Mallory Sims is late for her first day of work. After spilling her tea, she discovers she has no gas in her car. Add that her arm keeps sticking to her dress from syrup left on the console of her car, flustered feels like an understatement. Then she sees her new boss.
Graham Landry is the epitome of NSFW in his custom-fit suit, black-rimmed glasses, and a look so stern her libido doesn’t stand a chance. Being flustered is just the start of her problems.
Her punctuality is only the start of his. With a pink slip in hand, he’s been waiting on his new secretary to show up only to let her go. Then she rushes in with her doe eyes and rambling excuses, smelling like bacon and lavender. The termination paper falls to the side as she falls in his arms.
This is a disaster in the making. Not because of his pinpoint exactness or her free spirit, but because when they’re together, the sparks that fly threaten to burn the whole place down.
3 1/2 out of 5 stars
Book 3 in the Landry family series focuses on brother Graham, CEO of Landry Holdings. Graham needs a new secretary, and allows his sister to recommend a friend (without meeting her in person, because that happens all the time). Of course, she’s smoking hot and he’s instantly hard. And she’s instantly wet (cue eye roll).
So, being a secretary myself, I can tell you in no uncertain terms that I’ve never had a boss that has made me wet upon seeing him. Maybe a little mouth vomit, but never in my panties. Because that doesn’t happen. (Another eye roll).
Graham is super uptight. Mallory is super relaxed (she’s a yoga instructor). Graham hates mess. Mallory is pretty messy. They are opposites, but you know what they say about opposites….. I will say that Mallory was a pretty good secretary in the story; she thought outside the box and was very proactive. I’m glad she wasn’t written as some dumb bimbo, and was kind of smart.
Graham’s leery about love, and the reason is pretty stupid. For a smart guy, you’d think he’d know better. The ending was pretty lame and super predictable. But I’m invested in this family, so I’ll read on. Luckily, Lincoln was in this book quite a bit, so it made up for Graham’s being so boring.
Hopefully Ford’s book will be better. Lincoln’s book is still my favorite in the series.