My new boss likes rules, but there’s one nobody dares to break…
No touching his banana.
Seriously. The guy is like a potassium addict.
Of course, I touched it.
If you want to get technical, I actually put it in my mouth.
I chewed it up, too… I even swallowed.
I know. Bad, bad, girl.
Then I saw him, and believe it or not, choking on a guy’s banana does not make the best first impression.
I should backtrack a little here. Before I ever touched a billionaire’s banana, I got my first real assignment as a business reporter. This wasn’t the same old bottom-of-the-barrel assignment I always got. I wasn’t going to interview a garbage man about his favorite routes or write a piece on how picking up dog poop from people’s yards is the next big thing.
Nope. None of the above, thank you very much.
This was my big break. My chance to prove I wasn’t a bumbling, clumsy, accident-prone walking disaster. I was infiltrating Galleon Enterprises to follow up on suspicions of corruption.
Cue the James Bond music.
I could do this. All I had to do was land the position as an intern and nail my interview with Bruce Chamberson.
Forget the fact that he looked like somebody carved him out of liquid female desire, then sprinkled on some “makes men question their sexuality” for good measure. I needed to make this work. No accidents. No disasters. No clumsiness. All I needed to do was hold it together for less than an hour.
Fast forward to the conference room before the interview, and that’s where you would find me with a banana in my hand. A banana that literally had his name on it in big, black sharpie. It was a few seconds later when he walked in and caught me yellow-handed. A few seconds after that was when he hired me.
Yeah. I know. It didn’t seem like a good sign to me, either.
My Review: 4 stars
This was just the book I needed.
Not too heavy.
It had laughter and a good story line.
Natasha is a journalist. She is sent to go undercover to find dirt on Bruce Chamberson.
But it doesn’t go as planned.
It all started when she ate his banana. His banana that was in the staff lounge at his office.
From then on, he was out to make her life a living hell.
The problem was…… he was starting to like her. He liked her spunk. Her attitude. But he did not know her secret.
What would happen when he found out who she really was?
This book was really cute. Natasha and Bruce are the definition of opposites attract. I liked their banter, their chemistry. This book worked for me.
I’m ready to read the next book in this series.
How’d I meet her?
Well, a gentleman never brags.
Thankfully, I’m no gentleman.
First, I paid for her cherry (pie, but that’s not the point),
Next, I deflowered her.
After that? I left my business card and walked out like I owned the place.
Yeah, you could say we hit it off.
How did I meet William?
He walked into my bakery, bought a cherry pie, stole a vase of flowers—I still have no idea what he wanted with them—and left his business card.
Before I say what I did with the business card, I should clarify something:
William couldn’t have walked into my life at a worse time.
My bakery was failing.
My creepy ex refused to leave me alone.
Oh, and I was a twenty-five-year-old virgin, a fact my friends refused to stop hassling me about.
Fixing my little virginity problem with William would be like swatting a fly with a hammer. Overkill, but the best kind.
William was stupid hot, the kind of hot that makes women do stupid things. The kind of hot that made me think crazy things. Like thinking the fly wouldn’t even mind getting hammered by William and his washboard abs. That makes two of us.
So I called him.
Maybe it was against my better judgment. Maybe I was stepping into a disaster waiting to happen.
I knew I was in trouble when he chuckled in that deep, sexy voice of his over the phone and said, “I’m still craving your cherry. Do you deliver?”
My Review: 4 stars
I enjoyed this book.
Hailey is a baker. Her specialty is cherry pie. She is shy and keeps to herself. When she makes a bet with a co-worker to hit on the next hot man in her bakery, she could have never imagined that she would hit on William Chamberson.
William is a character. He loves to “borrow” things and never give them back.
He has all the money in the world but taking things is something he enjoys.
William never keeps a girl very long but there his something about Hailey. Something that make him want to keep her.
But Williams parents have a different option on that. They want him to marry who they want.
What happens when Williams parents put their nose in his business?
Will they convence him to make a bad decision?
This book was funny and cute. I enjoyed the humor in this book and I loved the connection that William and Hailey had.
So far… I am enjoying this series.
Having a hot boss isn’t complicated or confusing at all,
Said no one ever…
But all I have to do is resist for a few months.
Come January, I’m flying to Paris to chase my dream of being an artist,
Too bad I can’t have my treat and eat it, too.
I forgot to mention… My hot boss was also my high school crush.
First, I wanted to crush him with gooey affection.
In the end, I just plain wanted to crush him.
Now he’s back, and he might as well have “do not touch” printed on his chest.
One tiny question: would it count if I didn’t use my hands?
Let me answer my own question. Yes, Emily, you raging horndog, it counts. Besides, my dream is practically waiting for me like a perfectly wrapped, shiny little package if I can just behave. I’d be an absolute idiot to risk that, and I have a long, proud history of not being an idiot to protect.
Unless it’s kind of like when you do really well in class all semester so you can afford to flunk a test at the end. Three months is a long time, and if he’s the one giving me the big, fat, dirty “F”, it does add a little dose of temptation to the equation.
But all I have to do is one quick job for him. A few posters and a few props for a big Halloween party that he’s hosting.
Then I just walk away from his dreamboat eyes and perfect body, grab a plane, and forget about all the beautiful children we could’ve squeezed inside our white picket fence.
My Review: 3 stars
This is the 3rd book of this series and it wasn’t my favorite.
Emily is an artist. She has gotten accepted to art school in Paris and is just waiting to leave. To make some money before she goes, she teaches painting classes at the local nursing home (where Granny lives). Because of this she knows William Chamberson (from the second book). Because of this connection, she meets Ryan.
Ryan is now in charge of the Bubbly Baker. William is his business partner. William has Ryan plan his Halloween party and Emily is hired to to the art for the posters for the party. Ryan is drawn to her. Something is familiar about her. And William is determined to get them together. His ways of doing this aren’t the best.
Why does Emily look familiar? Will Ryan realize who she is?
This books wasn’t bad but I just could not connect with the characters. I kept getting sidetracked while reading and it was like the book couldn’t hold me attention.
His package ended up inside my box.
Calm down, perv. My mailbox.
As soon as I saw what was inside,
I knew two things:
It belonged to my hot neighbor, and he had a dirty secret.
Normally, I was more of a cat person. As in, if I had to choose who lives, I’m going to take the cat nine times out of ten. It’s not that I particularly like cats, I just don’t particularly like most people.
My neighbor wasn’t most people. He lived in the apartment across the hall, and he was your typical, buttoned-up, fancy shoes, smells like a Calvin Klein commercial, looks like he actually flosses kind of guy. I mean, seriously? Wasn’t flossing just made up by dentists so they could go on their little power trips once every six months?
The point was, this guy very obviously had his life all put together. He was Mr. Perfect, and If you asked me, he needed to be brought down a few pegs to wallow with the rest of us.
Cue his long, thick, package penetrating my tight little mailbox.
I know. It’s absolutely sick. It was such an obvious ploy to hit on me. Forget the fact that the mail lady put it there, my neighbor and I both knew what kind of game he was playing. Oh yeah, we totally knew. It was on. It was in, if you would.
I accidentally dropped a knife on the package a few times back in my apartment. It basically sprang open on its own, and I had no choice but to look inside.
His dirty little secret was staring me right in the face. As it turned out, Mr. Perfect wasn’t so perfect. Who knew?
Hint: I knew. And I was absolutely going to enjoy every second of what was coming
My Review: 4 stars
This was such a fun read.
Lilith caught my interest in the last book and I am glad she got her own story.
Lilith is not your average girl. She goes against the grain. She doesn’t try to get attention. But why? Why is she like this?
Liam had no idea what he was getting into when him and his neighbor mixed up packages at the apartment’s mailbox.
But he did not expect Lilith. What he also did not expect was to find something about Lilith that he could not stop thinking about.
But Liam has secrets. Secrets that could tear apart what him and Lilith are starting to build.
What will happen when those secrets come to life?
This was a fun read. I really like Lilith character. She did not care what others though (I think she did a little but tried to hide it) and she was really funny.
I think this was a really good book.
I’ll admit it. I messed up.
Mistake #1: Asking Peter Barnidge for a job.
Mistake #2: Accepting his offer instead of throwing it in his face like I planned.
Mistake #3: In the interest of stopping before #99, I’ll pretend the only other mistake was withholding one, tiny little nugget of truth during my interview.
Peter Barnidge… Where do I even start? How about that after my first day working for Mr. Superstar International Bestselling Author, his name became my favorite kid-friendly cursing substitute. Stub a toe? Peter Barnidge it! Bank account is overdrawn? Son of a Barnidge! And when I realized I was falling for my boss? Well, what the Barnidge?
I wish it was easier to just plain hate him, instead of the twisted, confusing blend of hatred and attraction I feel. But he’s the bad kind of attractive. Dark with a side of smoldering heat. The kind of hot that makes me want to do that Catholic cross thing every time I look at him, because one glance takes my brain straight to a world of sin.
Speaking of sin… I also lied a little during my interview. But I’m a single mom and I’d do anything to provide for my daughter, even if it meant keeping one tiny little secret. Unfortunately, even small secrets have a way of growing over time.
I think it’s only a matter of time before he finds out, and somehow, I don’t think he’s going to be happy when he does.
My Review: 4 stars
This was another cute read but not my favorite of the series.
Violet is a book promoter and she need a big author to hire here so she can pay her bills. And the one person she wants is Peter Barnidge. If she cold get him to hire her, she would be set.
Problem? He’s a jerk. He dismissed her. But when some strings are pulled, Peter hires her, thinking she will quit if he makes her life hard.
But not Violet. She is hardheaded and will do whatever it takes to make her daughters life better.
When Peter starts to change his mind about Violet, sees she is more than he thought, but she has a secret.
How will Peter feel when he learns her secret?
This book was a good book. I liked the characters but it just wasn’t the best.
Everything went wrong when I trimmed his bush.
And no, it’s not what you’re thinking. I’m a professional.
The client hired me to trim a bush in his garden for a party.
I accidentally turned it into something that rhymes with “a big rock and walls”.
Imagine my surprise when the art world decides it’s a masterpiece.
Were my raging hormones the cause of my bush sculpting blunder? I mean, who would blame me if they were? After meeting Harry Barnidge for the first time, my brain went straight to cavewoman mode. There were undignified fantasies of being bashed over the head and carried off to a cave, a significant loss of vocabulary, and maybe even a little drooling.
But I can’t focus on that. On him. I need this job to make my little sister’s dreams come true. Until now, I’ve managed to screw everything in my professional and personal life up, but I’m determined to make this work.
So when Mr. Heartstopper offers to help me manage my accidental art career, it’s impossible to say no.
It’s like the old saying goes. If you erect it, they will come. Or something like that.
I was done with relationships, until her. The new gardener took everything I knew and flipped it upside down. And once I saw her bush? Well, that was when I knew she was something special.
Women have tried a lot of things to get my attention, but Nell’s bush has to be the boldest method. I mean, there was the direct approach, and then there was turning a ten-foot bush into… that.
So of course, I asked her out. And when the biggest art critic in the country declared her bush a work of art, I offered to become her agent… even if my specialty was books.
Now I just have to convince her that I want more than our professional relationship. No matter the cost. Even when my biggest rival wants to steal her from under me and threatens to ruin me if I tell the truth about him.
My Review: 4 stars
Nell and Harry have a fun story. Full of puns (my favorite), full of laughs, full of excitement.
Nell is working for a landscape company trimming hedges and has no idea what she is doing.
When her hedge turns out looking like a male body part, she gets some attention. Actually, she gets a lot of attention. Like a famous art museum wants the hedge in their showroom.
Harry has no idea what this lady has done to his hedge, but he likes it. Well, he likes her. Her spunk. Her attitude. But he as been burned in the past and doesn’t know if going after her is the right idea.
Throw in Willam from a past book (he’s always a hoot), some jealously, and some puns, and you have a pretty good book.
The story line is pretty fast, maybe 2 weeks top, but that is okay. The story flowed very well. I liked the characters and the story kept my intrest.
About the Author:
I’m a USA Today Bestselling Author and have written nearly a dozen top 50 amazon bestsellers, including four books that have hit the top 10! Despite all that, I’m still a nervous wreck before I release every new book and I still feel like I have so much more to learn about writing and publishing than I can even wrap my head around.
I’m just beyond honored and humbled that so many readers have embraced me and found enjoyment in my words, because I can’t think of any better opportunity than this.
When I’m not writing and stressing about what I’m going to write, I’m trying to wrangle my two little girls who are 2 and a half and 1 and a half. When I’m not wrangling them, I’m trying to keep my husband in line.
Writing and helping run the family aren’t easy, but I’d never trade it for anything!