Suite 269 by Christine Zolendz
Published on October 4th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Humorous
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Leave your inhibitions at the door and make your fantasies come true.
Lexa Novak would like nothing better than to let go and finally experience it all, so when the opportunity arises to just do that, she can't refuse—won't refuse.
But what happens when your fantasies become your realities?
Find out when you enter Suite 269.
“27-year-old bitter bitch that just found her fiancé banging a young, hotter model needs a well-endowed man not afraid to hammer her till the break of fucking dawn. ”
4.5 hot and hilarious stars
I am a mad Christine Zolendz fan and jumped all over this book as soon as I heard about it.
That synopsis gives you the impression that you’re going into a dark and dirty erotic story, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Erotic – yes. Dirty – hell yes, but this book is absolutely hilarious, with a fun, chemistry-filled romance that had me grinning the whole way through. I absolutely loved it.
27 year old Lexa’s world crumbles around her when she finds her fiancé shagging a colleague on the floor of their apartment just three weeks before their wedding. Of course she is devastated by the betrayal, but then she starts to wonder whether she actually dodged a bullet, seeing as though her fiancé didn’t exactly rock her world.
Away on a business trip and drowning her sorrows in whatever alcohol she can get her hands on, she finds herself drunkenly pouring her heart out to her insanely sexy boss, Jameson Holt. And when Lexa pours her heart out, she does it hilariously and with a complete lack of filter
“Let me tell you the truth about women. We want it all. We want to be completely and utterly cherished but at the same time treated like our inner whores. The secret is that we don’t want to ever talk about it. We want you to just know. So not only are we liars, we’re a bunch of crazy ass bitches.”
Lexa has always had a bit of a thing for her confident, sexy and notoriously single boss, and James surprises her by joining her on her drunken tirade where the two of them engage in an epic banter-fest. And as James sees Lexa out of her professional work persona for the first time, he gets a glimpse of who she truly is and he finds himself seriously attracted to the feisty, playful bombshell.
The two of them develop a fast friendship which is simmering with smutty undertones. Full of flirty banter and innuendo, there is a light-hearted teasing feel to their interactions and their conversations and text messages had me laughing out loud.
Jameson: I just nailed you
Lexa: Strange. I didn’t feel a thing.
Jameson: I just EMAILED you. I swear to GOD I typed emailed and my phone changed it
Lexa: Sure you did
“You need to sue my phone for sexual harassment. My phone is a dirty, pervy old man,” he chuckled.
“I dunno, I think he’s sort of cute. I’m single now; maybe I should ask him out for coffee.”
“Why not sent him some dirty selfies later tonight, see what he thinks?” he smirked back.
“As always, sir, our verbal sparring is quite intoxicating,” I teased dramatically.
“I’m serious. All my phone seems to want to do is sext with you”
The story is written in dual POV so we get to see them both crushing on and lusting after the other, and their monologues are just as crude and hilarious as their dialogue.
His eyes darted up to mine – the intense gaze he gave me spread a fire over my face and down my neck. You’re so hot…Can I put my vagina on your face, just for a little bit?
The sexual tension between them is INSANE and builds to epic levels, and when Lexa confesses to James that she has a list of sexual fantasies that she has always been too shy to explore, he pounces on the opportunity to ‘help’.
“Three weeks. Three weeks we will lock each other in that honeymoon suite and we play out every one of your fantasies. No rules. Anything you want to try, we try. No feeling ashamed or insecure. Then we come back here and pretend nothing happened. You want to experiment and find yourself. I want to fuck you like I’ve never wanted to fuck anyone before.”
HOLY HELL, this book is hot! James and Lexa are absolutely on fire together, and James more than meets up to his promise to make all of Lexa’s fantasies come true and each encounter is sizzling and dripping with intensity.
“There’s no holding back now, Lex. Let go. Everything you want I’m going to give you.”
Neither of them can deny their intense attraction, and every time they are together their emotions become more heavily involved. What will happen when their three weeks together comes to a close.
“Is there anything else I could give you? Anything you want?”
Flashes of heat raced along my face and down my neck. Yes. Fall for me. Fight for us. Want me. Don’t let me go. Please don’t let me go.
I love these characters! They’re both funny and endearing and very relatable, with their own issues that they need to sort out. And together they are sensational! Obviously they’re hot with great chemistry, but you can feel something ‘more’ between them, and there is a nice amount of emotion woven throughout.
Tied into the romantic drama is the drama going on at work. The magazine they work for is struggling to get by, and despite all of Lexa’s efforts, she keeps getting pushed into the background when she knows that she has so much more to offer. Add to that the fact that her fiance is not willing to fade into the background, and his new ‘girlfriend’ is out to get Lexa, and the story builds to a climax which is predictable, but still enjoyable and satisfying as it all unfolds.
Yeah, the storyline may not be original, and yeah, it’s obvious how it’s all going to play out, but this book is so much fun, I loved watching it all play out. I laughed, I swooned, and I fanned myself a whole hell of a lot.
Bravo Christine Zolendz! She has once again shown us what an incredibly versatile author she is – from paranormal to dark and angsty romance to funny romantic smut, the woman can do no wrong and I can’t wait to see what she writes next.
I loved it – 4.5 stars.