I am a bit behind on my book reviews but my book 11 read in 2021 is one I am super excited to share with you. Tara September is one of my bloggy friends turned in real life friend and she is one talented romance writer. I have shared two other books of hers with you and today I am reviewing Mine To Five. I might be biased because she’s a friend but you MUST pick up all of her books, they are the perfect summer/beach reads!
Make sure you read the other book reviews I did with Tara’s books. Don’t Start Now and Jesse’s Girl by Tara September! Thank you for writing such great books friend! Keep it up…I cannot wait to read your next release!!
Book 11 Read in 2021
‘Tis the season for an office romance! Working beyond nine to five and barely getting by, Melanie Thomas is eager to celebrate the impending holiday season and to toast the start of her dream marketing job over drinks with her boyfriend. Unfortunately, he has different plans—like seeing other women.
Indulging in a pity party with tequila, Melanie confides in a sexy stranger at the bar. It’s almost Christmas, one night of letting go won’t hurt anything, right? Turns out it just might—when the stranger is her new boss. Determined to succeed at her job, Melanie won’t be scared away. This is her chance, even if her hot boss has her feeling all merry and bright and wishing for a less than professional relationship.
Matthew Ryans is burned out and on thin ice at the company he helped build unless he gets his head back in the game. Yet, his head, both upper and lower, are quickly becoming obsessed with his new assistant. Still, he can’t seem to fully begrudge Melanie’s distracting presence and the Christmas joy she brings with it. Especially considering that her enthusiasm has him reenergized. For once, he is longing for Mondays, but with his heart and job on the line he can’t risk blurring the lines no matter how strong the lure of holiday mistletoe is.
Will their holiday passion be able to fuel mutual career success, or will it only get in their way in the New Year?
My Review of Mine To Five
Tara knows how to suck you into a book. This was one that I read pretty quickly because I couldn’t put it down! I absolutely loved the characters in this novel and really enjoyed the “what are the chances” setting. We always talk about living in such a small world and this book really shows how that can play out in life.
In true Tara September fashion, this novel brings a lot of fun, a little love and whole lot of steam! I think we all deserve a Matthew in our lives. Both Melanie and Matthew were great characters and I immediately liked them. The story primarily takes place in November and December so there’s lots of holiday cheer sprinkled throughout the story but I would still consider this a perfect summer/beach read.
With out any spoilers, I especially loved the awkward yet totally satisfying “double date” chapter. Tara makes sure to add some comedy/humor to her romance novels and I appreciate those additions. I find myself able to relate to the characters more when there is some real life bantering and funny situations.
I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a good rom-com. Like Tara’s other books, I find myself wanting to know more about the characters and how they continue to interact with one another. I am a sucker for series so Tara….where is book two???
Staying On Track
I am super proud of myself for staying ahead of my reading goal schedule. I have found that setting a goal of reading at least 50 pages a day is really helping me this year. I am always looking for new books to add to my reading list so please share some books you have really enjoyed recently. Make sure you check out my 2021 Reading List and Goal too. Maybe you can add some of my books to your list this year!
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