By Natasha Madison
Going back to work was supposed to be a painless transition, but when my new boss turns out to be an arrogant, cocky jerk, he quickly turns my professional life into a world of torture. Okay, fine, calling him an asshat before knowing he was my boss wasn’t my finest moment. Hating him should be easy. I just never counted on him being so gorgeous or charming when he’s not annoying me.
I expected my new assistant to be professional and punctual, but all I’m getting are dirty looks and rude comments. I should fire the little hellion, but instead all I can think about is bending her over my desk and breaking every rule I’ve ever made for myself.
One look. One touch. One night. If we break the rules, our lives will never be the same again.
Good thing rules were made to be broken. And besides, it feels so good to Tempt the Boss.
TEMPT THE BOSS was the perfect light-hearted read I needed after having just finished a book that was very deep and emotional.
I tell him my number, and when he asks my name, I gladly tell him.
“The woman whose car you hit because you were texting while driving.”
He looks at me and his eyebrows pinch together.
“Is that name already taken?”
I liked both Lauren and Austin and thought they were a really good match for each other. Six months after finding out her husband was cheating on her, Lauren is now a single mother to her two children and is re-entering the workforce after being a stay-at-home mum. She’s temping as Austin’s PA and the two of them can’t help but rub each other the wrong way as they try to deny their attraction. Both of them give as good as they get, especially when it comes to playing their pranks. Was it childish? Yes. What it funny? Absolutely. The sexual tension between them was palpable and when they finally came together…HOT!
I’m not sure how I’m going to get anything done, because fucking her on my desk is the only thing I can think of that needs to be done right now.
I liked all the characters in this story (except for Jake⎯the cheating ex-husband⎯of course). I liked Lauren’s sister, Kaleigh, and the bond they shared. I liked Austin’s friends and the way they joked around with each other. I also liked Barb, Austin’s former nanny and current employee, who was not afraid to tell him when he seriously messed up.
I really enjoyed this story, but there were a couple of things that got to me. Firstly, I did get sick and tired of reading about what the two main characters were always wearing, right down to their accessories. Secondly, there were two scenes where I felt like I was missing important backstory; for example, Austin knowing Jake’s mistress and Matthew’s relationship with Karrie. The best way I can explain it is that I felt like those relationships had appeared in other books, but going by Natasha’s Goodreads booklist, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
TEMPT THE BOSS is told in dual POVs, which is fine, but be warned as there was quite a bit of scene repetition when the POV changed. While it is a stand-alone, it is connected to SOMETHING SO RIGHT, as some of the characters from that book make a small appearance in this one. I did see a big similarity between these two books, in that the lead female is a mother of two whose husband left her after cheating, who then regretted it and wanted her back. I found the final chapter odd because it didn’t seem to focus on Lauren and Austin, instead focusing on Noah and Kaleigh, who started dating in this book. The epilogue however was all about Lauren and Austin, and they do get their very happy ending.
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