Addison Fairchild runs a division of Fairchild Enterprises, her mother’s multimillion-dollar company and is one of the candidates to get the CEO position when her mother retires. That is, if she can cope with the stress and huge workload associated with her current job. Her mother forces Addison to hire an assistant, Katie Cooper, who is cheerful, too helpful and gorgeous. After some initial hostility, their business relationship starts to change into something else. Will Addison and Katie have a future together?
Georgia Beers excels at writing office romances, ‘Too close to touch’ being a prime example. The author portrays well the sexy power play in business and the sexual temptation in some boss-assistant relationships. ‘Calendar girl’ is not an exception. Like ‘Too close to touch’it also features some family drama, in this case, Katie’s father battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
The book is written in third person from the point of view of both main characters with a few excerpts from the pov of Katie’s best friend and Addison’s sister. The mains have great chemistry and the intimate scenes are hot, with some great role reversal. The story has funny moments and also heartbreaking ones. Nothing surprising here as Ms. Beers is a seasoned author. There are some passing references to her previous books such as ‘Blend’ and the Puppy Love Romance series which readers will appreciate.
My main issue with this book is that the conflict and resolution feels a bit rushed and forced. The Alzheimer’s disease subplot is, for my liking, left hanging a bit. In my opinion, it had much more potential for development. I think that Ms. Beers’ fans will be satisfied with this book but maybe not thrilled. We all know her potential that’s why this novel is a bit disappointing.
Overall, an ok read with some good moments. Recommended for office romance fans. 3.5 stars.
ARC provided by Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.