Reviewed by Roberta
TITLE: His Personal Assistant
SERIES: Men of New York, Book 1
AUTHOR: L.J. Harris
PUBLISHER: Self Published
RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2018
At the tender age of twenty-one, Kade Hutchins is at a crossroads, having endured enough hardship to last a thousand lifetimes. With money tight and career at a standstill, he’s running out of time and options. The day he applies for a job that isn’t exactly in his field of expertise and meets his new boss, Mr. Preston, is the day his fate is changed irrecoverably.
Luke Preston is the kind of man others envy. Rich, successful and unattached, his no-nonsense, ‘take no prisoners attitude’ has made him one of the highest profile litigators in Manhattan. He’s also a man with secrets. Secrets he wants kept under wraps since tragedy rocked his privileged existence to the core. When Kade, a man some fifteen years his junior steps foot inside his office, Luke wonders if his heart will survive.
The blurb for this book really had my interest and I was pretty excited to read it. I started this book with no real expectations, as that usually leads to disappointment. So, going into this story, I was a blank canvas and then I started reading.
Kade…this young man whose life hasn’t been a bed of roses…but overall…was filled with a loving family…they weren’t rich…but they had lots of love. When his best friend suggests this office job, he interviews and gets the job. Kade’s life changes in ways big and small. I have to say that I like that Kade is a young man who hasn’t had a lot in life and yet, he’s still hopeful. I love that he’s stubborn and that he’s a good man…he had one as a role model (his father). I like that Kade has this really strong streak in him. That he knows what he will/can and can’t put up with. Kade is more than he even knows.
Luke…I liked him…sometimes. I like that he bowls over people to get what he wants. He’s great at what he does and that makes for some allowances. However, he runs hot and cold so much that it’s rather craptastic. Yet, when you finally understand why he is the way he is…you get to understand more and you feel for him. That this man really does have a good heart behind his rather jerk persona…is the only reason you can kind of forgive him. Luke does have some issues that I think he should’ve laid on a couch to resolve…but overall…he’s an ok guy who just doesn’t know how to deal with the events that occurred around his mother’s death.
I have to say that I really enjoyed the secondary characters. They are family and everything that follows with having a group of people that love and cherish you. These people were just so damn loving and caring, it was nice to see the way that they formed into a group that became a family.
Overall, this was a plesant story with some solid characters and that had a bit of mystery thrown in. The story flowed along pretty well and didn’t really drag in any spots. I nice quick read on a Sunday afternoon.