Tuesday, October 13, 2015

BOOK REVIEW - TUESDAY FLIRTATIONS - The Temp - Part 1 (The Temp Series)

I'm sure a lot of us download free romance novels to read because there are SO very many of them out there. And then the little guys breed like rabbits in our eReaders. Why don't we share our reviews/impressions so we can find the best ones to read?

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Author: Lacey Wolfe - 
Format: Kindle ebook. Free at the time on amazon.
Did it feel like a full novel: nope, was a serial
Cliffhanger: yes
Genre: romance, boss/secretary
Dates Read: Sept 10-11, 2015
Official Blurb: Hardened by her damaged past, Alice Bennett has no desire for any type of relationship and easily dismisses the warnings about her handsome, but extremely difficult, temporary boss. She is determined to do her job, and do it well. She needs this job, and the references that come from working at a prestigious law firm. 

But the moment she lays eyes on him, Alice’s determination waivers as unexpected desires stir inside her – even as he barks orders about her choice of lunch. 

Dylan Marshall is the best lawyer in the city and knows exactly what he wants, and how he wants it done. As the senior partner at his prominent law firm, he expects the people working for him to do what they’re told. Discouraged by the string of incompetent temps, he has low expectations for anyone new the agency sends his way. 

But the latest temporary assistant is anything but incompetent, and Dylan discovers he wants to know more about her, and intimately. Especially when she stands her ground and questions his orders. Suddenly, this domineering boss learns he prefers a woman to be his equal. 

Sexy office romp, but just can’t enjoy serials that much.

Alice is a decent protagonist, but I do not know why she is so against Dylan in the beginning. Yeah, he has some mood swings from work, but she goes so far as to call him bipolar. Then later she gets upset he’s telling her what to do to include answering the phone and she gets bitchy about it. Sorry Alice, a secretary handles paperwork. Don’t act like he’s putting you out by asking you to do your damn job.

Though he’s not all that great himself, being that he has fired secretaries for flirting before, and then likes to imagine being intimate with April. Maybe you need to fire yourself bro. Then this little kicker:

He liked a woman to stand up to him, but sometimes he just wanted her to shut up and go with it. 

The feminist in me just can’t stand it. If you prefer spirited girls, that’s cool. If you prefer submissive ones, that’s cool too. But if you want to choose when they can act a certain way for your pleasure? Just F-off dude.

But my feminist side was surprised and really appreciated that when Alice asked him not to hit her (like spanking or anything), he wants to, but totally didn’t (mind you, this is like a paragraph away from previous)! He thought about introducing her to such pleasures later on, but he does not try to guilt or otherwise pressure her at all! This was totally unexpected and made me want to like him again, oy. Such a conundrum!

The sex scene was pretty alluring, though short. Something to keep bookmarked, certainly.

Rating: 2 stars

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