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Guest Review: So Right With You by Maggie Kaye

Posted March 18, 2014 by Tracy in Reviews | 1 Comment

Guest Review: So Right With You by Maggie KayeReviewer: Tracy
So Right With You by Maggie Kaye
Series: The Girlfriend series #1
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: July 21, 2014
Format: eARC
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In the work place, we all know there are boundaries. One of those boundaries is Never Date Your Boss, especially if he is a playboy and you just had your heart broken. When Chloe Lambert finds herself down on her luck, none other than her hunky CEO boss, Garrett Nolan, steps in to rescue her, offering her temporary shelter at his ranch. Now, her boss is looking more appealing, and her friends can’t agree on whether she should sleep with him or not. Don’t even mention the fact she just learned he has a soft spot for kids and is using the ranch to help sick kids. What is a girl to do when it feels so right?

Chloe is devastated when she comes home from work early one day to surprise her fiance and finds him having sex with one of her friends on the kitchen table. Yes, she’d been a little wrapped up in the wedding plans – the wedding that was supposed to take place in 3 weeks – but she never expected Trevor to look elsewhere for sex. She has three close friends but doesn’t feel like she can impose on them. Her boss is a nice guy and offers his ranch home for her to stay in until she can get back on her feet financially.

Chloe has always found Garrett attractive but now that she’s living in close quarters with him she can’t keep her mind off of him. Garrett has always wanted to go out with Chloe but he never wanted to ruin their working relationship so he never gave in to his desires. Now that she’s in his home he may have to change his mind about that.

So Right With You was a very slow read for me. I kept expecting something to happen but it really never did. Ok, it’s not like nothing happened but it was all kind of…vanilla. The things that did happen were nice but nothing too exciting.

Garrett and Chloe: Garrett was a nice guy who had a reputation with the ladies but as he said – you can’t believe everything you read. He was very private and there were things that Chloe learned about him that she had no idea about – even after working for him for 3 years.  He was a little gruff at times but that was ok.  He did jump to a huge conclusion near the end of the book that really was ridiculous.  The fact that he heard something and assumed it was true and didn’t even verify it with Chloe really didn’t fit with his personality.

Chloe was also nice but she kind of annoyed me. She, as it was stated in the book, was one of the highest paid administrative assistants around but she moaned about money all the time. I think when the book first started  she had put money into the condo she bought with Trevor, and the wedding, but after that she acted like she was destitute – it didn’t gel with me. Then there were Chloe’s friends who were there for her no matter what…but yet she didn’t even consider imposing on them when she was out on the street? Really? What the hell are your best friends for? Harper had a small apartment – ok, I get that. Ree lived on a busy street and it was hard to sleep – weird but ok, I guess. It’s better than the street, right? Her other friend, Leighton, was actually out of the country when this all went down so that would have been the perfect place to crash as she wasn’t there, right? I know that the author was going for the homeless issue so that Chloe can stay with Garrett but it just didn’t ring true. This is a series about best friends so why didn’t she feel she could lean on them in a time of trouble?

Then there was Chloe’s self confidence issues. She was beautiful and more than capable at what she did professionally and acted that way when she wasn’t with Garrett. When she was with him it all seemed to hide away somewhere. The interactions between Chloe and Garrett weren’t emotional at all, imho, so when he thought to himself that he loved Chloe I was all What the Hell? Where did that come from?? I ended up skipping their sex scenes after the first one because I felt no emotional connection to the characters nor felt that they had any between them.

There is a part of the story that had to do with a foundation that helped kids and I really liked reading that part of the book. It was touching and the most emotional part of the book. That was definitely the best part of the whole book as far as I’m concerned. Other than that I don’t think I can pick out one thing that worked for me in this story cuz it was all very bland. Sorry to say I probably won’t be reading any more from this author.

Rating: 1.0 out of 5


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What I Read Last Week

Posted March 10, 2014 by Tracy in Features | 0 Comments

Happy Monday!

I hope you all are doing well and reading up a storm.

Have you read any books lately that you feel like you need to tell everyone about? Or maybe you’ve read one that you feel everyone should avoid? Let me know!

Life is calm and pretty peaceful in Tracyland so I’ll get on to the books (as I know that’s why you’re here!).

First for the week was Dazed by Kim Karr. This is a story in the Connections series. The previous two books have been about Dahlia and River but this novella veers off and gives us Dahlia’s best friends story. Aerie Daniels is a woman who keeps herself organized. She’s a structured type of person and doesn’t break off from things she knows. Enter Jagger Kennedy, River’s cousin, and soon she’s living life in a completely different way and falling in love. This was a cute story that I really enjoyed reading. Aerie takes some getting used to but it worked in the end. 3.5/3.75 out of 5

Next up was Desperately Seeking Suzanna by Elizabeth Michels. This historical showed us Sue who, along with her sister and cousin, snuck into a masked ball. She meets Holden and they hit it off in a big way but when the masks come off Sue, who was referring to herself as Suzanna as she felt like a different beautiful woman, isn’t recognized by Holden at all. Parts of the story are really good and others frustrating. You can read my full review of the book on Book Binge by clicking here. 3.5/3.75 out of 5 

Reckless by Jessi Gage is a contemporary romance with a paranormal twist in it. Derek has a temper and ends up being the cause of an accident on the freeway (one he’s not actually involved in). He then starts thinking he’s having dreams that involved his dream girl and they fall in love. DG helps him change and he realizes he needs to take responsibility for his actions. DG, however, is actually Cami who was in the accident he caused and when she wakes up and he finds out that Cami is DG he’s not sure how she can forgive him causing it all. This was a good story. I liked how Derek grew throughout the book. I did think that the “I love you’s” came to quickly and I had another issue with Cami’s family but overall I liked the story and the writing. 3.75 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)

So Right With You by Maggie Kaye is the story of a woman who finds her fiancé cheating with her best friend and ends up staying with her boss who she then falls in love with. I didn’t care for this book. I thought that it was completely contrived and as the book was supposedly centered around Chloe and her best friends (it’s called The Girlfriend Series) then why did she not feel she could impose on them when she needed somewhere to stay. I found the story bland and nothing really happened. Not my cup of tea. 1 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)

Next was The Devil’s Pearl by Jennifer Haymore. Devlin and Julia were once lovers. He thought she knew he loved her but he treated her like a mistress and even tried to set her up in a house. She eventually leaves and moves to France but when she rejects another man’s advances he heads back to London and spreads rumors that she’s a courtesan. Now Dev is pissed that she cut him and took up with other men. When she heads back to England he kidnaps her and plans on keeping her forever. Ok, talk about anger issues. This guy was creepy and I think he’d actually lost it when he wanted to possess Julia. She needed to be with someone else entirely, imho. This is my first read by Haymore, and I liked the writing just not the character she wrote. I’ll definitely give her another chance but this one I found to just be ok. 2.5 out of 5 

Last was I Found You by Jane Lark. This is a new adult story about Jason who moved from small town Oregon to New York City. It’s not what he thought it would be at all and he’s pretty disillusioned. One night on his nightly run he finds Rachel on the Manhattan bridge about to jump off. He talks her down, takes her home and helps her out despite warnings from his mother, fiancé back home, and co-workers. The pair end up falling in love but the road is not easy and the issues they have to deal with are many. I just finished this one last night and I’m still formulating my thoughts on it. For the most part it was good but I did have some issues with it. 3.5 out of 5

My Book Binge reviews that posted last week:
For His Eyes Only by Liz Fielding

Happy Reading!

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