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Working beyond nine to five and barely getting by, Melanie Thomas is eager to celebrate the impending holiday season and to toast the start of her dream marketing job over drinks with her boyfriend. Unfortunately, he has different plans—like seeing other women.
Indulging in a pity party with tequila, Melanie confides in a sexy stranger at the bar. It’s almost Christmas, one night of letting go won’t hurt anything, right? Turns out it just might—when the stranger is her new boss. Determined to succeed at her job, Melanie won’t be scared away. This is her chance, even if her hot boss has her feeling all merry and bright and wishing for a less than professional relationship.
Matthew Ryans is burned out and on thin ice at the company he helped build unless he gets his head back in the game. Yet, his head, both upper and lower, are quickly becoming obsessed with his new assistant. Still, he can’t seem to fully begrudge Melanie’s distracting presence and the Christmas joy she brings with it. Especially considering that her enthusiasm has him reenergized. For once, he is longing for Mondays, but with his heart and job on the line he can’t risk blurring the lines no matter how strong the lure of holiday mistletoe is.
Will their holiday passion be able to fuel mutual career success, or will it only get in their way in the New Year?
Point of view:
3rd Person. Alternating perspectives, not always by chapter but clearly defined.
This was one of those “you might like” suggestions from Kindle Unlimited and I’m thankful for the recommendation. At less than two hours this was a quick, sexy, easy to read yet well written story.
My first time reading Tara September, but I will definitely check out more of her work. Matthew & Melanie have an anonymous one-night-stand and find themselves new work mates the next day. I really like the way September pulled off this trope – not only with allowing Matthew & Mel the opportunity to get to really know each other but I could feel how they also click as a working team AND a couple. At 38 & 24, this also fulfills my love of May/December romance though it isn’t a huge issue or plot point in the story. There’s a lot of sexy banter, a few steamy scenes, interfering secondary characters, a misunderstanding, and a fabulous finale.
Since this isn’t part of a series… I really would have liked a little epilogue to solidify their HEA – but I felt like Matthew & Mel had all their dreams come true.
I also really loved the cover for this book.
About the author:
Blogger and former PR executive for The Walt Disney Company, Tara holds a Master’s degree in journalism & communications from NYU. For over a decade, Tara has penned a popular lifestyle, travel and parenting blog at TaraMetBlog.com.
An avid romance reader, she has been daydreaming about being an author since high school. Dozens of bad dates and adventures later, she still finds it impossible that she met her husband on a New York City subway. They now live in sunny Southwest Florida with identical twin boys and four cats underfoot/on her laptop/everywhere. Fueled by an IV of green tea, she’s finally writing the happily ever after tales she’s been dreaming about.
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My Favorite Quotes
He wanted her playful sweetness in his life. Wanted her. And not just right now. This felt right. Important. Real. – Mine to Five by @TaraSeptember #OfficeRomance #MayDecember #KindleUnlimitedTweet
With one innocent look from her, his insides turned to mush and pooled around his feet. – Mine to Five by @TaraSeptember #OfficeRomance #MayDecember #KindleUnlimitedTweet
Save the worms! – Mine to Five by @TaraSeptember #OfficeRomance #MayDecember #KindleUnlimitedTweet
“Where do you think trees come from?” “A grocery store parking lot?” – Mine to Five by @TaraSeptember #OfficeRomance #MayDecember #KindleUnlimitedTweet