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4.27  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  18 reviews
“What she wanted to find was her heart’s desire. What she found was her sassiest self – and Hottie McCoffeehouse.”

Rachel Sirianni is a twenty-seven year old native New Yorker with dreams of becoming an editor for Equinox Publishing, one of the top imprints in the city. And it seems she’s finally gotten her foot in the door, until one wild morning turns her fast track into
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Published July 2nd 2018 by Cookies & Queens Publishing (first published March 25th 2013)
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Lynn Crandall
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From first page to last, Kirby is a fast-paced, joyful celebration of romance and going after what you want. With an adept hand, Samantha Anne immersed me in the New York City setting and portrayed true to life the up and down experiences of the main character.

Life takes an abrupt turn on the first day of Rachel Sirianni's dream job and she has to rethink how she'll survive in New York City. As her life makes another turn when she takes a second job -- one she'd rather keep secret -- the story m
Micah Persell
Mar 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best contemporary romances I’ve ever read. I was hooked from page one—the storyline revolving around the heroine, Rachel, seeking a job in the publishing industry one I found extremely interesting—but then Ms. Anne threw in her twist: Rachel’s alter-ego, Kirby, the sex-line operator. Ms. Anne’s voice was cute and quirky without being vapid, which can be an unfortunate by-product of contemporary romance. Rachel’s interactions with the other characters showed off her personality ...more
Monica Tillery
Apr 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rachel is an aspiring junior editor, Joe is a big handsome piece of man candy, and Kirby, well Kirby is a surprise. You'll have to read to find out.
Kirby is a light, fun read with a sexy, sweet romance at the heart of it. I rooted for Rachel and I fell in love with Joe. I read a LOT of romance, so any time one stands out to me it's a miracle. I enjoyed the interesting setting (publishing), the intense chemistry between Rachel and Joe, and the fun, readable voice of its author. All in all, this i
InD'tale Magazine
Samantha Anne sure can write a hot and steamy love story without anything more than some very sexy kissing and romantic dates!

Read full review in the 2014 February issue of InD’tale Magazine.
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will attempt to write this review with as few spoilers as possible. If you catch a spoiler I do apologize in advance.

If you are a fan of stories, which I assume you are if you are an active member of Goodreads, then you know how crucial it is to have your attention grabbed within the first few moments. This book does just that. Rachel is such an interesting character. She is so easy to relate to that the reader can effortlessly see things from her perspective. I found seeing Rachel as myself
Favorite quote: If he can’t handle being with you at your worst, then he sure as hell doesn’t deserve you at your best.

I just finished this story today and I have to admit I am a little unsure as to how to review. I did enjoy this story. I liked the scene setting of the publishing house, the girl power, the nasty junior editor, and I really liked Rachel and Joe. But the use of coincidence that occurs over and over, one after the other, to put Rachel in the path of Joe--well there were just too m
Romance Rehab
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I can see myself joining the unpopular opinion crew on this one, frankly. Why? Because I hated the movie Serendipity, which most women my age seemed to adore and think was the most romantic thing ever. The idea that the heroine decided to leave everything up to fate and not get the hero’s number immediately irked the crap out of me. You’ve just met a great guy and you’re going to let him get away, just to prove that fate will lead you back to each other? It’s a dumbass move, so really, the whole ...more
Boundless Book Reviews
Rachel is on the rise for a great job. After a set of, hilarious, in my opinion, setbacks she is late for the first day that leads to her not getting the job she wants. This sets her back in pay, so she ends up with a second job as, insert gasp, a phone sex operator. Through some wild luck a strange man, only known as Joe, that she keeps bumping into comes into her life. She is on her way up, slowly, but surely. She learns the hard way that sometimes you have to fall before you can rise.

I loved
Mindy Bigham
Aug 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Rachel Sirianni has big dreams of becoming an editor for Equinox Publishing. She finally lands her job interview and the morning of….well everything that can go wrong does. Showing up to the interview a little late lands her in a different and lower paying position that she cannot refuse since she has always dreamed of working for the company. With that in mind she must also take a second job just to pay her bills.

Nov 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kismet: A power that is believed to control what happens in the future to believe; Fate

Twenty-seven year old Rachel Sirianni is a New York native with dreams. Her dream is to become an editor for Equinox Publishing. Landing an interview, her dream is about to come true until one morning anything that can go wrong, goes wrong. The position and interview she worked her tail off to get slips through her fingers. She is offered a position at the bottom but hey, at least she has her foot in the door.
Becky Flade
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it! I remember as a kid watching classic romantic comedies with my mom and this book was like taking a trip back there. It brought to mind, specifically, the great Doris Day/Rock Hudson romp “Pillow Talk.” It was just so much fun. I’ve already recommended this book to my mom but I warned her she’s not allowed to like it better than my book coming out next month. Sorry, Samantha.

I smiled from nearly beginning to end as Rachel just got herself deeper into love and deeper into trouble all t
Deborah Cordes
Sep 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a fun, suspenseful, and witty novel! KIRBY is fast-paced, with great characters, whip-smart dialogue, and a sizzling---yet sweet---romance. I enjoyed the author's lively take on the phone sex industry, which she wove into the story deftly (and in a non-smarmy way) to provide compelling conflict between the hero and heroine. That, and a subplot involving the publishing industry (with a wicked editor and a savvy publisher) kept me turning the pages until well past midnight. Fans of the film " ...more
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Kirby by Samantha Anne, Rachel Sirianni dreams of becoming an editor in the publishing industry, but jobs in publishing are not easy to come by or easily acquired.

But Rachel has a secret, she has an alter ego named Kirby, a sex-line operator. While Rachel follows the bad advise and ignores the good advise from her best friend, she finds herself deeper in trouble and falling more in love with Joe.

Joe is a talented, smart and down-to-earth true gentleman with old-fashioned views. Read More..
Cait O'Sullivan
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kirby starts with great atmosphere and buzz, and Ms Anne keeps the pace just so, right until the end. Not only is there a cute heroine and a hot hot HOT hero to back, there is a lovely story of life in the publishing business, and um, another career choice of Rachel's (due to having to make ends meet!!) but I won't spoil it and tell you all! There's just the right amount of conflict and loads of sexual tension, very neatly done by Ms Anne. All great fun, I had a huge smile on my face when readin ...more
Alexia Adams
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5 This was a fun read that grabbed my attention from the first page. I really enjoyed Rachel's story, but there were just a few niggles that prevent me from giving it the full 5/5 rating. I don't want to post any spoilers but there are three huge coincidences in this book that I found a little far-fetched. But hey, it's fiction. I also never figured out what Joe did for a living. He seemed always able to run to Rachel's side, seemed to have no problem with money, but I have no idea where it ...more
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book! Keeps you on the edge of your seat with all the twists and turns of the everyday life of Rachel Sirianni! Romance, comedy and so much emotion. Great job Samantha!!
Victoria Rainey
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Rachel Sirianni is a native to New York with dreams of becoming an editor for Publishing Company Equinox. While Rachel does not get the job she wanted, she does get a job with the company with the ability to move up. Therefore, she gets a second job to help pay the bills. Rachel was a realistic character. Her actions and behaviors were truly, what I would expect most to do in her situation. I can easily understand why she did not tell her boss everything about Joe from the start. It’s hard to te ...more
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Too formula

It makes an easy read to pass some time. It could have used a good proof reader but the story is old hat
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Samantha Anne is the author of Kirby and Company Ink (nominated for a 2014 Rone Award and a 2016 Rone Award Finalist, respectively) and has been writing Contemporary Romance since 2013. She grew up writing fan fiction for her friends (dubbed ‘Daydreams’) and their first book boyfriends, as a result, included the likes of Joey McIntyre, Kevin Richardson, and JC Chasez.

Her writing style was built o

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