Thursday, May 9, 2013

I've been living in the past...

For the last eight months, I have been living in the past...

And I have been sitting back collecting dust along with my older books. I think I have read every single book on my shelves, avoiding writing. But my last royalty check galvanized me into action. I can no longer sit back and not do what it takes to continue to write.

I have picked up and dusted off one of my wips and have begun in earnest to finish it. Wish me luck. I think I can do this, and will be as diligent as possible.



Friday, May 3, 2013

I love going back over older reviews... 

Jillian's Job by Fran Lee

Written by Julianne   
Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Title: Jillian's Job
Author: Fran Lee
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.
Genre: Contemporary
Publication date: November 1, 2009
ISBN: 1-419924-85-9
Pages: 67
Series: none
Reviewer: Julianne

Heat Level:
 HOT! M/F oral sex

Rating:  4.5 Lips

It's Jillian's birthday and she's looking forward to spending the weekend with her family, something which is long overdue. But at the last second she receives a call from her boss, Mike Furie, demanding she come to Aspen to rescue him once again from a gold digging woman. Jill has made up her mind that this time she's going to go through with telling her selfish, overbearing and sexy boss that she's quitting. She has sacrificed her time and love life for this man and he doesn't even seem to notice. She's fed up with Mike's antics and plans on telling him exactly what she thinks. Once in Aspen, nothing goes as planned for Jillian. She wakes up naked and in bed with her so sexy to die for boss and doesn't remember signing a marriage license.
Rich playboy, Mike Furie has had plenty of personal assistants that have done nothing but fawn all over him. For once, he wants to find a PA that will just do her job and when Jillian fills that position, he's quite happy. Seven years and not once has she made a move toward him, now he wants nothing more than to have Jillian in his bed.  
Jillian's Job by Fran Lee is the first book by her that I've had the pleasure of reading. It is a delightful story of a frustrated woman who's been secretly in love with her boss for a long time. Jill is unable to let Mike know her feelings for fear of being fired, so she is a very efficient assistant. Can you say perks? I had to laugh at some of the things that Jillian did with her expense account. She was really quite gutsy. I never would have been able to do that. I liked that she was finally going to stand up for herself and not let her boss push her around.  
Mike is the typical good looking, rich playboy. He goes after what he wants most of the time, and it was nice to see him not know how to get a woman he wanted.  Ms. Lee writes with a lot of flair, imagination, emotion, and sex scenes that are super smoking hot. 
Even though the story is short, Ms. Lee  is able to create characters that are complex and a world with a lot of detail that makes the reader feel like they knew Mike and Jillian.  If you want a shorter story that is packed with lots of emotion and fun, pick up Jillian's Job, you won't be disappointed. I really enjoyed reading Jillian's Job and I look forward to reading more of Fran Lee’s books.