Off Limits
“I want to taste you tonight.”With chemistry this hot, it’s worth getting burned… Billionaire Jack Grant is totally off-limits to Gemma Picton. He’s wild, deliciously dangerous… and her boss. When working late turns X-rated, it’s better than her wildest imaginings — and Gemma’s imagined a lot! But Jack has major emotional baggage, so when Gemma starts wanting to heal his heart as well as enjoy his body, she knows she’s in big trouble…

Off Limits Details

TitleOff Limits
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 1st, 2018
PublisherHarlequin Dare
Rating
GenreRomance, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Off Limits Review

  • Meags
    January 1, 1970
    3 StarsThe classic workplace romance trope was used here and it was used well. Jack Grant is a billionaire philanthropist playboy and Lady Gemma Picton is his right-hand women. They work exceedingly well together and have done so for a good two years. There has always been a certain spark of chemistry between Jack and Gemma, but both have remained professional for several reasons beyond the whole don’t shit where you eat, no romance in the workplace mentality. For one, Jack is a widower. To drow 3 StarsThe classic workplace romance trope was used here and it was used well. Jack Grant is a billionaire philanthropist playboy and Lady Gemma Picton is his right-hand women. They work exceedingly well together and have done so for a good two years. There has always been a certain spark of chemistry between Jack and Gemma, but both have remained professional for several reasons beyond the whole don’t shit where you eat, no romance in the workplace mentality. For one, Jack is a widower. To drown his sorrows over the loss of his beloved wife, he has copious amounts of casual sex with countless faceless women. Although Gemma is wildly attracted to Jack she has no intention of becoming yet another one of Jack’s mind-numbing sexual conquests. But, as these things generally go, Jack and Gemma’s restraint only takes them so far, until one sexually charged night a moment of weakness and want sees them giving into temptation. And once those dams break, there is no stopping them. Jack remains standoffish, except for in the bedroom, and Gemma knows that she must protect her heart from the man she understands can’t (or won’t) love her the way she needs. She could just call it a day – Gemma knows that would be the smart thing to do – but she is willing to risk her heart for more time with Jack, even knowing the fallout that awaits them. Jack and Gemma’s complicated romance probably should have worked for me better than it did. I enjoy a good office romance and I found myself really digging Clare Connelly’s writing style and her portrayal of Gemma as a strong woman who knew her own mind. I guess my problems lie in the whole widower trope. This generally isn’t something I enjoy reading in my romance reads, ever really. I think this is largely due to the feelings of anxiety and discomfort it draws from me when the widowed character deals with all those angsty emotions, like loss, grief, guilt and even betrayal, as they find themselves unexpectedly falling for someone new. Sometimes – and it’s very rare – these elements are handled in a way that puts my mind and heart at ease. This was not the case here, and I think that had a lot to do with that fact that I just didn’t buy Jack’s feelings for Gemma, like, at all. This may have been helped if we got a deeper insight into his character, but as it was, from Gemma’s perspective, he came across as a standoffish asshole 80% of the time. He has his own brief moments of narrative himself, but they did absolutely nothing to assure me that his dick-ish behaviour was grounded in the depth of his sorrow and hurt. To me, he was just an unlikable guy, which, by all rights, should have changed as the story progressed, but it didn’t, instead I found myself growing more convinced that he simply wasn’t what Gemma deserved. To be fair, this entire reaction could be a “me thing” and I own that. Most readers are self-aware enough to know what kind of tropes and character traits they enjoy reading, and as such, I probably had an inkling going in that this wasn’t rightly the kind of romance story I was going to get swept up in. Though, as I said, I really did love Clare Connelly’s writing and I did really root for Gemma and her happiness. This was also an exceedingly steamy read, too, which is always a bonus if you love that sort of thing, which I do. *waggles eyebrows*Ultimately, I may not have loved this the way I hoped I would, but I’ll most certainly be keeping my eye out for more of Connelly’s stories in the future.
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  • Elisabeth Lane
    January 1, 1970
    It's not you, it's me. Or well, maybe it's also you a little. This book is the worst of what romance has to offer a feminist. A bright, capable, accomplished heroine sexually harrassed by her employer, who she then sleeps with, falls in love with and eventually has an "HEA" with after three glorious weeks of non-stop fucking. Oh, after he finally admits he has his head up his butt because he was mean to his dead wife. Spare me the hero whose mansluttish ways are directly derived from the dead wo It's not you, it's me. Or well, maybe it's also you a little. This book is the worst of what romance has to offer a feminist. A bright, capable, accomplished heroine sexually harrassed by her employer, who she then sleeps with, falls in love with and eventually has an "HEA" with after three glorious weeks of non-stop fucking. Oh, after he finally admits he has his head up his butt because he was mean to his dead wife. Spare me the hero whose mansluttish ways are directly derived from the dead woman in his past. If any of this were interrogated within the text, I wouldn't have hated it quite so much. But it's all utterly unexamined bullshit. Not an auspicious start to the Dare line, which I had hoped to adore given the demise of Blaze. Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of sex. Too bad I wanted to drown both of the protagonists: him for being an unmitigated ass and her for putting up with his crap so I couldn't properly appreciate it. Even without the horror of the naked hero sexually harrassing the heroine in his bedroom/office in the opening scene in the wake of the Weinstein revelations, this would have been a meh book. I upgraded it to two stars because I only found one typo. He couldn't even grovel properly. No thanks.
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  • Liina
    January 1, 1970
    3,5 starsGemma is Jack's assistant and knows exactly what kind of a man Jack is, when it comes to women. After losing his wife, Jack has been having meaningless affairs with lots of women, but he's also attracted to Gemma. When passion takes over them, Jack starts to open up about his past and their relationship becomes more meaningful. Even though they get closer to each other, Jack's past is still holding him back, but Gemma is not going to let him play with her. Can Jack finally let go of his 3,5 starsGemma is Jack's assistant and knows exactly what kind of a man Jack is, when it comes to women. After losing his wife, Jack has been having meaningless affairs with lots of women, but he's also attracted to Gemma. When passion takes over them, Jack starts to open up about his past and their relationship becomes more meaningful. Even though they get closer to each other, Jack's past is still holding him back, but Gemma is not going to let him play with her. Can Jack finally let go of his past?It was my first read by the author and Harlequin new line. It has two strong characters, great banter and a lot of steamy scenes. It's a quick and fun read and I really liked it, especially the second half of the book. 
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    MY RATING : 4/5 STARSI received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This is my first harlequin dare novel or mills and boon so I'm pretty excited. Once Goodreads or the publisher gets their act together, you'll probably fall in love with the cover as much as I did. I was attracted to the cover as much as the synopsis because hello who doesn't love an office romance involving a super rich boss and his assistant?OFF LIMITS was definitely a darker toned novel. There were hard MY RATING : 4/5 STARSI received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This is my first harlequin dare novel or mills and boon so I'm pretty excited. Once Goodreads or the publisher gets their act together, you'll probably fall in love with the cover as much as I did. I was attracted to the cover as much as the synopsis because hello who doesn't love an office romance involving a super rich boss and his assistant?OFF LIMITS was definitely a darker toned novel. There were hardly any light heart moments you might expect. Jack is going through a long grieving process after his wife passed away from cancer and Gemma, his assistant, is there to watch him waste his life by having sex with as many females as possible to forget his grief.Obviously, things get heated and suddenly Gemma and Jack are getting hot and heavy basically anywhere they go. The sex scenes were spectacular and you can really feel the chemistry and intensity of each scene. If you're not a fan of fifty shades of grey, I'm sorry to quote this but this book had a lot of fifty vibes. Not a stalker or abusive boyfriend but just dark past, moody hero, Bondage, and submissive vibes.In terms of why it wasn't a perfect 5/5 for me is probably because it didn't leave a big impact on me. I enjoyed the read and got through it but it's not something I would pump my first in the air for.MY RECOMMENDATIONDefinitely worth the buy and read!
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  • Coco.V
    January 1, 1970
    💝 FREE on Amazon today (2/6/2018)! 💝Blurb:“I want to taste you tonight.”With chemistry this hot, it’s worth getting burned… Billionaire Jack Grant is totally off-limits to Gemma Picton. He’s wild, deliciously dangerous…and her boss. When working late turns X-rated, it’s better than her wildest imaginings—and Gemma’s imagined a lot! But Jack has major emotional baggage, so when Gemma starts wanting to heal his heart as well as enjoy his body, she knows she’s in big trouble…
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  • Fiona Marsden
    January 1, 1970
    I bet that five stars is a surprise. But I have a set of rules about reviewing romance and I have to stick to them. This book made me a little weepy at one point. You do that, hardened category romance reader that I am, and you get that extra star. So long as you don't break any of the other rules. Fair warning.This is a boss and PA romance. Technically. Apparently there is a prequel on the Harlequin site about how Gemma and Jack first meet when she starts working for him. He is dealing with his I bet that five stars is a surprise. But I have a set of rules about reviewing romance and I have to stick to them. This book made me a little weepy at one point. You do that, hardened category romance reader that I am, and you get that extra star. So long as you don't break any of the other rules. Fair warning.This is a boss and PA romance. Technically. Apparently there is a prequel on the Harlequin site about how Gemma and Jack first meet when she starts working for him. He is dealing with his grief for the recent loss of his wife by burying himself in booze and women. I have chosen not to read that prequel because that is why I stopped reading boss/PA/secretary romances years ago.So when I started this book (especially after my experience with another of the Dare books) I was very nervous. Especially as it's written in first person which is most definitely not a POV I enjoy. It often seems forced to me, lacking the smoothness of third.Anyway, we start this book at a point of change. The attraction between Jack and Gemma has been simmering, just below the boil, for a long while. For Jack, she is off limits because he knows from the first that Gemma wouldn't be as easily shagged and disposed of as the other women who parade through his bedroom before being consigned to oblivion. For Gemma, she knows that being treated as just another of Jack's "screw to forget" disposable women would break her.So they have spent two years, keeping an invisible barrier while, with great proficiency, he screws (it ain't love and is barely sex) nameless women, and while Gemma becomes an indispensable part of Jack's business.Then Jack steps over the line, and the force of it takes Gemma with him. Be prepared for a lot of sex. A. Lot. Of. Sex.But it isn't all just about the sex. Gemma isn't stupid and she uses Jack's craving for her to delve deeper, into places he doesn't want to go. And Jack does the same, his need for Gemma's body awakening a need to know more about his former icicle of a PA.Of course it isn't all sex and skittles. Jack has demons to fight and Gemma has her own insecurities. It is bound to go pear shaped.Overall this was a good read. It took me a while to get into the 1st person and there seems to be a much bigger percentage of Gemma's POV because I did look for input from Jack a few times and it wasn't there. Once I got into the rhythm, the POV didn't jar me too much. I still don't feel comfortable with the disrespectful way he treated his shagfest women, but I was able to understand why, even if I still don't approve.The ending was satisfying and as mentioned, it got to my emotions.I received this ARC from Netgalley for an independent review.
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  • Nadine Bookaholic
    January 1, 1970
    I found this story to be a HOT quick read, one that can be done in an afternoon. The story had a lot of substance and the chemistry between Jack and Gemma was great. This really is a great introduction to Harlequin's new DARE line of books.You can see my full review along with an excerpt and #Giveaway here: https://nadineisobsessedwithbooks.blo...
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  • Shirley Cuypers
    January 1, 1970
    Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Harlequin Dare!Off Limits is a book about Gemma and Jack. Jack is Gemma’s boss and that’s why there cannot be a sexual relationship between them, even though they both want it. One day Jack’s crossed the line and since that day, they are addicted to each other. But will it last?When I started reading Off Limits, I didn’t know this book was going to be this sexy. I s Original review This book was provided by the Publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Netgalley and Harlequin Dare!Off Limits is a book about Gemma and Jack. Jack is Gemma’s boss and that’s why there cannot be a sexual relationship between them, even though they both want it. One day Jack’s crossed the line and since that day, they are addicted to each other. But will it last?When I started reading Off Limits, I didn’t know this book was going to be this sexy. I started reading this book on the bus and I couldn’t stop blushing and hoping that no one was reading along. Off Limits is such a steamy hot romance book!I really love Off Limits because it reminds me a little of Fifty Shades. It’s not that the sex is that similar, but the way it’s described and the way the book flows. Off Limits is such a fast-paced read, I couldn’t stop reading. From the first page, I was completely hooked!Clare Connelly is such a great author and I cannot wait to read more books written by her!
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  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    First of all, I have to admit, I haven't read a Mills & Boon book since I was a teen. It's not something I thought I would do again, but I was given a 'limited edition proof' of this book with no cover at a local book signing and, on a spur of the moment, thought why not? It says 'Dare - Our hottest series yet' on the cover and I took that as a challenge. Surely, a M&B book is no way near as hot as the books I tend to read these days. Right??Oh boy, was I wrong!! Talk about hot!! This se First of all, I have to admit, I haven't read a Mills & Boon book since I was a teen. It's not something I thought I would do again, but I was given a 'limited edition proof' of this book with no cover at a local book signing and, on a spur of the moment, thought why not? It says 'Dare - Our hottest series yet' on the cover and I took that as a challenge. Surely, a M&B book is no way near as hot as the books I tend to read these days. Right??Oh boy, was I wrong!! Talk about hot!! This sexy billionaire boss and his smart & challenging right-hand woman sure knew how to turn up the heat. I got swept away by these two intelligent and engaging characters. Both Jack and Gemma had been broken in their own way and weren't looking for love or even ever crossing those boundaries with each other. They thought of each other as off limits, a line they couldn't cross as it would change everything ... and so it did ... and it was steamy, witty, charming, anger-fueled, heartbreaking... and definitely a book I would recommend!
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  • Jessica Alcazar
    January 1, 1970
    Do you guys remember the movie, Two Weeks Notice with Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant? .... Okay so the whole set up of this story reminded me of this move and but a huge smile on my face from the start! They're not identical by any means, but they're similar enough that it immediately put me in a very *happy place* when I began to read!One thing I can warn you about from the start is Jack ... he's gonna be a hard one to not only like, but to root for. Honestly, he's an asshole lol ... but he has Do you guys remember the movie, Two Weeks Notice with Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant? .... Okay so the whole set up of this story reminded me of this move and but a huge smile on my face from the start! They're not identical by any means, but they're similar enough that it immediately put me in a very *happy place* when I began to read!One thing I can warn you about from the start is Jack ... he's gonna be a hard one to not only like, but to root for. Honestly, he's an asshole lol ... but he has his reasons. Would I have chosen to write him with very little soft edges to him? Probably not. But he's consistent. Once and asshole almost always an asshole so .... there's that. Which of course would make Gemma kinda, maybe, sorta come across as weak because she continues to go back for more from him. But it works you guys. It's who they are and their puzzle pieces fit together very well and their sexual chemistry is off the charts!This book surprised me. I liked it a lot. Both our leads our leads were perfectly flawed just like real life. This was realistic and relatable and really sexy! Well done!Copy provided for blog tour review
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  • Meleka Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    I truly liked this book. I have not been really able to delve into a lot books as I did this one. It kept my interest. This is the story of Gemma Picton and Jack Grant. Jack is Gemma's boss and for 2 years she has been trying not to be attractive to her employer. They are both attracted to each other but they are trying to adhere to a look-but-don't-touch rule. I wanted these characters together. They made a great match. Gemma and Jack are good counterparts for each other. His sarcasm and her qu I truly liked this book. I have not been really able to delve into a lot books as I did this one. It kept my interest. This is the story of Gemma Picton and Jack Grant. Jack is Gemma's boss and for 2 years she has been trying not to be attractive to her employer. They are both attracted to each other but they are trying to adhere to a look-but-don't-touch rule. I wanted these characters together. They made a great match. Gemma and Jack are good counterparts for each other. His sarcasm and her quick wit were just perfect together. I liked how the author wrote about the battle within the characters. It was well written. Their internal battle to keep it together and not be affected by each other was something that kept me wanting to read. I loved the development of the characters. "I want him to chase me." This statement right here made me want to devour this book. Gemma is my kind of girl. I love a good chase. And I believe the author accomplished that feat with her writing. I also liked Gemma's inner dialogue. It was practical. It made sense. She was mature. She knew she should not get caught up with Jack but his pull was hard to resist. She was fighting not to fall for him. She was not pushing herself on him or into his life. I liked Jack as a character also. He treated Gemma like a person and how she should have been treated. He did not want a relationship at first but he realized that Gemma was what he needed. And comparing him to Colin Farrell was a plus since I think he is cute. That image gave me a vision in my mind of how Jack looked. The author made their relationship natural. It was not man sees girl or girl sees guy and they are instantly in love. The relationship went through its ups and downs and it progressed into something. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone.*I received an ARC from Netgalley for an honest review. All reviews are my own opinions.*
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  • Angie
    January 1, 1970
    I received the Arc for Off Limits by Clare Connelly and I was not disappointed. It's my first book by this author and I have nothing but good comments for the novel. Gemma and Jack's story was scorching and tender, I cried at the end because I just knew how strong Gemma is to make the decision she made, which in the end paid off for both of them. Jack is this intelligent, sexy than sin billionaire who is broken and damaged after losing his wife to cancer. The sexy billionaire goes through woman I received the Arc for Off Limits by Clare Connelly and I was not disappointed. It's my first book by this author and I have nothing but good comments for the novel. Gemma and Jack's story was scorching and tender, I cried at the end because I just knew how strong Gemma is to make the decision she made, which in the end paid off for both of them. Jack is this intelligent, sexy than sin billionaire who is broken and damaged after losing his wife to cancer. The sexy billionaire goes through woman to fill that void (Don't you love this stereotype already) because he knows he won't ever forget his Lucy. And Brilliant, confident Gemma working two years for Jack knows all about his issues. She fights like hell the attraction they have together and it's spectacular to watch. The best tease for a reader. She doesn't just want to heal him but help me believe in something better again. You can see the struggle each characters has from the beginning and when they finally collide it's 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 I found myself laughing at their quirky banter and eager to see more of them. I'm so sad the book ended ughhhh. Can't wait for the next one!
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  • Heather andrews
    January 1, 1970
    Jack is a very dominant man, ‘no, you didn’t. Shame… Because if you weren’t wearing underwear I could take you right now. Here against the door. Would you like that, Gemma?’ I loved this book, Jack's personality was one that demanded attention.
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  • Caitlyn Lynch
    January 1, 1970
    Gemma Picton has grown up in the lap of luxury, but she's not content to sit on her behind and let the world revolve around her. A brilliant lawyer, she's now the in-house counsel for Jack Grant, billionaire playboy... and grieving widower. For two years, Gemma has kept Jack at a professional distance, but bit by bit, the walls are coming down. What sort of happily-ever-after can there be, though, for a girl who's never dreamed of white picket fences and a man who lost the love of his life?This Gemma Picton has grown up in the lap of luxury, but she's not content to sit on her behind and let the world revolve around her. A brilliant lawyer, she's now the in-house counsel for Jack Grant, billionaire playboy... and grieving widower. For two years, Gemma has kept Jack at a professional distance, but bit by bit, the walls are coming down. What sort of happily-ever-after can there be, though, for a girl who's never dreamed of white picket fences and a man who lost the love of his life?This is an unconventional romance, but it works because neither Gemma nor Jack WANT a conventional sort of relationship. I absolutely loved Gemma's fierce, determined approach to life, her absolute refusal to compromise her principles for anyone. Her relationship with her grandmother the duchess was fabulous; I could have read a whole novel on the two of them alone.The sex scenes in this book are hot, they are graphic and they start early on. It's not for the faint-hearted, but you could probably have guessed that from the cover. Off Limits is a great example of an unconventional relationship portrayed the right way, with a happy ending that was totally believable for the two characters in question. I thoroughly enjoyed the read, and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the DARE range! Five stars for a fantastic, super sexy read!Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review through NetGalley.
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  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely love the Harlequin Dare series as they are sexy and smoldering and perfectly sized to be palette cleansers between longer books. Jack and Gemma's story was amazing. A very sexy office romance and then some. Gemma Picton knows that her insanely hot boss Jack Grant is a bad idea. He may be her boss and a billionaire tycoon, but she knows he is commitment phobic after the passing of his late wife. Despite the insane chemistry between them she knows that he would never be able to love a I absolutely love the Harlequin Dare series as they are sexy and smoldering and perfectly sized to be palette cleansers between longer books. Jack and Gemma's story was amazing. A very sexy office romance and then some. Gemma Picton knows that her insanely hot boss Jack Grant is a bad idea. He may be her boss and a billionaire tycoon, but she knows he is commitment phobic after the passing of his late wife. Despite the insane chemistry between them she knows that he would never be able to love again after losing his wife. But when passions explode and lines get crossed can Jack's "off-limits" heart be open to love again?Gahh!! I lovvvved this book. Jack was the perfect emotionally damaged Alphahole boss who was arrogant and aggressive in his pursuit of Gemma. And good Lord did he pursue her. The sexytimes in this novel were SCORCHING. And Gemma was the perfect sassy counterpart to him. She gave as good as she got and didn't let him walk all over her. She was fantastic and honestly this short book has been more enjoyable than longer novels I've read recently. I laughed, I cried and I cheered and I loved this story with my whole heart! I will now devour anything by this author!I would like to thank Netgalley and Harlequin for an advanced copy of this book for an honest review. Bravo! 5 stars! ~Ratula
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  • Riki
    January 1, 1970
    This book was definitely a lot darker than I was expecting, with a lot of heavy themes and heartbreaking angst for the hero. Jack’s backstory is tragic, but it never quite made me root for him. He’s a pretty big jerk for most of the book, an asshole, even, and while I did warm up to him in the last third of the book, I had a hard time with his tortured reasons for being removed.Gemma is the kind of heroine I love, whip-smart and capable, and I wanted her to get her HEA, despite not being complet This book was definitely a lot darker than I was expecting, with a lot of heavy themes and heartbreaking angst for the hero. Jack’s backstory is tragic, but it never quite made me root for him. He’s a pretty big jerk for most of the book, an asshole, even, and while I did warm up to him in the last third of the book, I had a hard time with his tortured reasons for being removed.Gemma is the kind of heroine I love, whip-smart and capable, and I wanted her to get her HEA, despite not being completely on board with the hero. I love a workplace romance, and this one had some of my favorite moments, with illicit touches and office sexy times. Even though Jack wasn’t my favorite billionaire hero, the sexy times were off the charts hot and he does turn tender towards Gemma in a way that satisfied my need for a HEA. I’d read more from this author in the future!
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  • Maritza
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received from NetGalley for an honest review. This is the story of Jack, a billionaire and Gemma, his assistant. He is a good looking man whose wife died, leaving him a one night stand cliche. That being said I really liked the progression of the story and the writing style. There were a few editing errors which I'm sure will get addressed before the final release. It was a good length with no repetitions of feelings to prolong the story..
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  • Christine
    January 1, 1970
    Jack is one hot complicated mess of a man. Gemma is one strong sensitive woman. They make for one hell of a strong complicated couple. They have an amazingly strong connection. They both have issues that they need to deal with. Could not wait to see where this story would go. First book I’ve read from this author will read more.
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  • Sabina Alilovic
    January 1, 1970
    Very good, very hot ;)
  • Kathy
    January 1, 1970
    Off Limits is the story of Gemma who is attracted to her boss and knowing it is wrong. Jack who lost his wife to cancer turns to women to sooth the mourning and suffering. When Jack turns his attention to Gemma, he is determined to win Gemma. What results is a great book with lots of steamy scenes. While the story makes you wonder at times if Jack will ever find the love that Gemma has to offer or if she will leave him before he does, the author keeps you enthralled as you read each page. Clare Off Limits is the story of Gemma who is attracted to her boss and knowing it is wrong. Jack who lost his wife to cancer turns to women to sooth the mourning and suffering. When Jack turns his attention to Gemma, he is determined to win Gemma. What results is a great book with lots of steamy scenes. While the story makes you wonder at times if Jack will ever find the love that Gemma has to offer or if she will leave him before he does, the author keeps you enthralled as you read each page. Clare Connelly has written a book that kept my attention with each page and the sexy scenes will only warm you up on a cold winter's day. A perfect read and can't wait to read more of Clare Connelly's books!
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  • sam
    January 1, 1970
    A brilliant, steamy read! I loved the sexual tension that built between the characters and the H was a brooding, bossy alpha...PERFECT!
  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    This is my second Harlequin Dare novel and dare I say, this was hotter than the last one. The story-line is intense and the chemistry is off the charts. From the moment you start reading this book, you are sucked into Jack and Gemma’s story. Jack is wild, hot and off limits since he’s Gemma’s boss. Jack knows he should stay away, but he can’t seem to get Gemma out of his head. And when Gemma seems to want the same things that Jack wants….lets just say, all bets are off.I loved Jack’s character. This is my second Harlequin Dare novel and dare I say, this was hotter than the last one. The story-line is intense and the chemistry is off the charts. From the moment you start reading this book, you are sucked into Jack and Gemma’s story. Jack is wild, hot and off limits since he’s Gemma’s boss. Jack knows he should stay away, but he can’t seem to get Gemma out of his head. And when Gemma seems to want the same things that Jack wants….lets just say, all bets are off.I loved Jack’s character. He was broody and sexy and had his own baggage. And Gemma…Such a hard worker. She tried to fight the attraction she felt for Jack, but it just seemed to be too impossible. The sparks were there and these two just couldn’t deny them.Off Limits was a quick and easy read for me; definitely one that you could finish in one sitting. It hit all the marks I was looking for in a quick and sexy read, with just the right amount of hotness and romance.*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*
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  • Crystal
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book :)) it was given to me by Bookish First and HarlequinReads! It was a short ebook but i still loved it. It was steamyy and funny n just some romance that i needed in my day. Let me say Jack was very hot lol n i live how Gemma was like nopee im not gnna give any fucks lol even though im dying for him inside❤❤. Also awesome Grandma lol i loved her I really enjoyed this book :)) it was given to me by Bookish First and HarlequinReads! It was a short ebook but i still loved it. It was steamyy and funny n just some romance that i needed in my day. Let me say Jack was very hot lol n i live how Gemma was like nopee im not gnna give any fucks lol even though im dying for him inside❤️❤️. Also awesome Grandma lol i loved her
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  • Kim Vanravenswaay
    January 1, 1970
    I've often wondered if the pain is worth the end result when it comes to falling in love. Gemma's pain is so real, throughout the book she knows that she needs to keep her heart out of what they're doing. But come on, Jack is so hot and sensual. Off Limits, is an awesome work place romance.
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  • April Symes
    January 1, 1970
    This book was definitely a lot darker than I was expecting. Off Limits by Clare Connelly is the story of Jack Grant and Gemma Picton. Gemma is Jack personal assistant and knows what a playboy Jack has become after the lost of his wife to cancer. Jack comes off as this huge jerk pretty much the whole book and I think the author writes it off as Jack being this way because of his past pain. Jack has been attracted to Gemma and when a time hits that he can no longer hold back his desire he makes hi This book was definitely a lot darker than I was expecting. Off Limits by Clare Connelly is the story of Jack Grant and Gemma Picton. Gemma is Jack personal assistant and knows what a playboy Jack has become after the lost of his wife to cancer. Jack comes off as this huge jerk pretty much the whole book and I think the author writes it off as Jack being this way because of his past pain. Jack has been attracted to Gemma and when a time hits that he can no longer hold back his desire he makes his move. Gemma is the kind of heroine I really adore- smart, independent, sassy and doesn’t take any gruff off anyone. This is a super-hot office romance to love story! It just took a while to get to the romance part. I would have given this higher marks but the hero was such a jerk to the heroine until almost half way thru the book before he was decent to her. That kind of defeats the purpose of this book. This was a darker toned book and the passion was steamy and sizzling…so that is a plus. I wish Jack wasn’t such a jerk. Still loved Gemma and the writing was good.My Rating: 4.4 stars ***** “I received an advanced copy of this book from the author at no cost to me."
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  • Isha Coleman
    January 1, 1970
    The course is set. The lines have been drawn. But rules are made to be broken. He's nursed a broken heart, played the field and fought the flames of attraction. Jack Grant is about to get in touch with his inner alpha and the heat is about to combust. Gemma is a woman who is no shrinking violet. She speaks her mind, follows her own rules and has no time for risks. Her heart is off limits and that is not about to change. Off Limits goes out of bounds and delivers the full frontal when it comes to The course is set. The lines have been drawn. But rules are made to be broken. He's nursed a broken heart, played the field and fought the flames of attraction. Jack Grant is about to get in touch with his inner alpha and the heat is about to combust. Gemma is a woman who is no shrinking violet. She speaks her mind, follows her own rules and has no time for risks. Her heart is off limits and that is not about to change. Off Limits goes out of bounds and delivers the full frontal when it comes to lust, love and moving on. The fantasy gets real.
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  • Laura
    January 1, 1970
    ***ARC Provided by the Author/Publisher via NetGalley***The Dare line is short, hot, and full of sex. The stories are definitely driven by sex and that is the focus.Jack and Gemma are boss and employee. Office romances can be hot, especially when they are slightly forbidden, like this one is. I enjoyed it overall. There is not a lot, in my opinion, about this book that was original...but that said, I enjoyed it. The sex was hot, the chemistry was believable and so was the reason that Jack felt h ***ARC Provided by the Author/Publisher via NetGalley***The Dare line is short, hot, and full of sex. The stories are definitely driven by sex and that is the focus.Jack and Gemma are boss and employee. Office romances can be hot, especially when they are slightly forbidden, like this one is. I enjoyed it overall. There is not a lot, in my opinion, about this book that was original...but that said, I enjoyed it. The sex was hot, the chemistry was believable and so was the reason that Jack felt he was not able to give more than a hot night, or 2, to each of his conquests.The Dare line of titles seems to be focused on hotter, spicier titles and this one works well.I recommend this title.
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  • Michelle Cunliffe
    January 1, 1970
    If you don't like graphic detail, and what I mean by this is either the sex or language, then you will not like this book.Gemma has been working for Jack for two years, and has seen different women come and go. Jack has emotional baggage which is why he is seeing a lot of women.Then finally Jack notices Gemma, and this brings a whole different meaning to a working relationship.For me there was one thing that made reading the book, a little difficult was the present tense voice, for some readers If you don't like graphic detail, and what I mean by this is either the sex or language, then you will not like this book.Gemma has been working for Jack for two years, and has seen different women come and go. Jack has emotional baggage which is why he is seeing a lot of women.Then finally Jack notices Gemma, and this brings a whole different meaning to a working relationship.For me there was one thing that made reading the book, a little difficult was the present tense voice, for some readers they could get used to it. But its not for me.Apart from that, the back story was well written, and I mwould recommend the book.I will give the book 4/5 stars. The book is on pre-order and is available to buy from 25th Jan from Amazon and all other retailers.I received this book from Netgalley for Mills and Boon Insiders, in return for a honest review.
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  • Andrea Way
    January 1, 1970
    Received this an ARC for review. All opinions are my own honest thoughts.Jack and Gemma work together and have had a spark going between them for sometime. Jack is a self made good looking Irish playboy and Gemma is lawyer who graduated from Oxford and is literally a lady. This book was hot and steamy. I loved Jack and Gemma dynamics and their on going banter. If you are looking for a hot sexy time read, then give this one a shot. Congratulations to the Author Clare on another excellent read.
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  • nick
    January 1, 1970
    Meh. Super boring. I know this is supposed to be a sexy new line from Harlequin, but there was zero build up to any of the sex scenes. And the characters were really dull and annoying too.
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