Line: Mills and Boon Modern / Harlequin Presents
Release month UK: October 2009
North America: January 2010
The S-Factor: Sensual
Princess Lissa Karedes, renowned posh party girl, has been packed off to Australia to learn the meaning of hard work! But billionaire James Black, her wickedly sexy boss, has different ideas.
He won't be treating her any differently just because she's royal. But he is tempted to break his golden rule and bed his assistant! Lissa is dreadful at business and when she nearly costs him his reputation, he issues her an ultimatum: she's banned from the boardroom, but welcome to take a promotion…to his bedroom!
Natalie Anderson takes her readers on a romantic and sensual journey with Ruthless Boss, Royal Mistress, a sizzling one that you’ll treasure for a long time.
Elissa and James are the perfect couple in and out of the bedroom but not so much in the boardroom. The differences that separate James and Lissa are unmistakable - but so are the sparks flying between them. Can those sparks of attraction be fanned into a fire of something meaningful, possibly love?
Personally, I’ve read every book in the series. Each should be considered a stand alone and I’ve been sincerely impressed how each Harlequin Presents author has tied the series together. In earlier books we were introduced to the beautiful, vivacious Princess Elisssa. She was loved by her sister , I think tolerated by her brothers and the female family members counted on her for fashion advice among other things. However, in this particular book, Natalie Anderson took her characters to new dimensions. I believe it’s the reason this book made the USA Best Seller list and I certainly can understand why. Its Lissa’s insure feelings about where she fits in with her family, her belief that’s she’s not good enough, her desire for a home and her belief that she’s not accomplished in anything; it was heart wrenching to read.
Lissa’s brother asked a favour of James Black the Australian millionaire. He wanted to send his sister away because she was high profile and with the mess in Aristo, the death of their father the king, an important diamond missing, the throne in jeopardy, the family wanted her gone! Lissa is charming, beautiful, the perfect hostess, a party goer, and due to her princess status and personality, everyone is drawn to her. However, her insecurities were a shock to me. Personally my heart ached for that reason; she was misunderstood, misjudged by friends, society, the press and most importantly not valued by her own family
James Black, well this alpha is sexy, hard working, even though born into money, he’s made a name for himself on his own through his determination. He also has short term relationships, doesn’t trust women due to a deceitful mother and fiancé who had affairs and caused him to be mistrusting. However, Elissa his new employee is a diaster. She can’t type, she can’t transfer a call, she can’t do a proper chart but she’s the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen and her sparkling personality, laughter and long legs intrigue him. She tries so hard that he realizes he won’t send her home; he’ll utilize her party planning skills to organize an important event, his new hotel grand opening in her home country, Aristo.
Be prepared for one of the most sensual journeys you’ll take with this couple when they board the aircraft for Aristo and the opening of the hotel. It’s during this time they come to grips with their passion, their feelings for each other and resolve personal issues and fall in love. It’s a magnificent love story; it’s really quite magical thanks to Natalie Anderson.
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Reviewed by: Marilyn
Behind the Book: I(Heart) Presents:
“In Ruthless Boss, Royal Mistress, it is Princess Elissa’s job to organise the ultimate in exclusive parties to showcase her boss James Black’s new hotel on the island of Aristo. Now party planning might sound like the most fun job ever, but it is also a huge amount of work as our pampered Princess soon learns.
I had so much fun imagining what her party might be like – with absolutely no expense spared. I was dreaming of tiny, delectable canapes, chocolates like kisses from heaven and cool glasses filled with bubbles that burst on your tongue – yum! Yes, I always tend to think food first but I also imagined spellbinding decorations, sublime entertainment and the who’s who of Aristo on the guest list.
Sadly, despite her best efforts Liss doesn’t get to enjoy the party quite as much as she would have hoped – you can have nothing but the best things, but still not have the fun, and despite trying your best you can still stuff things up – ‘royally’ as Liss does! After the party however? Why then she and James might have a little private one of their very own that more than makes up for the earlier problems…” Natalie Anderson