PJV Quickie: With Billionaire romances being “all da rage” on Amazon, you can get some really crappy picks. Especially when it is up for free or Kindle Unlimited. But, Melanie Marchande’s His Secretary: Undone wasn’t that bad. It was entertaining, as long as you suspended that thing called logic and took it for what it was, a billionaire romance.
Review: The main gist of this book is you have this hot male billionaire (what’s new?) and his secretary. He’s a douche-bag, domineering boss (again, what’s new?), she’s rather insecure and can’t leave her job (a heroine with a bad body image, do I have to say it?). The boss steps in and reveals he’s actually been writing erotica, which has become highly successful and he can’t reveal that she’s really a he/playboy billionaire – so he sends in his secretary to impersonate him/her and everyone wins. The crux of the situation is that our dear heroine loves the “author” and has been exchanging emails with her/him – because the stories are so very “close to home.” A billionaire and his secretary. So…well let’s just say things get all sorts of complicated. Like I said, if you can suspend your logic, take in account that a sexy billionaire would be writing erotica fiction as a woman and that said erotica would become highly publicized, forcing him to put forward a public face – which he would then take on with his secretary. Well, then, if you can believe that, there ya go. If you like romances full of the standard tropes and nuances, full of stereotypes and things like that, this is the one for you. While the characters were likable, the premise, interesting – there were still a few issues that needed working out, basically the book was entertaining but lacking any originality and common sense. Again, take it for what it is, I did enjoy reading this one, it was a quick, sexy story, and I enjoyed it a lot more than other’s in the same genre – but it was only an ok read overall.
Recommendations: For fans of billionaire romance, here is another one. If you are looking for a good billionaire romance – maybe this one will do. Adults only.
I received this book for free from Amazon Freebie in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
His Secretary: Undone by Melanie MarchandePublished by Self-Published on October 26th 2014
Genres: Billionaire, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Amazon Freebie
I’m about to throw an ashtray at my boss’s head.
Turns out, the mind behind my favorite, steamy romance novels...the ones I only read in private...the ones that are my only escape after a long day of dealing with The Boss From Hell? It’s not Natalie McBride, the sweet, rural housewife.
That’s right: my boss, Adrian Risinger, the thirty-three-year-old, maddeningly sexy, pissant billionaire “bad boy" who thinks he runs my life. He is also the author of all my deepest, most secret fantasies. And to make matters worse, he needs me to impersonate “Natalie” at a series of book signings and conventions. But, of course, that’s only if I want to keep my job.
On second thought, I’m going to need something heavier than an ashtray.