From one-night-stand to new boss...
Ambitious management consultant Ellen Kennedy is going places. But when last year’s one-night-stand shows up in her office as her new manager, it threatens everything she’s worked so hard for. Even worse, she’s not quite sure that one night was enough.
Alex Broadhurst has private reasons for moving to Melbourne, and he has no intention o...more
The story jumped in with the heroine and her co-workers anticipating the change when a new boss is brought in and he's cleaning things up and not taking excuses. Ellen Kennedy and Alex Broadhurst experienced sparks from the beginning even when she w ...more
In ‘Deal Breaker’ we meet Ellen Kennedy, an ambitious young woman who really wants to make it in her line of work. Ellen worked really hard to get where she is now, so when her new boss happens to be the guy she had a hot one night stand with months ago, she is in complete shock. Understandable! I really enjoyed reading about Ellen. She was f ...more
How much I enjoyed it: 5/5
I went into the book with not much expectations, half expecting it to be a forceful HP-like (Harlequin Presents), another half expecting it to be erotic romance type. What I got was a sweet romance that was so much better than what I had assume.
Ambitious Ellen had a career plan to follow until she got a new boss who just happens to be her one-night stand ...more
Ellen and Alex had a hot one night stand about 8 ...more
I really enjoyed this book! It's my first from this author so I didn't know what to expect going in and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it.
Ellen is the office superstar, she's strong, confident, smart and stands up for what she believes in. After a tough childhood, Ellen has made a comfortable and secure life for herself. When an office scandal strikes, Ellen isn't prepared for the blunt, strict and domi ...more
On one hand I liked it, and on another I absolutely didn’t.
It starts off with Ellen walking into her new manager’s office. Upon entering she realises she had a one night stand with him about 8/9 months previously and it looks like he has no idea who she is. With some awkward exchanges and flirting they realise they want each other too much to ignore their feelings.
I think, for me, I feel conflicted because I really didn’t like Alex. He came across mostly pompous ...more
This story might have the most original obstacle to the couple’s HEA that I’ve ever read in romance novels (but of course Alex and Ellen, both management consultants, have their HEA). I really liked how the author built the suspense on Alex’s secret; and this dimension adds to his personality and depth as a character.
I also liked the insight on the consulting industry, even if there were some very murky waters there and I’m not sure ...more
Ellen Kennedy works very hard in the male-dominated field of management consulting. Her new boss is Alex Broadhurst, who just happens to be the man she spent an incredible night of passion with a little less than a year ago. Ellen and Alex still share a lustful spark, ...more
This was an enjoyable story. That did catch my attention but unfortunately it didn't hold it throughout.
Although not because the actual story was particularly bad in fact for the most part I thought it was good. I just felt it got bogged down with the work project storyline and therefore the romance got a little left behind.
That being said though what romance there was, although slow to start was sweet and easy to read. Plus the characters were likable. They just didn't really excite me or c ...more
Ellen's passion and love of people, turns the workplace and her history into guessing game. Both Alex and Ellen had a past they couldn't move on and made their future look weary.