I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Macmillan on 2014-09-15
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance
Source: Entangled Publishing, Publisher on NetGallery
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The one passion they had in common was the one that would keep them apart.Artist Sienna Sacchi is about to have everything she’s ever dreamed of, when sexy playboy Jack Montgomery comes strolling back into her life as the owner of her gallery. Her plan to buy it herself ruined, she refuses to let him interfere with the most important thing—her debut exhibition. But Jack’s not just taking over her workplace, he’s also intruding on her art studio, her home, and maybe even her heart.Jack Montgomery has few rules for his carefree life, but never mixing business with pleasure is one he is determined to keep. He’d planned on finally satisfying the tension between him and Sienna, but discovering he’s her boss puts an immediate end to that. Unfortunately, being forced to share a tiny apartment with the gorgeous, tempting sculptor is pushing Jack to his limits. One brush with desire could ruin everything they’ve worked for.
“Brushing off the Boss” by Annie Seaton was a great read. It was slow at first but it got better the farther I got into the story. The story starts off with Sierra being excited to finally open her own gallery. Then everything is destroyed in a single night. Jack Montgomery is the owner of the gallery that Sierra was trying to buy but now he has decided that he is no longer going to sell the gallery. Jack is keeping the gallery to help him focus on his own art so he didn’t realize that the woman he crushed on last time he came to visit town was interested in buying the place or the fact that she was going to be her new employee. Jack and Sierra have to figure out how to work together with trying to figure out where their personal relationship stands also. When Sierra’s personal life seems to fall apart she decides to give everything up and run. Will Sierra decide what she wants in life?
I really liked the characters in the story. I think Sierra and Georgie make the best sister pair. I absolutely loved their banter together. Ana seems to be the perfect best friend. She is caring but at the same time she is going to tell you how it is. Sierra is a stubborn female that doesn’t want to get too close to anyone except her sister Georgie and their best friend Ana. Everyone else can stay at arms length for Sierra. When she starts to let jack in she brings to think it is a mistake and blocks him out again. I think readers can relate to Sierra because she has been hurt before and all females have been hurt in some point in their lives. Jack seems to know what he wants until he has it. Jack wants to own the gallery without having to run it. He just wanted to come to town and work on his art. Little did he know that he was going to fall in love with one of the most difficult women in the world.
For the most part I really liked this story. I think the story and plot is pretty good. I still think that the story started off a little slow. In the end I was glad that I stuck with it because the story ended up being worthwhile but the beginning was really hard to get through. The story definitely tests the characters love, trust, friendship, and character. Sierra had to learn to grow up and trust others and Jack had to learn that others matter too. I think “Brushing off the Boss” is definitely worth reading.