Taking Chances (Love Projects Book 1) by SJ Maylee
"Love is a strange and beautiful thing with smooth and rugged edges."
Lydia has been dealing with abandonment issues ever since her father left her and her mother when she was eight years old. Most people would say that she is shy and meek, but little they realize there is more then meets the eye. Jake is strong and very easy on the eyes. His dominate side always seems to make an appearance; he likes to be in control in every aspect of his life.
A new project has come up at work and Jake has been put in charge. He must pick someone to work with and he picks Lydia, much to her surprise. The sparks fly between these two but both are scared to act on it. However as the day progresses, Jake sees something in Lydia that his dominant side can not forget. After work, he accompanies her home and pushes Lydia's limits and to her surprise she enjoys it. As the night progresses, Jake comes to realize that Lydia may be just what he is looking for and someone that can make him forget his rules. These two are electric and even through their stumbling blocks, they become stronger. Jake give everything to her and Lydia lets go of her past and gives completely to him.
This book was very steamy read that I couldn't put down. Sexy, intriguing, electric, passionate! I cannot wait to see what Ms. Maylee has to offer next!
Taking Courage (Love Projects Book 2) by SJ Maylee
"She had a feeling his attention could be addictive."
Janna Hill just wanted a life that was controlled by her father. He had told her where to go to school, what to major in, where to work and even who to marry. But when her marriage failed after one month, due to his cheating, she wanted to start fresh; start over. On a business trip, she takes the opportunity to visit the local club as a guest. While there she meets Simon and he takes her on a journey that she will never forget. But things don't end in the best of ways, now she must decide if she will stand up for herself or continue following her father's demands.
So, with an act of courage, she moves to Chicago and starts a new job all the way gain her father's disapproval. However, on her first day at the new job, she is assigned to work on a new project with Simon. Since the night they met, she can not seem to get Simon out of her mind and having to work with him will be difficult.
Simon is still hurt and angry from his last "relationship" because she lied to him and several others. He was starting to fall for her and when the truth came out, he was devastated. On the night he met Janna, she to lied although it was a far smaller lie and she came clean as soon as possible. But he is still not sure he wants to trust her let alone forgive her. Luckily for us, Janna is on a mission. She will prove that she is worth a second chance because she wants Simon and will do just about anything to get him. Simon, on the other hand, fights her on it but as time goes on he will let down his walls and open up to her.
These two are perfect together. Each has something to learn from the other. Their relationship is rocky in the beginning but as time goes on, they become stronger. Even though Janna's father comes into town and tries to get her to come back home, she has come to far to let him control her any more. She is finally living her life her way and she wants Simon to be a part of it.
This second book in the Love Project Series is witty and very steamy. Through the twists and turns, this book keep me enraptured until the end. And having a little of Jake and Lydia thrown is was a plus. What's next Ms. Maylee? Cause I cannot wait!!