Series: Confession Records #1
Published by Self-Published on December 30, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Suddenly named the acting president of her uncle’s record label, former pop princess Sabrina Walker is finally ready to grow up. While her professional life moves forward, she still clings to the last fragment of her past life in the form of an uncertain relationship with her manager, Beau.
When Sabrina hires handsome, young assistant, Wade Lawson, he awakens in her the hidden confidence she’s always desired. What starts as a casual affair quickly intensifies to something much more.
Sabrina must decide—return to the familiar life of an insecure one-hit-wonder, or embrace Wade and the woman his passion has helped reveal.
Natural Harmony is a stand-alone, adult contemporary romance and the first in the Confession Records collection.
I’ve read Kate Roth’s first book ( The Low Notes) back in 2012 and very much enjoyed her writing back then. When I was offered the chance to review her second book – Natural Harmony of course I jumped at the opportunity to read her work again. Did I like her second novel as much as I did the first? Most definitely so.
After finishing this book last night my first thought was “when do we get to read the next one?” I absolutely loved the character development in this story – most especially Sabrina.
Ten years prior, Sabrina Walker was a rising pop star when she did not make it in the business she settled on working for her uncle’s record label. Yes call it nepotism but she was always great at what she did. She had that certain work ethic that would’ve put most to shame. When her uncle decided he needed a break from the business she was the one tasked to take over. Most people would have balked to find that they were now the President of a well-known succesful business. Did Sabrina? Oh no, she did not.
“…I’m telling you again that I’m yours. That means you have me. You own me. You Rule me. You’re the one. And if I keep my eyes on you and let everything else fade to black, that’ll never change.”
She took to her new position with so much finesse it was if this job was meant to be hers. Of course she didn’t do this single-handedly. Her newly hired assistant Wade was with her every step of the way. He was so much younger than Sabrina but his maturity was perfectly matched with our heroine in the story. Despite the fact that they had just started working together he became so well intuned with her immediately. He seemed to know exactly what she needed before she even knew what she needed. In so many ways they fit perfectly.
It doesn’t come easy for them though and I have to say that this was what I loved most about the book – this crazy tension. Wade’s mantra “she’s my boss, she’s my boss…” was definitely an attention getter. He landed the job of a lifetime and he never wanted to risk losing it. Sabrina had so much more to lose in this entire situation being that she was the boss and he the employee.
With the electrifying sexual chemistry constantly surrounding them in the office I don’t know how they got any work done but they did and that is the best thing I loved about this couple. They always knew their priorities and responsibilities always came first. Their job wasn’t the only thing in their way but there were also other factors. With all those issues they were able to prove that they could get through every single one as long as they did it together.
I enjoyed this story of romance, love, commitment, closure and self- discovery and thought the first book of the Confession Records was a amazing introduction to the series. The storyline was great, the character development was amazing and the flow was quite smooth. I won’t neglect to mention the perfect HEA at the end too. Can not to wait to read more into the series.
His ears perked at the sound of clicking high heels coming down the hall and it wasn’t too long before she was in view. Wade wanted to breathe normally, he really did, but it was impossible looking at her. Her strut was enough to give him a stroke. She had a perfect hourglass shape and she wore the right clothes for it. Her curves were like the deliberate paint strokes of an artist. Beautiful. Her gentle brunette waves of hair gleamed auburn under lights and seemed to bounce with her steps just as her ample chest did. When she saw him at the desk a smile overtook her heart-shaped face. Her lips could’ve been drawn by Disney they were so damn perfect. And the sweetest smattering of freckles across her nose and cheeks was enough to do him in. She’s your boss, he told himself.
He’d been telling himself that since the minute he walked into the interview on Friday. He spent the weekend psyching himself up for seeing her again. She’s just pretty, he’d said to the bathroom mirror, you’ve known plenty of pretty women. But she wasn’t just pretty. She wasn’t just anything. She was stunning. And not to mention … she was Sabra.
“Good morning!” Sabrina said cheerily as she came up to the front of his desk. She had two paper cups in her hands and she sat one in front of him. “I didn’t know your drink order so I just got you what I like—Americano.”
He opened his mouth but no words came out. He touched the warm cup and smiled. “Shouldn’t I be the one getting you coffee?” he asked.
“Eh, someday.” She smiled before popping into her office.
Someday, he thought.