About the Book:While everyone else headed off to college, small town girl, Autumn Malone, stays behind to help manage her family’s failing restaurant. Two years later, when a scholarship at Adelphi University comes her way, she can’t resist the chance to start a new life. The one thing that she isn’t planning on…is falling for irresistible Vinny Mazzola.
To outsiders, Hamptons born Vinny Mazzola has it all: good looks, money, and an esteemed reputation. While studying business at Adelphi, the last thing he expects to do is fall in love with awkward Autumn Malone, who forces him to ask himself what is really important in life.
When the opportunity arises for Autumn to work at Vinny’s family-owned Italian restaurant, Mazzolas, it seems like a perfect way for her to get to know him better. That is until she meets his over protective mother and his conceited ex-girlfriend who both want nothing more than to get rid of her. Between frats, family, friends, and foes, when it comes down to business, will Autumn and Vinny have to sacrifice everything for a love they can’t live without?
My Rating and Review:
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review and I loved this book!! I made the mistake of starting it after midnight one night when I wasn't able to sleep and at 2:15, I had to force myself to put the Kindle down because I had to be up in a few hours and needed to get at least a little bit of sleep. Fast forward to morning and I hurried to get ready for work so that I could try to get to the end of the book, which I'm happy to say I did!
There were a few times that I wanted to slap Autumn for being so wishy-washy on having a relationship with Vinny, but I get that her insecurities came from having to deal with the ex-girlfriend, who I wanted to actually punch, not just slap through the majority of Autumn's dealings with her. Vinny had a lot to deal with with his family and the restaurant and that ex-girlfriend so there were a couple instances where he too could have used a slap, but he definitely won me over.
Down to Business does end with an event that has the reader wondering what happens next so I'm hopeful that J.C. Alexander will do all of us fans a favor and get the second book in the Business series written and published quickly!