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Maliciously Obedient

(Obedient #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  3,290 ratings  ·  286 reviews
Getting caught reading Fifty Shades of Grey in the parking lot at work wasn't the best way for 25-year-old Lydia Charles to meet her boss. A boss she didn't know she had. Matt Jones now had the job she had been waiting to apply for (and win) for the past year, and to add insult to injury, he's the kind of guy her parents would adore.

Damn it.

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Paperback, 245 pages
Published March 5th 2013
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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FREE on Amazon US today (9/22/2015)

OMG! There is a scrumptious triangle developing in this trilogy.
Book 1 of 3. Series complete.

Getting caught reading Fifty Shades of Grey in the parking lot at work wasn't the best way for 25-year-old Lydia Charles to meet her boss. A boss she didn't know she had. Matt Jones now had the job she had been waiting to apply for (and win) for the past year, and to add insult to injury, he's the kind of guy her parents would adore.

Damn it.

The only kid of six to
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was ok
I found this book frustrating, so much waiting for them to get together, and waiting for Jeremy to come into the scene, only to be tricked into another 'serial' story situation with the the Billionaire stories.

I think I'm done with this author, the story line is good but it's being dragged out and the refusal to commit to a single book is too much for this reader.
Had potential but execution was lacking

2.5-3 stars

This started off a bit slow. Didn't get too interested into it until somewhere almost at the 80% mark. The storyline had such great potential but the execution was lacking.
Sharron E.
Stretched out. The plot was very good but the way it kept prolonging kind of took the fun out of it.
Apr 20, 2014 rated it did not like it
When I read the summary I thought that this book had the potential to be a good read - but it didn't take long before I was skimming entire pages trying to get to the point where the plot picks up and becomes interesting. Unfortunately I never really felt like it happened. To me this book was way too much filler and not enough real plot. The author seemed to dragged out this book so long that I felt like nothing really even happened to move the plot along until the last 10 pages or so. More than ...more
Nov 11, 2013 rated it did not like it
When I first began reading the story I actually really liked the characters and the idea of mike being undercover. It would have made some great up and down moment.... But then she brought in Jeremy and kept bringing up Dana or something who they had many threesomes with.... Ummmm ok?because it was mentioned so much it was stupidly obvious that she was trying to add that into her story at a later date. But know what? That kind of ruined the story all together. That takes out the romance for me a ...more
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I read a review on this and thought I would really like it. I am so glad I grabbed it, but I really wish I would’ve waited to read it until all three books are out. What a freaking cliff hanger. I sometimes watch reality television and I really like the ones where the CEO takes a low paying job in the company to see how everything works. This book is about that.

Michael Bournham, CEO, is acting as Matt Jones, the new Director of Social Media. He really likes his newly acquired admin assistant an
Tanya Korval
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I devoured this in big, ravenous chunks, which is exactly how it should be read. It’s a pacy, fun read, and easily long enough to justify the price. The reality TV show plot is original and gives the whole story a really fresh and up-to-date feel. Another thing that’s great about this book is its depiction of office life. I’m biased because I’ve worked in a big office, but if you have too, you’ll understand what I mean when you read it. The hero and heroine don’t exist in some sanitized, high-gl ...more
Ivy Deluca
May 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
I had seen some recommendations for this book, so I decided to check it out. It was very frustrating because I am NOT a fan of cliffhangers, and have become very jaded when I see books set up as trilogies because it just feels like a money grab. Few stories warrant a multi-book treatment and this, unfortunately, is not one of them.

The H/h had decent chemistry, the story "hook" wasn't bad, but it felt thin from the very beginning and it didn't get better as the story progressed.

I liked the chara
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
*non-spoiler review of the whole series*

Alright, peeps! Maliciously Obedient is the first book in series and it's free on Amazon, so go download it. This series seriously cracked me up.

It's kind of sweet and saucy, but what really won me over is the numerous jibes at popular culture which we rarely see in books. Fifty Shades and inner goddess gets its share, other authors too. Blogs like Smart Bitches, Trashy Books and Dear Author, and frank discussion of sex and new trends in erotica.

Of course,
Sandi Ramirez
I love Julia Kent's books. There is not one I have bought I have not liked. I bought this book in May 2014 in the middle of reading all the "Random" books and forgot to read it. Which is fine because now I could sit down and and read all 3 books in the series at one time, which to me is the prefect way to read a series of books.

This series is not as 'funny' as most of Julia's books but there is humor in this set. This book has introduces us to Lydia and Matt/Michael. If you have seen the show Un
So this series has the dubious honor of getting me to add two new shelves to my tags list. The first new shelve is "Author owns a thesaurus" and the second is "Overdose of Angst."

I'm rating it as a series as each book has basically the same format of boy & girl meet, angst,angst,angst and one sex scene and book ends. Okay so the one sex scene is not true for book two... I think there was a whooping two maybe three at max.

The angst is so over the top that you would think that you were reading
Aug 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I judge this book based on how eager I am to read the sequel....and im not on the
Edge of my seat waiting for it like I have with others. Story went pretty slowly til
The end and then left us hanging for the sequel. And then I read the summary of the second book and don't know if it will be worth my time...we shall see. Some repeating of the same info was a little annoying but I did like references to other books and authors and such. I know others didn't like that but I thought it added something
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Krista Thoroski
Jun 08, 2016 rated it liked it
First half of the book was rather slow so it took me some time to read. Once I got half way it started to pick up. Overall not a bad book. Need a mike brougham in my life!
Jan 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this book. It was well written, but I don't think I have has so much laughter and enjoyment from a book in ages. The title says it all - off to read next one :)
Sep 28, 2014 rated it liked it
This is one of those books that I liked but there were also a few things I didn't like. It was an entertaining read, especially with the way it ended.
nice cliffhanger; good premise; not so good story
Gaelle R
Ok….…no. Just no.

So much no.

There’s a difference between giving details to the reader to help picture the scene, and then there’s details that are unnecessary, and to be quite frank, feel demeaning.

To make my point clear in a sentence:

Stop. Explaining. Everything!!!

I get it – Mike/Matt has piercing green eyes (with his contacts) and his sandy brown hair is amazing, and he’s got broad shoulders that make business clothes sexy.

And yes, Lydia has curves in all the right spots, with those luscious
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Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
Just didn't care for this book. I didn't find Lydia's character to be very likable. The character development overall was just not that good in my opinion.

It seems the author wanted this to be a love story...but it was more like a Tinder hook-up. OK for someone looking for that type of story. I like a little more substance.

I found myself skimming to just get to the end. There was a cliffhanger...and the story didn't intrigue me enough to continue the series.

I'm out! LOL
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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2.5 STARS not what I expected
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sexy and Fun

This book should come with a warning! A fun and sexy read with awesome characters and hotter than chili peppers sex scenes. A great store line leaving you with the desire to read more
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Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Hmmmm. This story had an interesting premise. More than anything, I loved how this book constantly referenced pop culture items! Now, in 5 years it might not make a lot of sense (I'm thinking to the book I read a while back ago quoting Tiger Woods as a great husband...) but it is relevant now so that is all that matters.

There were some absolute laugh out loud moments with the dialogue going on in Lydia's head too.

This is the second book I have read in as many weeks where a main character change
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
gee where to even start with this book... i read the excerpt and thought," wow, this seems like its a really great book because of the concept and all", and boy was i wrong. I feel disappointed that i read the whole book thinking OK this is going to get better, its going to get better...and that never happened. it started off really slow, and then just when the story starts to pick up and Matt(Mike) and Lydia start to get there groove on the book ends!! like really?? and who forgets why they are ...more
May 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
Thank goodness this was a free book!! I would have been really upset if I had paid for it. Ridiculous situation, a supposed feminist who keeps kissing the "boss" I would have yelled sexual harassment pretty quickly.
She supposedly has a degree in gender studies, but you wouldn't know it by the way she acts!! Mike wants to be a billionare-a multi millionare isn't enough. Then he has a friend, Jeremy who took the money and retired and is living as he pleases and is trying to convince Mike to do the
Becky Rendon
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy for an honest review

This book like many of Julia's is funny, steamy, and keeps you on your toes.

Lydia is passed over at work for a job that she wants. The guy who gets it, seems like he could use a little "Sunshine". With nothing going the way she plans (including an attraction to her new boss), Lydia decides to obey every demand...
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Administrative Assistant Lydia Charles can't believe her job goal has been snatched from under her before she even knew that it was available. More humiliating is that Lydia

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Dec 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Not my favorite Julia Kent book, but still good. Steamy
...the plot thickens and I'm ready for book 2
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