Tuesday, March 8, 2016

How to Sleep with the Boss by Janice Maynard

Title:  How to Sleep With the Boss
Series:  The Kavanaghs of Silver Glen
Author:  Janice Maynard
Publication Date:  February 9/16
Length:  256pgs
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  Netgalley
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

His new assistant isn't his type—until they work in very close quarters! From USA TODAY bestselling author Janice Maynard.

Inexperienced but out of options, Libby Parkhurst accepts Patrick Kavanagh's job offer—even though he's given it at his mother's request. Surely she can hide her attraction to the charming man she's trying to impress…

Patrick sees Libby as a family friend and hires her as a favor. But as their work brings them closer, he discovers the sensual woman she's become—even before a makeover takes her from dowdy to dazzling! Suddenly his interest is no longer platonic. Long-term is off-limits, but taking her to bed? He's making that his top priority!

My Review:

Once again Maynard has created a romance that will tug at your heart while bringing forward the realities of life on many different scales. Friendship and family, hardship and relief all make their way into the lives of the intricate characters that she’s created. All the while, Maynard brings this world to life in vivid clarity with intricate descriptions and a narrative that makes you feel as if you’re part of this world.

I really enjoyed how close this family was. Maynard makes the 1% approachable and real for the rest of us. Using this as a backdrop, Patrick’s character becomes much more complex. The basis for his decisions are quite apparent and they made me love him all the more, even while he was being exceptionally frustrating. Libby’s situation endeared me to her, yet at the same time never made me pity her. The fine line that Maynard walks here makes this couple so much fun to get to know and a fantastic set of main characters for the novel.

All in all this was an exceptionally enjoyable novel. The romance may not have been easy but it was so very real. This is a great read for those who’ve enjoyed the series or who just want a quick romance that will have your toes curling.

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