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FACING FACTS
HELEN RAVELL
ISBN#: 978-1-897445-50-1
February 2009
Champagne Books
www.champagnebooks.com
E-book
$6.00
152 pages
Romantic Comedy
Rating: 4 cups

Gemma is smart, beautiful and ambitious. She also has a temper and a tendency to say what she thinks, often at the wrong time.

Nick is a bit of a nomad and travels often for his job. He is movie star handsome and seems to have it all. This latest takeover may be a bit of a challenge in more ways than one.

Fueled by a bit too much champagne, Gemma tells the new boss exactly what is wrong with the company, at his welcome party. Instead of losing that job as she feared, she gets a promotion. The handsome new boss is as attracted to her as she is to him, but office politics and her own ambition get in the way of the relationship.

This is a really good contemporary romance though other than the first scene I would not call it a comedy. Gemma is a bit hard to like, her single-minded ambition is tough to take at times. I loved her friend Suze, the voice of common sense in her life. Nick is at fault at first in starting a relationship with a subordinate, but Gemma is great at making bad things worse until it all blows up in her face. Their second attempt at a relationship really makes the story, Gemma finally gets her act together and Nick goes about things the right way and lets Gemma know that he wants more than a short-term relationship. The transformation of the robotic personal assistant is very funny; I would have liked to have seen more of her.

Maura
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