{Review+Excerpt} Downfall by Evelyn Sola

September 14, 2022 Adult, Blog Tours, excerpt, Reviews 0

Maxwell’s new personal assistant, Summer, is the opposite of what he finds attractive, yet she consumes his thoughts. Will a business trip alone together be their downfall, or will they finally realize that their happily ever after is closer than they think? Readers who enjoy spicy romances will devour Downfall by Evelyn Sola, a steamy, age-gap, office romance.

Downfall by Evelyn Sola

424 pages, Kindle Edition

First published September 9, 2022

Summer Madison is the opposite of everything Maxwell Sutton finds attractive in a woman. And yet, here he is, fighting powerful feelings for the new personal assistant his brother hired while he was out of town. Everything about her is wrong, yet his thoughts are consumed with nothing but her. Determined to do anything he can to stay away from her, Maxwell develops a no fraternization clause to the company policy. But rules and logic only last for so long. When the attraction between the two of them becomes too much to contain, Maxwell finds himself violating the very policy that he put into effect. Now that he’s had a taste, he knows he can never say no to her again. Will a business trip alone together be their downfall, or will they finally realize that their happily ever after is closer than they think?




My Thoughts Downfall is an adult romance novel by author Evelyn Sola. This is the first book I have read by Evelyn and I am happy to say that I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to read more of her books- she has a fairly extensive backlist to check out!  Downfall is an age gap, office romance. I love a good office romance this one seemed like it was going to have a lot of unresolved sexual tension, which I was totally loving.  

Downfall is the story of Max and Summer. While Max was out of town, his brother hired a new assistant at the office, and when Max returned to work he was taken back by her – to say the least. I will say I have not found too many age gap stories that I really enjoy. Some of them make me feel uncomfortable, but this was perfect. I really enjoyed Max and Summer and the age gap element just didn’t seem like a huge deal to me, so I was able to just sit back and enjoy their journey. I think a lot of that was due to the fact that Summer seemed much older than her 23 year old self actually was. 

If you are looking for a well done office romance with great characters and great pacing, Downfall is a book you need to check out. I read it easily in one sitting, which is saying something because it clocks in at over 400 pages. I really enjoyed this romance and I can’t wait to check out more from Evelyn Sola. 


Copyright 2022 Evelyn Sola

His brown eyes are like storm clouds when they collide with mine. If I could, I’d take a step back. But I can’t. I stand there in the back of the room like a lonely gazelle in a room of lions, unable to find her footing to run. David waves over to me and gestures at a chair, only the chair is too close to the other Mr. Sutton.

I swallow nervously and want to look away from him but can’t seem to make a move until I’m forced to. I turn my head and look towards the door, ready to make a quick exit, but my hand goes limp, and the legal pad slips from between my fingers. I want nothing more than for the floor to swallow me up when I bend down to pick it up. I just know someone is looking at my butt. When I stand, I run a hand over my ass as if that would somehow make it less conspicuous. I feel everyone’s eyes on me as I walk to the front of the room, almost as if I’m walking the plank, not walking to the chair that my boss is generously offering me.

The other Mr. Sutton’s eyes follow me the entire time, but I’m proud of myself for avoiding his gaze. And for not falling flat on my face. I want to cover my body with my hands. If I thought David Sutton was handsome, he is nothing compared to his brother. Dark eyes, short, perfectly trimmed beard, dark hair without a trace of gray. If he was my type, he would be a wet dream. It’s almost as if I can feel his thoughts just from his eyes. He’s fighting for calm right now. He needs order and structure and thinks he can find it here in the office. I don’t know how I know that about him, but I do. It’s like an electrical current is between us by the time I take my seat. It’s as if I’m on display, and I can feel his eyes looking down at me. I make the big mistake of looking up, and our eyes clash. His nostrils flare, and he opens his mouth to say something, only to close it again.

I quickly turn my head and start writing on my legal pad, but my heart is beating so fast I know everyone else can hear it.

About Evelyn Sola

A Boston native, wife, mother, and wine enthusiast. If she’s not writing, thinking about writing, you will find Evelyn with a book in her hands. While a new publisher, she’s been writing for years, and she will continue to write for many years to come. Evelyn is obsessed with assertive and confident men who will stop at nothing to get their woman. Her stories are filled with love, passion and humor. She currently lives in Chicago, IL with her husband and two daughters.

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