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From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a brand new series set on Blueberry Lane!
The Director and Don Juan is the second of four books about the Philadelphia-based Story sisters who are all on the look-out for love.
Heiress Alice Story left her father’s company three years ago in a blaze of glory, inviting all of his employees to jump ship and join her, but only one accepted her offer: mail room clerk, Carlos Vega.
While Alice spent the next three years getting her own company off the ground, Carlos became her indispensable right-hand man — executive assistant and office manager, loyal counsel and trusted co-worker.
And all the while, they were quietly falling in love with each other.
When Alice is offered a lucrative business deal in Puerto Rico, island-born Carlos is the perfect person to accompany her on her trip as translator, but as they travel together from Philadelphia to Santo Domingo to Ponce, two unlikely co-workers will discover that during their three years working together, their feelings for each other have grown far deeper than they ever could have guessed.
And though business-minded, proper Alice will try her very best to ignore the longings of her heart, scorching hot, insanely sexy Boricua, Carlos, has no intention of letting her go.
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Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF
What an exhilarating and passionate read! Alice Story and Carlos Vega, two people I would love to sit down and chat over coffee with.
Their stories fascinated and thrilled me. Alice up and left her father’s company three years ago and when she left, she announced anyone who no longer wanted to work for a man like her father could come with her. Only one person took up her offer, Carlos Vega. For three years they worked side by side. One is refusing to admit that they have feelings and the other not daring to hope that their feelings will ever be reciprocated. I adored the will they, won’t they of this book; but at the same time it frustrated me to no end.
“You haven’t answered my question yet,”
“Does it matter?”
“You’re my employer; it’s none of my business.”
Carlos Vega has become a strong contender for my favourite Book Boyfriend of the year to date. I loved how true to his roots he was, and how he waited for Alice.
“For the record? Your ass beats Ana Maria’s any day and twice on Sunday.”
“Is that right?”
“This is one hundred percent a fact, mami.”
“It’s slang. Like, sarcastic, truth-slang.”
“So you’re not really calling me ‘mommy’.”
“Alice, when I call you ‘baby’ later, it won’t have nothin’ to do with me seein’ you as a child either.”
“Are you going to call me ‘baby’?”
“I been there, mami. Just waitin’ for you to come join me.”
In most romance novels there is straight forward method to the story. The Director and Don Juan didn’t follow that path. The starting of Alice and Carlos’ relationship took a considerably large part of the story to get to. Knowing Alice’s back story and her drive to conquer the world, it isn’t hard to believe that she would fight for so long and so hard to ignore her feelings for Carlos. But, for me, this is where things felt a little off. When Alice and Carlos got together and moved forward with their relationship, to me, it seemed as if the book was missing a small chunk. I felt as if I’d had dessert and missed out on the main course. This book as a whole is fantastic and I truly do love reading this author.
“The future isn’t something perfect,
The future isn’t something predictable.
The best thing you can do is find a partner who loves you and tackle it together.”