Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Review: Talking Dirty With the Boss by Jackie Ashenden

Title: Talking Dirty With the Boss (Talking Dirty #3)
Author: Jackie Ashenden
Source: Entangled Indulgence
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 9, 2013
Reviewed by: Jasmyn

Marisa Clair wants to get her artist dreams back on track after a life detour. That means no partying, no shopping…and definitely no men to distract her. Should be easy, but there’s something about her hot and exceedingly uptight boss and she can't seem to stop herself from ruffling Mr. Tall, Dark and Irritating.

Financial consultant Luke McNamara lives his life strictly by schedule – his OCD simply won't allow him to do anything else. And the very last thing he needs is a sassy blonde putting lipstick on his collar and messing with his routine. She annoys the hell out of him so why can’t he stop thinking about the color of her panties…and how free he feels when he’s with her?

Marisa and Luke’s plans to steer clear of one another are shot to hell after a hot office encounter. Now the two of them will have to learn to get along as they face a much more permanent reminder of their lack of self-control – a pregnancy.

I'm always a fan of some good sarcastic comebacks and wordplay.  The Talking Dirty series (at least book two and three) had delivered on this and then some.  The dialog is the highlight of these romances for me, and book three delivers in many ways.  I was cracking up about their email fiascos and watching the crazy and uninhibited Marisa tackle the OCD and orderly Luke was entertaining every step of the way.

I like how seriously the author took Luke's OCD (he has a more severe case) and how disruptive it can be to a person's life.  I love how supportive his friends were of his condition and how Marisa came to accept it as just another part of the man she was growing to love.  They have a lot to figure out in the novella, and the have the added complication of a baby on the way.  A sweet and snarky novella that really hit the spot.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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