by Stephanie Rowe
“Holding hands is a sign of romance?”
“Of course it is. Those little touches that are unnecessary, but you do them because you can’t keep your hands off each other. Nothing sexual, just caring.”
Title: Jingle This!
Author: Stephanie Rowe
Book: stand alone?
Rating: 1 Voodoo
Love. Diamonds. Mistletoe. And a one-on-one holiday assignment with a very sexy boss. Put it all together, and it’s enough to ruin a girl’s day.
Angie Miller has to write sizzling, evocative, heart-melting holiday stories about love, romance and diamonds for her company’s newest client…an assignment that isn’t so easy when she’s just had her heart broken. When her first not-so-cheery story nearly gets her company fired, her boss Kyle Black makes it his personal mission to get Angie in the right mood to wax poetic about love and romance. The fact that there’s three years’ worth of unrequited sexual tension simmering between them? It just makes it all the more interesting when Kyle shows up in her office with his oh-so-broad shoulders, smoldering smile and…oh, yeah… his slightly autocratic ways… How is Angie supposed to find her muse again when Kyle keeps trying to have his way with her? Not “that” kind of way, but a girl can dream…
*Author’s Note: Jingle This! was originally published 2004 in mass market paperback by Dorchester Publishing as part of the holiday anthology Shop ’til Yule Drop. It has been substantially revised and expanded.
There was so much NO in this book. Dating your sisters crush. Dating your sisters ex. Dating your friends ex. Dating your boss. Dating your employee…giving ultimatums. Nonsense, silly ultimatums.
The chemistry was fantastic however and I kept reading just for that even after each and every silly little thing. Am I too silly? Why yes I am! Oh well.
It had a nice concept but I found the world building quite flimsy. I wasn’t sure if Roger had money or not. Or what his condition was about – it seemed silly and pointless. I wondered if he had an ulterior motive but it never manifested. I also found the families reaction rather fake too. I know you do get some families out there like this, but it seems they’ve shown no evidence for it before otherwise Angie would have mentioned it I’m sure.
I did like how she suddenly just started blurting things out though. People really need to just say things more.
Far less chaste than all the others I’ve read so far. This still wasn’t a steamy story though they did indeed find themselves in bed a few times.