Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Holiday with a Stranger, or Challenging the Bitchy Boss Stereotype

"Who are you?" 
After three months of traveling, all Connor Preston wants to do is sink into his own bed. The last thing he expects is to find a stark-naked woman already there... 
Josie Marchpane wasn't anticipating company either. Connor may be six feet four inches of pure muscle and boast a disturbingly sexy smile, but a fortnight in the South of France is the one thing standing between Josie and her sanity - and she's not about to give it up without a fight! 
Josie plays to win. The problem? Connor does, too. And with only one bed between them, things are about to get interesting...
Christy McKellan's debut for Modern Tempted is saucy, sassy and so much fun.  And more than that, it does the thing I claim that all good Mills & Boon books do - it's a mythbuster!

Women in business are routinely portrayed as bitches.  Hard, unwavering and without sympathy for anyone they work with.  This is something that McKellan undercuts brilliantly.

This Pantene advert highlights the way that women and men's attitudes in the workplace are viewed differently.

Josie is well-known in her company for being harsh, but she gets results and she also is under an immense amount of pressure.  As the narrative unfolds, we come to understand her and why she acts the way she does in the workplace.

I think what is most affirming for me, is that she realises that in order to get results, she can be whoever she wants to be.  Isn't that what all women want?

Plus, she has Connor who is a complete dreamboat.  Stubborn as hell, but sweet underneath it, these two firebrands are headed on a collision course that will leave every reader with the perfect HEA.

A fantastic debut, and I can't wait to see what else Christy McKellan has up her sleeve!

Mills & Boon boy Kevin - complete with naval uniform - definitely approved!

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