Title: The P.U.R.E.
Author: Claire Gillian
Publisher: J.Taylor Publishing
Publication date: April 16th 2012 (pssst, that’s today)
Source: HUGE thanks to J.Taylor for the review ARC.
No one ever said Gayle Lindley’s first job would be a killer.
Fresh out of college, Gayle’s career path should follow the yellow brick road straight to the top. Thanks to a menial errand gone wrong, a wayward tongue, and a randy supervisor who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer, Gayle’s stuck in corporate hell.
Discovering a company secret only turns up the heat.
The one part of her life not going down in flames is her friendship with the gorgeous but intensely private, Jon Cripps. Jon would make the perfect consolation prize for Gayle’s pity party if dating a co-worker wasn’t career suicide. Then again, with all Gayle has been through, maybe falling in love is the lucky break she needs.
Hitting the cool sheets with Jon soothes her mind and body, but it also enrages whoever’s behind the smokescreen she’s uncovered at work. Someone is willing to kill to protect their secrets, and Gayle and Jon are the targets.
With both her heart and livelihood at stake, Gayle’s early career-limiting moves could turn into life-terminating ones.
That knock down of the half star rating is most possibly due to my own lacking. Because I struggled slightly with the opening of this one. Not with the writing–that’s smooth and fluid. But with keeping track of the corporate hierarchy and the who’s who.
And (if I’m honest) I struggled to follow exactly what it was they were uncovering. I know this is everything to do with the fact I’ve never worked/had dealings with a corporate company and absolutely nothing to do with this story.
Because aside from that little mission, I found this to be a truly enjoyable read.
Gayle’s just an adorable character. Her witty narration kept me entertained from the word go.
And Jon? There’s little else to say about him but: YUM!
This tale certainly contains a bit of everything: suspense, mystery, some real LOL moments, a little bit of corniness, a tad of tension … THE HOT GUY<<<most important …. need I say more. Read it. You’ll enjoy it.
My rating: 4.5 stars
Have you read this title? What’d you think?