Jane has landed an interview for her dream job in New York City. After the interview she is invited to the company holiday party where she has glass after glass of champagne and barely any food. When she hears the company’s CEO, Peter, needs a place to crash that night Jane tells him she has two beds in her hotel room. You can imagine what happens next. It doesn’t matter how many times Jane tells Peter no, he still takes what he wants, and leaves after he is satisfied.
This book is a powerful debut that will have you laughing, crying, and cheering for the underdog. The underdog in this story is Jane. I found myself holding my breath in anticipation of what was going to happen next. It surprised me that Jane accepted the job where Peter was promoted to CEO. I also had to give her props for facing her attacker head on. Before you can blink Jane is in the fight of her life against Peter and the company, and it turns out she’s not alone.
This is only book #1. We get a sneak peek of what’s to come in book #2.
This one is available now! Thank you to author Jennifer Valenti and Kate Rock Book Tours for my #copy.
Book Rating: 4/5
Wine Pairing: Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon
Some rules are waiting to be broken.
Jane Valiante had put so much of her life on hold to care for her father and little brother back in Florida since her mom died, that she’d all but forgotten she once had ambitions of her own. She had nearly resigned to a life of ordinary when the hottest tech company in the world offers to fly her to New York for the job of her dreams.
After what shapes up to be a whirlwind of an interview, Jane starts to feel overwhelmed and insecure about her chances. Feeling defeated, she’s surprised to receive an invitation to the holiday party from the CEO and Founder, Peter Wright, planned for that evening. Hoping this could be her opportunity to seal the deal, she happily accepts. That’s when everything in her world turns upside down, as she finds herself back at her hotel room with Peter after the party. What started as a drunken misunderstanding leads to a brutal sexual assault that leaves Jane shattered.
Torn by the violence of what happened that night and the shocking choices she inevitably makes, Jane embarks on a precedent-setting journey to right the wrongs she has endured that could ultimately define the fate of a generation.