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Talking Dirty With the Boss

Talking Dirty With the Boss

3.8 11
by Jackie Ashenden

Talking Dirty With the Boss by Jackie Ashenden:

Marisa Clair wants to get her artist dreams back on track after a life detour. That means no partying, no shopping…and definitely no men to distract her. Should be easy, but there's something about her hot and exceedingly uptight boss and she can't seem to stop herself from ruffling Mr. Tall, Dark and


Talking Dirty With the Boss by Jackie Ashenden:

Marisa Clair wants to get her artist dreams back on track after a life detour. That means no partying, no shopping…and definitely no men to distract her. Should be easy, but there's something about her hot and exceedingly uptight boss and she can't seem to stop herself from ruffling Mr. Tall, Dark and Irritating.

Financial consultant Luke McNamara lives his life strictly by schedule – his OCD simply won't allow him to do anything else. And the very last thing he needs is a sassy blonde putting lipstick on his collar and messing with his routine. She annoys the hell out of him so why can't he stop thinking about the color of her panties…and how free he feels when he's with her?

Marisa and Luke's plans to steer clear of one another are shot to hell after a hot office encounter. Now the two of them will have to learn to get along as they face a much more permanent reminder of their lack of self-control – a pregnancy.

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Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Talking Dirty , #3
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Meet the Author

At the age of twelve Jackie decided she wanted to be a writer. Twenty years, two university degrees, one husband, and two kids later, she finally managed to achieve her dream. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her wonderful family. After giving up her library career, she now writes romance full time and thinks it's just about the best job in the world.

Jackie Ashenden lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, the inimitable Dr. Jax, and their two kids and two cats. When she’s not torturing alpha males and their stroppy heroines, she can be found drinking chocolate martinis, reading anything she can lay her hands on, posting random crap on her blog, or being forced to go mountain biking with her husband.

Jackie writes dark, sexy contemporary romance for St Martin’s Press, the titles Mine To Take, Make You Mine, and You Are Mine.

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Talking Dirty With the Boss (Entangled Indulgence) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Best intimiate scenes in the series. Its like the author matured in this book.
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
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. 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! 
The_Book_Queen More than 1 year ago
I had a hard time connecting with Marisa. Overall, a cute, sweet romance; not my favorite from this series (that would be Talking Dirty with the Player, 4 1/2 stars!) but still enjoyable. I still recommend this author to anyone looking for a little heat, a little sweet, and a solid story. 3 STARS! ~ * ~ * ~ For other reviews, including favorite book quotes, please visit my blog, TBQ's Book Palace. I received this book from the author, in exchange for my honest opinion. TheBookQueen
MelodyMay More than 1 year ago
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.  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. Copy provided by the publisher
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel like this is book 1 with the names exchanged. Joseph has ADHD and Luke has OCD. The both have these issues they use as excuses for everything. Again, just as in the 1st book, this hero says unforgivable things that are then blamed on his disorder. Not great.
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
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 .
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Marisa Clair is a very beautiful and very stubborn woman. She doesn't care for sexy Luke McNamara. He is the 'big boss' and she works for him but they have a love-hate relationship. Their attraction is strong but they constantly fight. Their one sexual encounter, leads to Marisa becoming pregnant. What do they do now? Jackie Ashenden not only writes a sexy, hot romance but she gives us characters who have real problems. Luke has obsessive-compulsive disorder while Marisa is afraid to love because of insecurities caused by a lying ex-lover. The emotions that Luke and Marisa feel and how they deal with them had me shedding a few tears. I wanted this couple to find love and happiness. This author just keeps getting better. I felt it was the best book in her Talking Dirty series. This is a wonderful and very emotional romance.
Eve379 More than 1 year ago
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. 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.
busymama49 More than 1 year ago
Talk about Mr. Tall, Dark and Irritating! As I started reading this book I was ready to strangle Luke until I discovered his secret. Then I understood him and fell in love with him. We have here a story that tactfully and a sexy spin deals with a condition that we as a society do not face very ofter. I am sure we know people with this condition, but we are so unaware of it, we tend to judge and dismiss them rather to support and help them. This story is delightfully on target. Marissa is perfect for Luke... she is his direct opposite. She has a big heart and once she is aware of Luke's condition, she is willing to accept him and help him. Who knew a one-night-stand would develop into such a complicated and delightful story!
Nicola_1202 More than 1 year ago
I have to say I have loved the 'Talking Dirty' series; the characters, their quirks, traits and personalities and their budding romances have made each endearing and realistic in their own way. Talking Dirty with the Boss is a good addition to the series, but it just didn't grab me in the same way as the previous books did. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but it was in a similar vain to the first book in that our hero has a behavioural disorder (which once again is handled sensitively). It could be read as a standalone as the previous characters aren't overly present and there no real evolving of their stories this time around. Luke and Marisa. Polar opposites. He's serious, she's fun. He's neat, she's messy. He's the boss, she a member of staff and he's tactless whilst she is sarcastic. But both have hearts of gold and an errant (and hilarious) cheeky email, a pair of panties and a stationary cupboard later leaves them with a little more than either bargained on. Their chemistry runs deeper that lust and there are some touching moments along with those that tug on the heartstrings. Add in the humour and steamy time and it's an easy-read romance that's not unrealistic. I liked them both and Luke is very sexy in that slightly tortured and vulnerable way. Marisa surprised me; she's a firecracker, but has a wonderful caring side. It simply has a 3 star rating as I gave it's predecessors 4 & 5 and they pipped it for me. I believe it's the last in the series so I would have liked a little more from our previous couples, but it's still a book/series I'd recommend. (although I have to say I'm not keen on the cover, I know you shouldn't judge a book etc. but it doesn't really match what this romance is for me nor Marisa or Luke as characters.) I received a copy of this book as an ARC from the publisher for an honest and unbiaised opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"My name is Ebony."