Too Hard to Resist

Too Hard to Resist

One rookie assistant + one demanding executive = flirting that is too hot to handle. Have you ever wished for the perfect job? Me, too. So when I land a temporary gig with a worthwhile and exemplary startup, I'm determined to make it permanent. That my boss is the gorgeous, clever Elliot Sax is nothing I can't handle. We may steal glances at each other and straddle the lin...

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Title:Too Hard to Resist
Author:Robin Bielman
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Edition Language:English

Too Hard to Resist Reviews

  • Nicola

    The medium of gif is the best way to sum up my reaction whenever Robin Bielman releases a new book.

    I think the fact this is my seventeenth read by Robin speaks for itself—I make no secret that she is one of my favourite authors—and it matters not the genre, trope or setting, she’s never yet failed me. And the third book in her

    series continues that trend, bringing us Elliot Sax and Madison Hastings, the singletons amongst their loved-up group of friends, and co-workers in a comp

    The medium of gif is the best way to sum up my reaction whenever Robin Bielman releases a new book.

    I think the fact this is my seventeenth read by Robin speaks for itself—I make no secret that she is one of my favourite authors—and it matters not the genre, trope or setting, she’s never yet failed me. And the third book in her

    series continues that trend, bringing us Elliot Sax and Madison Hastings, the singletons amongst their loved-up group of friends, and co-workers in a company with a no-fraternisation policy firmly in place.

    It’s always a good sign when you find yourself laughing your arse off early on in a story but when that’s followed by the right balance of push/pull, plentiful flirty banter and sexual tension, leading to some rather steamy shenanigans between the couple in question, you know you’re onto a winner and Madison and Elliot quickly became my favourite couple of the series.

    Smart, stubborn, quick with her retorts and a huge heart, I adored Madison as I did Elliot, with his affinity to the f-bomb and more gentle ways—he’s a man who knows how someone deserves to be treated. But what really struck me was how my younger self related to and empathised with both Madison and, to a degree, Elliot, and their story touched me in ways I wasn’t quite expecting.

    Whilst I’ve loved each couple in this series and their paths towards finding love, for me, the best was definitely saved for last. I can’t deny that the shamelessly greedy epilogue-junkie that resides within me would have liked that beast sated as I could happily guzzle down more from all the characters, but there’s no taking away the fact that

    ends a wonderful series on a real high.

  • Claire Robinson

    4.5 -

    Stars!

    The third book in Robin Bielman’s

    series definitely lived up to its title, because Elliot Sax, was definitely

    for this reader.

    Hands down the best book of the series so far, I absolutely adored the ‘forbidden’ romance between Madison and Elliot.

    You could feel the chemistry between them from their first meeting, the sexy banter and the bubbli

    4.5 -

    Stars!

    The third book in Robin Bielman’s

    series definitely lived up to its title, because Elliot Sax, was definitely

    for this reader.

    Hands down the best book of the series so far, I absolutely adored the ‘forbidden’ romance between Madison and Elliot.

    You could feel the chemistry between them from their first meeting, the sexy banter and the bubbling tension of the attraction they were both trying to ignore due to the ‘Non-Fraternisation Policy’ they had both signed, just made it all the sweeter when they did start ignoring the rules.

    There were lots of little enjoyable additions to the story itself that rounded everything out perfectly, and you get to catch up with the couples from the previous books as well, I liked the introduction of a couple of new secondary characters, because I think this series definitely has the legs to run to at least a couple more books. We also have a single Mom with and adorable daughter that have both played regular secondary characters from the start that I am hoping the author has a story in the pipe-line for as well.

    To sum up… I loved it! Cannot wait for more.

    ARC generously provided by the author, in exchange for the above honest reivew.

  • Ayekah

    Wow Wow Wow!!! This book! Holy nuts this book! I did not put it down, and couldn't until I finished it. This is my favorite book from Robin to date. I was just speechless when I finished it. I still don't know how to even review this because it was that good. Not just good fantastic!

    I'm going to try to be brief for several reasons, you need to read this one, you don't need me telling you all the yummy details because you're going to want to melt in your seat all by yourself and you're going to

    Wow Wow Wow!!! This book! Holy nuts this book! I did not put it down, and couldn't until I finished it. This is my favorite book from Robin to date. I was just speechless when I finished it. I still don't know how to even review this because it was that good. Not just good fantastic!

    I'm going to try to be brief for several reasons, you need to read this one, you don't need me telling you all the yummy details because you're going to want to melt in your seat all by yourself and you're going to want to think about this when you're reading it. Scared you didn't I? Ha!

    Elliot has a bad rep at work for being difficult. He's burned through numerous temps in the last few weeks, some don't last a day. He's all work and no play. He's got a 5 year plan and loves his job. It's important that he achieve his goals.

    Madison needs a job and sent to work by the temp agency she's been working for, with hopes of a permanent position haven't worked out thus far. She's hopeful. Running into a coffee shop before work, hoping not to be late, there's a man in front of her in line, who buys the last two croissants she was hoping to snag and buys the rest of the plain ones as well. Topping it off she spills her coffee on her sweater and what a way to start a new job. The new business is warm, welcoming and I loved the characters there. When Mr Tight butt from the coffee shop walks out of the morning meeting and into the adjoining office, she knows she's in deep. And to add to that he's also a friend once removed. He's a friend of her best friend and kind of peripheral in the group they hang out in. Once they get that out of the way and decide they can work together, they make a great team. Maddy is smart, picks up on things quick and does a great job which allows Elliot to do his with less stress. Who am I kidding, the guy needs a roll away bed at the office.

    Until Madison starts to date a little. Since Mateo knows where she's going and Elliot starts to ask they start to show up where her dates are. The attraction between Elliot and Mad is insane and it will take you want to take a cold shower, but the boss has a very strict no frat policy, they both love their jobs and don't want to risk it. Their chemistry is just off the hook crazy. I have never read anything so insanely meshed like these two in a very long time. The plot is smooth and the book flows perfectly.

    I loved Maddy and Elliot. We get to see our friends from the previous books popping in.

    It's two days later and I'm still flying high off this one. Robin, you have truly outdone yourself.

    A zillion shooting stars!!

    advanced copy from NetGalley and Entangled for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Bookgasms Book Blog

    The

    series has been my introduction to Robin Bielman and I swear each new book in the series has me wondering why it took me so long to find her. I have loved each of these books for different reasons and in different ways, and Madison and Elliot’s story is no exception.

    There’s something about the writing in these books that is irresistible to me. It’s engaging, flirty and fun without sacrificing any emotion. There was a bit of a taboo vibe to this one – which ratcheted up the ex

    The

    series has been my introduction to Robin Bielman and I swear each new book in the series has me wondering why it took me so long to find her. I have loved each of these books for different reasons and in different ways, and Madison and Elliot’s story is no exception.

    There’s something about the writing in these books that is irresistible to me. It’s engaging, flirty and fun without sacrificing any emotion. There was a bit of a taboo vibe to this one – which ratcheted up the excitement sometimes - but what resonated with me more was the friends-to-lovers storyline because the honest communication and genuine care these two had for each other hit my sweet spots over and over again. Don’t get me wrong – they do naughty very well (*fans self*), but the magic for me is always in the sweet little details that build up all those swoony feelings to which I am so hopelessly addicted.

    has a little bit of everything: witty banter, dramatic angst, forbidden heat, and sweet emotion which all kept me hooked on the story from start to finish. I loved these two, even when I wanted to give them a good shake (because no good story is complete without some bonehead antics). In all, I was left with a happy heart and a satisfied smile. Madison and Elliot are another delightful addition to this fantastic series! ~ Shelly, 4.5 Stars

  • Heather

    WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW

    This is the first book I've read by this author and if her others are anything like this one I'm hooked! This is not your typical office romance between the boss and his assistant. It is so different from anything I've read before.

    What makes it unique, is that Elliot and Maddy knew each other before they started working together. Not only do they have mutual friends, but her best friend is dating his best friend/roommate. So they see each other often at social events. But whe

    WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW

    This is the first book I've read by this author and if her others are anything like this one I'm hooked! This is not your typical office romance between the boss and his assistant. It is so different from anything I've read before.

    What makes it unique, is that Elliot and Maddy knew each other before they started working together. Not only do they have mutual friends, but her best friend is dating his best friend/roommate. So they see each other often at social events. But when Maddy stepped into his office building that day, she had no idea who she would be working for because she was placed through a temp agency.

    The banter between Elliot and Maddy is off the charts. I could not stop laughing at their "notes" back and forth, especially Elliot's score keeping talents.

    The sexual tension between the two are off the charts. The only problem is that the company has a vert strict no fraternizing policy after the CEO was burned by his ex wife.

    So what happens when you both have found not only your dream job but possibly also your soul mate?

    LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED this book!

  • Coco.V

    3.5 stars - Review to come...

    💝

    💝

  • maggieandteddy

    My laptop bit the dust, so I'm way late in posting my review!

    I really enjoyed this book. I think that this is my first Robin Bielman book. It certainly won't be my last. I found her writing style a little different than I normally read. This is dual 1st person POV.

    A slow burn romance. I requested & received this ARC without realizing that it's the 3rd in a series.

    I had no trouble following. The main characters from the first 2 books are supporting characters in this one.

    There was a sort o

    My laptop bit the dust, so I'm way late in posting my review!

    I really enjoyed this book. I think that this is my first Robin Bielman book. It certainly won't be my last. I found her writing style a little different than I normally read. This is dual 1st person POV.

    A slow burn romance. I requested & received this ARC without realizing that it's the 3rd in a series.

    I had no trouble following. The main characters from the first 2 books are supporting characters in this one.

    There was a sort of meet cute- but not really. Madison is behind Elliot in line at a coffee shop. She doesn't recognize him at first. They mutual friends and know each other. I guess that can happen. She was staring at his ass. LOL

    The slow burn was kinda nice. Elliot is her boss. Of course, there's a hands off employees policy. Madison is a great asset to the company. Elliot has not been the best boss to his previous assistants. They had to hire temps to fill the job. Madison is more than qualified and does stand up to Elliot's stern ways of management. They soon move towards a more friendly acquaintance. Through Elliot's and Madison's internal monologues, they each admit to an attraction.

    Matteo- from book 1 cautions Elliot against hurting Madison. Madison had a terrible break up- jerk ex relationship. Matteo seems like a big brother to Madison.

    Meanwhile, Madison is learning to spread her wins. She starts to find her professional niche.

    The chemistry warms up gradually. This wasn't the usually 44% & wham, they're lovers kinda book. I enjoyed their relationship building. Madison admires Elliot and Elliot truly appreciates Madison.

    I will have to go back and read the other 2 books in this series. This can be a standalone. The other books look good. I want to know more about all of the characters. Matteo & Teague, Levi & Harper.

    4 stars. Sweet friends to lovers/ Boss-Employee romance.

  • Chris  C - A Midlife Wife

    Awww so sweet and sexy. 4.5 stars

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    There’s nothing better than the feeling an illicit romance. The Excitement, sneaking around, secret glances, and little touches. It’s so sexy.

    It’s exactly the feeling that Robin Bielman gives us in this sweet romance story. A part of a series but definitely a story that can be read on its own, Too Hard to Resist is a steamy novel that makes your heart pitter patter. Elliot is so Flippin hot and his connection with Maddie is blazing hot too.

    I lo

    Awww so sweet and sexy. 4.5 stars

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    There’s nothing better than the feeling an illicit romance. The Excitement, sneaking around, secret glances, and little touches. It’s so sexy.

    It’s exactly the feeling that Robin Bielman gives us in this sweet romance story. A part of a series but definitely a story that can be read on its own, Too Hard to Resist is a steamy novel that makes your heart pitter patter. Elliot is so Flippin hot and his connection with Maddie is blazing hot too.

    I love the way the author blends the perfect amount of heat and tension along with the attraction and denials. Some things cannot be kept hidden and the steam radiates off from these two.

    It was nice to visit with old friends from the other stories in this book that I think Elliot and Maddie are my favorite. Beautiful friendships and sweet love are what this story is all about.

    * advance copy received for review consideration

  • Dísir

    I dived into Robin Bielman’s ‘Too Hard to Resist’ without having read the other books in this series, happy to say that this works perfectly as a standalone. And the pages do turn quickly, with the gradual upping of sexual tension until it eventually breaks.

    A friends-to-lovers romance isn’t my favourite though the forbidden workplace one is one that I was eager to delve into. But ‘Too Hard to Resist’ is a hard one to write about, not because it wasn’t an easy read (it was) but because the to-an

    I dived into Robin Bielman’s ‘Too Hard to Resist’ without having read the other books in this series, happy to say that this works perfectly as a standalone. And the pages do turn quickly, with the gradual upping of sexual tension until it eventually breaks.

    A friends-to-lovers romance isn’t my favourite though the forbidden workplace one is one that I was eager to delve into. But ‘Too Hard to Resist’ is a hard one to write about, not because it wasn’t an easy read (it was) but because the to-and-fro-ing and the somewhat predictable plan that Elliot and Madison make to keep a distance from each other that didn’t work out in the end.

    And round and round the game went as both parties vacillated between flirting and not wanting to cross that line, to the point that I got bored (when I should have been excited) by the time they finally fell into bed.

    There also seemed to be a greater affinity with Madison that I felt, like I knew her feelings, hopes and plans more intimately than I knew Elliot, who in comparison, seemed to take a greater interest in Madison only when she became his assistant. His mostly lustful thoughts of her and nothing much else besides how good she was as his co-worker were what I got from him instead—that he wanted her physically wasn’t in any doubt, but I didn’t feel as though that extended to beyond the bedroom or the office as his assistant or that he was prepared to sacrifice anything for this hookup he wanted so badly.

    The contrast between rather inexperienced heroine and the player hero was a little irksome nonetheless as Elliot made (dickish) moves that were clearly meant to distract her from dating other guys when I, liked Madison, couldn’t figure out his game beyond wanting her in bed as every chapter written in his POV has some kind of sentence that emphasises her hotness or involves body parts squishing together in a hookup. That there were occasional ex-fuck-buddies of his coming into the picture here and then didn’t bode all too well; neither did Madison’s inexperience that somehow translated into inexplicable naïveté and insecurity towards the end when the stakes never seemed equal between them.

    I do like Bielman’s writing, but ‘Too Hard to Resist’ sadly didn’t quite work out too well for me as a result—the inequality of feelings, the way I felt more for one protagonist than the other were writ too large for me to look away from, despite the forbidden romance trope that I typically like.

    *ARC by the publisher via Netgalley

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