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The Thorn in His Side (21st Century Bosses #4)

3.39  ·  Rating Details ·  147 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Libby Marchant's first meeting with her boss goes off with a bang -- into Rafael Alejandro's top-of-the-range sports car, unfortunately! The unpredictable and alluring Libby throws Rafael completely off-kilter but, luckily, as she's his employee, he'll be able to keep her at arm's length.

At least that's the plan, because in the perfectly oiled machine that is Rafael's lif
Paperback, Harlequin Presents #3050, 192 pages
Published March 2012 by Harlequin Books (first published July 1st 2011)
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Aug 17, 2011 RLA rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The hero Rafael meets the heroine Libby when she runs in front of his car to save her friend's dog, causing Rafael to swerve and crash into a tree. They are immediately attracted to one another although Rafael does find Libby a little frustrating. After he leaves Libby goes home to discover that her family has lost their home and business due to a ruthless businessman calling in their debt. Libby goes to confront the man and is shocked to discover that it is actually Rafael. Rafael sets her stra ...more
I liked this book ok. It'll never be a reread or a keeper but I found it interesting enough to finish and didn't feel the need to throw it against the wall (good thing because it was an ebook). I wasn't bored and it did have a few laugh out loud moments. Who could ask for more? Well I could but lately this is about as good as it gets for me.
Actually I have read a few keepers in the new releases but they are few and far between.
Dec 28, 2012 Cokewater rated it it was ok

I didn't like how Libby kept saying she would never sleep with Rafael, how she absolutely hates him. Two seconds later she's all over him?! And Rafael, he hears this woman repeatedly reject him, clearly saying no. But apparently no means yes in this book. What kind of message does this send to readers?
The Thorn in His Side just didn't click with me at any point, I just couldn't understand why the characters did what they did.

Rafael is a self-made millionaire and hasn't cared for anyone since his mother died. He meets Libby by accident when she comes in front if his car, he finds out that she is the daughter of the man whose company he is closing down.

Libby goes and confronts him and says bad things about him, to be fair Rafael tells her she has a chance to save the business by interning with
E.A. Walker
May 26, 2016 E.A. Walker rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is a very exciting story. One can tell from all the exclamation marks, printed or implied. He is wildly good looking, has umpty million dollars and is a wonderful human being. She is incredibly beautiful, has a prickly dialogue (I refuse to say 'personality') which he finds enchanting, and is a wonderful human being. They are incredibly attracted to each other. After resisting for a while they fall into bed together, have incredibly wonderful sex and live happily ever after. No. Predictable ...more
This was a 2.5 book it was ok but I felt that it didn't engage the reader and when I picked it up I had to remember what the book was about. The only redeeming time was when the hero doesn't make the heroine choose.
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Category: Classic Romance
Mar 29, 2012 W. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
DNF. Too many "!" and a heroine that's a spoiled brat. Couldn't make it past the first few chapters.
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Tanya Mayes
Mar 24, 2013 Tanya Mayes rated it it was amazing
Good read
Mar 03, 2012 Diane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hp, romance, contemporary
more like a 2.5 for me. this one has the heroine who sacrifices herself for her family's ultimate good, and they don't realize that she is sleeping with her new boss for THEM!
Jo Manton
Jan 28, 2013 Jo Manton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
call me sad but really like this one ,shame it only took one hour to read though.
Apr 07, 2013 Roub rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
absolutely loved it !! no intense story here, infact it's very light but entertaining and very enjoyable. i loved it !!no melodrama or exaggerations.
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