Thursday, September 16, 2021

Review ~ WAYS TO TEMPT THE BOSS by Joanne Rock

Ways to Tempt the Boss (Brooklyn Nights, #2)
by: Joanne Rock
Series: Brooklyn Nights
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 24, 2021
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
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A seduction agenda blurs the line between work and play in this Brooklyn Nights novel by USA TODAY bestselling author Joanne Rock.

Seduction is the only way to save his company.

But now who’s seducing who?

Could makeup artist Blair Westcott be the corporate saboteur who has infiltrated Deschamps Cosmetics? CEO Lucas Deschamps vows to get closer to her and find out—protecting his family’s business at all costs. But Blair’s beautiful, caring nature is at odds with Lucas’s suspicions. And her kisses spark a passion the guarded businessman can’t resist. As the stakes become much more personal, will he uncover Blair’s betrayal…or be guilty of a betrayal of his own?

From Harlequin Desire: A luxurious world of bold encounters and sizzling chemistry.

Ways to Tempt the Boss is the standalone second book in Joanne Rock’s Brooklyn Nights series. The series centers around three women in creative fields brought together by cosmetic heiress Cybil Deschamps. The women are chosen by Cybil through a lengthy detailed process to live in her rented Brooklyn brownstone at a reduced rate. The goal is to help young women live out their dream of making it in New York City.

In Ways to Tempt the Boss, Blair Westcott is trying to make a name for herself in the cosmetic world. Blair is a talented makeup artist who Cybil personally chose to hire and live at the brownstone. Blaire has an upbeat personality, she’s friendly, everyone loves her, and she loves to bake. It’s nothing for her to show up at work with trays of cookies or other desserts. But Blair’s rays of happiness and sunshine are hiding a painful secret.

Lucas Deschamps is Cybil’s son and only child. While he has his own successful company outside of the fashion and cosmetic worlds, he’s currently splitting his time trying to help his mother save her company. Deschamps Cosmetics is Cybil’s pride and joy, after Lucas, of course. She built the empire after her disastrous marriage to Peter, Lucas’s father ended. Now luxury brand conglomerate DLH Luxe International, headed by none other than Peter is trying to force Cybil to sell to them. Lucas knows his father would do anything to make his mother look bad and take away something she loves wholeheartedly. Lucas suspects DLH has planted a mole within Deschamps, and he believes too good to be true Blair is that person.

Oh, these two! Ways to Tempt the Boss is an enemies to lovers/office romance. Blair and Lucus like to push each other's buttons, but for very different reasons. She puts on a brave face while dealing with a family situation. He thinks she's fake and is really trying to sabotage his mother's company. Their attraction to one another sizzles through the pages. This story really encompasses friendship and girl power. Before moving into the brownstone together, Blair and her roommates Sable and Tana didn’t know each other and came from different backgrounds. But when they need someone, they step up and are there for each other, no questions asked. I really loved that about their friendship.

The next book in the series is The Stakes of Faking It, featuring Tana. I’m looking forward to reading it because Tana has been something of a mystery. I can’t wait to see what she’s all about.


“Life is too short to spend it with people who don’t believe in you.”

“You can’t stop the efforts of well-meaning friends.”

“Trust was a fragile thing.”

“Sometimes half the battle is recognizing you were in the wrong.”

“Love changes everything.”

**Received a copy of the book from the author and voluntarily reviewed it. Also purchased a paperback copy personally.**

Rating: 4

Purchase Ways to Tempt the Boss from:

The Brooklyn Nights Series:

A Nine-Month Temptation ~ Review

The Stakes for Faking It releases October 26, 2021

USA Today bestselling author Joanne Rock turned a passion for writing into a career when imaginary characters kept her awake at night, demanding she tell their stories. The author of over one hundred romances in a variety of sub-genres, she enjoys small-town family sagas as much as high-drama glitz and glamour. Joanne has won numerous awards for her stories including the Romantic Times WISH Award, the Snow Globe, and multiple Cataromance Reviewer’s Choice Awards. Her work has been reprinted in twenty-six countries and translated into twenty languages. After receiving her Master’s degree in Literature from the University of Louisville, Joanne went on to teach writing, film, and fiction at colleges in KY, UT and NY. She enjoys sharing her passion for the arts at creative writing workshops, career fairs and with aspiring writers she meets online.

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