He definitely wasn’t supposed to get that email…
Subject: My Boss.
Have I already told you that I hate my boss today?
Sexy as hell or not, this pompous, arrogant, ASSHOLE asked me to pick up his dry cleaning the second I walked through the door. Then he told me that I needed to take his Jaguar to a car wash that was ten miles outside of the city, but only after I needed to stand in a never-ending line to buy some type of limited, hundred-dollar watch.
I honestly can’t wait to see the look on his face two months from now when I tell him that I’m quitting his company and that he can kiss my ass. KISS. MY. ASS.
All those former fantasies about him kissing me with his “mouth of perfection” or bending me over my desk and filling me with his cock are long over. OVER.
PS–Please tell me your day is going better than mine…
Subject: Re: My Boss.
No, you haven’t already told me that you hate your boss today, but seeing as though you’ve sent me this email directly, I know now…
Yes, I did ask you to pick up my dry cleaning the second you arrived to work to day. (Where is it?) And I did tell you to take my Jaguar to the car wash and pick up my thousand-dollar watch. (Thank you for taking five hours to do something that could be accomplished in two.)
You don’t have to wait two months from now to see the look on my face when you tell me you’re quitting. I’m standing outside your office at this very moment. ( Open the door. )
No comment on your “fantasies,” although I highly doubt they’re “long over.”
Your boss, Michael
PS–Yes. My day is definitely going far better than yours…
|Series:||Steamy Coffee Collection (Book 1)|
|Category / Genre(s):||Contemporary|
|Trope(s):||Enemies to Lovers|
|Point of View:||First person, dual perspective (H & h)|
|Release Date:||15th December, 2016|
Naughty but still nice
I do love a little office based romance every now and then and this one really caught my eye as it looked sexy as hell.
The story is told in first person viewpoint alternating between Michael and Mya. The story is also interspersed with email conversations between Mya and her best friend, and Mya and Michael. I loved this and felt it really added something fresh and unique to the story. It also gives a different insight into what the character’s are thinking, feeling and how they’re genuinely interacting with each other.
Michael was definitely an arrogant pain in the rear and while he learnt his lesson in the end, I liked that his personality didn’t take a dramatic 180 when he gets together with Mya. He was alpha from beginning to end. Gives me a little shiver with all that sexy dominance!
Mya was a fantastically well-written heroine. She was an executive assistant and Michael took huge advantage of her, but she never came across as a weak or subservient girl. She was feisty, strong and had morals but wasn’t 100% innocent – she was a real woman and someone you could believe in and want to know. I really enjoyed reading about her.
Enemies/hate to love has always been one of my favourite romance tropes and it works well here. I like the subtle ways that the author lets us know the characters don’t hate each other as much as they pretend to. It’s funny, cute and builds up quite some anticipation until the culminating moment.
And that’s where the novel fell from 5 stars to 4 for me. The sex scenes were hot and spicy but I wanted more. I wanted more heat, more depth (no pun intended) and more sexiness all round. I was expecting something more, well, enthusiastic so I admit to being slightly disappointed by this element of the book. Just slightly disappointed but disappointed none the less.
To address some other reviewer’s concerns, yes the book does finish at approximately 70% but it’s obvious the story is wrapping up at that point and what e-book doesn’t have extras or previews at the end? It doesn’t detract from or reflect on the story. Honestly – some people! *rolls eyes dramatically*
This was a well-written, exciting and enjoyable way to pass a few hours. The ending is adorable (and no cliffhanger, yay!) and I will definitely be looking out for other books by Whitney G. in the future. 4 stars and recommended.
Whitney G. is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author. She’s also a lover of all things coffee, alpha-males, and steamy romance stories. And although she has a tendency to set most of her stories in big cities, she lives in a small wooded town in Tennessee.
In addition to publishing books, she runs an inspirational and motivational site for indie-authors called The Indie Tea where she bares her soul and shares some behind-the-scenes action.