by: Ashlee Mallory
Series: Crazy in Love
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 29, 2016
Publisher: Ashlee Mallory
Screw-up. Black sheep. Aimless playboy.
For most of his life, James Thornhill accepted that his family would never see him as anything but a failure. But as the new CEO of Thornhill Management, he’s been given another chance to set things right. First order of business? Settling a nuisance lawsuit and bringing the pesky but dedicated employment attorney on board as part of his team. Second order of business? Resisting the prim but fiery new employee who has somehow become utterly indispensable in his life.
Ice Queen. Good girl. Uptight do-gooder.
Quinn Taylor has grown up always doing what was right and, since graduating from law school, likens herself to a modern-day David taking on the Goliaths of the world. Goliaths such as the CEO of Thornhill Management. Playing babysitter and muse to the overindulged CEO was not what she had in mind, but with mounting debt making even a cup of coffee a luxury, Quinn’s ready to swallow her pride and get in bed with the devil. Something that, the more time she spends with the man, becomes increasingly enticing.
But the stakes are too high for either of them to risk an inner-office fling…until an unexpected trip to Quinn’s hometown brings a long-denied simmering attraction to a boil. They’ll have to decide what they’re willing to risk and how far they’re willing to fall if love doesn’t conquer all.
From the beginning, I was drawn to the characters of James and Quinn. I loved their first meeting in a coffee shop, when neither knew who the other was and didn’t know what the future held.
I loved watching them get to know each other through working together daily, each trying to fight the attraction they were feeling because they were boss and employee. I found Crazy for the Boss to be deeper than what I was expecting. I was surprised by the events in Quinn’s life, leading her to be a crusader for the “underdog”. I was just as impressed with James for his drive and determination to not allow people to pigeon hole him into being a carefree playboy and working hard for what he wanted or believed in.
I’m a fan of Ashlee Mallory’s Entangled Bliss books. Where those books are closed door in the romance department, Crazy for the Boss is a little more open door, but not in your face graphic.
What I didn’t like was the moment of conflict, which tore apart a budding relationship. I guess the saying of with age comes wisdom and maturity is true. James and Quinn are fairly young, in their mid-twenties and essentially fairly new in their careers. I didn’t like Quinn’s reaction to James which was ruled by her tunnel vision and possibly her selfishness and failure to truly see and understand the big picture. That said, that is what took away from the book for me. Needless to say I’m looking forward to the next book in this series.
**Received a copy from the author and voluntarily reviewed the book.**
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Ashlee Mallory is a USA Today Bestselling author of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Thrillers. A recovering attorney, she currently resides in Utah with her husband and two kids. She aspires to one day include running, hiking and traveling to exotic destinations in her list of things she enjoys, but currently settles for enjoying a good book and a glass of wine from the comfort of her couch.
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