29 May 2017

Review: Tempt The Boss by Natasha Madison

Tempt The Boss by Natasha Madison
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published April 1st, 2017
My rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Amazon

Lauren
Going back to work was supposed to be a painless transition, but when my new boss turns out to be an arrogant, cocky jerk, he quickly turns my professional life into a world of torture. Okay, fine, calling him an asshat before knowing he was my boss wasn't my finest moment. Hating him should be easy. I just never counted on him being so gorgeous or charming when he's not annoying me.

Austin
I expected my new assistant to be professional and punctual, but all I'm getting are dirty looks and rude comments. I should fire the little hellion, but instead all I can think about is bending her over my desk and breaking every rule I've ever made for myself.

One look. One touch. One night. If we break the rules, our lives will never be the same again.

Good thing rules were made to be broken. And besides, it feels so good to Tempt the Boss. 

My thoughts… 

Hmm… where to start. At the beginning of the story I thought I would really enjoy it. Lauren, discovers that her husband has been having an affair with their son’s teacher for the past seven months.

“I’ve come to attend my son’s parent/teacher conference only to be told his teacher is fucking my husband. Looks like in addition to tutoring her students in math, she also offers sex ed lessons to their fathers! She deserves a raise.”

I honestly thought forever meant forever, not till someone sexier waves their ass in my face and shows me attention.

After her divorce, Lauren finds herself a temp PA position. On her way to her first day of work, Lauren meets her boss (she doesn't know he's her boss yet) during a fender bender. Her boss was the one who hit her and she lets him have it after he asks her if she was drunk.

“What the hell is wrong with you? You just stopped!” I put a hand over my eyes to block the sun and see him. And boy, do I see him. My heart skips a beat when he whips his aviator sunglasses off his face.
He snarls at me, “Just give me your number.” I tell him my number, and when he asks my name, I gladly tell him. “The woman whose car you hit because you were texting while driving.” He looks at me and his eyebrows pinch together. “Is that name already taken?” I ask him, waiting for his answer. When I realize he isn’t going to reply, I ask him, “Now, what’s yours?” He shoots off his number, and I store it in my phone. I turn around to walk away. “Aren’t you going to ask me my name?” He puts his hands on his hips, his biceps bulging, and his chest looking impossibly broader. “Nope, no need. I just put you under ‘Asshat who texts while driving and hit my car.’” I smile at him. “Have a fabulous day,” I grumble, turning around and getting back in the car.

After the fender bender Lauren is running late, not a good impression for the first day of her job. When she arrives at her new work place, Barbara (Austin's former nanny who is his current head of HR) introduces her, she discovers that “Asshat” is her new boss.

Are you fucking stalking me? Did you follow me here?” I whip my head around to look at him. Just my luck. It’s the asshat from this morning, the one who hit me. Except now, the asshat is sitting behind the desk, the desk that, apparently, belongs to my new temporary boss.

I liked the banter between Lauren and Austin, but once the pranks started, it went downhill for me. I just think the work place isn’t a suitable environment for inappropriate, immature pranks. I’m okay with Austin moving around Laurens Post-it notes, but not Lauren adding Dulcolax to his drink or adding itch powder to his dry-cleaned pants. Unfortunately, the pranks in this book and the way the characters went about it, was enough to turn me off the rest of the book.

Happy Reading -J


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