TITLE: On Shaky Ground
AUTHOR: Andrew Grey
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: June 14, 2019
Martin Graham built his business from the ground up with hard work and intuition. Due to a degenerative eye disease, he’s learned to rely on his other senses to feel out the competition. To realize his dream, he just needs to broker one last deal… and finally secure an assistant.
Brock Littleton is desperate for money—desperate enough take the job no one else wants: assistant to demanding, fussy, intensely private Mr. Graham.
Everything about Brock gets under Martin’s skin in ways he never expected, making him realize a successful business isn’t the only component to a happy future. But as Martin’s deal comes together, one of the prices could be the relationship with Brock that Martin is just starting to believe could be real.
On Shaky Ground was previously published in Boundless Love Anthology by Andrew Grey in 2018. For me, this was another home run by the author. I was a little worried because it was only seventy pages, and for me, his short stories are either a hit or miss, but this one was definitely a hit. His short stories sometimes feel like reading the first part of a book that needs to be a lot longer, so they come off as being a teaser. Not with this one. This book had a complete story to it with engaging characters and a great plot. I loved it.
I loved Martin. He built his business from the ground up with hard work and intuition. Due to degenerative eye disease, he’s learned to rely on his other senses to feel out the competition and uses modern technology like conference calls and email reading technology to get around his disability and not let the people that he broker deals with know that he has a disability. However, to realize his dream of going international, he just needs to broker one last deal. However, this client wants to meet and do the deal in person, and so Martin needs to finally secure an assistant that won’t instantly quit on him.
I loved Brock. Brock has an MBA, but he’s having a horrible time finding a job. He put in an application for a job at the company that he would love to work at, but when he gets a callback, it is for an assistant position something that he is overqualified for. But he’s desperate for money and agrees to the position knowing that he will to continue to look for a job that he’s qualified for. He’ll do whatever’s needed to keep the demanding, fussy, and intensely private Mr. Graham happy. He ends up learning a lot from him and respecting him. He also finds himself wildly attracted to his boss and they have some awesome chemistry.
I loved how they interacted together. Everything about Brock gets under Martin’s skin in ways that he never expected, which makes him realize that a successful business isn’t the only component to a happy future. Companionship’s also important. But as Martin’s deal comes together, one of the prices could be the relationship that Martin’s just starting to believe could be real.
Want to know what happens? You’re going to have to read the book to find out.
***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***
Review edited by : Laura McNellis