May 03

Without Apology by Aubrey Bondurant Review



He’s neat, always on time, and a professed workaholic. I’m chaotic, always running late, and looking for more from life than just my job. Yet our mutual attraction is undeniable.

The last thing I expected after our first date was to have Simon show up at my office. The warm and funny guy I’d met was now gone, replaced by the cold and calculating man in an impeccable suit. While my professional future is in his hands, I can’t stop thinking about how his hands felt on my body.

Whatever had started between us can’t possibly happen now, but that’s easier said than done. Because the more I try not to think of his sexy smirk or delicious accent, the harder it is to stay away. And if our forbidden office kiss is any indication, his resolve is slipping too.

I’ve sworn I’d never fall for a man who puts his job first.
Too bad my heart isn’t listening.

*** Without Apology is a standalone romance for mature audiences due to steamy bedroom scenes that are in no way contained to just the bedroom.***


I’ve read and loved every book that Aubrey Bondurant has written, and the more I read her work, the more in love with her brand of storytelling I fall. She describes her writing style as adult contemporary erotic romantic comedy—smutty chick-lit—but whatever she calls it, make no mistake, she is talented. Her writing is engaging, smart and witty, and she writes romances that draw the reader in with a sexy love story, endearing characters and charming details. Aubrey Bondurant’s name should be on every contemporary romance fan’s TBR list.

Without Apology kicks off Bondurant’s new series, Without, and I can unequivocally say that I am hooked. This workplace romance features sharp-dressed British hero, Simon. Perfectly put together in his suits and ties, Simon is a man who likes control. He’s neat, organized and focused—at least until the beautiful hot mess, Peyton, crosses his path. Unfortunately, their paths are intertwined in more than one way, complicating what promised to be the start of something with a lot of potential. White hot chemistry and a pull neither had ever experienced has them to crossing lines despite them to cross lines despite the ticking clock on their relationship.

Without Apology was exactly what I look for in a contemporary romance—it was full of humor, genuine heart-tugging emotion, and it was squirming-in-my-seat sexy. This well written, richly developed story grabbed my attention from the first page, and I was rooting for Simon and Peyton to pull it together from the moment they met in that grocery store. An absolutely addicting story, I devoured this book with a smile on my face and a hopeful heart. I’m already anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. Five smooches from me for Without Apology by Aubrey Bondurant!

~ Danielle Palumbo