Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Boss’s Mistletoe Maneuvers-Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

The Boss’s Mistletoe Maneuvers
Linda Thomas-Sundstrom
Harlequin Desire, Nov 1 2014, $5.25
ISBN: 9780373733521

In Manhattan, millionaire Chaz Monroe goes undercover as a new VP at the ad agency he recently bought; as he plans to learn as much about the firm by being an employee rather than the owner.  Chaz has one person left to speak with; the top worker in everyone’s mind including the Big Four clients Kim McKinley; she probably would be the VP though only twenty-four if Chaz did not temporarily usurp the position.

His exec secretary Alice explains that Kim’s only drawback is she refuses to do anything Christmas; his predecessor kept her off of Christmas accounts because he feared losing her to other agencies who would love to have her on board.  While he hides his identity, she conceals why she rejects Christmas after what her dad did to her mom and her, his five years old daughter.  Though Chaz knows he owes her the truth as to whom he is since he tries to earn Kim’s trust to learn the why behind her Yuletide aversion; neither anticipated love would complicate their respective secret.

The Boss’s Mistletoe Maneuvers is a lighthearted holiday romance.  The lead couple is a nice boardroom pairing of an undercover CEO and the firm’s superstar ad exec, whose Christmas phobia reminds me of that of Gremlins’ Kate Beringer, 

Harriet Klausner

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