An Adult Contemporary Romance
By Qwen Salsbury
Published by Omnific Publishing
Released February 2014
Day of Employment: 359
Location: Cubicles outside Canon’s office.
Co-workers: Betting on how long Canon’s new PA will last.
Me: No doubts. Ms. Gum-smacker won’t last the day. I need to place my bet.
Manolo Blahnik’s New Fall Shoes: Mine. As soon as Madeline hands over my winnings.
Emma Baker has never spoken a word to Alaric Canon, nor has he to her. But she’s studied him every day across the office tundra for almost a year. Canon is hard and fierce, terrifying and beautiful. He’s also the most stern, unforgiving person Emma has ever seen. Emma’s co-workers run a betting pool for Personal Assistant terminations. There’s a separate pot for the day one leaves without crying. Not likely…Canon made a former Navy SEAL cry.
He has high standards and low tolerance. Everyone knows it. Everyone stays away. Everyone who can, that is. Except Emma. She can’t look away. Alaric Canon is the single most attractive man she’s ever seen. Bar none.
Canon has never noticed her. Not once in almost a year. She’s not even a blip on his radar. But she will be. His radar will be blipless no more.
It is a goal. Emma has a plan.
In my perfect world, it would be enough for me to say “I LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!” and “WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! GO READ IT NOW!!!” And Yes! I would do it with the shouty caps. [For those of you that don’t know, I get very nervous about writing “reviews”.] But this isn’t my perfect world and it’s not enough to just write those orders.
The Plan was funny, fast paced and a good read. I loved being in Emma’s head. She’s focused, professional and funny as hell. This was unlike most books. I loved that there wasn’t a lot of dialogue in the book and that it was mostly her inner monologue. I loved her interactions with Alaric Canon, her not-so-nice-but-absolutely-gorgeous boss.
Thanks to the ladies at Fics2Flicks for pointing out that Eric Belanger in a suit, which I recently did a TT post on, is perfect for Alaric Canon. I now have him as a visual. It’s just so much better 😉
I definitely give this five very satisfying, very entertaining cups of coffee and I strongly recommend this book to EVERYONE.
About the Author
Qwen Salsbury was born in Kansas and somehow keeps ending up back there. Raised on her grandparent’s five acre homestead within the city limits, her imagination was honed during long days of quiet play and spartan access to a TV signal. Now mother to handsome boys, she strives to ensure they appreciate potential adventures found within the pages of a book, an honest day’s work, and what ingenuity may yield from mundane objects like a string and a cup. The boys prefer a PS3.
After spending time in corporate America, she returned to school and received a BA in English, Creative Writing and Poetry from Pittsburgh State University, the alma mater of Pulitzer Prize winning poet, James Tate. She worked on a Masters there until going on to receive a juris doctorate from Washburn School of Law.
A seven-time Sigma Tau Delta writing award winner, her fiction and poetry have appeared in literary magazines and have been selected by fiction communities as featured story of the month and year. Predominantly a writer of romance, her romantic fiction varies from contemporary to historical to fantasy, though often with a humorous slant and poetic undertones.
For reasons she can’t even articulate herself, she decided to start writing fiction again while solo parenting and attending law school (during Constitutional Law class, to be exact.).
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