Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Book Review: "How He Really Feels" by Liza Suzanne

How He Really Feels (He Feels Trilogy #1)

(He Feels Trilogy, Book 1)


Julianne Becker is desperately in love with her boss, Nick Matthews. She has daydreamed about him since the day she first met him a year earlier, but she is firmly stuck in the friend-zone until New Year’s Eve, when the game completely changes and she finds out how Nick really feels about her. They embark on a sexy affair that’s everything Julianne ever dreamed of... except she can’t tell anyone about it. What will happen if anyone finds out about their secret relationship? And how will her lifelong best friend, Travis Miller, react when Julianne begins a relationship with someone who isn’t him? 

How He Really Feels is a novel that explores relationships and love between coworkers and friends. It contains some adult situations and is intended for mature readers

4.5 Stars

"Everything in my life was insignificant until I met you, and now you are all that matters."

Julianne Becker was in love. The only problem was, she was in love with her new boss, Nick Matthews. She basically swooned over him for a whole year before anything finally happened. I completely understood why she never gave up though. I mean this guy was 100% swoon worthy! But you see, there's a reason it took a year for things to heat up.

When Nick first got to the company, in the contract he signed, there was a policy that forbid him from dating anyone from his department. But, unable to deny his feelings any longer, on New Year's Eve he decided to give it a go with Julianne. Quickly there after, they began what they called a 'secret relationship'. 

"You are so incredibly beautiful"

"Julianne, it's only been you since the day I met you."

Since both their jobs were at risk, no one could know - not even Julianne's girlfriends from work. The only person, aside from family, that knew about Nick was Travis - Julianne's ex-boyfriend and now best friend.  BUT, there was something Julianne did NOT know...

"... I see the way he looks at you, Julianne. It's the same way I look at you." -Nick 

This little situation caused me to feel angry with Julianne and heartbroken for Travis. The way she handled things was just beyond aggravating. About half way through the book, something happens (total WTF moment) which leads Julianne to do something that completely pissed me off.  Noooo, there's no cheating or anything, but still, I think she could've handled things differently. 

Without giving anything away, I'll just say that Julianne and Nick's relationship gets tested a lot. Just when things were going smoothly, BAM, something happened. Quite the ups and downs. But don't worry, everything comes together towards the end and I have to say, I loved the ending!! I finished reading with a smile across my face. 

"How He Really Feels" is a sweet and sexy read you should definitely check out. 
There's another book coming out - "What He Really Feels" and it's Travis' journey to his HEA, which I really hope he gets.

"... I can't wait to begin forever with you." 

***A copy of "How He Really Feels" was provided by Author in exchange for an honest review. Thanks Lisa!


About the Author:
Lisa Suzanne

Lisa Suzanne is a high school English teacher who lives at home in Arizona with her amazing husband and adorable yellow lab.


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