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Posted February 1, 2014
I really enjoyed the romance of this book between a very uptight
I really enjoyed the romance of this book between a very uptight hero and a heroine who is a bit outrageous and not use to being taken seriously.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
His OCD makes for an engaging conflict and I adored watching them fall in love. I like romances set in New Zealand and this is a very sexy love story. Car bonnet. Grr.
It has a lot of trite troupes done well insta lust, unplanned pregnancy, no fraternization clause, and opposites attract that are weaved into the lens of OCD giving us something fresh, compelling, and touching.
My only complaint--The heroine's character development is a bit of a mess in places--she wants to stand on her own two feet, she is overly snarky, she is very self protective. Sometimes, this makes sense and sometimes she does the opposite and since we have a little space in this romance we don't get her arc as much and things seem rushed.
I liked it. It is a great category romance. I need to read the 2nd one in the series. The first was great as well.
I was given this book for my honest review. So, there you have it!
Posted December 15, 2013
Yesterday, I finished Talking Dirty with the Boss by Jackie Ashe
Yesterday, I finished Talking Dirty with the Boss by Jackie Ashenden. All right I have been waiting sometime for this story, because I have enjoyed the other books. I have to say that I did like the story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Like Joseph, Luke McNamara has a bit of quirk. He isn't your typical hero. No, he suffers from OCD, but he doesn't want anyone to know that he suffers from it. I guess when he was younger he was shamed into thinking it was bad. So, he figure the best way is to hide it from everyone. Trying to hide his condition, he became a serial dater, which gave the image he was a player.
Now Marisa Clair does come off flighty and a bimbo at times. However, I thinks she's a bit clever for her own good, because she knows what guys tend to look at when they see a pretty blond with great assets. Yet, this combination gets her in a bit of trouble, and she has a hard time learning her lessons. You know some people are like that.
Basically, Luke and Marisa have this instant chemistry, since Luke has OCD and needs to follow order this is a bad idea. However, somehow he overcomes it and they have crazy heat between them. In a way to cope with the situation, Luke figures that it would be best to keep their relationship a secret. This makes Marisa feel like a dirty little secret, and it has to do with a past relationship (go figure).
All right, I have to say it's kind of unique to find an author who's willing to take a chance on a hero and not make him like every other hero. I think that makes the Talking Dirty books interesting, because it's not your same old stuff. Some people may have a hard time with it. Honestly, it makes these stories standout more. So, yes, I did like Luke's quirkiness. I think him and Marisa are one hot couple. So, if you are looking for a book without a typical hero, you might like Talking Dirty with the Boss.
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Posted December 11, 2013
You¿ll find Talking Dirty with the Boss to be an interesting new
You’ll find Talking Dirty with the Boss to be an interesting new take on the unplanned pregnancy romance – with a flawed hero and heroine who just need someone to see who they are underneath and love them anyway. (I was SO captivated by the idea of a gorgeous, sexy man having to live with OCD.) Sharp and witty writing, combined with interesting and troubled characters, make this a can’t-miss read for romance lovers everywhere. - Full review available at Romantic Reads and Such on wordpress or BookTrib's website .Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 10, 2013
I've read all 3 in the series, and although book 1 is still my f
I've read all 3 in the series, and although book 1 is still my fav, I really liked this book. The author has a quirky/dirty sense of humor and I love it! We've been introduced to these characters previously so it was nice to get their full story. One thing that I really did like about the way the author handled the series was that the stories were that books 2 and 3 were set at the same time. What I mean by that is that things were mentioned like Caleb professing his love for Judith during the auction in a present tense. I doubt I'm explaining this easily, but basically I liked that Caleb & Judith's story was basically going on at the same time as Marisa and Luke's. (ok I give up trying to explain, I'm just over complicating it!) Let just say, I like the author's style.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
In this book we follow Marisa (whom I loved in book 1) as she's trying to deal with the fact that her best friend has married the best friend of her boss, a man she can't stand because of his need for rules and order. Things that Marisa's never been really good at. She may not like his rules, but she likes looking at him.
Luke doesn't understand Marisa. He doesn't particularly want to. He wants to do his obligatory dance with her (as a member of the wedding party) and be done with it. She tests his patience with her rule breaking emails, her rule breaking outfits, and her general wild ways. After she pushes, and pushes, and pushes his buttons he reacts and kisses her. It just snowballs from there.
I have to say I was really happy with the way Marisa's story panned out. I liked that she proved him wrong. I liked that she showed she was more than a pretty face. I liked that she was the one person who didn't look at him differently. There were a few times I cringed at what Luke said to her, but he finally redeemed himself. I'll definitely read the authors work again. She never fails to entertain. If this is the 1st book you've stumbled on of hers, I recommend checking out Talking Dirty to the CEO (Book 1). You'll be laughing your ass off before you're even done with the 1st page.