Life gets complicated when love turns out to be nothing like you expected - and the woman you want is too close to touch. Gretchen Kaiser is a workaholic corporate honcho with issues - she’s got daddy issues, she’s got female-executive-in-a-man’s-world issues, and she’s got one-night-stand issues. What she doesn’t have are love issues. She isn’t looking for it, she doesn’t feel she needs it, and she doesn’t expect to find it…certainly not right under her nose.
Kylie O’Brien is the kind of girl who believes in true love and is willing to wait until it shows up at her door. Her best friend, Mick, would sweep her off her feet given the chance, but Mick doesn’t make Kylie feel the way true love should. And now Kylie has to worry about her new boss.... Gretchen Kaiser’s icy reserve makes life as her administrative assistant a challenge. It doesn’t matter one damn bit that Gretchen is extremely attractive with a voice as rich and smooth as melted chocolate. It absolutely doesn’t…
©2006 Georgia Beers (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Special thanks to my girls Stacy, Sash and Stef for sharing the Audible experience with me and for being there during my multiple recoveries
My daughter has exposed me to new types of literature in the last three years; both in audio as well as written form. One of these is lesbian fiction. Some of these works are excellent and I've enjoyed listening to them and discussing them with her. I thought for a time that this would be one of the most positive experiences in the genre. Then began the whole lack of communication leading to misunderstandings; insecurities boil over and the whole why would she want me angst and I was soon searching for a diversion until some sort of resolution was finally reached. In the end I gave it three stars due the protracted playing out of the drama that seriously detracted a great deal from this audiobook. Because while I liked the characters almost universally; the long contrived pseudo romantic dance became too tiresome and managed to pull down the rest of the work.
I am a Georgia Beers fan, I have read several of her books and enjoyed them immensely. That is probably why I was so disappointed in this read. The characters didn't develop fully for me, mostly coming across as one-dimensional, self-centered and not very likable. I wasn't sure which pairing I was supposed to be rooting for, with the one semi-sympathetic character losing in the end in more ways than one.
But the greatest distraction for me was the narration. The deeper or masculine voices were done with a weird, scratchy affect that ended up sounding like Danny from the Shining saying "redrum." Lines that seemed to be part of a normal conversation were delivered with tones of anger or seduction that threw off the whole story. I found it really hard to get involved fully in the story when I was so put off by the narration.
I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."
Mick finds out that the woman she was buying drinks for at the bar last night is her new boss, Gretchen. Uh-oh!
To makes things more awkward, they end up falling for the same girl; Kyle, the office brown nose. It's not going to be a fair competition, though— Gretchen is a Meryl-Streep-Devil-Wears-Prada-type boss who won't give up. Her best erotic weapon? An icy reserve that could freeze liquid mercury.
Who weeeeee - that Georgia Beers is a writing ass! I mean the intricate ins and outs of relationships and the deep in depth emotional roller coaster of feelings is absolutely the best ever!! Keep on writing Ms Beers you da best! That Abby is a reading ass -- she could read the phone book and make it sound good! Keep on reading!! A+++ great read!
An apt portrayal of one woman with power struggling with attraction to a subordinate. Both women have power but in a world of business where sexual harassment is a real possibility, each woman struggles with attraction and workplace morality.
Love the story and the characters. I couldn't wait to see where the relationships would end up,not just between the main characters but also between the best friends.
rambunctiously soft spoken.
There's nothing spectacular about this, it is what it is a trashy romance ,not that theirs anything wrong with trashy romances ,sometimes that's just what you require if that's what you want than this shouldn't disappoint.
Top of the bunch
Kylie because she was able to slowly tear down Gretchen's emotional walls.
Entertaining...realistic and modern for those interested in alternative life style romances
Absolutely!!!!! And I'd be happy to help select as I am well versed in this line of books
The reader was OK...male voices were just so-so. But no complaints as this is a new kine in the business and I want it to be very successful.BUT you will have to market it to the LGBT community who will not know it exists. I was just lucky to find it!!!
Again, as this is a new endeavor for Audible it needs help in selection and promotion
"A better than expected story."
This was a story that was better than I thought it would be, narrator did an admirable job as well.
"Good light hearted romance"
Surprisingly good for modern romance as our main characters are equal in their romance which is nice change from today's typical romance where there feels to be always domineering and submissive persons which writer tries to make reader believe that they are equals in their partnership. Only thing what I didn't like in story arc was prolonged back and forth between character as they go through if its OK to date someone from the work and is it love or lust. And this is ended by tragedy which drives characters to decide that love is more important than anything else. This kind of plot twist always tickle me wrong way, as it says that persons can't be happy without some kind of tragedy in their lives, which feels just wrong kind of message in my mind. Writing of book is easy and fast to read and tone of writing is light, so book is very good for light reading. Book differentiated itself from other romance book somewhat by using all knowing third person view in writing instead of from character point of view (aka first person) Reader is pleasant to listen, even though she don't differentiate characters sound from each other very much, but that don't matter in third person narration, what this book uses, because every time character speaks or thoughts it's mentioned which character's turn it is to be in spotlight.
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