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Billionaire Lex Rochester has a problem. Someone is trying to sabotage the family company, but the investigation needs to be highly discreet because Lex suspects it’s one of his own relatives. His solution—hire IT security specialist Jacinta Greene, who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend. With Jacinta posing as his newly reconciled girlfriend, the other Rochesters won’tBillionaire Lex Rochester has a problem. Someone is trying to sabotage the family company, but the investigation needs to be highly discreet because Lex suspects it’s one of his own relatives. His solution—hire IT security specialist Jacinta Greene, who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend. With Jacinta posing as his newly reconciled girlfriend, the other Rochesters won’t suspect they’re being monitored. The last thing Jacinta wants is to see Lex again. Their breakup still tortures her, but she’ll do just about anything to help her kid brother, even pretend to reunite with Lex. But the more time she spends with Lex, the more she realizes she’s never gotten over him. Which is bad news, because she and Lex are fatally incompatible. The fire that still burns between them is as hot and irresistible as ever. Can Jacinta remember what’s real and what’s fake, or will she be hurt by Lex all over again?...

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  • Steph
    2018-11-10 15:44

    3.75 starsLex has a problem....someone he thought he could trust is telling his companies secrets to the media. He has tried to find the mole on his own with no luck. Now he has an even bigger problem...he needs his ex Jacinta.Jacinta never thought she would see Lex again after their painful breakup. They had run really hot for four glorious months until she was forced to choose between her loyalty to her brother and her loyalty to Lex. The last thing she expects if for Lex to come to her for help...and to ask her to pretend they are back together.Jacinta agrees to his crazy plan but only if Lex agrees to help her brother with a job. As Lex and Jacinta spend more time together, they can't ignore the sparks that still ignite and the fact that their fake relationship is starting to feel more and more real.This was a quick read that had a lot of potential but sadly was a little lacking in the character development in my opinion. Jacinta and Lex both have a lot from their back stories that effect who they are and how they feel but it isn't really as delved into as it could have been. There are also a lot of family members that are introduced but not a lot is done with them. Parts of the story seem to drag while other parts felt rushed.The chemistry between Jacinta and Lex is well written and the sex scenes once you get to them are hot. Lex is defiantly an alpha and once he sets his sights on getting Jacinta back, nothing will stop him.My thoughts:Quick hook or slow starter? 3.5 (this was a slow starter and was off and on for me)Character development: 3.5Level of Romance between characters: 4Passion/Heat level: 4.5 ( sex scenes are hot and you get quite a few of them)Angst/Heartbreak: 4 (with a little more development there would have been more angst)Cliffhanger?:No, this is a stand alone book.Overall, I liked it but I felt like it could have been so much more had it been just a little longer. I would still recommend it as it is a quick read with hot sex scenes. I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Camille
    2018-11-25 15:55

    Someone's leaking information in their company.To find the culprit, Lex asked Jacinta to help him.Posing as his girlfriend so she will have an access to the company's info.It wont raise anyone's suspicion because they used to be a couple.It's an opportunity that can help Jacinta's brother.Pretending love each other in public. Pretending to not love each other in private.

  • K
    2018-12-04 19:42

    The best thing about "Undercover in the CEO's Bed" is the ending. I'm not saying that to be harsh but because its true. The ending was something that I didn't see coming. And truly a refreshing surprise. Overall I liked the book. But being 100% honest most of it was both predictable & forgettable. This is not a book that I would read again. But I would recommend that anyone looking for a beach read or quickie romance read give it a go, because the ending alone is worth it. Lex Rochester has a problem. He doesn't trust his family and believes that one of his own relatives could be the person sabotaging the family company. So Lex decides to hire his ex-girlfriend, Jacinta an IT security specialist, to investigate. The two come to an agreement and in order to keep anyone from getting suspicious Jacinta poses as his reconciled girlfriend. Its been 10 months since Jacinta and Lex broke up but she still isn't over him. She puts up a brave front and only agrees to help Lex if he gets her brother a job. Pretending to be Lex's girlfriend is a little harder for Jacinta than she thought it would be. Lex still pushes her buttons and both characters try to fight their mutual distrust and attraction for one another.

  • Connie N.
    2018-11-14 19:51

    #1 in The Rochesters romance seriesThis was a surprisingly good 2nd-chance-at-love romance--I'd rate it 3.5 stars. Lex and Jacinta were an item at one time and broke up painfully. But they've never forgotten each other or really gotten over each other. Now Lex needs an IT expert to find the leak in his business, and Jacinta would be perfect. But they need to pretend to be boyfriend/girlfriend so no one will suspect her real business. Unfortunately (or fortunately), their real feelings start to show, especially when they attend a weekend party at his grandmother's house. So the pretend becomes real, much as they hate to admit it to each other or even to themselves. I liked the characters and their need to protect their own hearts after a difficult time apart. Their chemistry was obvious, but they also each were strong and professional in their own lives. Secondary characters of her brother Kevin, his cousins, and his grandmother all added interest to the story, and a bit of conflict also. Smooth, moved forward quickly, short and sweet--and hot! I'll continue with this series.

  • Katherine
    2018-12-09 14:46

    Thanks for ARCthe book was good. it was short, sweet and funny at moments. Sometimes it was a little annoying but good overall.

  • Lee
    2018-11-26 13:27

    4.5 starsThe premise of this story attracted me as well as the pretty cover. OK, I am shameless in saying I love my pretty covers but this novella goes beyond the cover and I highly recommend it. Undercover in the CEO's Bed was a great quick read, engaging me from the beginning. Immediately I felt connected to the characters and I certainly felt the chemistry between them.From the moment we meet Jacinta, I knew I liked her, quick, funny, intelligent and sassy. She had never forgotten the short but delicious time she had with Lex before their relationship ended on bad terms but had vowed to put it behind her. When Lex enters Jacinta's life again, asking for a favour, she realises that she hasn't gotten over Lex, not by a long shot but, and after what happened, she vows there can never be anything between them again. Jacinta feels that she doesn't fit in to Lex's world of money and socialites but Jacinta eventually agrees to pretending to be reunited with Lex to help him, to try and get over him and help her brother.Lex is CEO of a multimillion dollar company, successful, driven, ethical and totally against people trying to use him for his position. His proposition to Jacinta is to serve a purpose. Find the mole, with Jacinta posing as his girlfriend, using her IT savvy, and then part ways. Lex goes into the charade convinced that Jacinta is only in this for the influence he has in helping her brother with no feelings attached. He tries to stay in business mode, clinical and with the end goal in mind, but having Jacinta back in his life makes him question whether it can stay pretend.Old feelings resurface and, although each won't acknowledge it to the other, the fire is still there smoldering between them. So much sexual tension and underlying attraction between these two without the other realising they both genuinely feel it, and when Lex admits to himself that he is still not over Jacinta, their story becomes a seductive blend of desire and simmering passion. Jacinta is trying to keep her defenses up against Lex, not wanting to be hurt all over again but can she hold out against the lure of being in his arms again?I really enjoyed the banter between Jacinta and Lex, the way they related to each other and the way their relationship developed. There were so many assumptions made through lack of communication, so many feelings that needed to be voiced, and I loved the way they grew more open with each other, learning to trust the other with their emotions. As they open up about their past and family history we see so much more of them and connect to their story even more. The secondary characters, the family members, the workmates and situations they were all in, contributed beautifully to the story and I loved Nana Alice and Carl in particular. The storyline of catching the mole had it's own twists and surprises and kept me entertained throughout the whole book. In the end it became a poignant journey about trust, learning to trust others but foremost trusting yourself and I could have kept reading more about this family and this couple. The story was well paced and the ending warmed my heart - perfect! copy kindly provided by Netgalley and the publisher

  • Sandy S
    2018-12-08 13:35

    3.75 starsABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date May 26, 2014Billionaire Lex Rochester has a problem. Someone is trying to sabotage the family company, but the investigation needs to be highly discreet because Lex suspects it’s one of his own relatives. His solution—hire IT security specialist Jacinta Greene, who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend. With Jacinta posing as his newly reconciled girlfriend, the other Rochesters won’t suspect they’re being monitored. The last thing Jacinta wants is to see Lex again. Their breakup still tortures her, but she’ll do just about anything to help her kid brother, even pretend to reunite with Lex. But the more time she spends with Lex, the more she realizes she’s never gotten over him. Which is bad news, because she and Lex are fatally incompatible. The fire that still burns between them is as hot and irresistible as ever. Can Jacinta remember what’s real and what’s fake, or will she be hurt by Lex all over again?REVIEW: UNDERCOVER IN THE CEO’S BED is a stand alone, contemporary, adult storyline from author Coleen Kwan. The premise is a second chance at love for two people whose relationship had collapsed ten months earlier when betrayal turned to heartbreak, harsh words were exchanged and bitter memories ensued.The focus of the storyline is billionaire Lex Rochester’s need to uncover the person(s) responsible for leaking private information about his family’s company to the media. His first thought is to search out his ex girlfriend-IT specialist Jacinta Greene-who would be the perfect foil to hunt for the person responsible. Lex suspects a family member but Jacinta isn’t so sure.The relationship between Lex and Jacinta is tense. Lex wants Jacinta to pose as his girlfriend but Jacinta wants something in exchange. From business meetings, to late night affairs and finally a family reunion, Jacinta and Lex must keep the truth about their fake relationship a secret while Jacinta searches for the person sabotaging the company from within. But a lack of trust and their inability to let go of the past has our couple continually fighting with one another-getting no where fast.The secondary characters include an eclectic mixture of the Rochester family; friends and co-workers; and Jacinta’s younger brother. We are introduced to the family matriarch who is ready for her grandson to finally settle down and an assortment of cousins who are all too willing to reveal private information to Jacinta about the man with whom she is still in love.The world building focuses on family, business and the past. We are privy to both Jacinta’s and Lex’s prior history as well as their own dysfunctional family secrets. The skeleton’s run deep in the Rochester family closet and perhaps one has come back to even the score.Coleen Kwan pulls the reader into a story of trust and betrayal; family and friends; finding love and letting go. If you like a romantic story with a bit of mystery and a happily ever after, UNDERCOVER IN THE CEO’s BED is a quick read for a lazy afternoon.Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.www.thereadingcafe.com

  • Amy H
    2018-12-01 14:47

    I first have to say that I got this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review...OH THAT ENDING!!!! it makes me wonder if their will be a second book. I have to know what will happen next. you just cant assume these things!!!This book is a nice romance story. It has some smut in it, but i wouldn't say it was an erotic novel.This story is about a girl named Jacinta. She is an I.T security specialist. She lives with her brother who is having a hard time find a job, and is getting deeper and deeper into a funk. One night after work Jacinta bought her brother a gift because he had a job interview, and she wanted him to feel good. Well, on the ride home in the taxi she saw the one person she never thought she would see again. her ex boyfriend..Jacinta's ex boyfriend is the CEO of a big company. Her brother used to work for him until he pulled a prank and was made an example of and now cannot find a job. Lex was a complete asshole, but Jacinta was just in love with him. He went into the taxi for a business opportunity. He wanted her computer skills to help catch a leak in him company. Lex thinks it is one of his family members. finding out about each one of them was a treat. It was really fun trying to guess who the mole was. it was like a romance mystery with a twist!Jacinta decided she would do it only if he would get her brother a job. To make sure no one suspected that Jacinta was finding a mole, she had to act like they were dating again. This was the best part of the story. they would fight like cats and dogs, but would have great sex at night. They both were in love with each other, but both to stubborn to tell the other one. in this story they will both find out about each others lives, and how finding a company secret will change things forever. Also, what happens when you tell one lie? it becomes a bigger one. this one will have you rolling with laughter when shit hits the fan!

  • Melanie
    2018-11-10 20:28

    Lex has taken over the family company and quickly learns the business isn't doing so well. He soon learns that there is someone leaking information to the media that could cause the company to be put out of business and he suspects that it is a family member from within. There's a long history of family conflicts and that has made the man Lex is and has much to do with the reason he lost a woman that he doesn't truly realize he misses.Jacinta is an IT specialist who once did some work that put her in Lex's world for a short, yet unforgettable time. The 2 of them became an item and then the ties that bind sort of unbound them. Basically Lex did her a favor hiring on her brother and when things didn't go well she sort of expected her relationship with him to have some influence on how he handled things. When they didn't go as she expected she felt she needed to side with her brother and in turn lost Lex.As the 2 pine for each other in their own way, Lex decides to hire on Jacinta once again to help him find out who is trying to bring down the family business. Being that he suspects that it's an actual family member, the plan is for the 2 of them to pretend as if they have rekindled their relationship. It doesn't take much to get the sparks going in that kindling and soon they find it hard not to start believing that they are a couple once again. Under the pretense of their fake relationship Lex and Jacinta learn about each other and what makes them the way they are. Something they didn't really take the time to do the first time around. Maybe this time they will find that there are actually ties there that can keep them bound.I was provided with an Arc from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Karina Ramirez
    2018-11-10 19:49

    4 StarsLex has a problem. Someone in his company is leaking very important information which is hurting his company. His solutionEnlist his ex-girlfriend and IT tech to help him sniff out the mole in his company while pretending to be his girlfriend so no one suspects. Easy peasy. Just one problem Jacinta and Lex had a bad break up and haven't talked in 10 months 2 weeks and 3 days .. but who's counting. Jacinta agrees to this crazy plan on one condition, get her brother a job in Lex's company. The two being this pretend relationship with the knowledge that it will come to an end sooner rather than later. The more time they spend together though and learn about each other the more they question whether they really want to be with one another, for real.-----Let's just say I laughed, I blushed like a catholic school girl, I rolled me eyes, I felt embarrassed (for Lex) I thought this was a really great read! I loved Nana Alice she had my dying of laughter and i loved the whit and sassiness from Jacinta and the swoon worthy heart melting lines from Lex.Carl what a hoot! (yes I really just said that) It was a great story and I must admit I had someone completely different in mind for the mole to be honest but I'm glad it wasn't that person, totally would've crushed me.Definitely a must read for anyone looking for some sassy sexual tension with a spunky old lady!

  • Jasmyn
    2018-11-17 15:36

    Unfortunately, the storyline for this one fell a little short for me. I get that some people can't trust their family members for a variety of reasons. But the steps Lex feels he needs to take because of it seemed a little extreme. At least they served to bring Jacinta back into his life, even if that wasn't his actual intent. For a good chunk of the story, he's kind of a jerk. How does it still get three stars then? Well, Jacinta really saved the day. She was beyond amazing as a character. I loved her attitude, her flaws, and her snarky come-backs - even the ones she doesn't get a chance to do more than think about. The way she related to Lex's family, especially his grandmother, was perfect. She showed him so much about how to live - he really didn't deserve to have such a great girl. The ending of the story also made up for some of its downfalls. I loved that Lex finally got his head out of his ass - a little too late for me to like him a lot, but at least he did it. His way of showing that he had done it was perfect, too. I just wish I had liked him a lot earlier in the book - I felt like I shouldn't bee rooting for him. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review* - See more at: http://www.bittenbyromance.com/2014/0...

  • AlligatorSmith loves to read
    2018-11-19 13:32

    Lex is the CEO who is having problems with someone leaking information. He makes a deal with his ex--Jacinta (who is an IT expert and can ferret out if something is leaking through digital means)--to help her brother if she finds the mole within three weeks.Lex and Jacinta had only a sexual relationship before, but this time around they have to deal with their feelings, their families, and both of their trust issues. They were a good couple, and there were more than a few very heated moments. I liked this book due to the relationship between the two leads AND due to the two leads having to work their way through to a real relationship if that's what they really wanted. Their lives were messy; they both had extreme issues with trusting others; and they both had extreme control issues as well. All of these plots were developed well, but I really enjoyed the lighter or sexier moments between the couple. When I read this type of book, I rate it based on what category it is, rather than comparing it to other categories of books. This was a 3.5 read for me, but I round up, so it's a 4.Thanks for reading!And thanks to netgalley/Entangled/the author for a review copy - as always, my review is based on my reading of the book.

  • Karinosa
    2018-12-04 15:47

    I wondered about this book having not ever heard of this author. I was not disappointed either. The emotions were high in this book and I felt connected to Lex amd Jacinta. Lex has some issues with trust and comes to Jacinta with an undercover spy proposal. Jacinta not knowing how strong her feelings for Lex would take her. Knowing that their breakup 10 months prior still affected her. Should she take the job? There, of course, are stipulations to this proposal and Lex never getting over her asks knowing he has no one else to turn to. Having to pretend that they are back together is really a hardship it seems on both of their parts. The more they are together the more hard it is on each other. With crazy chemistry and occupying the same space is just unfathomable. They have a journey ahead of them, but can they keep their mind and hearts in place. I felt everything these characters did and it was an up and down story. Definitely worth the read. I finished this book in one sitting. I liked having Lex's POV, but was wanting more at the end. An epilogue would have been nice.I received this ARC from the publisher via Net Galley for an honest review. Thank You, Net Galley.

  • Kooky
    2018-11-14 13:43

    The book is about Lex who has a mole inside his family business and needs the help of IT security wizz, and his ex girlfriend, Jacinta to help him find out who. To keep the whole issue secret and to give her a reason to be at his house and office, her persaudes her to pretend to be his girlfriend again and in return he will find her brother a job at his company. Considering how intelligent Jacinta is supposed to be she really is deluded thinking what her brother did was excusable, he's actions were gross misconduct so no wonder Lex fired him - I understand there needed to be something she required from him for the plot to work but the business with her brother didn't convince me. The outcome is they both have lessons to learn that the other can help them with. He needs to trust his family more and she needs to be tougher and not pander her brother. On the whole, the book is ok. The characters and plot are nothing special. The one thing that made me smile was how he made his feelings clear in the hospital, I wasn't expecting that.

  • Rosemary K
    2018-12-10 13:45

    Lex Rochester needs to know who's sabotaging the family company. He tried to find the culprit but he failed. Now he is forced to ask for help from his ex-lover, Jacinta Greene. Their break-up was brutal. How can he go to now with this problem? Coleen Kwan has created characters that are very complex. Both Lex and Jacinta have deep emotional scars. Now they are guarded and reluctant to trust others. They may feel a strongly attraction to each other, but they will not open their hearts. I found this story very emotional. I watched these two struggle with their feeling as they let love in. The plot was well written and had may surprising twists as they searched for the mole. The emotions and the passion made for a compelling story. The secondary characters were an interesting and edgy group. They added to the drama in this fast-moving story. I was hooked. Coleen Kwan did an excellent job.

  • Mariel Hoss
    2018-11-29 16:57

    ***ARC from NetGalley in Exchange for an honest review*** Family can be hell – and that’s the underlying theme in this book. Lex needs undercover help to find a traitor (who he thinks is family). Jacinta agrees (to help her brother). Sparks still fly between these two and it’s not long before they both succumb to it in the midst of all this drama. I felt both characters needed development…in relation to each other and to their families – the driving force behind this farce. Passion filled moments were off the charts though. I’d love to see this developed further into a longer more comprehensive novel that adds dimension to Lex’s family and their unsettled relationships and delves into the dynamic between Jacinta and her brother.

  • Maria
    2018-11-20 17:32

    Lex Rochester is a hot alpha billionaire who has a problem in his company. Someone is leaking secrets and private information to the media. He has to uncover who is responsible. He knows of one person he can trust to help him accomplish this. This would be his ex-girlfriend Jacinta.Jacinta is hesitant about doing this because their breakup was just 10 months ago. They have to keep the truth about their fake relationship a secret while they search for the person sabotaging the company.Their hot chemistry is there at the forefront. Can they discover what they need to while keeping their relationship...just business?I received this book as a gift. I have to say the first half was too slow for me and it took too long for the hot steamy scenes.

  • Samantha
    2018-11-16 19:54

    This book is a second chance romance type setting. The two of them were explosive off the charts in the sexual chemistry but thanks to family loyalty, previous instances, and the past. Their romance blows up and fizzles out. Now months later Lex needs Jacinta's help. Someone is leaking company secrets and Lex can trust no one. He needs Jacinta's skills to help find the culprit. In doing so they are put back together as boyfriend and girlfriend...even if it's pretend...it has to start with a truth...they are still attracted to each other. It's a journey for the two of them and it was a good read.

  • Hope
    2018-11-17 14:57

    Lex is in trouble, someone is leaking confidential company secrets.The secrets are only talked about in the family meetings, so he needs someone he can trust.So he goed back to his ex, the only woman he really cared about.They ended things badly, cause he did something she felt as a betrayal.She asked him to compromise his morals, something he absolutely wouldn't do.But now that he's in trouble he only trust her to find the person who is leaking things.But in order for people not to get suspicious, they have to act like they got back together.But when they don't even know when they're acting the real fun starts.

  • Irene
    2018-11-22 15:46

    3.5 starsUndercover in the CEO's Bed was a quick, steamy and entertaining read.The characters were interesting and drew me into their story.I enjoyed seeing Lex slowly opening his eyes and heart and seeing how he had shut everyone out of his life because of his trust issues.It was well written and I will be reading more from Coleen Kwan in the future.Thank you to Netgalley and Entangled Indulgence for the ARC in exchange for my honest thoughts.

  • CL
    2018-11-11 17:30

    Received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewAnother solid Entangled read. Not sure about the cover though - whilst I undeniably can't stop staring at it, I'm not sure it suited the book? Hmm, maybe I'll have to stare some more to decide.Anyway, this is one of those romances which I enjoy on a surface level but I'm not sure I remain entirely convinced by the enduring love between Lex and Jacinta.

  • Megan
    2018-11-24 14:44

    *eARC from Entangled Publishing*I liked this book but it wasn't amazing. This is the first book I have read by this author.I thought the book was kinda dull. Nothing really happened. I was hoping something big was going to happen, but that didn't happen. I only liked the book.I Liked Jacinta. Though i did think that she babied her brother to much.I also liked Lex, though he had the same problem as Jacinta did. He covered his father's ass was to much.

  • Sade
    2018-12-01 18:38

    I was super bored from beginning to end. I just kept waiting for something epic to happen and was left waiting. Even the climax and sex scenes were boring and kinda predictable. I never really felt like I knew who either of the lead characters were even in the end. Only upside is I didn't have to pay for it.

  • Bette Hansen
    2018-12-03 21:49

    After a very bad break up the last thing Jacinta wants is to help Lex. But he's desperate so they strike a deal! You will want to read this one and find out what happens. It is wonderfully written and very entertaining. I highly recommend it.

  • Geri
    2018-12-08 15:38

    Stubbornness on both sides, but loved the attraction they had for each other.Little bit of corporate espionage. My one complaint is Jacinda's weakness around Lex. I mean come on...Other than that she's a strong smart woman. :P

  • Patty McKenna Van Hulle
    2018-11-26 18:34

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  • Maria Lazarou--Obsessed by Books Blog
    2018-11-25 13:28

    I received this arc in exchange for an honest reviewI found this to be a short, sweet sexy read.It was well written and I found it to be an enjoyable read.

  • Beth Thomas
    2018-12-07 17:48

    3.5 stars

  • Lorena Tucholke
    2018-12-06 16:30

    a sweet and intriguing story, lots of desires and suspense, really liked! you have to give it a try!

  • Meagan Catherine
    2018-12-09 21:48

    Review will be posted on By the Book Reviews May 16th!!