Kissing the Boss – Linda Kage


What’s the one thing you shouldn’t do when your boss is your ruthless evil widowed stepmother who hates your guts more than anyone?

Kiss the man she’s interested in.

So what does Kaitlynn Judge find herself doing?

Yep, she kisses the one man her stepmother currently wants, who also happens to be the CEO of the company where she works.

Can we say doomed?

After the death of her father, Kaitlynn’s life has been stuck in a rut. But that begins to change after meeting a dashing stranger during the office Halloween party. Now she has to navigate vengeful stepmothers, meddling stepsiblings, and gorgeous guys in hot pursuit to reach her happily ever after.

While making a detour from the fantasy aspect, this contemporary take on the Cinderella story continues to cling to a few of our favorite traditions. You’ll still find the unmerited oppression along with fleeing women, missing shoes, mouse companions, magic wands, pumpkin-like rides to the big bash, and so much more. So rest assured, it’s all familiar and yet quirkily different.


I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

5 Stars

Linda Kage, you wonderful wonderful human. How do you manage to make me fall in love with EVERY BOOK YOU WRITE? HOW?! I genuinely can name on one hand the number of authors who have never written a book I disliked. Linda Kage is one of them. Her Forbidden Men series is a yearly re-read for me. I got my friend Kelsey hooked on it and she finished all ten books in 5 days. 5 DAYS Y’ALL!!

So Kage’s books are known for being dark and facing difficult topics. Every single one I have read made me cry. Except this one! There were some darker tones, but overall it was a really wonderful and light retelling of Cinderella. With a few twists. No, our Cinderella does not dress up in a beautiful ball gown her fairy godmother gave her. Instead, she dresses as a yellow power ranger. Much better. And Prince Charming? Dresses as none other than Malificent. With boobs. And heels. Its wonderful.

The romance in Kissing the Boss was just so damn sweet. It held just enough angst to keep me happy, but overall just had me grinning like a damn fool. My cheeks hurt from smiling by the end of this book.

I also ADORED the supporting cast. Kaitlynn’s brother, Brick was hilarious and charming. The perfect man-whore playboy. I can’t wait for his book to come! I have a sneaking suspicion he’s gonna the Big Bad Wolf. And its fits him so perfectly.

My Takeaway: Kissing the Boss was wonderfully light and fun. Such a sweet romance and clever retelling. I can’t wait to read the rest of this Fairy Tale retelling series!

PS – My company, Book Ends Tours is actually doing an Instagram Tour for this ARC! If you’re interested in being a tour host, sign up here!

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