The Plan by Qwen Salsbury



Day of Employment: 359

11:05 a.m.

Location: Cubicles outside Canon’s office.
Co-workers: Betting on how long Canon’s new PA will last.
Me: No doubts. Ms. Gum-smacker won’t last the day. I need to place my bet.
Manolo Blahnik’s New Fall Shoes: Mine. As soon as Madeline hands over my winnings.

Emma Baker has never spoken a word to Alaric Canon, nor has he to her. But she’s studied him every day across the office tundra for almost a year. Canon is hard and fierce, terrifying and beautiful. He’s also the most stern, unforgiving person Emma has ever seen. Emma’s co-workers run a betting pool for Personal Assistant terminations. There’s a separate pot for the day one leaves without crying. Not likely…Canon made a former Navy SEAL cry.

He has high standards and low tolerance. Everyone knows it. Everyone stays away. Everyone who can, that is. Except Emma. She can’t look away. Alaric Canon is the single most attractive man she’s ever seen. Bar none.

Canon has never noticed her. Not once in almost a year. She’s not even a blip on his radar. But she will be. His radar will be blipless no more.

It is a goal. Emma has a plan.







Book: The Plan

Days to read: Two

Me: Pleasantly surprised

Stars to give: 4.5

You just never know what you are getting into when handed an ARC from a “new to you” author. Let me say, I was a bit worried with the first person POV in the beginning. It took me a minute to get use to the “report style” cadence of Emma’s inner mind. Have no fear it flows once you get into in.

I had many laugh out loud moments and would somewhat compare it to authors like Emma Chase, Christine Lauren and Alice Clayton. It’s that fun, quick-wit kind of humor. Office hjinks and love-from-afar longing makes Emma a likable character.

Emma and Canon made for a great team. Even with Emma’s plan to change who she was to get his attention her real self just came shinning through.

We never delve into the mind of Canon. But I like it that way. What I found so enjoyable with him was the total in control attitude he had everywhere, from the board room, to the wait staff, and beyond. When Emma finally cornered him in the bedroom, though, she was the one seemingly in control. It came as a revelation to me, a “hold on a sec” light bulb moment. It is a nice change for pace guys and I loved it.

There is so much to like here and I hope readers give it a chance, because when I closed the book I had a big grin on my face.

T~
*Given via AToMR/Author for review




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A seven-time Sigma Tau Delta writing award winner, her fiction and poetry have appeared in literary magazines and have been selected by fiction communities as featured story of the month and year.  Predominantly a writer of romance, her romantic fiction varies from contemporary to historical to fantasy, though often with a humorous slant and poetic undertones.
For reasons she can’t even articulate herself, she decided to start writing fiction again while solo parenting and attending law school (during Constitutional Law class, to be exact.).

 

1 comment:

  1. Great comparison of funny authors. :) I'm glad you enjoyed The Plan.

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