Title: Business or Pleasure
Author Name: Ashley Ladd
Publication Date & Length: August 22, 2014 – 142pgs
Tommy Boudreaux is extremely attracted to Guy Rogers even though he’s a passionate vegetarian and animal rights activist and Tommy’s family owns the most popular barbecue joint in town.
Guy Rogers is extremely attracted to his new realtor, Tom Boudreaux. As a passionate vegetarian and animal activist, he’s ecstatic that Tom is a kindred soul. He could never be with a carnivore. Unfortunately, Tommy isn’t really a vegetarian or an animal activist. He never said he was, either, he just didn’t eat meat when he was with Guy. And maybe he emptied his house of all meat and dairy products before inviting Guy over. In fact, Tommy’s family owns the most popular barbecue restaurant in town and, if his family has their way, he’ll manage the new location.
When Guy finds out that Tommy eats meat and his family owns a restaurant that’s a monument to eating meat, he’s livid and doesn’t know if he wants anything else to do with Tommy.
But then Guy’s life gets crazy—his dad’s paranoia blossoms into violent dementia, he gets arrested for picketing a doggy mill, then he winds up in even more legal trouble. When Tommy sticks by him through all his trouble and does everything he can to help him, Guy wonders if he’s been too militant and narrow-minded. Perhaps he can learn to live with people who have opposite views.
I loved the idea behind this story. Militant vegan/vegetarian falls for a realtor who’s family runs a busy BBQ restaurant.
The underlying story was great. I loved the two and their interactions for the most part. It was very well edited and the flow was pretty good. The realtor/client situation was great. The father’s dementia was scary and yet so realistic.
My issues with the book is that they moved EXTREMELY quickly and then when they find out more about each other, they are surprised and highly offended like they’d hidden such things for a long period of time. I also had issues with some of the phrasing like ‘standing on knees’. It would throw off the whole scene for me. Not that the love scenes were that great for me. They lacked feeling and emotions and fell quite flat for me. So much so in fact that I would have rated this book higher without them.
Overall, the book need more showing instead of telling the reader what was going on.
I would be willing to read work from this author again as the story itself was good and the writing style was good as well.
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Author Website: http://www.ashleyladd.blogspot.com