The Good, the Bad, and the Naughty

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The Good, the Bad, and the Naughty

This multicultural spicy romance was a fast and fun novella with more emotional depth than what I was expecting. The main character of Maryam James was really feisty and the hero of the story, Xavier Sun, was much more than just a hot looking man and talented assistant.

Maryam James has worked very hard to get to her lingerie company to where it is today, at the top. Her company is a labor of love that she started from scratch and she has a very dependable staff that has been with her for some time, her most dependable employee is Xavier Sun, her assistant.   She has come to depend on Xavier for more than just work in the office, he is available to her at all times and she calls him at all hours of the day and night. She’s also been in love with him for a very long time; however, she has never acted on her attraction to him.
Xavier has been in love with Maryam almost from the time he first started to work for her. He admires her work habits and sees much more than her business persona, he knows that she loves and devoted to her family and friends. He has realized that in doing all that he can to take care of her, such as making sure she is eating and watching over her health, that she sees him only as her assistant and isn’t seeing him as a man. He decides that the only way to get her to realize what they feel for each other is to resign his position- something he knows she won’t accept gracefully, however he is hoping that she will finally realize that they can have more than just a business relationship.
How Xavier gets Maryam to see him as a man is very entertaining. It becomes a true test of whether he can get Maryam to understand that while she may be the boss in the office, she really wants him as the boss in the bedroom. He has to convince her to take a chance on them outside of the office, like she took a chance when she had first hired him as her assistant.  The dialogue between the two characters is funny and smart. I really enjoyed reading this novella and look forward to reading more work by Ms. Matthews.

Book Blurb for The Good, the Bad, and the Naughty

Genre: Multicultural Erotic Contemporary

Length: Novella

Maryam James is a hard taskmaster. A balls-to-the-walls type of woman who started her company with nothing more than a strong idea and a loan and turned it into one of the Top Fortune 500 companies in America. There’s only one person she trusts implicitly and that’s her personal assistant Xavier Sun, who, much to her dismay, has just turned in his resignation.

Maryam is the one woman Xavier can’t live without. She may be in command in the boardroom, but he's in control in the bedroom, and if he learned anything from being by her side for the last seven years it was Maryam doesn’t know how to take ‘no’ for an answer. So it’s no surprise to him she basically forbids him to quit. Leaving is the last thing on Xavier mind, however. He’s willing to put his job on the line, if it will get Maryam to realize the depths of her feelings for him.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse.

Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2010 4.50