Book Review: The CEO By Shealy James @ShealyJames @BookEnthuPromo




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Book Title: The CEO (The Game Changer)
Author: Shealy James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 18, 2015
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

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Book Blurb

Eve Bryant finds herself moving across the country with only one goal—to rediscover herself and get her life back on track…

Leaving a disastrous marriage, she swears off men and relationships, but when she meets sexy, charismatic Grant Mitchell, her new rules fly right out the window.

Grant is a born and bred businessman, and he always gets what he wants…

The moment he lays eyes on Eve, Grant is determined she will be his. She’s different from other women he knows—too stiff, too prim—but her smile pierces his heart and he longs to see what she’s like when she lets her hair down. They discover a powerful and undeniable connection, leading to a fast moving relationship that leaves Eve whirling in its wake.

The odds are stacked against them, and trust is hard to come by.

A woman scorned, a troubled ex-husband, and a mother bent on orchestrating her son’s future to suit her own agenda make for a very rocky road. The new couple may not last, no matter how strong their feelings for each other are. Grant is willing to fight to keep Eve in his life, but after recent events, Eve isn’t sure she has any fight left to give.

Will outside forces drive Eve and Grant apart? Or will they learn there’s no love greater than the one you fight the hardest to keep?


“Have you been listening to anything I have said to you? I would move mountains to be with you, to make you happy. Baby, I felt you that first time I met you. I felt you from across the room. There is no doubt in my mind you were made for me. You make me feel for the first time ever. I lose my breath when you walk in a room. When you opened the door downstairs, I literally couldn’t breath after not seeing you for two days. You make me laugh, and you make me crazy. There is no one else in the world who does what you do to me, and I know a lot of women.”


“I’m just kidding about the other women.”

“No you aren’t,” I pouted.

He took my bottom lip between his teeth. “No woman has ever made my heart beat as fast as you do. I had never felt butterflies until I met you. I don’t know what else to do to prove I am totally, without a doubt, head over heels in love with you.” He kissed me again. “I’m out of words, Eve. I’ve told you over and over how I feel. I have chased you all over Seattle and now across the country. What else can I do?”

I ran my finger across the worry lines on his forehead and looked into his worried eyes that were his usual mix of colors. “There isn’t anything else you could do to show me that you love me. I never doubted our feelings for each other. When it is just the two of us like this, I forget about everything else in my life. This is happiness right here, but unfortunately we can’t spend all day everyday like this. The outside world has a way of creeping in, and for whatever reason, I’m still so weak. Knowing what you were willing to risk for me makes me want to try harder though. Knowing you think I’m worth all of that makes me kind of believe it too. You are a wonderful man, and I’m just the lucky one who happens to own the heart that was meant to connect with yours.”



<<I just want to say that I love reading and this story is so so fairy-tale type and I love it.  There are some sex, but just that they are having sex, no details, not erotica, just normal happy type that people do when they are in love. There are some cuss words but just a few. I do love these types of books because it has a story. This story made me laugh, get mad, cry and then laugh again. That is sometimes what I need and this book was a great book to read this weekend. I just want the author Shealy James to know that this is the type of story that can make a dull boring, not feeling good into a nice happy weekend. Thank you. >>

This story is about a woman scorned, Eve Bryant, she left her bad marriage, her family and friends and move across country to start a new life as an event planner. She was offered this job from her college Sorority sister Tara. While working she meets an incredible hot man. Grant Mitchell. Eve is not looking for any relationships at this time. She wants her divorce to be final and to work at her new job and learn about her new city, no time for men.

Well, Grant fell for her right off the bat, no one has ever told him no before. And so he doesn’t like rejection. He has never met a woman like her before, someone who didn’t want his money.  He was determined to at least go out with her. He really cared about her.

I really loved this story, I loved reading about it, I loved that Eve wouldn’t give into Grant, she wanted to be her own person. The author made her a character very interesting, and yet let her developed into who Eve is. I felt the same way with Grant, he didn’t give up, they both had other issues in their lives going on but it took time to learn how to deal with the issues. It took the whole story which was awesome.  This isn’t just some poor working class girl meets billionaire type story, this is a totally love story.  With each person knowing what they want, Grant wants Eve and Eve wants to be her own person, and to be happy.

I can’t wait to read the next story in this series. This is going to be a great series as I love all the characters and can’t wait to see how it all develops.

I want to thank the author Shealy James and for Book Enthusiast Promotions for providing me a copy to review and give my honest opinion. I love to read great stories and this one is one of them.








Meet the Author

Shealy James is a Georgia native who teaches math by day and writes romance at night. As an avid reader, expert on romantic comedy films, and lover of realistic characters who could be her best friends if only they really existed, Shealy appreciates when

humor mixes with drama to guide her imaginary friends to their happy endings. And there must always be a happy ending. Shealy openly eats enough candy to feed a small nation, drinks sweet tea by the gallon, and hopes to hit 10,000 steps each day.

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