Kathryn Freeman comes to the blog today with a new contemporary romance title, this one playing on the boss/assistant trope with
It’s taken me a while to get to this book and schedule it in to read –but I certainly am glad I did. A read in one sitting, clever, funny and surprisingly honest story that follows Abby and Doug through changes, growth, division and coming together.
Abby has been mother, sister, housekeeper and an integral part of the household since her mother’s death some twelve years ago. With four little sisters and a father laid low by grief, she’d had to put off all of her own desires to move out and away in order to keep the family going. But, she also took the time (late nights) to work on her degree, and now, with a newly minted degree, she’s off to interview for a PA position, hoping to get a foot in the door at a local biscuit maker.
Doug is the Managing Director of the business, and needs a PA immediately. Abby is late for the interview, trips into her chair, is holding her jacket together, talking non-stop, and providing him with the first breath of air he’s had in the office for forever. And, on a whim, something TOTALLY unlike his controlled dislike for business and this business in general. He’s got the weekend to regret this decision, but he’s admittedly curious.
Abby, for her part is far more organized and determined to make a good impression: she’s contacted Doug’s former PA, set up meetings with HR and IT, and has a general sense of his schedule, his likes and dislikes and even how he takes his coffee. Far from what Doug expected, she’s also got a habit of speaking before thinking, has a keen eye for business, and has brought a whole new atmosphere to the office: he’s almost looking forward to coming to work.
Oh the back and forth, with Doug’s secret, Abby’s sisters and Doug’s willingness to allow Abby a chance to learn and use her skills for business – she’s getting HUGE experience, that few (apart from Doug and his former lover / marketing director ) recognize. Abby is adorable and smart, organized and wholly responsible for her family – and managing to juggle work, home and added research and information while finding new ways to tempt and astound Doug in near every moment.
With plenty of family angst, a secret about himself that Doug shares, ham-handedly – and a ton of ‘these two are better together than even they see, it’s not until Abby takes a page from her own ‘dare to go for what you want’ book – and risks it all – with great reward.
Title: Oh Crumbs
Author: Kathryn Freeman
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy, Setting: Britain
Published by: Choc Lit
Published on: 12 June, 2018
Audio Length: 10 Hours: 40 minutes
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Another fun, fabulous read from Kathryn Freeman. You'll want to lock yourself away with this one! Sometimes life just takes the biscuit …
Abby Spencer knows she can come across as an airhead – she talks too much and is a bit of a klutz – but there’s more to her than that. Though she sacrificed her career to help raise her sisters, a job interview at biscuit company Crumbs could finally be her chance to shine. That’s until she hurries in late wearing a shirt covered in rusk crumbs, courtesy of her baby nephew, and trips over her handbag.
Managing director Douglas Faulkner isn’t sure what to make of Abby Spencer with her Bambi eyes, tousled hair and ability to say more in the half-hour interview than he manages in a day. All he knows is she’s a breath of fresh air and could bring a new lease of life to the stale corporate world of Crumbs. To his life too, if he’d let her.
But Doug’s harbouring a secret. He’s not the man she thinks he is.
A copy of this title was provided via for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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