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A fun, sexy new stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

He’s sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. And then there’s the way his designer suits drape over his broad shoulders and big…well, we’ve all heard the rumors, the ones that say he’s up for any challenge.

But I can’t see him that way. He’s my boss—technically one of the owners of the company where I work—and definitely not in my league. Men like him don’t notice women like me, and they don’t date them.

And I don’t date men like him.

Until that one time that I catch him in a compromising position when I’m also in need of a last-minute date for a wedding…and then it’s not real. It’s blackmail.

For one weekend, he’s my plus-one.

Beautiful and unobtainable.

From the moment she walked into my office with those stunning blue eyes and crazy sensual curves, she’s been on my mind. Three years and never once has she acted interested in me. Usually I flash a million-dollar smile and women fall to their knees, some literally.

Not her.

Then on the occasion that I agree to let another woman do that—fall to her knees—guess who happens to catch us?

It may not be the most conventional way to get on her radar, but I didn’t get this far in business without knowing when to seize an opportunity. If this sexy little firecracker with perfectly kissable lips thinks she can blackmail me into attending her cousin’s wedding, I’m going to jump at the chance to be her plus-one.

You love her darker side. Now it’s time to meet Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha, as she trades her renowned twists and turns for laughs and love with this sexy new stand-alone romance, PLUS ONE.

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My Review

“Sometimes…the easy way doesn’t have the same destination.”“We’d been together, united, the closest two people can be, but today we wanted more.”“As our hands connect, a part of me feels complete. I couldn’t explain my need to touch her, to be in contact, if I were asked. It’s a new feeling that I can’t dismiss.”“I’m lost to this man, to the timbre of his voice and ministrations of his hands, as I do as he commands.”

OMG! OMG! OMG!! Seriously! This book!

I’ve been following Aleatha Romig for quite some time now. I fell in love with her dark characters, and her suspenseful and sinful story-lines. When I heard that she was writing a lighter romance, I won’t lie, I was a bit skeptical. Could she do it? Could she write something light and fun and swoon worthy???? Well, I am here to tell you, she can! The queen of dark and sinful romance delivered a swoon worthy, unforgettable, light romance. I am blown away in the absolute best way possible.

Plus One exceeded my expectations and gave me a romance beyond my wildest dreams. From page one I was intrigued and captivated by the characters. The plot was a lot of fun and you could just tell, this story was going to take you for a fun and entertaining ride. The chemistry between our two main characters, Kimbra and Duncan was intense and had been building for quite some time and when an opportunity of a lifetime presents itself, Duncan would be a fool to pass it up. Duncan was everything that I wanted in an Aleatha Romig hero. He was sexy. He was determined. He is never told no and is not afraid to go after what he wants. However, he is also sweet, kind, caring. He is the perfect book boyfriend that not only knows how to please a woman, but is the definition of swoon-worthy. He is the perfect match for Kimbra. Kimbra is the kinda girl that I think we can all relate to at one time or another. She loves her crazy family and will do anything to please them. She is afraid to let them down and is afraid to let them see that she’s not perfect. She is a caring and strong woman. She is hardworking and an amazing friend. And when she falls in love, she loves with everything that she is. I loved seeing Kimbra around her crazy family and could not get enough of her Grandma Helen…Grandma Helen, you were a total riot. I could not stop laughing from your antics, and I think every family needs a grandma like you to keep things interesting!.

Plus One is an honest to goodness fun read. It is sexy. It is funny. It is sinful in it’s own way. It is easy to relate to and entertaining as ever. The characters are a lot of fun and will have you swooning one minute and in fits of laughter the next. This book took me by total surprise and I loved every single second of it. I truly enjoyed meeting the lighter side to Aleatha Romig and can not wait to see what other lighter romances she has in store for us next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*


I’m in an alternate universe and it’s every fantasy I never knew I had.
What CEO of a billion-dollar company dreams of enjoying a farm in the middle of nowhere? Who imagines waking in a small bedroom, complete with a canopy bed and sunshine streaming through pink curtains, as birds sing? What owner of a 7,000-square-foot penthouse with a to-die-for view of the Empire State Building enjoys the hominess of a hundred-year-old, 3,000-square-foot farmhouse with a wraparound porch, creaky floors, and a view of cornfields?
Sitting with a cup of steaming black coffee, I listen as Kimbra and her brother Kevin bicker back and forth while helping their mother in the large eat-in kitchen. The warm spring air is filled with the sizzle of frying as the aroma of coffee, eggs, and bacon reminds me of some of the best diners in New York.
Although Kimbra’s dad, Oscar, is talking, I can’t concentrate on anything but Kimbra—Kimberly Ann. That’s what everyone here calls her.
“Because of you, I’m out ten bucks.” Kevin says, not doing a good job of whispering.
“Me?” Kimbra asks. “What did I do?”
Kevin tilts his head my way. “You brought a real guy here. I put money on him being made up.”
Kimbra reaches out and punches his shoulder.
He lifts his hands in surrender. “No. Listen. I was sure it was a good bet. When Mom said your boyfriend’s name wasn’t Timothy, but Duncan, and you didn’t want him in the wedding, Susan and I figured he wasn’t real. I bet Jimmy ten bucks this fake Duncan guy would be a no-show. Susan and I were sure that before last night, you’d have some reason why at the last minute he couldn’t attend. You know, like you’d make up some accident or something.”
Her brother is about as good at speaking softly as he is at being nice to his sister.
“Shut up!” Kimbra whispers back. “Obviously he’s real.”
Kevin’s head falls back in laughter. “He’s real, all right. Last night I thought your old bed was going to collapse.”
Kimbra’s eyes flash to me. And though I look down at my coffee and pray her dad isn’t listening, the gleam in her expression makes my cock twitch with the memories of the night before.


Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

2017 brings Aleatha’s first “Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha” with PLUS ONE, a fun, sexy romantic comedy.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.


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