Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Natalie Anderson 'All Night Long with the Boss'

I'll be a monkey's uncle. (What does that mean anyway?) I just finished a book called All Night with the Boss which I got solely to make fun of, and it really wasn't half bad. No really. I've read a couple Harlequins, most recently from the Silhouette Nocturne series and they have always been horrendously written. Not so with All Night with the Boss. It ain't gonna win a Pulitzer but at some point I stopped snorting at the Boss/Temp thing and just enjoyed the book. That's saying a lot.

I didn't even throw it against the wall when she gets pregnant with twins! To get me to care and believe in these two's relationship within such a short book is something, I must say. Not that it is a great romance novel, she's sort of annoyingly damaged by a previous relationship with a boss, but it's a nice light decently written Harlequin. Something I thought I would never see. I apologize to all the good Harlequin novels out there for judging you all by your covers.

But I have to mention that my book has "Harlequin Presents Pregnant Mistresses" across the top! That's some cover!

Harlequin Contemporary Romance 2008: 3.5 out of 5 inappropriate office liaisons.


Kate said...

I've been waiting for this review since I tagged you!!! And with a title like that, who's to blame your motives? Especially the Pregnant Mistresses thing, which isn't my idea of romance though yes, I'm sure it's some people's. Anyway, I don't think I've ever read any Harlequin and honestly, the titles tend to scare me away. I'm sure there's some good ones out there, but it's just not a publisher I've ever gotten into.

Heloise said...

Yeah, I have a definite prejudice against the Harlequins. But for pretty good reason since I have tortured myself with two in my lifetime. So my expectations were very very low for this one.

But the romance genre in general gets painted with a broad, 'must be stupid' brush so while this wasn't a great book, it was not as bad as I certainly expected. How's that for damning praise. :)

Kate said...

Yeah, that wouldn't be a selling point :)