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A Very Bossy Christmas

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  1,426 ratings  ·  292 reviews
What’s the actual last thing you’d ever want your executive assistant to see you doing the morning after you had hot, drunk, angry sex with her in a terrible hotel room? Dancing around your terrible hotel room to “Come and Get Your Love” like Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy—naked? Yeah. Me too.

And yet, here we are.

This isn’t even the most unprofessional thing that’s
Kindle Edition, 255 pages
Published October 26th 2020
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing

5 'Christmas Cheer' Stars

‘I could lose myself in this woman, find myself again…But then what?’

As Declan’s wild Boston cousin Billy would say…this was a ‘wicked pissaah of a book!’ and we feel so happy after reading it. Talk about spreading not only the Christmas cheer but the swoony, sexy, smile-inducing, hilariously funny and all-round fabulous cheer as well. We cannot wipe the smiles off our faces. This book was THE PERFECT remedy for the shit show that is 2020! We couldn’t have found a bet
Oh my gawd!!! Have you ever read something that you loved so much & couldn’t put it down – only for the author to insert something that didn’t quite ruin it for you but still made you mad? Well, I would say that for me at least, 99% of this read was drool worthy. That 1% was the dreaded & WAYYYY over used plot of inserting ex’s in a plot that had no business being in the first place! So while it didn’t ruin it for me, it still left me mad & disappointed that the author actually went there!

Claire Robinson
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christmas
5 - This is all I want for Christmas Stars!

Kayley Loring gives readers a Christmas book that leaves you smiling, full up with joy and stuffed to the gills with seasonal spirits. Boss/Assistant romances are a favourite trope of mine anyway but put this author’s unique and humorous spin on it and Declan and Maddie’s book was an absolute winner from start to finish.

She’s the executive assistant of my dreams and the succubus from my filthiest, most confusing adolescent nightmares…

Sexy, deman
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020


‘I could lose myself in this woman, find myself again…But then what?’

As Declan’s wild Boston cousin Billy would say…this was a ‘wicked pissaah of a book!’ and we feel so happy after reading it. Talk about spreading not only the Christmas cheer but the swoony, sexy, smile-inducing, hilariously funny and all-round fabulous cheer as well. We cannot wipe the smiles off our faces. This book was THE PERFECT remedy for the shit show that is 2020! We couldn’t have found a better escape! An absolute read
Sarah Louise
I’ve never read anything from Kayley Loring, but A Very Bossy Christmas was added to the top of my holiday reading list after seeing such great reviews! And oh my—It absolutely delivered.

Declan, a successful real estate lawyer, is a workaholic that can only be tolerated by one assistant: Maddie Cooper. Intelligent, beautiful, and unfazed by the moody, demanding attitude of her boss, Maddie is a fiery heroine that didn’t hold back her mind. The banter between these two was hilarious and oozed sex
I am having trouble words-ing right now because this book was AMAZING and the hot hate sex has destroyed my panties.

This is my first read by this author and the moment I finished the final page I immediately started a stalking campaign where I follow her everywhere (Online, people. I'm not THAT creepy) and make plans to read every word she has written. THAT'S how much I loved this book.

A VERY BOSSY CHRISTMAS pretty much ticks every box there is. Enemies-To-Lovers, Holiday Romance, Workplace Roma
Oct 26, 2020 marked it as dnf
DNF. I was chugging along good until it became about his ex and her now being with his brother 🙄🤦🏻‍♀️
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!

Oh, I love this book! A funny, sexy, fake romance, enemies-to-lovers romance that had me completely hooked from start to finish. With epic chemistry and banter, and a love story that had me laughing and swooning, I adored every moment of this one!

Declan Cannavale is a corporate lawyer, Maddie Cooper is his executive assistant. He’s cocky, arrogant, a workaholic and a nightmare to work for, but she keeps him in his place with her feisty, no-nonsense, take-no-crap attitude. They bicker and
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


Maddie's scroogey boss drives her bananas, but she's got the situation under control. She's one of the few people who can actually keep him in line because she pretty much runs his life, in the office at least. Then he comes to her with a crazy contract - for her to go with him to his family's place over the holidays as his fake girlfriend. Um what? Yeah no. But she knows there's something sorta good underneath all the jerk, so she agrees. She knows she'll be fine because she can't
Sandy S
Oct 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars--A VERY BOSSY CHRISTMAS by Kayley Loring is a stand alone, contemporary, adult, holiday themed erotic, romance story line focusing on thirty-two year old, high powered attorney Declan Cannavale, and twenty-eight year old, executive assistant Maddie Cooper.

Told from three first person perspectives (Declan, Maddie, Piper) A VERY BOSSY CHRISTMAS follows the forbidden relationship between thirty-two year old, high powered attorney Declan Cannavale, and twenty-eight year old, executive ass
Erin Lewis
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Star review of A Very Bossy Christmas by Kayley Loring

I love any book that is centered around the holiday season, particularly Christmas which is my favourite holiday of the year. Add in that the book is by Kayley Loring and it’s a win/win for me. I was hooked on this well written and entertaining story from the first page till the last.

I was absolutely riveted to the story that she wove about Declan Cannavale and Maddie Cooper. I fell hard and fast for Declan, he ticked all the boxes for me.
Elle's Book Blog
My Rating: 5 Stars
Genre Romantic Comedy | Christmas Romance

**Squeals of Delight** I just finished reading A VERY BOSSY CHRISTMAS by Kayley Loring and I LOVED IT SO MUCH! It’s been such a long time since I’ve read a book from a “new to me author” and fell in love with her words. Sigh… So. GOOD! I can’t wait to read her entire backlist of novels (yes, I will do that LOL). This is especially true if they are funny and charming like this one.

A VERY BOSSY CHRISTMAS scored so many points for me fo
Leticia (jerseygirl)
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Except I barely even remember how things used to be before I could call her baby without her rolling her eyes at me."
This book is PERFECT! I think I may be on a book-high (is there such a thing?) right now, but this was just spot on! Awesome writing, great characters, and the story... WOW! This was my first book by Kayley Loring, but I sure do want to read more!

"He gestures, asking if he can enter my home. Like a vampire. Like a vampire who smells like camping sex in a forest when it rains."
Christina ☾
Nov 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ok I was pleasantly surprised by this book! After being let down by the past couple christmas romance books I read, I was trying not to get my hopes up. However, the high rating made me excited.
This book is definitely fun and sexy. Fake relationship tropes are my jam and this one was executed very nicely. I appreciated the dual point of views because I felt like you really did need to know what was going on in both character's heads in order to fully understand.
This was a beautiful slow burn an
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
4.5 Stars

Such a cute read and just what I needed to start off the Christmas season! I loved Maddie's character and the snark she had for Declan! These two were so funny together.

This was so much fun!
Oct 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Christmas Vibes and Banter Perfection

Get ready for a book love fest!! You ready? Set. Go. I FUCKING LOVED THIS BOOK. I often feel nervous to totally recommend a book because we all have such different tastes but this book, this book right here?? READ THIS BOOK. If you love romance of any kind, banter of any kind, cute yet hot reads of any kind this book is for you. I smiled, I teared up, I wanted, I got pissed, I laughed and I surprised myself with how invested I got in this book and story. It
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Christmas came early for me and Kayley Loring once again delivered the perfect gift!!

Declan Cannavale, I want you under my Christmas tree this year (I've already told Santa I've been very good and deserve him ;)).

The chemistry between Declan and Maddie is off the charts, and I did not want this book to end. In true Kayley Loring fashion, she brings laughter, love, and heat into every book she writes. I adored A Very Bossy Christmas and can't wait to meet the rest of the Cannavale clan. Pure gol
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Oct 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If there is only one Holiday romance you read this year, it should be A Very Bossy Christmas. This book has the humor, the heat, two crazy families and Declan Cannavale.

Declan is a lawyer for a real estate firm, he comes from an Irish-Italian family (you can only begin to guess what family get togethers are like) and he works hard. He may have gotten himself in trouble the moment he mentioned to his mother that he was dating someone. Maddie is an executive assistant to Declan and pretty much ke
Reds Reads
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every time I think I have a favorite from Kayley Loring she comes out with a new story that immediately takes the top spot as favorite. A Very Bossy Christmas was no exception to this! Once I started this one, I couldn’t put it down.

I absolutely love a good office romance that has a ton of amazing banter and wit, and Declan and Maddie did not disappoint. What do you get when you mix the spit fire of the Irish and Italian together? You get sexy Declan, of course. Declan is a work obsessed lawyer
Jackie Wright
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Christmas is my favourite time of year so this book was always going to be on my radar but Ms Loring went way above anything I expected, Declan Cannavale and Maddie Cooper’s story ticked all my boxes.
I was captivated from the first page to the final line and there was no putting down so please make sure you have time to finish what you start with this fun, entertaining book.
I fell hook, line and sinker for Declan and Maddie was everything I would love in a girlfriend, the chemistry is sizzling,
Nishoo | Rakes and Heartbreaks
2.5 Stars rounded up.
For Nonna and the single Irish cousins! 😉

Steeeaaammyyy but weird. 🤨

I spent 80% of the book wondering what was going on. Declan was not grumpy. He was downright cheerful! Nor was this an enemies to lovers story. That disappointed me. I was gearing up for some good ol’ hate boinking. 🤷🏻‍♀️

The smut was intense though. Porn movie level unreal! 3 different positions during their first time. Uh.. ok? 😛

The heroine knew she was hot and wasn’t afraid to flaunt it. No meekness there
Oct 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There’s nothing like reading a Christmas book in October to get you into the festive spirit, and I am so happy that my first Christmas book of 2020 was A Very Bossy Christmas. Kayley Loring has been a favourite of mine for a while, but I think AVBC has become my favourite book by her, because it was just so perfectly written. I love boss/employee romances, and Declan and Maddie’s story did not disappoint.

Declan is a moody, bossy NYC lawyer who spends every minute he can in the office, which mea
Jo Reads Romance
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Sexy, festive and so much fun
5 stars

When I imagine a book about a sexy, grumpy boss falling in love with his long-suffering assistant, I immediately assume that the hero will be a quiet and broody while the heroine is quiet, somewhat submissive and hiding her light under a bushel.

This is so not that story.

From the first page, you realise the relationship between Declan and Maddie is full of bickering, sarcasm, eye-rolling and taking little digs at each other. This is clearly foreplay which
The Romantic Rush Blog
I simply loved this feel-good, Christmas-themed story! A Very Bossy Christmas is chock full of humor and charm- just the right balance of heart and heat that left a goofy smile on my face for hours after. I gobbled this up in one sitting- and my romance-loving and holiday-loving heart is full and happy.

Maddie’s generally moody boss Declan is being a total Scrooge. This former big-firm lawyer, now corporate general counsel, is a bit of a workaholic. So much so that he’s refusing to even let her
Book Snob Sue
I am a huge, huge Kayley Loring fan, and this book is one of the reasons why. If you haven’t read a Kayley Loring book...then you seriously need to. You can expect to laugh so hard you may or may not pee your pants...but seriously though, you’ve been warned. This whole book is the whole thing is a funny teaser. Just that damn funny, laugh out loud funny.

Maddie is Declan’s assistant, their sarcastic witty banter is everything, and definitely some sexy foreplay. I couldn’t get
Michele McMullen
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The holidays are coming and what better way to get your jolly in gear than with A Very Bossy Christmas.
Declan Cannavale is the very bossy man in charge and Maddie Cooper as his right hand woman in the office. Oh my he is a smart demanding corporate attorney that always gets what he wants. The lovely but sassy Maddie is a top notch assistant that is always at his beck. Now with the holidays calling she needs some family time so she arranges for a fill in for him. Now the fun is going to begin. D
Christi (christireadsalot)
Umm wow this one was over-the-top on the cringe. 😬 So I grabbed this one from KU because it’s a fake dating Christmas romance between a boss and his executive assistant. Both are snarky and full of attitude while wanting to get into each other’s pants. The boss needs a date over Christmas to spend time with his family and asks his assistant to join as his fake girlfriend. Some moments were funny but it was mostly cringey to read, lots of over the top sexual metaphors and puns. This wasn’t really ...more
Kerry - Readkerryread
Team Maclan forever! When you have a sassy and sarcastic administrative assistant who gives as good as she gets from her grumpy infuriating boss, I am in. The banter between Declan and Maddie were hilarious and I caught myself snort laughing more than a few times. The fake dating for the sake of Declan's family took a turn an lead to even more hilarious moments. The chemistry between the two was palpable.

I was also taken in by the adorable niece Piper who had a hand in keeping the adults honest
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it

I think she forgives a bit too quickly, overall I liked this one. It builds on a professional relationship that existed for month, or if you count the time she worked for his friend, more than a year, so while it does seem a bit like instalove with the quickness that they fell in love, with all that background it's more like a shaken soda bottle ready to pop with all the attraction and feelings they spent all that time ignoring. Definitely one I enjoyed.
This was such a good time. Fun, funny, witty and sarcastic as hell. Right up my alley. Especially loved the funny accents from various characters from New York. Boston, Russia, Italy and those crazy Irish cousins. Maddie's teen niece, Piper, is extremely adorable with her crush on Declan and his brother Eddie.

This book has a similar theme to another new book I read this week. Or maybe that book had a similarity to this one. (Wink, wink, The Christmas Pact). But other than that 1 element, this st
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