The Intern by Brooke Cumberland



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I was given the amazing opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. The premise alone captured my attention. I absolutely love the idea of that forbidden love. What I embarked on was something much more than I ever expected!


She’s sexy, fierce, and a loud-mouthed know-it-all…and she’s completelyoff limits. 

Cecilia isn’t your typical college student. Hell, she isn’t a college student at all, but that doesn’t stop her from applying for one of the biggest and prestigious enterprises in the Midwest.

She wants it. She takes it.
She doesn’t let anything get in her way when it comes to finding out the truth.

When Bentley Leighton, soon-to-be CEO of Leighton Enterprises, meets “Ceci,” he’s instantly impressed. He doesn’t have time to train a new intern. However, when he sees her that first day, his intentions begin to change.

He’s the boss. She’s the intern.
Nothing can happen. It’s against the company rules.

Then again, rules were made to be broken.

What starts as innocent flirting becomes raveled up into so much more—secrets, lies, deceit.


*The Intern is a three-part romantic suspense serial.*
Not suitable for readers under 18.

Vol. 2 to be released June 18, 2014 

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Intern Collage

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The first thing we learn about is that our main girl Ceci West has had a devastating past. She was a total daddy’s girl and one day he was tragically murdered while she was watching. Ever since then she has made it her duty to find out the truth behind what happened and bring justice to her father’s loss. To bring peace to her family. And essentially, to move on.

From the start I loved the fact that Ceci wasn’t an innocent little girl that hadn’t been introduced to real world chaos. She is wise beyond her years and her interests lay solely with finding out more about what happened to her dad. That is until she meets Bentley.

In the beginning Ceci is in control. She knows what she wants and that is all that matters. Ceci refuses to let anything get in her way. When she starts an internship at Leighton Enterprises her plans are rattled when sexy model/bad boy/CEO-to-be Bentley Leighton is drawn to her.

I absolutely loved the connection between them. I loved Bentley’s domineering ways and how this big man seemed to crumble around this one woman–girl. Ceci seems to be in control of him and her but as passion and lust take over, she loses all ability to think clearly. But in a moment of clarity Ceci remembers the mission she had and realizes that she can’t have it all.

Does she pursue the goal she has had since the moment her father was killed? Or does she give in to a man that makes her forget about her past and live–for the first time?

Secrets… Lies… Deceit…

This book really had it all. A great story line, a mystery that keeps building–making me need to know more. A sexy as eff man and a woman who knows who she is. Brooke’s writing style kept me intrigued from start to finish. The pace of the story was steady, not too fast that I was getting whiplash and not too slow that it was dragging on. There is more coming and even though this is a serial length book, I knew it and I expect it. Plus now I just want MORE!!

This was a fantastic read, and I can’t wait for the rest of Ceci and Bentley’s story! The Intern Volume I was absolutely incredibly but I can tell this is just getting started! I can’t wait to see what Brooke has in store for us!

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5 Stars

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About the Author

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Brooke Cumberland is a USA Today Bestselling author who’s a stay-at-home mom and writes full-time. She lives in the frozen tundra of Packer Nation with her husband, 3 year old wild child, and two teenage stepsons. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading love stories, listening to music that inspires her, and laughing with her family. Brooke is addicted to Starbucks’ Caramel Macchiatos, yoga pants, and sweets. She found her passion for telling stories during winter break one year in grad school–and she hasn’t stopped since.

You can find Brooke on Facebook, Twitter, and on her website.
Twitter @blcumberland


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