Book Review: Lily Zante’s Love, Inc.

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Title: Love, Inc.
Author: Lily Zante
Published: December 1, 2012
Publisher: Lily Zante
ASIN: B00AGXZDCQ
Format: Kindle Edition
Series: N/A
Acquisition: Free Download on Amazon

Purchase at: Amazon

Lexi Stanning is a beautiful and intelligent secretarial temp who loves working in lots of different places. Not content with working for a boss, Lexi is also working on her side business where she is selling her own line of sexy lingerie.
Wayne Blunt is an entrepreneur and the founder of WB Enterprises. His company is doing very well and he wants to take it to the next level. When Wayne and Lexi first meet they are worlds apart. Young, intelligent and beautiful Lexi is used to working at sleek, corporate offices. When she is offered a short term role at WB Enterprises, working for the rather ruggedly handsome and hard-working boss, she is desperate for the money but instantly regrets accepting this contract. Wayne takes one look at Lexi in her Prada high heels and thinks of her as an airhead. He doesn’t think she will last long at his company.
However, the business of love leads these two people through a roller coaster ride of emotional highs and depressing lows. Will Wayne and Lexi ever get their business together? Find out in Love, Inc.

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What do I think of when I read the title and saw the cover? Some company  fixing up relationships or something to that extent. I thought this would be some ditzy and entertaining novel, but I presumed wrong. The cover made it look like a fun read, but this is one book that we shouldn’t judge by the cover. The cover is far from what the story is about. Fair warning: I’m not easily pleased with contemporary books, and I like them like I like my doughnuts – with a lot of delicious filling. It needs me to feel so much for it because it’s so close to real life, and humor goes a long way too.

The whole story just fell flat for me. I didn’t really care much for it and I am glad that it was a really short book. I find it extremely boring. I personally think it was poorly written and lacks proper editing. The story is quite simple. A judgmental Lexi doesn’t want to work at Wayne’s company because it was nothing like her typical corporate setting, and thought poorly of Wayne on their first meeting. Wayne judged Lexi to be incapable because of how she dressed. But they both give each other a chance, and Lexi proves her worth to the company. Their attraction grows stronger, but they would not dare act on it. Most of the book consisted of Wayne and Lexi pining for each other while assuming that each other was not interested in a relationship between the two of them. The attraction seemed more physical than anything else. They didn’t really spend a lot of time getting to know each other.

For an intelligent woman, Lexi acts so irrationally due to her attraction to Wayne. She assumes too easily without knowing the facts, and doesn’t even bother to listen to reason. I find her extremely annoying because of the way she thinks and acts. Wayne is the kind of guy who doesn’t really care much that girls are hanging over his shoulder even if he has no interest for them at all. And it took him more than long enough to confess his feelings.  The only good trait that both of them have is their passion for their work or company. Other than that, I do not find anything to like of them.

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OVERALL, I honestly wanted to love this book, but I simply could not. It was predictable and shallow. I do not think it’s worth $4.99. The characters’ attraction towards each other just didn’t work for me.

RATING:

2.5-star

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Disclaimer:

  • This review is not meant to hurt the author in any way. This is my honest opinion on what I have read.
  • This is all based on personal opinion, and as much as I’m open to other people’s opinions, I hope you understand that this is based on what I feel. I avoid giving out spoilers as much as possible, too.
  • I do not own most of the images I use, and some may be subject to editing.
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2 thoughts on “Book Review: Lily Zante’s Love, Inc.

  1. Hey Francine – firstly, let me say “thank you” for reviewing my book! I really appreciate that you persevered – even though you did not like the story and you still took the time to write out a review.
    I ALWAYS learn from the reviews I get, good and bad reviews both, but its the bad reviews that tell me where I can improve and where my story lacked. So, thank you. It means a lot to me to get feedback and I know many don’t leave any. More than that though, I always hope that the time a person invests in one of my books is worth it. I’m sorry it wasn’t the case with Love, Inc. All I can say is that it was my first romance novella, and I like to think that I’m improving with each book.
    Oh, and I completely hear you about the editing. Working on it.

    Lily x

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