Gwen Mongan is a thirty-three-year-old Marketing Communications executive in an innovative startup. Besides her exciting career and dream home, former social worker Gwen’s life is full with great friends, community service, and a passion for matchmaking. The only problem is her boss: the impossibly demanding and maddeningly charismatic hi-tech superstar, Jake Folton. When Jake goes too far, Gwen thinks it’s time to look for a new job. But Gwen soon discovers it’s going to take more spunk and ingenuity than she knew she possessed to get away from a guy who doesn’t take no for an answer. In fact, it’s going to turn her tidy existence upside-down. Can a racehorse named Purple Lemonade, a deadly Funnel-Web Spider, and a dubious Bachelor-of-the-Year contest finally show Gwen that some people are not what they seem and some risks are worth taking?
Sissy: I was looking for this to be a more standard romance, but I actually thought that what I got was more realistic. You know the old story where the female worker (in the past, probably the secretary or receptionist) falls in love with her boss, and in time he sees her the same way and they get married and happily ever after? This is that story, only reworked and revamped into a high-tech, modern setting. Plus, as I said before, more realistic. It takes a lot of time plus plenty of comedic adventures before this romance even begins to see the light of day, and I didn’t even know if I liked the boss enough to want it to happen.
Bubby: Jake’s character made a lot more sense once Gwen lets us know that he probably is on the Asperger’s spectrum. It’s not that he’s a jerk; it’s just that he has trouble connecting emotionally. I loved the Australian setting, especially the Melbourne cup. It was fun to see Gwen do the whole “My Fair Lady” makeover routine. I would love to do something like that. Maybe Sissy and I can fly to Australia, buy fascinators, and bet on oddly named racehorses for our next girl’s getaway.
Sissy: Are you paying for the tickets? Cause if so, I’m in! If not, I suppose I can scour Pinterest for DIY Fascinators and we can watch the Kentucky Derby on TV whilst noshing on Vegemite (I have an Aussie friend who is always telling me different ways to eat Vegemite so that I might like and appreciate it more, but to no avail. Cream buns and shrimp on the barbi–yes. Vegemite–sorry.) I enjoyed Gwen’s blossoming, so to speak. We already know she is smart and capable, but then she turns on the feistiness and creativity and totally revamps her former orderly life. And Jake grew on me. Ms. Communications is a fine début by Myra Kendrix–What have you got for us next?
Bubby: Just because I love you, Sissy, here is a link to 13 DIY Fascinators. But I draw the line at Vegemite. And no shrimp, either–I’m allergic. Ms. Communications is a fun, fast-paced, non-traditional romance that transported me right across the world and made me feel like an Aussie.
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