Saying "I Do" to her boss seemed like a harmless solution to a potentially harmful problem.
But the only problem now is that she wants the marriage to be real.
A small own, marriage of convenience, workplace, standalone romance from NY Times Best Selling Author Samantha Chase
When Marissa Barrett finds herself in a dangerous situation with her family, she needs help. Fast. Normally the queen of problem solving, this is one instance where she just can't seem to find a solution on her own. All she wanted from her boss was help finding an attorney. But before she knows exactly how it's happened, they're standing in front of a justice of the peace.
Patrick Donovan would do anything to help Marissa. After all, she's been helping him run his business for years. He'd be lying if he said he wasn't wildly attracted to her, but there was no way he would ever act on it. Plus, with his meddling family looking to see him settle down, the last thing he needed was any kind of romantic relationship. But when Marissa turns to him for help, suddenly he sees a way to do it that benefits them both.
One year of marriage. That was the agreement.
But everything's negotiable, right?
*Each book in the Donovans series can be read as a standalone*
Kiss Me is book 5 in the Donovan’s of Laurel Bay series by Samantha Chase and the final Donovan goes down…this is Patrick and Marissa’s story.
Patrick and Marissa have worked together for over five years as boss and assistant. When Marissa ends up in a dangerous situation, caused by her brother, Patrick steps up and offers, a marriage of convenience to protect her. They both have feelings for each other but have kept them under wraps but now the close proximity brings those feeling to the forefront…
What happens next is a series of misunderstandings, family, meddling, sparks abound, her angry cat, but hopefully they find their HEA…only time will tell…
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy (ARC) of this book from Valentine PR. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Series ender that can be read as a standalone with terrific characters and a sweet storyline
Kiss Me, the fifth book in Samantha Chase’s The Donovans series, is one you’ll want to download immediately. The book is a series ender, but one that can be read as a standalone. The main characters of KM, include members of the Donovan clan from previous books.
Kiss Me features Patrick Donovan, who has made it big as the local realtor that handles all the big sales. One of the keys to his success has been Marissa Barrett, his office manager.
As much as the Donovan’s are loud, overly involved, and vivacious, they all love and support each other. Unfortunately, Marissa can’t say the same. The troubles that her mother and brother have caused her over the years have been steadily increasing to the point where her mother ended up in the hospital with a grim outlook. Marissa reaches a breaking point when her brother is assumed to be the cause of vandalism and serious threats.
Patrick swoops into action, proposes a yearlong real marriage with false beginnings to keep her brother at bay … and quickly realizes that he wants to keep things permanent. With all the Donovan stories, there is chemistry, sizzles, dramatic misunderstandings, sweet dialogue, hilarious text messages, and meddling but well-meaning relatives.
I loved Kiss Me … classic Samantha Chase. Fun characters, sweet storyline, terrific main and supporting characters, all set in a place that will have you hoping it’s real.
I received an advance review copy from the author and am freely leaving my review to help other readers find terrific stories to read!
My favorite Donovan!
This series has been such a delight. Seeing each of the siblings finding their perfect match has been sigh worthy moments. This last one, I think was my favorite. Patrick is the second of five children and has struggled to find his place. His career has set him apart. BUT he wouldn't habe the success he has without the assistant that has been by his side. Marissa loves her job. She gets to help Patrick make their small town better. AND she gets go work with Patrick. Her personal life has become increasingly more difficult and her salvation has been work.
I adored this book. Work place romance can be tricky but Samantha Chase does this one so well. Marissa is independent and knows her own mind even though her life has become overwhelming. Patrick understands the dynamic of where their relationship can go but wants to protect her. I love that these two are friends before anything else. I love that they explore what can be. I love the fact that they both have feelings but neither want to upset the balance. I love that the balance gets thrown to the wind.