Title: Mine To Five
Author: Tara September
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Working beyond nine to five and barely getting by, Melanie Thomas is eager to celebrate the impending holiday season and to toast the start of her dream marketing job over drinks with her boyfriend. Unfortunately, he has different plans—like seeing other women.
Indulging in a pity party with tequila, Melanie confides in a sexy stranger at the bar. It’s almost Christmas. One night of letting go won’t hurt anything, right? Turns out it just might—when the stranger is her new boss. Determined to succeed at her job, Melanie won’t be scared away. This is her chance, even if her hot boss has her feeling all merry and bright and wishing for a less-than-professional relationship.
Matthew Ryans is burned out and on thin ice at the company he helped build unless he gets his head back in the game. Yet his head, both upper and lower, are quickly becoming obsessed with his new assistant. Still, he can’t seem to fully begrudge Melanie’s distracting presence and the Christmas joy she brings with it. Especially considering that her enthusiasm has him reenergized. For once, he is longing for Mondays, but with his heart and job on the line, he can’t risk blurring the lines no matter how strong the lure of holiday mistletoe is.
Will their holiday passion be able to fuel mutual career success, or will it only get in their way in the New Year?
The story opens with a bang. We are introduced to Melanie when after finding out her boyfriend has been cheating on her, she heads to a bar to drown her sorrows, After one too many tequilas, Melanie starts chatting to a gorgeous guy at the bar. They hit it off straight away and the chemistry between them is electric! Waking up in his bed the following morning, Melanie instantly regrets what happened. Especially as she is starting a new job and needs to be on top of her game, even with the hangover from hell! She thinks she has got away with it, until she meets her new boss – yes you guessed right, her new boss is the gorgeous stranger from the bar – Matthew.
Deciding to me professional, Melanie and Matthew agree to forget about what happened, and decide that working together professionally is more important. Matthew is on his last chance to prove himself at work. He is hoping that with Melanie help, he can win some big clients and prove himself worthy of promotion. The more they work together, the more the chemistry between them becomes undeniable. But can they forget about their feelings and just remain friends and work colleagues?
Mine to Five is such a great fun read. The chemistry between Melanie and Matthew is quite frankly electric. The story is packed full of fun, chemistry, romance and love. It’s not particularly a Christmas story, which makes it such a romantic story to read at any time.
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