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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The Next Step PR Presents: The Arrogant Architect by Alexa Padgett; #ReleaseBlitz, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live, #Review

Rating:  4 Stars
Told in the first person. Alternating persons.
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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from The Next Step PR 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". 

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A sexy, new forbidden romance from USA Today bestselling author Alexa Padgett.

For the first time in years, I want…

I want Knox Wright. My best friend’s brother, my boss…the man who breaks my still-shattered heart.

Knox was a college hockey legend and, now, he’s one of the most successful architects in decades. I was the new hire whose desperate need to move on from that night drove me to succeed.

I never should have accepted the position, not once I looked into Knox Wright’s eyes and felt the heat deep in my belly…but I did. Because Knox makes me feel alive. And as I fall under Knox’s spell, our relationship turns intense and deep…and secret. When our affair runs the risk of being exposed, I face a far more intimate betrayal than I ever expected. 


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Emmaline wants to take her creativity and apply it to her job.  Knox is trying to keep a tight rein on his feelings.  He seemed to be having a hard time with controlling the urge to poke at a sleeping bear.  These two are having to learn how to work together without going against policy. 


The author has created a female character that is strong – and I don’t mean physically.  She’s had to learn to cope with something out of her control.  It will tug at your heart.  Then we get to see her vulnerable side.  I think that’s what sets our two main characters apart. 


She also piqued my interest in some of her secondary characters.  I needed to know if they have their own story.  But that wasn’t enough to get me to stop reading – investigations can come later.  I wanted to see what Knox was going to do and nothing was going to stop me.  This was one of those stories where it was wanting to see what the male character was going to do as we wait to see if there was going to be a happy ending.  This author didn’t disappoint. 

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USA TODAY Bestseller

Alexa Padgett's books have garnered accolades from Kirkus Reviews, National Indie Excellence Awards, The Romance Reviews, and Readers' Favorites. Her last few novels have been added to several Goodreads Best lists.

Alexa spent a good part of her youth traveling. From Budapest to Belize, Calgary to Coober Pedy, she soaked in the myriad smells, sounds, and feels of these gorgeous places, wishing she could live in them all--at least for a while. And she does in her books.

She lives in New Mexico with her husband, children, and Great Pyrenees pup, Ash. When not writing, schlepping, or volunteering, she can be found in her tiny kitchen, channeling her inner Barefoot Contessa.

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