R E V I E W ➠ The Stand Out by Donna Alam



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Blackmail is such an dirty word . . .
I need a plus-one for a wedding.
A stand in.
And when my friend’s start dropping names, I panic.
But then an idea hits me in the shape of Archer Powell.
Tall, dark, and gorgeous. Check!
Looks good in a suit. Check!
The office heartthrob,
He’s picture perfect for the position.
Maybe even a few of them.
Dear Archer Powell,
You are cordially invited
Your presence is requested
Your attendance is mandatory . . .
But what happens when your stand-in is a stand out?
Do you dare to fall in love?

The Stand Out features a quirky girl and the office heartthrob who are office enemies with (blackmailed) benefits. It’s full of fun, fire, and f—sexytimes!

RELEASE DATE: February 4, 2020

Not my first read by the author, I have read actually a lot of the author’s books & this one caught my eye, the blurb first then the cover. This author has amazing covers, I will give her that. That said, she also is a 50/50 hit for me, meaning I’ve read some I was not able to connect with and the other’s were obviously amazing.

Heather get’s dumped at the worst time ever. She goes into a frenzy on her birthday out with her friends and they declare she attend the wedding alone, because female empowerment and screw society rules. But, Heather is not ready for that statement, she needs to go with someone….

Archer Powell, a self-centered, hot and I know it, know-it-all who works at the same place as her…but rumors circling is that he would never be repeating a office-romance again. But then again, she has barely spoken to the man so no way would he ever be a candidate. Archer is a man that gets what he wants, and deep down has a big heart.

Now, I enjoyed the story I did but again, somehow the hero rubbed me the wrong way. He wasn’t romantic alpha but more just pushy type. I didn’t get a vibe from him, and I am so sad to say because I’ve read this author’s other books and loved the hero’s. Could just be me but that’s how he came off to me. That said, because of him mainly is why my rating. It is a office-romance and a fun one at that, the heroine is strong and sassy and I still enjoyed it all. And I will keep reading because I know I’ll get a great hero vibe again from her.

Rating: ★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑
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