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I Can Explain

(Awkward Love #2)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  1,901 ratings  ·  220 reviews
Standing on the balcony, outside my boss’s apartment, wearing only my underwear?

Not how I expected to start my Saturday morning.

I guess I should’ve thought harder about going home with my sexy new gym instructor, especially since I had no idea the guy was married.

When he pushed me outside five seconds before his wife walked through the door, I jumped one balcony over. I
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Published February 15th 2018
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2! I Can Explain (stand-alone). Will awkward moments, hilarious bantering & a fuck-fest with the boss get in the way of Lanna’s dream-job?

Books in Awkward Love series are stand-alones:
Book 1: It’s Complicated
Book 2: I Can Explain
Book 3: Too Much Information
Book 4: Comfort Zone

I Can Explain (stand-alone) centers around an overworked, underappreciated and sexually frustrated junior assistant, Alanna Morrison, Lanna. She has endured fetching coffee and dry-cleaning for her infuriatingly h
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****3.75 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I CAN EXPLAIN is another fun and steamy novella from the ”Awkward Love” series. Each couple so far has either started their romance under ”FORBIDDEN” or extremely
”EMBARRASSING” circumstances. There are several cringe-worthy moments that befall the Heroine while in the presence of our sexy and downright arrogant Hero. While romances between the executive assistant and the handsome but obnoxious CEO have been played out to death, I still enjoy
Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥

Alanna Morrison is stuck in a job she's over-qualified for where she spends her days doing menial tasks for a boss that is...well, a dick. Despite that, she still finds him incredibly attractive. When he hears her talking to her coworker about his actual dick and what she would like to do to it, she's mortified. Thinking her fixation on her boss, Chase Winston, is merely a result of not getting laid recently, she goes out one night to do just that.

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Let's just say things don't go exactly a
Feb 04, 2018 rated it liked it
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I Can Explain was a well written and intriguing story following Alana and some very awkward encounters she has with her boss, Chase. I liked Alana okay, there were times I just couldn't connect to her character but I didn't have any actual problem with her. There were many moments that she had me laughing at the situations she would get herself in and I liked that as a whole it felt like a very fun and light book.

My issues came mostly from Chase and the fact I didn't
Melanie (mells_view)
Alana works for Chase as the assistant to his assistant. Chase is a bit of a cranky boss. Alana messes up ONE time, and it seems like she can’t get off of his radar. Pile on top of that the fact that when she goes out one night to let off some steam with Jake, the cute trainer from her gym, his never mentioned wife comes home early, and he kicks Alana outside on his balcony to hide. Where she proceeds to escape on to the closest neighbors balcony. What are the odds that the neighbor just so happ ...more
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Dec 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
It was ok.

I was really looking forward to this book, and even though I did enjoy it it fell a little short for me.

I never truly felt the connection or chemistry between Chase and Alana. They go from practically him not knowing her name to feeling lust and love in a couple of weeks. It just wasn't believable to me. I liked Chase but he could be a total douche and not in a cute way. He did have his moments of tenderness and you could glimpse that he's actually a nice guy, but I would've like to
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Alana Morrison is a gorgeous woman living in Boston. She has her master's in statistics & business, and is extremely overqualified for the job she's doing at Winston Property Consultants. She's been there for two years hoping to work her way up, but she's still just the assistant to her boss's personal assistant. Her boss is Chase Winston. An arrogant, rude, beautiful, intimidating, self made millionaire. She can't stand her job, but stays because she wants
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
3.5 stars

This is second book in the Awkward Love series and like the first story it is a complete stand alone. I guess you could say that these are kind of forbidden love stories but that is really a matter of the readers perspective ☺

Alana has dreams of being a junior analyst but for now has to settle for being an assistant to Chase Winston’s personal assistant. You’ve got to start somewhere right? If collecting his coffee and dry cleaning means she gets a foot in the door to the career she has
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, arc

Chase Winston, 29, my arrogant, rude, adorably beautiful, attractive asshole of a boss. A self-made millionaire, but he’s also hot, intimidating, sexy, smart

Alana Morrison, 24, has a master in statistics and business and has been working as one of the junior assistants who answers to his personal assistant for two years.
Frustrated to have to do mediocre tasks while being overqualified, Alana is ready for more and is seriously thinking about her future.

Having been through a bad break up she hook
Alana has been working at Chase’s company for two years and her job is going nowhere. When he overhears her talking about him, in a most unprofessional manner, she is suddenly on his radar. Before she knows it, she’s not only moved up the ladder of success – one tiny rung, but she’s sharing his bed.

Chase was once in a relationship that ended badly and he’s had a hard time getting over it. Now with the appearance of Alana in his personal life he hasn’t given a second thought to all of the drama
Missy Johnson
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I Can explain is LIVE and Too Much Information has been added to GR. Check out that blurb!

I Can Explain (#1):
It's Complicated (#2):
Too Much Information (#3):

Book TWO in the Awkward Love series, a series of fun, sexy, standalone novels.
ALL books in this series are COMPLETE standalone novels that can be read in ANY order.

Unedited Excerpt (I CAN EXPLAIN)

“Alana,” Jade frowns, her skin almost cracking
Mar 20, 2018 rated it did not like it
I am so sick of women telling me what they think I want to hear and then just falling to their knees, ready to do whatever I ask of them. That had been Jade in a nutshell. Her second day here, her mouth was on the end of my cock, whether I wanted it or not. It was fine for a while, but I got bored like I always do. I needed a challenge.

1. He fucks his staff. Specifically his PA here. Can it get grosser than that? Plus heroine is becoming his new immediate PA after being his junior PA. So he's
Jamie Campbell
But I don’t have much choice. I look at his neighbor’s balcony and weigh up the pros and cons. I could slip and kill myself, but I’m confident I can make it across. The other problem is, what if his neighbor is a psycho? If I jump, I’ll be stuck there, because it’s the corner apartment. What if being there is a worse choice than staying here?
Crawling onto my ass, I lean against the wall and peer inside the window. The light is on, so that’s a good sign. All I have to do now is work up the coura
Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
This is a sexy standalone contemporary romance with moments of humor that were enjoyable at times. My low rating is mainly because I can't get over the insinuation that having sex with your boss to help gain a promotion is considered OK. Maybe that was not the author's intention but that was the vibe I was getting.

Alana is a junior assistant to Chase (basically she is the assistant to his personal assistant). She is a well educated woman with her masters in statistics and business. Currently he
3ish stars

For some reason I this was going to be all about the smut. It's actually a romcom.

It wasn't bad, but neither was it great. It's another one of those that I don't feel like I necessarily wasted my time, but this one won't stick with me and I don't feel particularly motivated to read more in this series.

Sure, Chase and Alana make a good couple. And there's some decent lolz moments. It also comes with its fair share of sexy times.

IDK. You know how romcoms dance the fine line of being c
Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️

Grudging 2.5 stars.

That'd be my expectations when faced with reality.
Sofia Lazaridou
Feb 15, 2018 rated it liked it
I wanted to read I can explain because I liked It's Complicated (the first book in the series), but I ended up being disappointed a little because all the elements that made me like the first book and made it unique were missing from this one. It wasn't bad, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I did with the previous book. It also felt way longer than it actually is. It can be read as stand-alone since there is no connection between the two books. Chase situation with his ex-wife and his brother is ...more
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it

I Can Explain is such an enjoyable read from beginning to end. A romantic-comedy story about a boss who's arrogant, self-assured, but a sex-on-the-stick nonetheless. And a female employee who's overqualified to the job of an errand girl, but sticking it out hoping that someday her boss will give her the chance to prove that she's more than a girl Friday.

This book will definitely give you a laugh-out-moment especially when Alana caught in some compromising situation, which happens a lot in front
Dilek VT
Apr 19, 2018 marked it as nope
The heroine seems to find herself in a series of embarrassing situations and somehow the hero becomes a witness to all of them!
Caroline F
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun, sexy romance.

"I've never met anyone who can inspire and irritate me at the same time like Chase Winston can."

Alana is over-qualified for her current job role but she sticks with it because she's at her dream company and she wants to learn all she can from Chase Winston, who's proving to be a difficult, taciturn boss, and doesn't even know she's alive. One extremely inappropriate and embarrassing conversation later, and Alana is suddenly very much on his radar.

"I needed a challenge. Someth
Lita Thomas
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Can Explain (Awkward Love, #2) by Missy Johnson is a cute and funny tale of Alana and Chase. Eventhough this is book 2 in the Awkward Love series it can be read as a standalone. Alana wants nothing more than to work for Chase in a job she went to school for but she finds herself a junior assistant. She is just an errand girl. After one embarrassing encounter with Chase she now finds herself looking at him from his balcony in her underwear. Chase has had a thing for Alana but once he sees her on ...more
Tanja OMGReads
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: omgreads
I was really excited to start this book since the blurb hooked me the minute i read it. And the story was just as exciting to read. The chemistry between Chase and Alana was hot. I was laughing every time she did something that she wishes she didn't or at least not in front of Chase.

Chase was a bit of a rude-cocky bastard. I needed a couple of chapters to start worming up to him. He was a bit hard to read but by the end when all the truth is reviled we get to see that he's actually a good guy.
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Awkward Love series is perfect for those looking for a quick, funny, flirty read. Poor Alana isn’t having the best week. First she makes a fool of herself in front of her boss, Chase and then after a humiliating date she finds herself on his balcony in her underwear. I was laughing so hard and really applaud Ms. Johnson for making the situations both hysterical and believable. Now I’m dying to see if she can do the same with the next book, Too Much Information (you must go read the blurb 😂)
L Morales
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! I really enjoyed reading about the characters and the storyline. This book is fun, sexy, emotional with a HEA. I'm looking forward to reading the next book written by Missy Johnson. I received an advance readers copy of this book.
Elise Noble
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-2018-reads
Well, it's in the Awkward Love series, and it doesn't get much more awkward than getting trapped on your boss's balcony in your underwear. This was a quick, fun read with a suitably happy ending.
Reading with 2 book lovers
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Alana and Chase are an amazing Boss/Employee due.
I devoured this story and love it so much.
I volunteered to read a copy of this book
Mandy Stump
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What an amazing exciting read. Loved this book full of surprises. Laughed my butt off on some parts. Loved the ending!
Athena Stephenson
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a cute, funny, sexy story with a bit of angst and web of tangled lies! If you are in the mood for a fast paced, fun read, I recommend it!
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Awkward Love Series it cant be read as a standalone but you should read book one as it just as good as book 2. Alana is a assistant to the assist to Chase her boss she took this job because of him she wants to learn from the best but all she does is get coffee and pick up dry cleaning after 2 years. She cant stand Jade the assistant she works under and her boss doesn't even know her name until Chase hears her saying stuff she shouldn't have been. Chase definitely k ...more
Lauren Mcclean
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got this book on Sunday afternoon and couldn’t put it down. Another great book from Missy again. Loved it found it funny, I really enjoyed reading it.

You meet Alanna & Chase and their story begins. You first meet Alanna who is one of Chase’s Junior Assistants, there is a love hate relationship on Alanna’s part she can’t stand him because she thinks he is a self-centred person, but she also thins she is drop dead gorgeous and could look at him all day. The chemistry between these two characters
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Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a get the picture).

When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

Other books in the series

Awkward Love (7 books)
  • It's Complicated (Awkward Love, #1)
  • Too Much Information (Awkward Love, #3)
  • Comfort Zone (Awkward Love, #4)
  • Don't Go There (Awkward Love, #5)
  • Payback's A Bitch (Awkward Love, #6)
  • A Sticky Situation (Awkward Love, #7)

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