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Posted July 7, 2014
Maggie Marr has delivered another steamy romance with Can’t Buy Me Love. There is so much heated chemistry between these two headstrong characters. They are trying so hard to do the right thing since they work so closely with one another, yet finding it harder and harder to keep their hands off of one another. This book had my eyes glued from start to finish. I cannot wait to read the next book in the Eligible Billionaires series.
Cole Jackson is the CEO of Comnet, and he is used to getting what he wants. He has his mind set on a company that will only agree to the sale as long as Meg handles the transfer. As long as Meg can close the deal he will go along with whatever the owner wants. He’s been really good at hiding his true feelings for her, but if she cannot follow through and get him this company she will never forget it.
Meg Parson has been Cole’s executive assistant for the last three years, and she knows he is a stubborn, determined man that lets nothing get in his way. She is determined to deliver him this deal so that she can finally have the promotion that she truly deserves. A complication arises and she finds herself flying to Costa Rica with Cole. The trip is forcing her to spend more time than usual with him, and now she’s no longer sure if she can keep her feelings for him to herself. Can she pull off the most important merger of her life and possibly even win the heart of the man of her dreams?
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Posted June 26, 2014
Really fun, spicy little read. Cole is an alpha male with trust issues, after his
parents died and his lifelong buddy, his uncle - ripped him off for everything. So
even though he's been working with Meg as his assistant for over three years,
and trusts her - mostly - and is attracted to her strongly, he doesn't want to go
Meg endured a childhood of schlepping from place to place as her mother first
slept with her (often married) bosses, then got fired. The LAST thing she wants
to do is follow in her mother's footsteps and sleep with her boss, although
she's had a secret crush on him for years. And yes, she wants a promotion, but
can't stand the idea that everyone will think it was not due to her hard work, but
that she slept her way to the top.
When these two get placed in a situation where they HAVE to appear to be a
couple, to close the most important business deal either of them have had...
the heat between them explodes.
I really like this couple, and their complexity, as well as Meg's strength, and the
wonderful secondary characters. Yes, there's a HEA, but it never feels like that
is predestined. If you like books with rich alpha male leads that don't feel
formulaic, this book is a great choice.
Posted June 25, 2014
This is a great book! Cole is a sharp business man and is ruthless. He is known across the world as one of the top CEO’s his business always comes first. He has wanted a multi media merger for a while and only Meg can pull it off. Meg is Cole’s assistant and she has been working hard on this merger. She knows that if she can pull it off then she will finally get her promotion. The only problem is that she must fight her attraction to her boss, Cole. In order to complete the merger Cole and Meg must travel and work together. I loved the characters in this book, and I was rooting for Cole and Meg to have their happily ever after. If you love a great romance with some humor then you need to read this book!
A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Posted June 11, 2014
A book that you won’t be able to put down! A boss/employee relationship with steamy romance, issues of trust and how the pass effects the present.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 12, 2012
I got this book because, I thought it sounded like a cute, sexy read. I was hoping that it didn't turn out to be close to some other books out there about a mega-loaded guy and girl scenario. I'm pleased to say that it did have it's own story.
The book alternates between Cole and Meg's POV, starting with Cole. Not sure when it was that I started to like him exactly, but I did find myself attracted to his character early on. With Meg, I did like her pretty much right away. She has a quiet confidence that I liked. She appeared to be smart and had good rapport with the client they were trying to get. I feel like Meg has a deeper story that I think could have been expanded on. In fact, I really thought something about her past was going to come up near the end of the story.
As for their relationship, I was glad to see them get together. I understood Meg's hesitations about getting together with the "boss", but they very clearly had chemistry. There were some steamy scenes.
Here are my quips. There were some formatting issues, but since it's an eARC, I imagine those will be corrected. Another thing, as I said before, I think Meg's story could have been expanded on. Actually, Cole's could have too. Maybe the author left room to create a series? Also, the jump between POV's was a bit confusing at times. I like alternate POV's, but when it's in the same chapter and not a clear cut separation, I found it confusing at times.
My overall thoughts were: this is a good read if you're looking for a fast romantic read that has a little spice. It's not too spicy, but gives you just enough flavor to make it interesting.
Posted June 5, 2012
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Reviewed by Maria
Review Copy Provided by the Author
A powerful romance novel set in the glitzy corporate world. The writing is full of glamour and energy and will give you an adrenaline charge. A word of warning. Do not keep this for a bedside read. You’ll never sleep, I’m telling you. The prose is electrifying and energetic.
The build up to the romance is reasonably slow. But once the love scenes come on the scene, so to speak, the story turns sizzling hot. The love scenes are strongly written and highly erotically charged. But it’s sex for the sake of love, not sex for the sake of sex. The characters, Cole and Megan, leap off the page. An alpha hero and even an alpha heroine! He’s a hotshot business tycoon. She’s the perfect assistant who has lists for everything. They both have issues. He can afford his own airplane, but he can’t afford to trust his heart to a woman. She is fanatical about professionalism and aspires to be different from her mother, who mixed business with pleasure and became the victim of her mistakes. Meg may be in love with her boss, but she doesn’t want to be seen as the girl who slept her way to the top. How they work it all out makes an engaging read. There’s a black moment which really hits you, the reader, in the gut, but the conclusion puts everything into perspective.
The story balances the male and female viewpoint. It struck me that it opened with the male viewpoint and concluded with the female viewpoint. It’s not an easy job, balancing work and love and this story shows the reality of that. There’s a strong message which comes through. Success in business is great, but without love, well, it’s not worth much. As song, and the title of the book says, money, which translates into corporate success in this case, can’t buy you love.
Favorite Quote: She’d worked too long and too hard to let something as mundane as Cole Jackson seeing her nearly naked derail her career. She was a professional.
Posted April 30, 2012
A creative office romance
This romance novel was cute and romantic. I even cried when sad parts happened. She spun an original and emotional story. I loved how she made the audience able to relate to this normally out of league couple.
I like the premise of this story. It had great potential that fell through just slightly. As good as the story was, it lacked depth and length. There was a lot more development that could have occurred with greater satisfaction.
The romance in this book was sizzling, even scorching at some points. I am surprised there wasn't smoke from all that fire. I found myself rooting for the couple in places in the story I didn't expect to.
Can't Buy Me Love was a cute office romance story. I wish this had been a full length novel so we could get to know the story better. I also wished for an ending that was a little less rushed.
Overall, the story was great and worth a read to anyone who loves romance books. This book is just a taste of what is to come for our lovely Maggie Marr, so stay tuned.
Posted April 30, 2012
Can’t Buy Me Love by Maggie Marr was a refreshing read that kept me on my seat, waiting and watching for what was going to come next. A short read but one that leaves a lasting imprint on your heart.
Synopsis: Everyone knows that Cole Jackson is lethal--in his charm and in his reputation as ruthless media mogul and one of the world's great CEOs. A fact his former executive assistant Meg Parson has learned firsthand. He's the one who banished her from his executive suite with no explanation.
Determined to secure her long awaited promotion within Comnet, Meg Parson is back and can deliver the one deal Cole Jackson has always wanted and could never get. This deal is Meg's ticket to the top. Now Meg must juggle this high-stakes deal with her unfathomable attraction to her former boss--an attraction Meg has denied for three years. An attraction which raises painful memories from her past. An attraction that Meg's boss Cole seems to share. If Meg can't pull off this multi-media merger, not only is her career at stake but also her heart.
The pages went by fast and once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. While some lines were a bit cheesy, the humor and dedication of these two characters left me wanting more. The only drawback to the book is that it would seem as if the ending was a bit rushed. I would have liked to see a few more details worked out. The author; however, captures your attention from the first word and doesn’t give up until the end.
Would recommend this book to anyone looking for a great weekend read. Four out of five stars.
Posted April 27, 2012
This book is a fun, sweet, easy-to-read contemporary romance featuring a workplace romance. Something that Meg promised herself that she would NEVER engage in. She grew up with her mother jumping from boss to boss and having to change jobs and homes often based upon how badly those romances ended. Meg has worked hard at Comnet and even though she thinks her boss is uber-sexy, she will NEVER be jumping into bed with him. He is everything that she is NOT looking for in a man. (She keeps lists for EVERYthing, including her perfect man...and he does NOT meet any of her requirements. I liked her lists and her organization OCD in this story...it was a cute little detail.)
Career-wise, Meg has been languishing for 3 years as Cole's personal assistant. It's way past time for her to have a promotion and she's earned it, but he doesn't want to give her up. Finally, he is relenting and has decided that once this deal with TBC goes through, she will have her promotion. But there is one big catch in the TBC deal. The owners have disappeared so Meg and Cole chase them down to Costa Rica to seal the deal. Once in this romantic country surrounded by the example of true love from the owners of TBC, Meg and Cole are finding it harder to stay concentrated on the business merger and not one of their own.
Like I said, this was an easy book to read and I enjoyed it. It's a pretty typical contemporary romance with the conflicts that arise to keep the Hero/heroine apart. For me, what set this book apart was the example of true love that came from Stan and Allison, the elderly owners of TBC. I liked what they added to the story and how they each would council both Meg and Cole on how to make their relationship work. Meg and Cole are caught up in the business side of things and Stan & Allison showed them how much more important love is in the long run. Just a gorgeous sentimental thread running through this book.
I like contemporary romances and this one was, plain and simple, a good one.
Posted April 6, 2012
I started this book last Saturday night and couldn't put it down until I was finished...later that night!! Maggie Marr is absolutely brilliant at the build up...I couldn't wait for Cole and Meggy to get together. Their chemistry is quite hot and Maggie's description's are quite delicious!! Can't wait for her next book!! From, Barb in the MidwestWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 31, 2012
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