I lost my job and got kicked out by my roommate, who happens to be my ex-husband, on the same day.
If I nail one interview, I can get my life back on track. I even get to fly on a private jet with my prospective boss’s dad Gentry King, a widowed oil company CEO. We’ll make one stop and once Mr. King’s business is done, we’ll continue on to Denver where I’ll hopefully land a high paying job that’ll keep me from moving back in with my parents. I’m not even thirty, I can’t go backwards in life.
Mr. King is unbelievably attractive and intimidating, but it’s a short flight and I never have to see him again after it’s done. Only we don’t make it to Denver. A snow storm strands us in Wyoming where the only hotel room available has one bed. Unlike me, Mr. King remains undaunted and continues to work remotely at the desk in the room, otherwise ignoring my existence. Until the power goes out and there’s nothing for us to do but get to know each other.
Between our age difference, his adult kids, and his former mother-in-law who’s still in control of the company, what happens in Wyoming might have to stay in Wyoming.
Series: Oil Kings #1
The moment I read the blurb to this book I knew I had to get into it, because I’m a sucker for all things naughty, and nothing beats a good age-gap, forbidden romance.
I won’t get too much into the plot because to be honest, the blurb is a summary of it. from the beginning of the book, I was here for it. I was getting good vibes from the characters, and it had the hallmarks of a good “what the fuck” story. Admittedly, it fell short of my expectations in a few places.
While Gentry is struggling with his relationships with his adult sons, I wish there would have been some flashback to the past and get into his head a bit more about his state of mind after Sarah’s death. Anything from the past really would have been ideal to get a better understanding of the characters.
Kendall on the other hand was sweet, self-less to a point of self-destruction/idiocy when it came to her family. But I did love how loyal she was, and her level of integrity was admirable.
Having said that, I really would have loved more drama. Especially around the trust. While Gentry tried to priorities his relationship with his son, I really would have loved to see the internal struggle about letting each other go play out with some back and forth. Some more emotional turmoil would have really gone a long way here.