turns the storyline took that had me so completely captivated. Lauren and Antonio made for quite the power couple and I fell hard and fast for this determined, feisty duo. They shared an undeniable chemistry that begged to be set free as well as an understated deeper connection that wholly intrigued me. The push and pull between the hero and heroine was downright addictive and I loved the witty banter, flirtatious exchanges, and heated moments of honesty that so brilliantly colored the pages of this novel.
“I know before his lips touch mine again that if I’m not careful, he’d know he was right. I wanted him, even though I hated him. The phrase, there’s a thin line between love and hate, it fits us perfectly.”
Lauren and Antonio were both fantastic characters and I appreciated the way Chelle Bliss developed their relationship beyond their initial physical attraction. I adored learning about Lauren, discovering her personal history and piecing together what made her tick. She was strong, fierce, and incredibly driven, but also vulnerable in a way that felt entirely genuine. She’s the kind of heroine it’s easy to root for. Antonio, on the other hand, was utterly swoon-worthy and he not only knew how to make a girl blush, but he had what it takes to melt hearts too. As much as I adored everything that made him true book boyfriend material, I would have liked to unravel him a bit more on a personal level in order to get a real sense of who he was and better understand his motives.
“I want her to feel the truth in my words. I’d move heaven and earth if I believed Lauren could be mine forever.”
Acquisition was a fun, sexy novel all around. The character growth, relationship development, and plot progression all made for an enthralling read and I easily lost myself in the world Chelle Bliss has created with this book. There were also plenty of great secondary characters to add to the humor and heart of the story, and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me next. The author left readers with quite the cliffhanger and I’m definitely on the edge of my seat waiting for the conclusion to Lauren and Antonio’s story. Fast-paced, entertaining, and full of surprises, Acquisition is another electric and enchanting read from Chelle Bliss!
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Don’t miss the conclusion to the Takeover Duet:
Takeover (Takeover #0.5)
Merger (Takeover #2)
Chelle Bliss is the USA Today bestselling author of the Men of Inked and ALFA P.I. series. She hails from the Midwest, but currently lives near the beach even though she hates sand. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, coffee fiend, and ex high school history teacher. She loves spending time with her two cats, alpha boyfriend, and chatting with readers.