Weekends Required by Syndey Landon

Title: Weekends Required

Series: Danvers bk 1

Author: Syndey Landon

Genre: Contemporary

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!

When I started this book I wasn’t sure what to expect as it was the first book by this author I had read. I’d also never heard of her either. Now this can be a good thing and a bad thing. In this case it was an ok thing.

I liked the characters of Jason and Claire and I got where they were both coming from and that their road to HEA wouldn’t be easy. The story moved at a good clip and had a natural progression.

The one thing I didn’t like, in fact it really started to bug me and take me out of the story  a lot was that this book wasn’t in first person and yet it was almost entirely from Claire’s POV. We would get a couple of paragraphs from Jason’s POV and then it was back to Claire.

This is one of my MAJOR PET PEEVE”S. If the book is not told in first person I want an equal balance of POV from both the hero and heroine. Unfortunately because of this I can’t give it a higher grade. As this is the first book in the series I’m hoping that the author fixes this in the coming books.

Grade B

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