Jan 10

Miss Understanding by Aubrey Bondurant Review


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Liam Davenport is the most infuriating man I’ve ever known – and he’s my boss.
Worse, he’s undeniably sexy. At least until I’m subject to one of his trademark sighs of disapproval. I’m counting the days until I can walk away from this job. But first, I need to survive the trip from hell he’s dragged me on. One entire week with his arrogant smile and my unexpected naughty thoughts.

I might get fired.

He just might be worth it.

Kendall Tate is the most distracting woman I’ve ever met – and she’s my assistant.
She’s irritatingly clever, and much too nice for the likes of me. I need to remain professional, even if the smell of her strawberry lip gloss is my kryptonite. No matter how much I want her, Kendall is off limits.

Growing closer to her might be a mistake.

I might just take the risk.

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I’m a huge fan of the super talented Aubrey Bondurant, and I’ve read everything she has written. She gets better with each book, which is truly saying something since every book has been fantastic. Her writing style is best described as adult contemporary erotic romantic comedy—smutty chick-lit—but whatever anyone calls it, make no mistake, readers will be treated to an engaging, smart and witty story. She writes the kind of romances that just pull the reader right in with a sexy love story, endearing characters and charming details. If Aubrey Bondurant’s name is not already on your TBR, it needs to be. She is a not-to-be-missed indie author that every contemporary romance fan needs to experience.

Miss Understanding kicks off Bondurant’s newest series, the Miss series, and I’m officially hooked. A workplace romance—one of my favorite tropes from Bondurant because she just does them so well—was an emotional, hard fought love story. Liam Davenport, a controlling, demanding and often condescending attorney who is also frustratingly hot, fights his attraction to his assistant by basically ignoring her or being rude. He’s all business all the time, solely focused on his career aspirations, and his demeanor seems to be set to brusque and cold. Kendall Tate is one hardworking young woman. Holding down a very challenging position as Liam’s legal secretary, Kendall is pursuing a business degree at night and working a second job on the weekends to help her family out. Being Liam Davenport’s assistant is not her dream job by any stretch of the imagination, and she’s practically counting down the days until she can leave.

An unanticipated set of circumstances puts Liam and Kendall in close quarters, and he is forced to tamp down the attitude, and in doing so, he actually gets to know Kendall. White hot chemistry and a pull neither had ever experienced has them to crossing lines, and as Kendall gets to know Liam, she sees beyond his grumpy personality to the man beneath.

Miss Understanding was full of genuine heart-tugging emotion, and this well written, richly developed story grabbed my attention from the first page. While Liam wasn’t always easy to root for, I found myself doing exactly that in the end. An absolutely addicting story, I devoured this book, and I’m anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. Five smooches from me for Miss Understanding by Aubrey Bondurant!

~Danielle Palumbo




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