Happy Book Birthday, @MB_West! New Release Review of No Kissing Allowed

Armed with her besties, an embarrassing number of shots, and her list of 10 Wild Things To Do Before Adulthood, recent grad Cameron Lawson is partying it up before she starts her dream job at New York's biggest ad agency. Her last task? Hook up with a random guy. And while it's so not her style, the super-sexy guy sitting next to her is definitely game. No names. No details.

At least, that was the plan.

On her first day of work, Cameron discovers her hook-up is none other than Aidan Truitt—her new boss's boss. Talk about failing the “no fraternizing with coworkers” policy on an epic level. Especially when Aidan makes it clear their one night was only the beginning. Falling for him could cost her everything, but sometimes the only way to get what you want is by breaking a few rules.

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One wild night to finish her bucket list, Cameron Lawson is faced with her final task. She needs to hook up with a random guy. When she bemoans a little too loudly, the man sitting next to her offers himself up for the job. A drop dead gorgeous guy wearing a University of Tennessee baseball cap with his hair curling around the edges becomes Cam's first one-night stand.

Cam's first day at her dream job turns into a complete nightmare when the guy in the UT hat turns out to be her boss's boss, Aiden Truitt. After one tension-filled encounter after another at the office, Aiden can't keep himself away from Cam. Even though Cam knows there is no future, no white picket fence, or kids for the two of them, she agrees to a secret affair with Aiden. If anyone at the office found out, one or both of them could be out of a job due to the no fraternization policy.

I loved the strong opening and introduction of Cameron and Aiden. Their chemistry sizzled on the page from one rendezvous to the next. Cameron tells the story from her perspective, and I was able to get a raw look into the mind of the hard working, yet vulnerable young woman. At first, her competitive streak worried me, but it ended up being an asset in the long run. In the face of Aiden telling her over and over again he could not give her the future she wanted, she still stuck in there because she believed in what her heart was telling her.

I do not want to spoil anything, but Cameron has a deep fear that let me see she wasn't perfect. She has flaws like all the rest of us, even if she tries her best not to show them.

As for Aiden, there were times I just wanted to kick him in the head and tell him to wake up. He knew he had a good thing with Cam and didn't want it to end, but he could not admit they could have a future together.

No Kissing Allowed is a witty adventure of attraction in the workplace like I've never read before. I am eager to check out all of the Melissa West novels as soon as possible.

Thanks so much to Melissa West and Entangled Publishing for gifting me with a copy of No Kissing Allowed in exchange for an honest review.



Melissa West writes heartfelt Southern romance and YA sci-fi romance,all with lots of kissing. Because who doesn't like kissing?. She lives outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband and two daughters and spends most of her time writing, reading, or fueling her coffee addiction.

She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and a M.S. in Graphic Communication, both from Clemson University.

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