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Off the Clock
by Kenzie Michaels
Austin Harmon is intrigued by his quiet, efficient new administrative assistant. Why does she have an obsession with her watch, and what does she do after hours?
Cara has put her social life on hold while caring for her elderly mother. But after her boss helps her through a crisis, she can’t deny their attraction. Romance and Alzheimer’s don’t mix… or do they?
“Austin! Where did you find her?” His best friend Ryan clapped him on the back. “She’s fantastic, man! Nothing like Leslie.”
“She answered my ad in the paper. She’s my office assistant.” Austin Harmon took a sip of his drink and followed her with his eyes as she paused to speak with an elderly couple.
“You lucky dog! You banging her or is she taken?” Ryan adjusted his striped tie.
A flash of anger welled up. “Stay away from her,” Austin warned. “Leslie left my office records a mess and Cara finished sorting everything out today. She’s a dream come true.”
“I’ll say. And are you kidding? Andrea would string me up alive if she even caught me looking at another woman. I was just thinking of you, man.” Ryan smiled and held out his hand.
Austin shook it. “After the Leslie fiasco, no more office romances. Harmony House doesn’t need any more visits from the Health Department.”
As most know I love my Kenzie books. They are hot, sweet and emotional fulfilling. This one is no exception to that but I felt like something was missing. Don’t get me wrong. I loved the book and the storyline was strong and the hospital scene. Wow! I felt like there was something missing with Austin.
I loved Cara. She is strong and efficient but with no help from her siblings, her life has revolved around her mother and the disease. I enjoyed the relationship that Cara did have with her mother, even if it was the small moments. It made Cara’s situation that more poignant. Always the caregiver and never thinking of herself whether it be at home or work.
Austin, to me, lacked any type of backstory except for his other assistant. I would have liked to get to know a bit better, outside of the job. That said, he was always there for Cara when he finally broke down the walls. I also liked that he wanted to be her friend first, lover second. The scene in her bedroom when she mentioned that it had been awhile. LOL!
The secondary story with her brother and mother were strong and powerful. I could not imagine someone having to go through something like that but Kenzie pulled me in to the point that I started misting up. At that point in the book, I finally connected with Austin. 🙂
If you are looking for a short, spicy, sweet love story that is not your run of the mill assistant falling for her boss…Off the Clock is for you. There’s no virgin, BDSM, douche of a boss, or meddling people getting in the way of Cara and Austin’s HEA. 🙂
Kenzie Michaels resides in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and various household pets. She is the ‘wild child’ of author Molly Daniels. They cohabitate nicely
inside the brain of a woman in Indiana who’s the mother of three and ‘Aunt
Molly’ to the entire neighborhood. A devout chocoholic, her hubby has learned
to watch out when the characters in her head take over and not get too upset
when the words are flowing and all concept of time is lost. (LOL)
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