[READ] (Due Diligence)
RustratingI liked seeing Eli again although I wanted to see of Eli Justin together Eli is my favorite character in the series so Eli is always good Incidentally I think this book CAN be read as a standalone but ou ll like it if ou at least read Just Business Eli Justin s story firstI was fascinated by the whole consulting gig although I had a hard time believing that employees could get away with spouting homophobic anti Semitic and anti Islam Fazil s parents are Turkish but he is a secular Muslim slurs in a workplace view spoilergoing as far as burning a uran in the middle of a meeting room hide spoiler 35 StarsTwo words people Two words DRAGON SCENE I may or may not have fallen down the research rabbit hole after reading that I admit nothing Don t check my Google search historyFazil and Todd dated in HS and a whole bunch of misunderstandingsmiscommunication ended their relationship with Fazil running away Now 15 ears later Fazil happens to come in to do consulting work at Todd s company And right from the beginning it s easy to see that the feelings and the attraction never went away Thes To be released June 2016 This is another Takeover book focusing on Fazil
who is not nearly as straight as Eli thought in Just Business and Todd the is not nearly as straight as Eli thought in Just Business and Todd the school boyfriend he never did get overMuch much less kink in this one FYI A little playing with toys No sm or pain play Rough sex Yes 325 starsI really struggled with my rating for this one I absolutely love Anna Zabo s Takeover series but Due Diligence didn t work all that well for me I ll settle with 325 stars because
the story had a lot of heart and emotion and the story had a lot of heart and emotion and the is stellar as alwaysTo begin with I really dislike the misunderstandingmiscommunication trope Even though I m very forgiving and understanding when the MCs are teenagers I had a hard time buying that Fazil acted so foolishly 15 The Guitar Style of Jerry Reed years ago no matter how insecure he was This is the MOTHER of all misunderstandings view spoilerHe believed rumors about Todd cheated on him never even thought of asking him if the rumors were true and on top of that he left him without even saying goodbye And never spoke to him for the next 15ears hide spoiler 5 Stars This is a sexy and fun book This is book three in Anna Zabo s Takeover Series and I loved itFazil works with Sam Eli at SR Anderson Consulting When Sam needs someone to go to Seattle to help Singularity Storage a company they are trying to save it s Fazil and Eli who are sent to The Emerald City The last person Fazil expects to see is his high school boyfriend Todd Douglas Against all his better judgements the pull between Todd and Fazil is just too strong and the two take up an inner office affair that melts the keyboards What happens when they are discovered and better et what happens when it s time for Fazil to return home across the country Can these two get a second chance at happiness or do they just have too many obstacles in the way I really loved this book I loved the Seattle history and scenery it was awesome being from the Seattle Area I really enjoyed this ride around The Emerald City I was able to vividly picture the areas the author described and I felt like I was hiking up Mt Rainier with Fazil and Todd I loved the playfulness between Fazil and Todd they are an awesome couple and holy Hotness can they burn up the sheets HOT HOT HOT Loved it all I can definitely recommend this book and the series 5 Stars and a top recommendation from me ARC provided by The Publisher Intermix in exchange for an honest review Reviewed by Jaime from Alpha Book Club. St love ┬á He knows better than to get personally involved on a job like this Back in high school Todd broke FazilÔÇÖs heart times than he could count but both┬ámen have grown so much since then and Fazil never could say no to To.
old school developers that thought that commenting codeschool developers that thought that commenting code a waste of time So for so much of what Eli and Fazil were doing I remember our company going through something similar Thankfully our company didn t have the rampant racism and homophobia but the rest was very familiar so good job Anna Zabo for capturing that whole situation so very wellThough I think that Just Business is my favorite of this series so far I did really enjoy Due Diligence uite a lot It was hot and sweet and full of second chances which I adore I can t wait for the next book ARC of Due Diligence was generously provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review DNF at 22%This book is very different than the first two Part of my love of the other books was the sexual tension and the men discovering what made the other tick This book is two high school sweethearts reconnecting after 15 ears apart The reason for their breakup which wasn t really a breakup is 100% misunderstanding and miscommunication I m not going to rate since I didn t finish and hope there will be another book in the series The first two are outstanding but this one just isn t my speed 3 StarsThis was the third book in the Takeover series I think I may have made a mistake reading them back to back but for some reason I really found myself struggling to finish this one I had to force myself to read and overall I was pretty bored I was even in Seattle while I tried to get into this book I kept glancing out the window at Mt Rainer still didn t help I think for me the struggle was silly I didn t get why Fazil didn t just explain himself to Todd and ask him for what he wanted I just didn t get "It I M Looking Forward "I m looking forward moving on to something new I m a huge fan of the Takeover series and Anna Zabo s writing Her stories are angsty enough to be interesting but also romantic and so damn SEXY Due Diligence is a reunited lovers story I vaguely remember Fazil pronounced like this per Anna from the second book Just Business It turns out Fazil who recently broke up with his girlfriend is bisexual When Fazil travels to Seattle with his boss Eli to consult with a struggling company he is floored to see his former best friend and lover Todd and Fazil were inseparable in high school but Fazil was oung and insecure and he left Todd behind Fazil always thought his reasons were justified but Todd remembers things differently Todd no longer works in his dad s garage he is an engineer and a good one at that I absolutely loved the chemistry between Todd and Fazil even if I do typically prefer slower burn stories Todd and Fazil can t keep their hands off each other from day 1 Todd is all bossy and rough during sex and Fazil is all for that There s a bit of role play and a wait for it dragon dildo I googled it incognito ou should too While I loved Todd Fazil drove me crazy with his insecurities and fears He is just so wishy washy Even at the end Fazil beats around the bush and doesn t directly ask Todd for what he needs Todd blames himself but I didn t think it was entirely his fault Todd is very forgiving and lets bygones be bygones but Fazil drowns in guilt and then pulls away from Todd all over again Fazil has a hard time with feelings in general He misses Todd like crazy but instead of calling him he wallows in self pity So Y Sent by SR Anderson Consulting Fazil is there┬áto help audit Singularity Storage a company they are trying to save His first┬ádiscovery is intriguing to say the least One of Singularity's engineers is Todd Douglas FazilÔÇÖs fir. 45 StarsIt s a close race between this book and
The Last As To Which Was My Favorite This Serieslast as to which was my favorite This series one of my favorite MM series Each book features a different couple and I ve honestly really liked all three books and couplesThis one was off the charts hot That Mr Dragon scene was hands down one of the hottest I ve ever read Yeah I thought their original break up was dumb They were both idiots Fazil so But they were also teenagers Some of that is expected Plus we didn t have to experience it happening Yeah it affected the current relationship a bit of course Fazil would feel some guilt Another great addition to the series and I cannot wait for Brian s book Wow My least favorite so far No doubt Todd
And Fazil Were Smoking Hot Together ButFazil were smoking hot together but was a bit of a downer He kept bringing up the past and so sensitive 45 Stars Due Diligence is the third book in Anna Zabo s Takeover series This book has a bit of a different feel to it than Takeover and Just Business One this is a second chance story and oh how I do love those and two it isn t a BDSM themed story Oh it s kinky and deliciously so just not in that wayAlso while ou probably could read Due Diligence as a stand alone novel I do feel Friends Forever: Everything Changes (Friends Forever) you will get out of it by reading the previous two novels first Eli one of the MC s of Just Business plays a pretty heavy roll in Due Diligence You ll have a much better understanding of the dynamics of the company that Eli and Fazil work for and get a lot of background in the first two novels that will enrichour reading of this one Plus they re fantastic tooFazil Kurt is a bisexual man who just got out of a relationship and he s trying to distance himself from his ex girlfriend since she started dating someone from their circle of friends Ouch So he s happy to head to Seattle with Eli to try to straighten out this audit with Singularity Storage The last person on planet Earth Fazil thought he d see there was his high school boyfriend whom he had not seen in 15 The TV Writer's Workbook: A Creative Approach To Television Scripts yearsFazil was a good guy but he tended not to think things through His own insecurities fed his belief that he was never good enough for Todd Douglas who was a gorgeous popular bad boy 15ears later Fazil still has the same issues and I admit it got kind of old after a while People make all kinds of assumptions about him based on his ethnicity assuming he is a practicing Muslim with all that comes with that Fazil is pretty much a secular Muslim He doesn t practice he eats pork drinks alcohol and is bisexual The lesson here is that not everyone is the same Todd isn t perfect either though He WAS BLINDSIDED WHEN FAZIL UP AND blindsided when Fazil up and after high school without a word and he never really got over his first and most intense love He was very forgiving of Fazil for the disappearing act which I thought was a good thing because they were just kids at the time But one thing that Todd and Fazil do very very well is sex Oh My God I didn t even know what a dragon dildo was before NV Level 3 Health and Social Care yesterday But then I do kind of live under a rock on the internet But dayum HAWTBut Todd also held some of the characteristics of hisounger self like the idea that Fazil should uproot his life and move out to Seattle For the longest time he just wouldn t listen and he wouldn t bend He was totally blind to Fazil s needsSo at least I wanted to smack them both rather than just one of them Spread the love right I definitely forgive them for their lack of communication and misunderstandings of their outh They were just kids And they did do better this time around it just took them a bit of time to find the. A business trip leads to a surprise encounter with an old flame in this sexy┬áromance from the author of Just Business ┬á After Fazil Kurt breaks up with his girlfriend a business trip to Seattle offers┬ásome much needed time awa.