I Was a Secretary for Years – So How Come I Never Had a Boss Like HIM?!
I never kissed my boss. Never once. In all my years as a secretary, my lips never touched the lips of a direct superior. Not even at the office Christmas party (except … there might’ve been one time … after several tequila shots … nah, never happened!). Hey, I didn’t kiss their butts, either, but that’s another story.
Just wanted to get that out of the way, in case you think real-life events inspired my latest book, The Millionaire Meets His Match, a July release from Silhouette Desire. Because let me tell you, there is some serious boss-kissing going on in this book. Toes curling, thighs tingling, leading toward the bedroom boss-kissing.
In fact, when I decided to do a blog tour to help get the word out about The Millionaire Meets His Match, I thought maybe I could find a blog that was popular with secretaries, since the heroine, while she has an MBA, is working as an executive assistant. My search results included political blogs about the Secretary of State and pornitical blogs about the secretary in a state of undress.
Ew to both.
Clearly, neither of those types of blogs would be popular with my target market, so I happily came back to the fold of avid romance readers. Hi!
The main reason I have never kissed my boss is that I never had a boss like Adam Duke. Adam had a hard-scrabble childhood, but he has grown up to be fiercely loyal, honorable, intelligent, and oh yes, pretty darn rich. Hence “Millionaire” in the title. Not to mention, of course, that he is sexier than any boss has a right to be. He’s the kind of boss that makes a girl think of wearing a “Harass Me” T-shirt to work on Casual Friday.
If I’d ever had a boss like Adam, who knows what I might’ve done. Trish James, my heroine, certainly had a hard time resisting temptation. I’ll let you in on a little secret: she stops resisting.
I asked my Facebook fans to share reasons why they’ve never kissed their boss. Here are a couple that made me laugh:
• Because he reminded me of my stepfather. (Another ew.)
• While I love her, I’m not IN love with her. (LOL)
And yes, that was a not-so-subtle shameless plug. Join the fun at www.facebook.com/katecarlislebooks!
Kate's current release is The Millionaire Meets His Match, July 2010 from Silhouette Desire.