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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Once Upon An Alpha: Behind the Scenes by Jessica Blake; #BlogTour


Rating:  4 Stars
Told in the first person.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Once Upon An Alpha and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


Behind_The_Scenes_FinalFresh out of film school at UCLA, Sydney Andrews is on her way to living her dreams. A job with one of the top five film production companies in the world seems almost too good to be true. On her very first day of the job… she realizes it probably is.

Enter Simon Mulroney, the handsome and cocky CEO, who uses people as if they’re extras in his life. With his careless attitude, he treats everyone like they're beneath them... until his new assistant walks in and gives as good as she gets.

The chemistry between Sydney and Simon is undeniable, but so is the mutual distaste. Determined not to back down, Sydney digs in her heels and fights back. And in doing so, may be the only person capable of breaking her beautiful bastard of a boss. If he doesn’t break her first.


Sydney Andrews is a woman who has high aspirations for her future but it’s not off to a good start.  Simon Mulroney seems to be the boss from hell – or at the very least he seems to bring out the worst in people.  If you like to laugh then you will love one of our secondary characters, Eryk.

I haven’t had much to laugh about lately and Eryk was just what I needed.  He reminded me of Patrick Swayze in Too Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar.  If you haven’t had a chance to check the movie out, take the time this summer and then read this book and maybe you’ll think the same thing.  The one thing I hoped as I got to know Eryk was that he gets his own story.  The not knowing if Sydney and Simon are going to have a relationship is what will be your page-turner.

I thought that this story was more of Sydney’s then of Sydney and Simon.  We see her trying to make a name for herself, and willing to start at the bottom, in a market where most people don’t succeed.   But I persevered through and by the time I got toward the end of the story, Simon redeemed himself.  For most of the book I thought Sydney had more of a connection with her roommates instead of trying to forge a relationship with Simon.

But I’ll be going on vacation soon and I look forward to reading the story again while relaxing while looking out at the ocean.  Maybe once the stressors of my life take a backseat for a while, maybe I’ll have a different perspective on the story.  And I’m not giving up on the author so I’ll just have to see what else I want to try sinking my teeth into.


Jessica Blake is the author of the hot alpha billionaire romance series, The Billionaire Prisoner, along with her friend Alice Ward.
Since she was a young college girl reading and writing romance was what she loved the most and she enjoys entertaining her fans through her books.
Living in Miami, she likes to sit by the pool with her laptop and write her next hot romance.
However, when she is not reading or writing romance, she also enjoys being with her beautiful family.




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