Authors: M. Malone & Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2018
What could be worse than catching your creepy boss in an inappropriate position? Hearing him say your name…
This day couldn’t get any worse for Bailey.
She just saw her boss Mr. Dent’s extremely unimpressive… dent. A night of drinking with her best friend is exactly what she needs. Hunter is always there for her. The perfect Mr. Nice Guy.
This day couldn’t get any better for Hunter.
He just saw Bailey’s perfect curves soaped up in the shower and all his dreams are coming true. Until she won’t return his calls the next day.
Bailey wants to pretend none of it happened but Hunter just needs one chance to prove their attraction is real. He’s finally going to show her he’s not that…nice.
I’m a sucker for an office romance, especially one where the two characters attempt to fight their attraction due to a no-fraternization policy as well as the heroine’s goal to focus on her education and gain experience through an important internship.
M. Malone & Nana Malone clearly illustrate just how much chemistry exists between Hunter and Bailey from their very first encounter, so while they make the decision to embark on a platonic relationship/close friendship, they’re constantly fighting their attraction and their feelings for one another, leading readers to reason that it’s not a matter of if but a matter of when Hunter and Bailey will give into what they feel for each other and cross a line that leads to a deliciously wicked affair.
I really like that the writers didn’t rush Hunter and Bailey going against their employer’s policy. The fact that they understand that they can’t take things between them further and adhere to it for a significant amount of time sets the tone for their story, and while it’s inevitable that they’ll end up acting on their feelings because this is a romance story, Hunter and Bailey’s foundation as friends allows them to understand the stakes before they cross the line.
My objective to read new-to-me authors this year is still a work-in-progress, but Wicked by M. Malone & Nana Malone was a great choice because not only does it allow me to add two new authors to my list, but Hunter and Bailey’s story is a fun and sexy friends-to-lovers, office romance that illustrates that nice guys have a badass alpha side and it’s just what Bailey needed to let go and enjoy everything she had always felt for Hunter.
4 Poison Apples
until August 14, 2018
until August 28, 2018
NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a master’s degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized by how she’s using her expensive education.
Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella “Teasing Trent,” her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.
She’s now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.
USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel she “borrowed” from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.