Review: BAITING THE BOSS by Coleen Kwan

Paulette reviews Baiting the Boss by Coleen Kwan:

Baiting the Boss  was the first book I have read by Coleen Kwan and I found it to be enjoyable. The story went along at a nice quick pace and I finished it in less then one day. Kwan’s writing style was easy to enjoy and I found the book to be well written.


Grace Owens is responsible for bringing Jack Macintyre, her former boss and crush, back to Sydney and the family. Jack, due to old ghosts, has no desire to return to his grandfather Lachlan and the family company. Along the way chemistry between Grace and Jack intensifies leaving both uncertain about their feelings.

I find the story to have a very real feel to it. Nothing seemed forced and the realization of their feelings occurred naturally. My only problem was that once Jack became one with his feelings, his actions seemed to progress too rapidly for me. It gave the story a fairytale type ending and it took away from the realism for me.

Overall, I would recommend the book as it is a stand alone and you get your HEA. I did miss an Epilogue which would have given me the little extra that I love after the HEA.

Reviewed by Paulette

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About the Book:

Title: Baiting the Boss
Author: Coleen Kwan
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
Release Date: October 14, 2013
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: Copy received from Publisher

Official Summary:

For years Grace Owens harbored a secret crush on her boss, Jack Macintyre, the heir to the Macintyre Corporation. But Jack relocates to a remote tropical island after tragedy upends his life, cutting off all contact. Now Grace’s new boss issues an ultimatum: return Jack to the family fold or pack her briefcase and move on.

When she turns up at Jack’s bungalow, he can’t deny his attraction to the fiery woman determined to lure him out of his tropical paradise. Little does she know that returning is the last thing he wants—he’s nobody’s boss, and he likes it that way.

If he stays, she’ll lose her job. If he goes, she’ll lose her heart.

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