Friday, November 20, 2015

InkSlinger PR Review + Giveaway: Beauty and the Boss by Diane Alberts

Beauty and the Boss 
Modern Fairytale, 1
Diane Alberts
Entangled Indulgence
Nov. 16, 2015


Beauty is about to tame her beast...

Researcher Maggie Donovan has no luck with men, and it doesn't help that she can't keep her eyes off of her sexy boss – the one everyone else in the office calls The Beast. Relationships in the office are forbidden. So no one is more surprised than Maggie when she pretends to be his fiancée to save him during a difficult situation. Not only has she put her job on the line, but the future of the company.

Billionaire Benjamin Gale III doesn't believe in love or romance, but the look on his mother's face when Maggie tells her that she's his fiancée is worth millions. Instead of firing her for her insubordination, he goes along with the ruse. In his arms–and in his bed–she'd be everything he could ever want...which is why he can't have her.

But if he doesn't let her go, they'll lose everything...

My Thoughts:
When we first meet Benjamin Gale III, he's not a nice person. Of course, we all wonder who has shaped into this awful person that his employees would call him the Beast. Then you meet his mother. Talk about a vindictive bitch, and there is no other way to describe her. You don't understand why she's that way with Benjamin until we draw closer to the end. Actually Benjamin and my mother have a lot in common. Now you wondering how, but it's explain in a previous blog post Could Your Life be a Romance Novel or At Least Part. However, you are not require to read that and it might be a spoiler, so you don't haven't read the story. 

As I continued to read Beauty and the Boss, you will find that his mother plays a huge part into the story, and you don't realize it for a while. I mean she's around every corner trying to make Benjamin's life a living hell. He's trying to handle it the best he can while keeping up the charade of an engagement. 

As we dive deeper into the characters of Maggie Donovan and Benjamin find there is more. Yes, we know that Benjamin is rich and powerful and emotionally closed off thanks to his mother. He even realized that he was 
"skating through life without a care, getting what he wanted from people with a snap of a his finger."
To have that much power, but when he's with Maggie he realize that its not the way to live life. All right, he didn't wake all the sudden, "Oh wait, this isn't how I should live my life." No, it took a while a for him to realize this and almost cost Maggie. 

Maggie, I adore. She was adorkable. Throughout the story she's kind of klutzy, and embarrassing things happen to her at inopportune times. Like a fork incident at the beginning or hoping a meteorite would take her out. She did wish for that and the earth to open up and swallow her at another point. During the fake engagement, she tried to wall herself off from feeling things for Benjamin. Yes, we learn she has some bad luck when it comes to relationships. Yet, Benjamin tears those walls down, granted they weren't strong to begin. 

Benjamin and Maggie are great together. They are adorable, but Benjamin's mother is a force of nature and will do anything to get her way. Back to the whole vindictive bitch thing. Watch these join forces as they take on his mother. It gives hope that love will conquer all even if there are a few slip ups along the way. 

Copy provided by Entangled via NetGalley




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Diane 1 smallDiane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin Random House. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and four cats. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.

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