Monday, September 27, 2010
TAMING HER BILLIONAIRE BOSS (The Jarrods) – Maxine Sullivan
Author Maxine Sullivan has written a magnificent addition to The Jarrods series. As head of the family’s Aspen resort Blake Jarrod is one workaholic, just like his deceased father who drilled that into all of his children. And now they are all paying because Donald Jarrod's will stipulated that his children must return home for one year and work at the resort. Blake being only a few minutes older than his twin Guy, is doing a brilliant job per his siblings and the board of executives. He had the experience as he own properties in Las Vegas.
Samantha Thompson was Blake's executive assistant and she excelled at her job, working evenings and weekends right along side of her sexy boss. It was getting harder and harder for her to see him with other beautiful women because he had stolen her heart and so she decided to give her resignation to save what was left of her heart! He was bewildered and then angry. How dare this woman leave him and what was the reason? So he threatened her with her contract plus he realized seducing her would now go to the top of his list.
Reflecting back on his mother’s death and his father withdrawing from his children putting all of his efforts into the Jarrod Resort, Blake vowed to never again count on anyone. However, what troubled him was he had always thought he could count on Samantha and now she too was leaving him. However, when he touched her he realized that there were sparks between them and then suddenly realized he could capitalize on those emotions running through her. They lived in the same lodge, worked well together and he needed her, needed her to help him make a success of Jarrod Ridge.
Blake put his plan into action and Samantha turned the tables on him from time to time by teasing him with other men. She adored his family and they adored her but most of all she loved Blake. His taunting and touches soon turned their relationship from boss and secretary into a smoldering love affair. Samantha only knew joy in his arms and to Blake she confused him, because it all felt so right but he didn’t like nor understand the feeling. She even put resumes on his desk for her replacement while he was trying so hard to convince her not to leave him. But Samantha was determined to leave because he wanted short term and she wanted forever.
Taming Her Billionaire Boss was absolutely marvelous with so much insight into not only Blake and Samantha but also all of the Jarrod siblings and their significant others. However, the best part of this particular love story was how Blake came to terms with the past so that he could move forward and have a permanent future with Samantha.
No one quit on Blake Jarrod! So when his devoted assistant suddenly turned in her resignation, the hotelier wanted answers. Though, Samantha Thompson wasn't talking. Turning her two-weeks' notice into four, Blake gave himself one month to seduce the truth from her. And despite his rule about business and pleasure never mixing, Blake intended to make the most of his endeavor….