Saturday, February 1, 2014

ARC Review: Daring to Trust the Boss by Susan Meier

Daring to Trust the Boss
by Susan Meier
Paperback, 256 pages
Expected publication: February 4th 2014 by Harlequin (first published February 1st 2014)
ISBN 0373742762 (ISBN13: 9780373742769)

The magic of the Mediterranean

When accountant Olivia Prentiss joins Tucker Engle's company, she's unceremoniously demoted to stand in as his PA! However, Tucker's not in for an easy ride. Olivia's worked hard to get where she is now, and refuses to bow to her gorgeous boss's commands; however fearsome his reputation.

But soon Olivia begins to see there is far more to her boss than meets the eye. And on a business trip to Italy, she sees straight through Tucker's hard and proud exterior to a man with a far more vulnerable edge.

~ My Opinion ~

After reading so many high-tension quite steamy romance, it's kind of refreshing to read a romance that didn't exactly involve something down there, if you know what I mean. :p

It's a sweet fun loving story. The one gives you a warm peaceful feeling when you're reading it and done with it. Both characters did feel the chemistry after few days they met, but they didn't take an impulsive steps to do something about it. The uneasiness made them move back and forth, but it's understandable they wanted to take it slow since they're not so sure about what they actually feel inside, especially for Tucker. It's also understandable how someone who usually good with people suddenly don't know what to do when it involves the one he/she loves. And how dreadful that most of the time an assumption made someone withdraw when he/she supposed to move forward, to fight to get what they want, just because they feel less.

I liked how both characters build a comfortable friendly relationship first before they finally realized how much they want one another. I liked the way Olivia put an ease for Tucker with her comments or answers.

Being melancholic, conservative kind of girl, the only disappointment for me was that they didn't really do it in a traditional way. You know, get married first, and then get the baby. :) This is exactly what happens when you have certain expectations for your characters. :D

There were parts in this novel that I felt like needed to be explored/described a bit more, but I'm not sure either, maybe it's just part of me wanting it a little bit more. I mean, you didn't really loose the flow. 

Thank you, Harlequin and Net Galley.

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