Horizonal Analysis is a steamy hot, love at first sight romance between two international business men. I received a copy of this book at no charge from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
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Horizontal Analysis: Sinful Temptation Collection
Purchase Link: Amazon
Title: Horizontal Analysis
Series: Sinful Temptation Collection #1
Authors: E.M. Leya and Nicole Colville
Publisher: Published October 31st 2014 by E.L. Publishing
Format/Length: 784 KB/200 pages
Genre: M/M, Contemporary
Heat Rating: 5
Star Rating: 3
When Zachary is sent to London to audit a very high profile company, the last thing he expected was to meet the man of his dreams on the flight there.
Killian’s life has been hell for the last few years, but meeting Zach is the breath of fresh air he needed, even if he is half his age. He didn’t expect things between the two of them to escalate as fast as they do.
One night of passion isn’t enough, but there is danger in pursuing more, especially when fate throws them a curveball they never expected, and with Killian’s ex ready for the attack, they could lose everything, still, with the chemistry between them, staying apart isn’t an option.
With an attraction like neither has experienced, they are willing to risk it all, fighting the world around them that wants to keep them apart. Challenged in ways the two couldn’t imagine possible, they must figure out how to hold on to something they know they might never find again.
Horizontal Analysis begins as Killian and Zach are boarding a plane to England. Newly graduated and tackling an international accounting assignment, Zach is a nervous flyer and is stressed out about his upcoming project. Killian is older (by about 2 decades) and wiser and is definitely thinking more about how sexy Zach is and not the upcoming airplane ride. They discover each other across the isle and become very familiar with each other over the course of the trip over the pond. When they realize that Zach is actually auditing Killian’s company, things get a little complicated. Jealous exes and suspicions of embezzling cause complications in their relationship. They have a lot to overcome before their happily ever after.
Horizontal analysis had a few key ‘dislikes’ for me, however I think the author shows real promise in terms of writing quality. I am not a fan of ‘love at first site’ and the beginning of this book is nothing but the two of them staring at each other drooling. There needed to be something MORE at the beginning of the story besides their attraction to each other for me to really become interested in Zach and Killian as actual characters. Lust at first site is good…but make it part of a greater drama of some sort rather than discuss over and over how much they wanted each other. Also, this book moved from lust to love to moving in with each other over the course of only a few weeks. Very unrealistic.
I don’t think I come across a book very often where I can honestly say that there is just too much sex. Yes, the sex is hot but they are probably naked every few pages and it just got to the point where I was skimming the sex scenes. Less is more when it comes to heat…more buildup and less actual sex would have made for a better reading experience.
Overall, I liked the story behind Horizontal Analysis. International businessmen finding true love amongst jealous exes and embezzling schemes. It shows a lot of promise and the author’s writing style shows real promise. I would have made Zach slightly older and less wishy washy to really fit in with who his character was written to be. Killian seemed like a nice guy who really cared for Zach but he, too, didn’t really fit quite right with the CEO of a major company. Not quite professional and take charge enough, I don’t think, but I liked his character.
There are some unique secondary characters in this book and an enjoyable storyline, I would just recommend that there be more focus on the drama/relationship and less on the sex.