Fans of office romance tropes / Cinderella / Fake fiancée, this book is the perfect way to spend a nice evening, light, sexy and fun!
Researcher Maggie Donovan has no luck with men, and it doesn’t help that she can’t keep her eyes off of her sexy boss – the one everyone else in the office calls The Beast. Relationships in the office are forbidden. So no one is more surprised than Maggie when she pretends to be his fiancée to save him during a difficult situation. Not only has she put her job on the line, but the future of the company.
Billionaire Benjamin Gale III doesn’t believe in love or romance, but the look on his mother’s face when Maggie tells her that she’s his fiancée is worth millions. Instead of firing her for her insubordination, he goes along with the ruse. In his arms–and in his bed–she’d be everything he could ever want…which is why he can’t have her.
But if he doesn’t let her go, they’ll lose everything…
Author : Diane Alberts
Title : Beauty and the Boss
Series : Modern Fairy Tales
Publisher : Entangled : Indulgence
Pages : –
Release date : November 16, 2015
Genre : Contemporary.
Tour : InkSlinger
Having enjoyed Diane Alberts books in the past, I naturally jumped on the occasion to read her spin on the ever so enjoyable “Beauty and the Beast” romance trope.
Benjamin Gale the Third is considered a beast by his own employees. It’s not that he is that terrible, really, he’s just too dedicated to his work and they never got to see him under a different light.
That’s not the case of Maggie Donovan though, recently moved to New York, she just sees his boss as a closed off hard-worker, nothing more. That and maybe the fact that he’s attractive as hell.
Upon a fateful night everything is going to take for the interesting change, as on a improvised office dinner for two, Maggie is caught in a compromising position by her boss’ mother.
How one would explain why she was kneeling at her boss’ feet under a table, on a late night at work?
Unless, she never get the chance to explain herself or to make things right, the Beast’s mother? She’s a freaking Dragon. And she won’t even acknowledge Maggie’s attempts to explain.
So when The Dragon starts picking on The Beast a little to hard, threatening him to revoke his rights as CEO once more, Maggie acts on an impulse and puts herself in the way. She announces that her Boss—Benjamin Gale III and her are actually… engaged. They can’t break office rules if they were actually engaged before, right?
Here starts their little charade, and I must say that I enjoyed it, despite the fact that I don’t understand the parallel between a Beauty and the Beast fairy tale and this story.
Maybe a bad choice for the title. It should have been about finding a beautiful person despite your disfigured appearance, right?
I thought it was a more a Cinderella trope trying to tame her Prince.
So, I’ didn’t quite get what was advertised by the title—which truly is misleading, but I really enjoyed an office romance with playful banter and sexy times.
Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin Random House. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and four cats. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.