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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pleasing the Boss by Emma Shortt



Pleasing the Boss by Emma Shortt
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (81 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 stars
Review by: Lotus

A chance meeting in a bar leads to the most erotic night of Pam's life. Only when she awakes, Gabe is gone, and naturally she doesn't expect to see him again. Until Monday morning that is, when she arrives at the office...and meets her new boss.

For Gabe, one night was never going to be enough. He wants Pam again and intends to have her. Will she be able to look past their working relationship? And if so, will she be able to please her boss?

For a sizzling erotic story that involves dating a coworker who happens to be your boss, Pleasing the Boss is THE story!

Pam was not looking for anyone, much less a one-night stand, when one thing led to another and she ended up in bed with Gabriel. Pam is the hard working head of the research department at Ixon which just changed ownership. Gabriel is one of the new owners of Ixon, Pam’s new boss and a great guy who acts as a knight in shining armor for her. Pam had always ruled out romances with coworkers and is horrified to find out her one-night stand is her new boss. Gabriel has to convince Pam they can make this relationship work. How they navigate the work day and their landmine of coworkers/friends issues makes this story a very interesting and exciting read.

Some supporting characters make the story even more enjoyable. Lucy, Pam’s friend, hooks up with Nick, the other Ixon owner, either knowingly or unknowingly. Lucy may or may not be Pam’s true friend, since her actions are questionable, including flirting with Gabe. Nick is a perpetual playboy, finding and discarding women casually throughout his friendship with Gabe.

Ms. Shortt’s writing is witty and engaging, making every word count. She packs lots of meaning into each sentence and does not waste time with unnecessary wording. I laughed at many things Pam was thinking because they were things that I too would have thought. Also, I loved that the story was written in both Pam’s point of view AND in Gabe’s point of view. Each chapter is from the POV of one person, prefaced with a quote/thought from that person. It makes the reader feel close to the action.

Ms. Shortt is a British author, so expect a few British slang/phrases. I actually love British accents, so I spent the whole time reading the story with a British accent for all the characters. This story does have some distracting editing errors. Nevertheless, do not let this deter you since this is an awesome, erotic, and humorous story that is really worth reading.

For an erotic office story packed with humorous narrative and sizzling antics, buy Pleasing the Boss as soon as you can!!! This story put smiles on my face for more than one reason. I will be looking for more from Ms. Shortt since I enjoy her writing so much!

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