Release Date: June 27, 2019
Cover Design: Damon Freeman
Publishing-house receptionist and aspiring writer Lindsey Deal spends her days dodging bullets: one insufferable boss, one sinister-looking spider, and, most daunting, a certain romance novel-in-progress that screams to be finished.
The first two are easy enough. The third requires…motivation.
Enter: Rian Harper. Mysterious. Cool. Sexy as sin. The rule-breaking, covered-in-tattoos musician may be just the motivation Lindsey needs to finish her manuscript—and test the limits of her comfort zone.
But he’s too old for her. Too afraid to open up. Too much her new boss.
Single dad, brooding artist, corrupter of women. What Rian Harper needs is a business partner, maybe a creative partner. Someone who can have his back. He doesn’t need her tempting him to fall in love. It could ruin them both—especially when the too-sweet, too-pure, too-young woman discovers his longest-held secret.
Michelle Morgan is a new author to me and I did enjoy this book, planning to revisit this author in the future. There was lots to like about this book: office romance; older man, younger woman; bad boy and the good girl. I liked Lindsey as a character -she was fun and upfront but doesn't like confrontation. Whereas Rian is portrayed as a bad boy alpha male yet is actually soft.
Rian is a single father and a musician who finds himself replacing his father in a publishing firm where Lindsey is the receptionist. Lindsey has spent her time there dodging his father's advances. I did find it odd that Rian was successful in getting the job with no prior experience but he did know his stuff. What I found interesting was Rian's father's advances to Lindsey were considered creepy and unwanted sexual harassment, whilst Rian's advances were considered sexy and wanted. Must have something to do with his good looks and his younger age.
What I liked about Rian was that he saw Lindsey and recognised her talent, encouraging her to embrace her dream of writing a book. He coaxes her out of her shell where she flourishes. It is not plain sailing though as Rian's past comes back to bite him and Lindsey's own lack of self-belief kicks in.
This was well written and the characters were well developed. This is certainly an author I will read again.
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About the Author
Michelle Morgan lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and two sons. She is a 2018 RITA Finalist Editor for the romance novella, "In His Arms" by Jules Dixon, and has edited more than 100 novels since 2013.
Nothing ignites Michelle's passion for editing like working on her own fiction. She published After Henry, her first novel, in 2014. Alongside Jeremy Morgan--fellow writer, IT genius, and Michelle's real-life hero--she spent the next four years growing their two small businesses and starting a family. The muse took a back seat but never left. As of June 2018, Michelle has been writing again--a lot! She's excited to release her romantic fiction, "Work in Progress" and "No Turning Back," in the summer and fall of 2019.
Michelle is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Editorial Freelancers Association.
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