Release Date: February 24, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Organization – that’s what I do. Control – it’s my middle name.
Hello. I’m Elizabeth – your personal concierge. My job is to play fairy godmother to the rich and famous.
The universal rulebook may say to never mix business with pleasure, but its author never worked for Grant Morgan, my sexy and brooding client. As a top attorney in Manhattan, Grant is used to calling the shots and dominating everything he touches. He also changes girlfriends as often as I pick up his dry cleaning. A part of me still wishes I could let him command my body and take me in ways I’ve never imagined, though.
One moment of weakness is all it takes to change everything forever.
Addicted – I can’t get enough of him. Consumed – He’s all I think and dream about.
The book has officially been thrown out the window. I’m in love and completely terrified. With lines blurred, I find myself lying, cheating and stealing to protect myself from being hurt. But my choices affect more than just me and now I’m not so sure what I’m trying to protect myself from.
Will love be enough to erase all I’ve done? Or have I made the biggest mistake of all?
LOVE, YOUR CONCIERGE is Jessica Ingro's latest romance novel. For those of you who've read her Love Square books and have the same expectations here, let me set it straight: LOVE, YOUR CONCIERGE isn't as raw and provocative as Love Square but it's just as intense and maddening. LOVE, YOUR CONCIERGE is a rich-boy-meets-the-help, fell in love and lived happily ever after. And like fairy tales, there are wicked people about who will try to bring the sweethearts apart.
Although I'm a little wary of rich playboys wooing hardworking average girls, I still like the plot of LOVE, YOUR CONCIERGE. I enjoyed the flirtatious start of Elizabeth and Grant's relationship. Grant is Elizabeth's latest client, he's a successful lawyer and NYC's most eligible bachelor and Elizabeth if a concierge or personal assistant to New York's elite. The sexual tension was there as both went on a limb to seduce the other which resulted to a torrid romance. The conflict lie on countless misunderstandings between the two and how awful they are at reading signals. It's quite frustrating on several occasions because the situation are super obvious if only the MCs took the time to sit down and analyzed things objectively.
I personally didn't quite connect with Grant or Elizabeth although I like them as characters. Grant is your typical rich Alpha male who gets what he wants complete with a shadowed (aka tortured) past. He's gorgeous, successful, intense and magnetic. Unfortunately, Grant's family are horrible people which explains why he could be cold and callous at times. What didn't work for me regarding Grant is how gullible he can be. For a lawyer, he's quick to jump on a conclusion, barely with any evidence. "Innocent til proven guilty" but I guess it's easier to think someone is guilty over proving their innocence.
As for Elizabeth, she's relatable. She's self-made, loves her mother, hardworking, controlling, loyal and knows how to play the field so to speak. Her game just got skewed when she got involved with Grant because she fell too hard, too fast for the man. Elizabeth frustrated me too because she knew what she was getting herself into and yet she kept on expecting the opposite from Grant every time and would go all huffy and puffy or play the victim when things didn't got her way. With all the misunderstanding between the two and the mediation they needed to get to their happy place, I was doubtful of their HEA for a minute there and expected a sequel or something. Thank God that wasn't the case.
The other characters were great additions to the story. Aside from Grant's vile family and bitchy exes, Elizabeth's friends were engaging especially her BFF, Maya. I wouldn't be surprised if Maya gets her own book or even some of Elizabeth's other close friends. However theirs won't be a story about getting an HEA, it'll be about maintaining the happy in their respective ever afters because they're all married. Still that would still make for a great story, marriage can still be thrilling and romantic right?!
The conflict resolution was a little painful for me to read not because it's bad but because Elizabeth and Grant are so self-absorbed they've lost their objectivity. One scene even had me shaking my head because it was so WRONG for Elizabeth to even attempt doing such a thing considering her situation (sorry for speaking in tongues, don't want to give out spoilers). But that's JIngro for you, it won't be her book unless the heroine does something questionable or shocking. Which is why I love reading her books. I love how JIngro's mind works, I love the plotting behind the scenes and even if her characters usually frustrates me, I will always come back for more.
Anyway, LOVE, YOUR CONCIERGE is a complete, adult HEA story, it's passionate, intense, erotic and full of drama.
Jessica grew up in Central New York. She spends her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. She spends her free time reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she’s been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. Writing has always been one of her secret dreams and she can't wait to share her stories with the world.
She currently lives in New York with her husband and three dogs.