Review: Blackburn by Brynne Asher

Posted June 26, 2018 by StaceyisSassy in Contemporary Romace, Novella/Short Story, Reviews, Romantic Suspense / 0 Comments

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Review:  Blackburn by Brynne AsherBlackburn (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Brynne Asher
Published by Self-Published on June 26, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Novella/Short Story
Pages: 113
Format: eARC
Source: Author

She’s my employee.

I’m her boss’s boss. Hell, I own the company.

Pursuing Lillian Burkette was a line I shouldn’t cross.

Until a work trip from hell changed everything.

I didn’t just step over the line. I annihilated the damn thing.  

When it comes to her, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do.  I’d even kill for her.

When they say the corporate world is a jungle … they have no idea.

Special Forces: Operation Alpha



(Special Forces:  Operation Alpha)

By Brynne Asher


When you’ve found a good thing…


I’d like to think I’m somewhat of a connoisseur of romance stories. Can you be a connoisseur of romance reads? The definition for a connoisseur is –

a person who knows a lot about and enjoys one of the arts, or food, drink, etc. and can judge quality and skill in that subject…

Hmmm…I know a lot about romance and enjoy reading them immensely. Writing romance is an art form, isn’t it? I can judge quality and skill in the subject. Time for a banner change…


Stacey is Sassy



Not bragging or anything (MUCH!!) but I like to think my skills fall in finding brilliant and remarkable authors who write contemporary, historical and paranormal romance. When I find a new “good thing” I want to share that “good thing” with the world. Brynne Asher, she’s a bloody “good thing”. Every time I get the opportunity to read a new story by her, I’m immediately sighing with delight. There’s something about her characters that make you feel like their friends and you’ve known them for years. Her words flow in a way that’s easy, comfortable and just plain old good.

Blackburn was a fantastic little story and I found myself sucked in from the very first page. It’s a small package of goodness, filled with action, adventure, steam, sizzle and sigh-worthy moments. He’s bossy, tough and a man with many talents. She’s a smart and attractive woman who tries to look for the best in every situation. You could tell from the very start that his gruffness was a front. He wanted her sweetness but didn’t know how much until her life was in danger. There was no way that either could fight the attraction that was always sizzling below the surface.

Now, I’ve convinced you that Brynne Asher has MAD skills, haven’t I? Well, just trust me, she’s good. So, you’re probably wondering why this little package of goodness didn’t get 5 stars? Well, my friends, it’s the old…the small package didn’t hit the spot. I needed more. I wanted more. I had to have more. I needed to see the office dynamics when Gabriel Blackburn was a douchewaffle. I wanted to know why Lillian Burkette chose Spanish and how she came to love Central America. I had to have more Gabriel fighting the baddies to protect the woman he’s coming to care for. I just wanted more of the nitty gritty and because I KNOW Brynne Asher is a “good thing”, I know it would have been better longer.

But, alas, I have to settle for the little package and wait patiently for Brynne Asher’s next big thing to come along. I’m sure that one will have the length and breadth to hit the right spot. 😉


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