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Tracey Livesay makes her Avon Impulse debut with a sparkling and sexy novel about a woman who will do anything to fulfill her dreams… but discovers that even the best laid plans can fail when love gets in the way. Successful PR executive Chelsea Grant is one assignment away from making partner at her firm and nothing will stand in her way. Her big break? Turn a reclusiveTracey Livesay makes her Avon Impulse debut with a sparkling and sexy novel about a woman who will do anything to fulfill her dreams… but discovers that even the best laid plans can fail when love gets in the way.Successful PR executive Chelsea Grant is one assignment away from making partner at her firm and nothing will stand in her way. Her big break? Turn a reclusive computer genius into a media darling in time for his new product launch. He may have been dubbed the "sexiest geek alive" but he has no patience for the press—and it shows. Piece of cake, right? Only problem is… his company doesn’t want him to know they hired her.After a disastrous product launch two years ago, tech CEO Adam Bennett knows the success of his new device depends on the media’s support. When a twist of fate brings the beautiful PR specialist to his door, Adam hires Chelsea to help turn his image around. Their attraction is undeniable and the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep things professional. But when Adam discovers Chelsea’s deception, will she risk everything for her career or is love the real thing on her mind?...

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ISBN : 29960337
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Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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Love On My Mind Reviews

  • Deetimes
    2019-04-19 10:37

    This is my first read by Tracey Livesay and I am very impressed with how she immediately grabbed my attention with Adam Bennett as "the sexiest geek alive" with Asperger's syndrome and Chelsea, a PR executive hired to work her magic on the man without a tap of social cues. The catch is that Chelsea is hired by Mike Black, the COO of Computronix to work with Adam but Mike doesn’t want Adam to know he hired her. Why? Well Adam detests dealing with the press and the public! People with Asperger’s Syndrome, find it annoying dealing with people in general but after a bad launch two years earlier, Black feels it best to keep it under wraps. So how did they met you ask? Read this charming book to see how Adam opens up to Chelsea and how he... Nope, I can't do it... I am not giving out any more spoilers... so read this humorous but sexy read and see how Adam and Chelsea deals with "Love on my Mind!"

  • Sue (Hollywood News Source)
    2019-03-26 16:42

    Actual Ratings: 4.5 starsThis book is so cute, shippy, and everything. If you love Trade Me by Courtney Milan, you're going to dig this one as well. They have similar story-telling vibes, are both about technology business. I love the sizzling romance, and intelligent main characters. Mini review to come.

  • alexis
    2019-03-30 17:48

    Review originally posted on Lacy Literacy"If only dealing with people was as simple as dealing with computers. Computers were logical, methodical, and unambiguous. You input a prompt, it delivered a response. You request a function, it carried out your command. No judgment. No miscommunication.”Love On My Mind has everything I love. And I really do mean everything. It is no secret that I love books set in Northern California *cough* Hold Me *cough*, so I had to read Love On My Mind. A tech CEO, an ambitious heroine, and trust themes were the icing on the cake. Love On My Mind was perfect, and I have only good things to say about it. I smiled the ENTIRE time reading it, which says a lot because that is a really rare thing for me.Chelsea Grant was perfect. I loved her drive, and that she never devalued the work she did as a PR executive. Adam Bennet was the true shining star. I've never a romance novel with an Autistic hero before, so that was really awesome to see. I always fall in love with characters who have trust issues, so I absolutely adored Adam. I loved seeing his journey, and growth over the course of the book.Adam and Chelsea's relationship was amazing. I loved their interactions with each other, and they had a ton of chemistry. It was really cool to see how they started off with misunderstandings, and then overcame the secret that Chelsea was harboring and Adam's trust issues. When Chelsea was trying to do her job and help Adam be improve his image, she never tried to change him and came up with inventive ways to help grow his skills. The things that Adam did for Chelsea... So. Adorable. He was such a great guy, and there were so many good scenes. There is one scene in particular involving them playing video games together, I won't go to in depth, but just know, it was so thoughtful and nice.Technology plots can be hit or miss with me. Sometimes they just don't work because there wasn't enough world building to make it believable, or it wasn't presented in the right way. In fact, it was one of the issues I had with Trade Me by Courtney Milan. Thankfully, I did not have that problem with Love On My Mind. I really enjoyed how Adam's creations were presented, and how we got to see his work space. I also enjoyed the backstory with Mike and the company.I have never talked about the acknowledgements in a review before, but you have to read the acknowledgments in Love on My Mind at the end. They were so heart warming.If you are looking for a diverse romance or are a fan of Courtney Milan's Cyclone series, then I would highly recommend Love On My Mind.

  • Anne Boleyn's Ghost
    2019-04-16 15:54

    3.5 stars rounded up. It wasn't always believable, and it was a bit cheesy, but I forgave because everything else was so darn cute. An adorable and mildly addictive read. "So let me be clear," he whispered. "I want to kiss you. Not only am I informing you of what I want, it also serves as a notice of my intent. I'm going to kiss you."It was the sexiest notice she'd ever received.I cheered for Chelsea throughout the book. A smart and successful PR agent whose professional ambitions are informed by personal pain, her heart (and panties) melt for Adam, the sexy "geek chic" genius. And if I cheered for Chelsea, I jumped up and down for Adam. He was a swoonworthy hero, smoldering and intense yet also vulnerable and sweet. He is on the spectrum, and I found his challenges and growth a highlight of the book. While I'm normally all about that angst, I appreciated the lighter tone here. Why? Well, this was a big deception, folks. I appreciated Chelsea's explanation to Adam - she maintained an eloquence despite her fears - and I appreciated that it didn't devolve into a melodramatic months-long separation. At the same time, the fast forgiveness would have been more believable if Chelsea had revealed more of herself to Adam. I understood why he had to remain in the dark about much of her life, but I wanted more discussions of her background and how it affected her. Their physical attraction wasn't in question, but the emotional bond could have been stronger.That said, they had many sexy and sweet moments - Adam building Chelsea an avatar was a total heart eyes emoji - and I found myself re-reading many of their interactions. I didn't like that their more monumental moments played out so publicly, but I'm admittedly a grouch when it comes to PDAs.All in all, a fun read, humorous and lightly emotional.Read for SBTB January - March 2018 Quarterly Challenge: a book by a new to you author.

  • Valerie
    2019-04-09 16:02

    This book captured my heart and the reason is Adam. I love complex, rich characters that are real. Adam is complex and he struggles with social cues. Yes, he's brilliant but he doesn't do well in social settings. Of course, if he wants a women in his bed, they understand pretty clearly. And I totally fell for him. He's focused and determined but he's vulnerable. He's logical. He's educated. But he's also sexy and in need of help but he doesn't want it. Adam just captured my heart. That help comes in the form of a women who gets social as well as Adam doesn't. Driven and creative, Chelsea finds a way into Adams house and his mind. Once there, they both can't really control where things go. Chelsea battles her inner voice that tells her to come clean and tell the truth. In the end, I was proud of her. Besides the strong characters, this book is a great story. One that had me turning the pages desperate to know how and when the truth would come out. But I was cheering for them. Hoping and happy for them. I loved that the root of Adam's issue was something many people don't understand. I feel like this story sheds light on that. I loved that Adam had supportive friends that stood by him. I'm hoping they get their own story because both of them seem like they have one. That shows how full even the secondary characters are.Amazing characters, a great story that turns the pages and a HEA makes this one an excellent choice for an afternoon delight!

  • Camille
    2019-04-02 13:58

    3.5This was quite good. It's just hard for me to deal with the tension of a secret coursing through the majority of the book. I'd try the India's story later on.

  • Erika
    2019-03-26 09:54

    If you are not associated with, or informed about, the development and marketing of software then this is a light-hearted love story about communication. The characters fall in love based in chemistry but discover more lasting relationship bonds making for a realistic foundation for the future. If you are involved in software development then this is a grating misrepresentation relying on factual inaccuracies for everything from the central conflict to fine detail. For example:Developers almost never present their own work to the public, certainly not once a company is established. You see Jobs on stage, not the Woz. Our hero hates the spotlight and has already endangered the company once due to that issue. Instead of leaving the brilliant genius techie to continue making genius moneymaking products he's hauled out to see if he will destroy this product launch as throughly as he has every public appearance so far. Because that's their "best chance".It's very tempting to list every detail that made me wince or snarl, but that would mostly just be cathartic for me and not useful. (*cough* great white shark in captivity *cough*). Had the representation been closer to accurate it would have qualified as a well written piece with interesting, vivid language and individual character voices. I think future pieces by this author could be very good so long as she either does the research or writes about things she already knows. Geek chic ain't it.

  • Katie(babs)
    2019-04-06 15:58

    Love On My Mind by Tracey Livesay is a hard book to rate. I love the premise and the first half of the book, especially because it features a hot geeky hero who enjoys being a hermit, and the heroine who is a smart, savvy and tenacious. Plus this is an interracial romance because of the POC heroine. But then the last half falters big time because of the overall characterizations of the main couple, especially the descriptions the author uses to describe the physical attributes of the heroine. Also, there’s a sudden twist on why the hero is awkward and why he acts the way he does, which seems thrown into the story for no reason other than to try an add another layer of emotion for the reader that ultimately doesn’t work.Chelsea is a queen at PR. She has worked hard, giving up much of a social life to become a woman many can admire. It goes back to her unfortunate childhood that made her feel alone and forgotten. But Chelsea is a survivor, even though she is mainly all work and no play. If she wants to her biggest dream to come true, which means a cushy job title and a big raise, she has to fix tech geek Adam, who is doesn’t do well during big media conferences, especially the type where he’s the star because he was picked as People’s Sexiest Man Alive. Adam is very handsome and extremely intelligent, but he doesn’t do well in social settings. He prefers to work from home and not be bothered by ridiculous interview questions from the media on whether he wears boxer or briefs. Soon he’ll be launching a historic media device (think of the iPhone), and has to be engaging and welcoming with the public. Since he’s acts much like a robot, he needs some lessons in how he should dress and act with reporters. Chelsea’s firm is hired by Adam’s partner, and she is picked for the job even though she has to be sneaky about how she approaches Adam. He refuses any help, and if he figures out Chelsea has to “fix” him, he’ll refuse her and possibly act even worse than he did when he was forced to do a press conference for the Sexiest Man of the Year award.Chelsea has her work cut out for her, but thanks to a horrible storm, she ends up at Adam’s house pretending to be lost. She pretends to be his neighbor for a short time, as she has rented a house near his for her “vacation”. At first Adam isn’t thrilled with Chelsea because she invades his privacy, but then he relents. He even does something out of left field for him. When she tells him she works in the entertainment industry, he asks her for advice to help him with his launch. She accepts and gives him tips on how to act and how to dress (goes shopping with him). She even gives him a full body massage to help him relax, which does things for his libido. Soon these two are more than just friendly neighbors, and now Chelsea has crossed a big line. Does she tell Adam the truth or keep her real identity and job quiet until he does his launch? Adam hates liars, and Chelsea has become one by default because of how important her career is, even though she is falling hard for him.Love On My Mind should have been a meet cute type of romance, but right from the start there is deception from Chelsea because she lies to Adam. It becomes even worse because she ends up having a sexual relationship with him, AFTER Adam explains how his last girlfriend lied and used him. He hates liars and fakes, which Chelsea is because of this assignment. Also Adam thinks he’s damaged and can’t figure out people for one reason that is thrown out almost toward the end- Adam has Asperger’s, but on the lower spectrum. I really didn’t understand why Adam had to have Asperger’s as to explain why he is the way he is. As if his handicap is to blame for being deceived, which if he was “normal”, he wouldn’t have been tricked so easily. Chelsea does have immense guilt at deceiving Adam, but if she told him upfront, there wouldn’t be a story, so what can you do other to keep the deception alive? But as the story moved along, and she has sex with him, she still plays a fraud. After all is said and done, I felt as if her apology and why she did what she did wasn’t realistic, as in the HEA isn’t believable. I just couldn’t see Adam accepting what she did and being fine with it to the point he believes she’s his soul mate.Also since this is an interracial romance, there was too much of an emphasis on Chelsea’s skin color. It seems the author couldn’t explain Chelsea without using “mocha skin” or “chocolate”, which was used again when describing Chelsea’s nipples, as in they were chocolate toned. Adam is Caucasian and is never described as having “vanilla” skin or a penis or even his nipples as “vanilla”. Why does Chelsea get the food description treatment but not Adam? That alone made me twitchy. There are better ways to describe someone’s skin tone. Or perhaps just don’t do it if you can’t do it right?I really wanted to enjoy Love On My Mind. It had some original moments I could appreciate, especially when Adam explains some techie type terms and scenarios to a clueless Chelsea, but I just couldn’t get behind his and Chelsea’s attraction or believe their HEA. I wanted to root for these two, but their characterizations failed on the delivery that should have excelled. This book didn’t.

  • Suze Lavender
    2019-04-19 15:02

    Chelsea has worked very hard to become partner at the PR firm she's working for. There's one condition, if she manages to make computer geek Adam look professional when he presents his company's new product the promotion will be hers. Adam is gorgeous, but he always says the wrong things. He doesn't like getting media training and keeps firing his PR people. That's why Chelsea needs to approach him without telling him what she's been hired to do. Adam has to want her advice to improve his media appearance skills. Chelsea knows she can pull it off, but she hasn't counted on having feelings for Adam. While their attraction for each other seems to grow Chelsea guilt increases as well. Will Adam ever give her a chance when he finds out she lied to him from the start and will that influence the launch of Adam's new product?Love On My Mind is a fun and sexy story. Chelsea is driven and determined. She's also sweet and caring, which is a great combination. It makes her successful at everything she does. Adam knows more about computers than about people. He's awkward in social situations, but Chelsea understands him and knows how to explain things to him. She tells him exactly what kind of changes he has to make and he listens. They are endearing together and that sweetness contrasts with their inspired professional life in a lovely way, which is something I really liked.Tracey Livesay has written a fabulous story about two people who are always working hard and finally find the love they deserve. Adam and Chelsea are adorable together and I loved the chemistry between them. Their relationship gradually becomes more meaningful and turns into something wonderful. That was another thing I liked a lot. It's easily understandable that Chelsea struggles with her deception, which adds some extra tension to the story. I couldn't wait to find out where that would lead and enjoyed reading the fitting and romantic ending very much. Love On My Mind is an extremely cute lighthearted story.

  • Tina
    2019-04-09 12:59

    I've read a couple of geek-guy /creative girl romances this year and this is by far the best of the group.This is smartly written, moves at a great clip, has a really good conflict at the center, and a couple who have a ton if chemistry on the page.Chelsea the heroine is a PR executive who is tasked with helping anti-social PR disaster Tech genius Adam through a new, revolutionary product launch. The twist? She has to do it without his being aware that she is actually a PR person or that she is even helping him. Adam is an incredibly literal minded person and has some pretty rigid ideas about honesty and honor. I really enjoyed the author's depiction of both Chelsea and Adam. Chelsea's job as a PR person was integral to the story and I liked that the author included the steps Chelsea took to usher Adam along. It made her look competent in her profession and it did that increasingly rare thing in romance novels -- it actually showed someone performing their job.Adam is presented mostly through the force of his personality. He is also on the spectrum and this is not overplayed, but rather conveyed with some nice subtleties through language and action.The only thing I was not a great fan of -- and this is more of a personal pet peeve -- was there was a grand gesture at the end. Romantic sure, but I have a strong dislike of public grand gestures.But overall I enjoyed this book mightily!

  • Amber
    2019-04-19 10:44

    Solid 5 stars. Wonderfully written, characters with amazing depth and awesome chemistry. Everything just flowed together. It's been a long time since I've clicked with a book and I'm so happy I discovered this book and more importantly, this author.

  • Rebekah Weatherspoon
    2019-04-17 10:57

    I am living for more characters on the spectrum. I loved Adam and I loved his relationship with Chelsea.

  • Jackie (Jackie's Book World)
    2019-04-17 09:47

    ***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)***Adam Bennett might be wealthy, good-looking and CEO of a tech company, but not even his genius could help him be more sociable. He only keeps a very tight group of friends who have always been loyal and trustworthy. Yet when attending one of his press releases for one of his latest products, everyone was more interested on his personal life and not on his product which made him uncomfortable, and in result he turned to his home away from everyone else. With everyone around him telling him to get help from a professional PR specialist, including his closest friend, Adam has no choice but to start considering the possibility. But before he could do that, his new neighborhood suddenly appears at his door asking for help. He wasn't expecting to find her attractive, but soon he begins to get to know her better and the more time they spent with each other, their chemistry started to grow even more. Nevertheless, when she tells him that she has some experience in the entertainment industry, he wastes no time to ask her for her help without knowing what he was getting himself to. Little did he know that what he valued the most was about to be put in jeopardy, and someone was about to her hurt.Chelsea Grant is a successful PR executive who has brought more to the company that she works for than anyone else. Yet, she longs for something much more fulling in her career, and she asks to be made partner at the company. Her bosses know what she is capable of, and waste no time to ask her to work in one more assignment before she becomes partner. Her job is to make CEO Adam Bennett look good in front of the cameras/people before the new launch of his product. So far he has refused to work with anyone, and the Adam's people know that Chelsea might just be the person to change him once and for all. The only twist in the job is that they don't want her to know that she has been hired to help him, instead she has to find a way to make Adam think that she is just helping him out as a friend. Soon she meets the reclusive CEO, and the game immediately starts to change when she is unable to keep her emotions from getting in the way of doing her job. Now she has to find a way to stop Adam from finding out or he may never forgive her.I loved this book, the characters are well thought out that made it impossible for me to stop reading. They were complex characters whose stories and personalities began to grow on me. Adam is a good looking CEO that has problems understanding people. He loves being in his own little world that he doesn't know how to socialize and let loose. He reminded me of Dr. Temperance Brennan in the show Bones, she is a genius who lacks social cues, but Adam's issues of being unable to pick up on social cues go much more deeper than anything else. On the other hand, Chelsea knows what she wants, and wanting to have a better career for herself is one of those things. When she gets the job, she knows that she'll be deceiving Adam, but is immediately overshadowed by the growing feelings for him. Though the story starts a bit slow at the beginning, the author does a job at picking up the pace throughout the book. We get all kinds of sweet scenes that made the characters that much more likable. The ending was great, it really tied everything together, I would highly recommend picking it up. I will most definitely be reading more from the author in the future. :)***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.***

  • Skye Kilaen
    2019-04-06 11:46

    I feel like there was a good book under here trying to get out. Chelsea and Adam were both engaging characters. I appreciated getting to read a book with a woman of color as the love interest, since I haven't done enough of that. But this read like a second draft, before another set of eyes had come through to help Livesay smooth out her writing. I'm not sure how sentences like these get past an editor:"She didn't know if she should [...] allow the awareness of another obstacle to hurdle to suffocate the burgeoning lightness in her limbs.""Adam placed a palm flat against the window and watched the tan canopied figure...""The action was done absentmindedly, but it had a deliberate effect on her..." (Did she mean definite?)"His ears pricked at the pulpous sound of her body sinking into the cushions of his sofa..."There are also parts that just don't make sense given the world and characters Livesay has set up. For example, Chelsea's people skills kind of suck for someone who's supposed to have worked successfully with celebrities. Instead of acknowledging Adam's many points about how the world SHOULD work, and gently bringing him to understand how the world DOES work, she just gets riled up and argues with him.As a piece of fluffy entertainment, this almost worked, if I hadn't been so distracted by the writing quality. :(

  • Alleyne
    2019-04-01 12:43

    Love, love, love this book. It's beautifully written, emotionally satisfying and so smart! Adam, the ultra-hot genius hero, has Asperger's Syndrome. The author has captured this so well in his internal thoughts, mannerisms and dialogue. And the conflict she set up between Adam and Chelsea, the heroine, is excellent. And did I mention smart? The one thing Adam absolutely can't tolerate is the one the Chelsea does -- even before they have a relationship. It takes trust and understanding for their relationship to survive and grow.Ms. Livesay is a must read for me. I look forward with much anticipation to her next book (already pre-ordered), and unless I miss my guess we've already been treated to the beginning of that relationship.

  • Robin
    2019-04-18 17:45

    I need more stars! This book was fantastic from start to finish. The characters were delightfully quirky and flawed and completely believable and loveable. There didn't seem to be any wasted scenes, everything flowed nicely and the pages flew by. I can't say enough about how these characters worked their way into your heart until you were rooting for them, crying with them, then celebrating their happy ending. And, wondering what happens next. I can't wait to find out.

  • Liv (Stories For Coffee)
    2019-04-02 15:45

    Love on my Mind is now one of my new favorite romance novels, hands down. It has everything I need to give a book five stars: a great plot, two distinct main characters, a steamy and slow-burning romance, and great writing that had me hooked from the very start.This book’s biggest strengths is how different and distinct the two main character’s voices are. We get to see both their POVs in the novel which really helps tell the story in a way that shows you all sides. I loved getting into the heads of both characters because they are so unique, especially Adam’s POV which is literal, analytical, and straight to the point because he has Asperger’s. While I can’t talk about the Asperger’s rep. itself, I thought the way it was handled in the story was positive and insightful because I did not know a lot about the syndrome beforehand, but this novel told me a lot about it in a way that wasn’t making fun of it. While the novel isn’t centered around Adem having Asperger’s, it still plays a large role in the story and brings him and Chelsea closer together as they fall in love. Chelsea is also another character that instantly became a favorite of mine because she was a strong willed girl who wanted to get to the top of her agency that she worked for and will do everything she can to succeed. Her positive and driven mindset was so refreshing to read about and I rooted for her the entire time because she was such a sweet main character that was relatable as well. Slow burn romances are my favorite things ever because it is so entrapping to read about two characters sharing special moments together, and that’s exactly what this book had. The two love interests kept finding themselves bonding together as they worked towards this important presentation that Adem had to present to the world, and I just loved watching them interact. Their dialogue felt so natural, and I loved how Chelsea learned and adapted to talk to Adam in a way that wouldn’t confuse him since he took everything literally. If you’re looking for a lovely contemporary novel, I’d highly recommend Love on my Mind because it is a great diverse romance novel that combines serious topics and a heartwarming love story to create the perfect novel. I had such a fun time reading this story, and I just want everyone to read it!SUMMARY:- PR executive works alongside billionaire inventor for an upcoming presentation - Black MC - LI with Asperger's - Interracial couple!

  • Mudpie
    2019-03-20 09:41

    3.5* for this pleasant read.My first book by this author and I think I'll read more! Chelsea had to grapple with her personal / professional principles and need for that promotion to partner in her firm. With her lousy childhood she worked so hard to achieve what she did, and to her the partnership was her way to prove all those bullies wrong, that she had made it with her own capabilities and nobody dared ever look down on her again!But to get this promotion meant lying to her client, Adam which was something she prided herself in never doing. What a moral dilemma. But since she didn't know Adam she hardened her heart to get this assignment done.She did not expect to like Adam so much and even fall for him; by then she knew the truth would hurt Adam more as it would affect his presentation. The truth could wait...so she thought. Now I really did not like the way Mike threw her under the bus (figuratively). He wanted Chelsea to help Adam but she's not supposed to let him know she's a professional. And after the initial meeting in her offices, only her partner boss was pushing her for updates. Did Mike not question at all and wonder just how Chelsea was going to help Adam? He knew Adam had help with his interview questions, and there's a new neighbour yet he didn't think to link them?That could be a plot issue...but I liked Mike less for how he handled this.The pacing in the plot was just nice, things moved along fast but credibly. My favourite has got to be Adam customising the avatar for Chelsea and realising there wasn't enough choices for women of colour. Adam having Asperger's was also sensitively and factually dealt with. I know people on the spectrum and Adam was just like them! They were totally literal so idioms were a killer. Reading social cues also was challenging so parents worry the most about their kids being conned by so called friends, like Birgitta did to Adam.Good read!

  • Patty
    2019-04-12 14:01

    Source: LibraryI LOVED THIS!!!

  • Mónica BQ
    2019-03-31 10:52

    Pft... This book didn't work for me at all.I probably should have known from the start that I would have trouble understanding this one. My main issue stems from the basis of the premise of the plot and that's implied in the blurb. So really, I only blame myself for having picked up the book (and the second one too...). But I was lured by the promise of an own-voices interracial romance, that ultimately didn't deliver.If there's one thing I despise both in real life and online is when people act unprofessionally during any interaction where the source of it concerns their job. So I was annoyed and infuriated with the plot from the get go. And that's not mentioning the ethical implications of what both companies did to Adam. Plus, having one side of it coming from your supposed close friend and confidant made me wish prostate cancer on Mike. The blame of the whole skit should have rested mostly on him. At the end of the day, the marketing firm is a business, they are there for the money, not for hand-holding. What they initially did was probably unethical but not illegal. Coming from Mike? The whole thing is unforgivable.The deception on which every thread of the plot hinges bothered me immensely and it never stopped being a huge problem for me, so the rest of my reading was completely coloured by those feelings. By the time the plot turned from the unethical to the outright unprofessional I was done. I kept reading out of obligation, but I wasn't enjoying it at all. What Chelsea does is callous. And I was never completely sold on her reasons.As for the rest of it? I don't know if it was because my perception of the book was already smeared with bad feelings or if the writing really bothered me on it's own, but I couldn't get behind the extreme cheesiness of some of the sentences. The narration style irritated me to no end. When done right, flowery prose actually works for me, but here it kept irking me. Some of the sentences were ridiculous, like:"When she finally twisted to face him, his breath fled the prison of his being." I mean, seriously: LOL.There's a lot of flared nostrils, fanning of oneself and fluttering lashes here. And the cliché-filled sentences kept antagonising me towards the MC's.Another thing that kept bugging me is how there's a lot of low-key women hate in the book. Besides Chelsea, the MC, and her best friend/sister (who's the MC of the next book, so we can't have the readers hating on her), every other woman who appears in the book is an awful person. Be it the two mothers who, each in their own way, are neglectful and cruel or the women who keep flirting with Adam (while on the job, may I add) or the horrible, manipulative ex that causes Adam to think that all women are despicable and not-to-be trusted. There's a publicity assistant that makes some off-page appearances that seems to be the only woman not portrayed as an unpleasant person.Finally, the HEA that comes after only 3 weeks or so of the MC's knowing each other was never gonna work for me unless it had been superbly done. Added with the betrayal of confidence that's there from the start, I found it even less believable than mermaids.

  • Silvana [The Book Voyagers]
    2019-03-23 15:37

    Definitely Love On My Mind is one of the best romances I've read recently. Chelsea Grant is a woman I wish I will be when I grow up. She's fierce and she goes for the things she wants. But she is also scared and tries her best to achieve that partnership she has always wanted. But then here he comes, Adam Bennett. The tech CEO of one of the most successful tech companies right now. And he needs help with his image for his next launching. Chelsea is this perfect PR woman that accept the job, with a little bit of a downfall because she needs to lie to Adam of who she is. Since the very first moment, under the rain, and the blackouts, I totally rooted for them. They are such a nice couple and they understand each other better than anyone. Adam is such a romantic like come on, how am I going to find a guy like that now? My expectations are high and I hope one day I find an Adam Bennett please. Also he's rich so thanks Tracey Livesay for creating Adam Bennett.I'm pretty pumped for the next books (I hope there are next books?) BECAUSE MIKE AND JONATHAN NEED THEIR HEAS. I'm more excited about Jonathan tbh because of course, he has his own restaurants and he is A CHEF, YES PEOPLE. I am excited and I am ready for my Jonathan fix.Thank you Edelweiss and HarperCollins for the egalley!

  • nhung
    2019-03-30 15:43

    (review will include one quote!) I'm so glad I decided to read this book. This was such a cute and great book. It contributed to changing my perspective on NA/Adult books, towards a more positive side.I enjoyed reading this a lot. I like both Chelsea and Adam (he was so cute in his own way). They are both unique, independent and determined/passionate in their own ways. This was also probably the first book I read with a character with a mental illness/mental disorder. I'm glad it reflected it in a very real way and with positive connotations. Adam is such a sweetheart, his smooth talk and honesty is so adorable.The writing was really good . It was logical, calculated and sweet, just really hooking me into the book. It was fast-paced but the author did it in a subtle way and I enjoyed that!One mini sort-of-problem I had was comparing Chelsea's complexion to food, I felt little icky about that."Not only am I informing you of what I want, it also serves as a notice of my intent. I'm going to kiss you."

  • Megan
    2019-03-26 11:59

    I really want this as a a movie, it played out SO visually in my head which isn't how my brain usually works, so

  • Pamala
    2019-04-02 12:37

    Fantastic!!!If you like your romance with intelligent, competent people who behave like real people with jobs, goals, foibles, etc. then this is the book for you. The main characters, Chelsea and Adam, are both so smart and competent in their respective fields and that's refreshing. This could easily be a Julie James book and her readers would probably enjoy it since it has lots of the same elements: excellent setting and descriptions and characters with real world situations and who behave in believable ways. Very enjoyable and I look forward to more from Ms. Livesay.

  • Laura Brown
    2019-04-15 15:50

    This is my second Tracey Livesay book, and I was so excited to read! I fell for both characters, and pegged Adam's disability early on. Was so excited when it was mentioned in the book. I love diverse characters and stories that show how love truly encompasses all. This was one of those books. It was smart, funny, and a great read!

  • Eboni
    2019-03-26 13:45

    I loved this book. I don't often give five star reviews but I really love the combination of things. We have a hero with asbergers, an interracial relationship and characters I related to!!!!!! Everyone should read this book. plus tell the author she's amazing because she is!

  • Lorice
    2019-03-24 16:52

    Phenomenal!I so love this book. Upon reading Adam had autism and Chelsea still accepted and loved him brought me to tears. Bravo!

  • Natalia
    2019-04-19 12:39

    What a cute bookie!

  • MaggieReadsRom
    2019-03-23 12:53

    4,5 stars! Review to come.

  • Deloris
    2019-04-20 10:46

    APB Perspetive Review: 4.5 stars! Good story I can not wait to see what this author writes next.