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Beauty and the Brooding Boss (Once Upon a Kiss #7)

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Working for reclusive author Alex Markoff sounded like Kelsey Albertelli's dream job...until she met her new boss. Alex might be movie-star handsome, but his gruff grouchiness makes it clear that Kelsey is not exactly welcome.Kelsey's a fighter and she refuses to tiptoe around a man who clearly needs looking after, even if he's too stubborn to admit it! As cracks gradually ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Harlequin (first published January 21st 2011)
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Jan 31, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, chick-lit
Four words: Beauty and the Beast. If it’s a Beauty and the Beast retelling, I’ll usually try to buy it no matter who the author happens to be. In this case, the book was also very cheap, which meant that I didn’t even mull it over, I just went straight to the check out.

There are a number of plot points that lend themselves to the Beauty and the Beast tale: “The Brooding Boss” has sent himself into exile living away from prying eyes and wagging tongues; “Beauty” is sent to live with him due to a
Virginia Campbell
Author Barbara Wallace borrows lightly from a treasured fairy tale and creates a delightful romantic tale in "Beauty and the Brooding Boss". When lovely young Kelsey Albertelli signs on as the temporary assistant for reclusive writer Alex Markoff, she finds much more than the job description entailed. Eager to earn extra money to pay off a debt, Kelsey accepts the higher-than-average paying job without realizing she'll end up dealing with a gruff and gorgeous "grinch" who will captivate her mind ...more
Feb 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Usually, I can never continue or finish a Harlequin because I find them WAY too corny, cheesy, and absurdly cliche--which is surprising, 'cause I like that kinda stuff. Most of the time I find the males h*rny idiots and the females to be suberbly annoying bimbos. Anyway, this novel is cheesy, corny, and cliche, but it works. It's tolerable. In fact, I don't mind at all. It's a harlequin romance. You're supposed to expect romantic cheesy-ness.

As for the characters, they are all fairly likable...t
Sabrina (Soter) Sally
«Si può dire lo stesso dei fiori.»

«Fiori?» Il suo corpo era troppo occupato a reagire al suo tocco per capire chiaramente il suo commento.

«Mmh. All’inizio tutto quello che vedi è un’esplosione di colori e petali che sai non durerà. Poi, però, capisci che i boccioli sono più robusti di quanto appaiano e che fanno molto di più che distrarti con la loro bellezza.» Con delicatezza le girò il viso in modo che Kelsey lo guardasse dritto negli occhi. «Tu sei un fiore molto robusto.»
Asrina Maharani
Oct 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english, ebook, harlequin
I love to have this book translated to Indonesian. It's that good ;p
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Fafiliebe ♥ Prince Maxon ♥ Raffe ♥
Alex is soooooo cuteee.. sweet.. swoonworthy ..
Clean romance guys :)
Sep 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Well done, Ms. Wallace! I read it in a couple of hours & enjoyed every single page. Interesting plot, believable character development & more than perfect ending. Recommended!
a nice romance between 2 tortured persons nothing heavy pretty realistic and not too cheesy so it was ok
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clean-romance
Enjoyed this cute romance!
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Barbara Wallace has been a life-long romantic and daydreamer so it's not surprising she decided to become a writer at age eight. However, it wasn't until a co-worker handed her a romance novel that she knew where her stories belonged. For years she limited her dreams to nights, weekends and commuter train trips while working as a communications specialist, PR freelancer and full-time mom. At the u ...more
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