About the Book:
What’s the actual last thing you’d ever want your executive assistant to see you doing the morning after you had hot, drunk, angry sex with her in a terrible hotel room? Dancing around your terrible hotel room to “Come and Get Your Love” like Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy—naked? Yeah. Me too.
And yet, here we are.
This isn’t even the most unprofessional thing that’s happened between us in the past couple of weeks.
The first was when I agreed to let her have Christmas Day off, but only if she goes with me to three family gatherings as my fake girlfriend.
The second was when she caught me belting out a Christmas song on stage in the awful hotel bar.
The third was the hot, drunk, angry sex that followed, but I do not regret it.
And she hasn’t even found out the real reason I need her by my side this holiday season.
I need to pull it together before I do the dumbest, most unprofessional thing of all—fall head over heels in love with the only assistant who’s lasted more than a month at the job and claims to hate me and my moods more than she hates eggnog.
A Very Bossy Christmas is my first Kaylee Loring novel, and I loved it. It’s not your usual sweet, holiday romance. This book is funny, sweet, sentimental, sexy and romantic. What more could you want in a book?
It features DeClan Cannavale, a workaholic corporate attorney, and his unflappable administrative assistant, Maddie Cooper. I loved Maddie and DeClan’s chemistry. Their text banter is hilarious, but I didn’t buy into Maddie’s excessive use of emoji because I don’t think that fits in with her persona as a highly efficient professional. It is easy to feel Maddie’s frustration with her boss’ demands that she work long hours, as DeClan does seem to be doing his best to imitate Mr. Scrooge. The story is told by multiple narrators: DeClan, Maddie, and Maddie’s niece, Piper. Piper didn’t win me over as a character, but she is pivotal to the story line. I enjoyed the secondary characters and interesting family dynamics.
A Very Bossy Christmas is a quick, lighthearted read. The plot is straightforward and has minimal angst. The characters are likable, and Ms. Loring’s storytelling is engaging. This is a seriously fun book that I couldn’t put down.
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About the Author: Before writing steamy romantic comedy novels, Kayley Loring got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn’t allowed to write about in those PG-13 scripts. Now she’s breathing cleaner air and writing dirtier words. It’s an adjustment she’s happily getting used to.
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