Monday, March 12, 2018

Kissing The Boss by Linda Kage ~ Review

What’s the one thing you shouldn’t do when your boss is your ruthless evil widowed stepmother who hates your guts more than anyone?

Kiss the man she’s interested in.

So what does Kaitlynn Judge find herself doing?

Yep, she kisses the one man her stepmother currently wants, who also happens to be the CEO of the company where she works.

Can we say doomed?

After the death of her father, Kaitlynn's life has been stuck in a rut. But that begins to change after meeting a dashing stranger during the office Halloween party. Now she has to navigate vengeful stepmothers, meddling stepsiblings, and gorgeous guys in hot pursuit to reach her happily ever after.

While making a detour from the fantasy aspect, this contemporary take on the Cinderella story continues to cling to a few of our favorite traditions. You’ll still find the unmerited oppression along with fleeing women, missing shoes, mouse companions, magic wands, pumpkin-like rides to the big bash, and so much more. So rest assured, it’s all familiar and yet quirkily different.

This is great retelling of Cinderella with a few twists and was a fun read.  It comes complete with the wicked step-mother (truly dislike this character), a dance that involved customs and lost shoes, and a gorgeous guy who gives a yummy kiss.  But the siblings are step-brothers, both of whom I end up liking lots.  And the loss after Kaitlynn's father dies is a bit more than inheritance.  It's the kind of book you can sit down and just enjoy for a few hours with some laughs, some grimaces and a happy at the end.

I enjoy this author.  She writes books with strong characters who get inside my heart.  The story is always good and usually has some interesting subplots that make it unique.  This one is just the same.  I haven't read the first book in this series but I want to.  I do love a fairy tale retelling but sometimes they reach too far to make them work.  Not this one.  It's very modern and contemporary romance but the touches of the fairy tale make the story even better.  Really enjoyed it.

I highly recommend this book and the author in general!


Check out the teaser and the swoon posts for this book!

1 comment:

  1. Ths sounds like a fun one! I always love contemporary twsits on fairy tales.