Book 1, Obedient
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From New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent:
Lydia's new boss stole the job she wanted and he thinks he owns the place already on Day One.
Turns out -- he actually does.
She can't control her attraction to Matt, the man with stormy eyes and a penchant for kissing her in the supply closet, the elevator, and in her increasingly intense dreams. Dreams that sometimes include his friend Jeremy…
But Matt has a secret -- he's really Michael Bournham, playboy extraordinaire and the CEO of the company, and he's doing a reality television stunt. For six weeks he's pretending to be a middle manager while producers video tape everything.
Including the moment he and Lydia give in and break every rule.
And, perhaps, their hearts.
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Wry, quirky, romance starter.
Similar the TV show undercover boss, Mike goes under cover as Matt. He never expected to be so drawn to Lydia. Warning this is book 1 of 3 , and this cliffhanger is a doozie.
Not what I'd hoped for
I enjoyed the premise of the story, but found the characters lacking depth and real personality. There was fun dialog, completely witty at times...Lydia's drunken matterings were quite comical, but I didn't get the same connection with the characters in this book as I have in Julia Kent's other series, "Shopping for a Billionaire" for instance. Some of the scenes could have had me chuckling (the travel arrangements as they unfolded), rather than seething...as described was more mean than funny...but really could have been hilarious.
In all of the book I just didn't feel any true spark between Lydia and Matt...perhaps in the books that follow in the series, as Mike emerges the chemistry that would supposedly make you completely forget your being watched via cameras while in the office, will surface and make the reader want to root for Lydia and Mike...rather than Lydia and Jeremy as her musings and the description of the second book infers.
The book was provided to me by the author for an honest review...I wish I could have enjoyed it more and I truly enjoy Julia Kent's writing as a whole. I'm hoping that the remaining two books in the series will make a liar out of me, and show me that I was being impatient in my criticism by not waiting for the story to unfold further!
I love reading Maliciously Obedient Book 1! The storyline is very creative, compelling, fascinating and well written. I like that it's set in the current trends. Her characters are strong has lots of sexual chemistry that jumps from the pages and is funny it keeps you entertained from beginning to end. The dilemmas each of the characters finds themselves are easily related to and their personalities are as we say off the change.
This is the first book of a three book series. Maliciously Obedient is fantastic, hilarious and engaging read. I'm so excited to read the next book!
Michael, a playboy CEO is approached to be in a reality show about hidden bosses and becomes Matt Jones who takes the position that Lydia was going to apply for. Lydia is determined to prove that a romance marketing campaign can help the company's bottom line but she never expected that red hot attraction to her new boss could interfere with her plans.
I given this book to read and review. I rate it Five Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and Five Hearts ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️