A KISS FOR JULIE

Romance A KISS FOR JULIE

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A KISS FOR JULIE

This is the kind of guy girls dream about. That was Julie’s first thought when her new boss, the world-renowned doctor Professor Simon van der Driesma, entered the room. She’s taken aback, however, when this tall and handsome man tells her that she’s not the kind of secretary he would have chosen to hire! Simon orders her to travel abroad with him for work while she’s still feeling sore about it. Will their strained relationship develop in an unexpected direction on this trip?

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How to best describe the doctor… Clueless? 4  4

INCLUDES SPOILERS: Lets start by saying it’s a sweet, pure romance without even a hint of hanky-panky. In fact, we don’t even get a moment of trial and temptation! Why? Because when it comes to romance, the hero is absolutely clueless! Not that I’m complaining overly. It’s well drawn and the story is straight forward. If you are looking for a simple romance without family manipulations and vindictive other women, then you might just like this one, but realize it falls squarely in the misunderstanding genre. It starts with the new doctor saying she’s not the secretary he would have hired, but then refuses to elaborate leaving her at a loss trying to figure out what he dislikes about her. It’s compounded when he obstinately insists on keeping names professional despite her inviting him to be more casual. It’s further compounded by his keeping their relationship curt and professional. He’s not unfriendly or unreasonable; he just maintains an acutely professional distance between them. Despite this, the heroine, who accompanies him on rounds and to conferences, is slowly taken in by his quiet consideration to her, his secretary, and his kindness to others. The final nail in the heroine’s misunderstanding comes when, visiting his hometown during a string of conferences, she spots the doctor saying goodbye to a pretty lady with a hug and a kiss, and concludes his insistence on distance must come from his being in a serious long-distance relationship. Honestly, given all the bricks in the wall he’s built, you can’t really blame her for forming her own explanations. He’s certainly offered none, and he’s her boss so she can’t really modify the formality or get nosy, so I can’t blame her at all. Unfortunately, once she has her honest, if misconstrued, explanation, she is determined to build a defensive wall of her own, not wanting to be hurt any more than she knows she already will be. And it’s THEN that our good doctor decides its no use fighting against his heart, and decides to take down his wall and be approachable, again, without explanation. His thought, be friendly and make his unapproachable secretary, like him. How? Smile. Be personable. Bring her a cup of coffee… you know, the stuff a good boss might do. And that’s why I say he’s clueless. Granted he’d trying to approach a woman he thinks dislikes him, but does he try complements that might hint at admiration or affection (You look good with your hair down; I admire your dedication.)? No. Little surprises of obscurely romantic tokens of appreciation (maybe a pink or yellow rose on her keyboard. Or how about a homemade treat.)? No. What about a handwritten note of appreciation ('Thanks for all your help. I appreciate all you do.' ) No. None of that either. How about an invitation to a quick lunch together where they could talk and break the ice? Nope. Beyond coffee, nothing. To make things worse for her, he slips up a couple times and actually pulls off a couple of minimally romantic moments, but without a hint of a framework to provide a context other than the one she assumes, the moments only manage to leave her hurting and confused. Thankfully, he’s not the sort to take ‘no’ for an answer (even though he’s never actually asked her anything that could be construed as romantic) and when an incident at the hospital clues him in to her attraction, he runs with it finally clear things up and to give us our happy ending. And there is some other fun thrown in – the heroine’s sister has no qualms expressing her curiosity and her opinions to the hero. There are also a few pages of ‘damsel in distress’ in which the hero acts appropriately. When it’s all said and done, I’m not sure its worth paying full price, but if you like a story that doesn’t drag in BBV (bed before vows) and that’s not going to strain your brain with complexities, this might be worth the rent.

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not enogh excitement 2  2

i agree with the previous posts...this story was kind of dragging through the whole book...with the heroine immediately imagining that any woman who comes close to the hero is a girlfriend or a fiancee....but if you're looking for a nice love story developement, without OW or OM or much drama, then this is definitely for you.

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a bit funny 3  3

To some people, this harlequin comic can be seen a boring because of the slow developing romance that the hero and heroine resist but for me it's funny. We have a hero and heroine in the professional field of medicine; hero being a doctor and the heroine a medical secretary. The first day as new boss to employee becomes tense at the end of the day with the hero and heroine having lasting impressions that the other dislikes them. Now, as we go through the plot, we find it funny, watching the two of the skirt, dance, and jump around the bush, trying to figure how they feel for each other. When they finally figure out that they are attracted to the other person, they try to deny it because of work ethics, feelings, and the ever recurring thought that the other person doesn't like them at all. It's the hero who takes the first step in courting the heroine to have her like him, so he can ask her out without the fear of rejection. The heroine is surprised from the hero's sudden change in attitude She thinks that it's because he's going to meet a woman from earlier. After while, of the oblivious courting and such, the heroine hears the words "marriage" and "Hero" put together. Later, she confronted by the hero on present matters between and she confesses that she's in love with him, and knows about the OW, and runs away. The next morning, the hero takes the heroine to meet the OW who turns out to be his sister and when they're alone, the hero confesses his feelings to the heroine and they hug. He asks her to marry him as soon as possible and she replies yes. It's a nice book for me but if Gee is right on it dragging it on, so if you're looking for slower paced romance then this is the book but if you like a faster type then I would choose something else.

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THANK GOD!!! 1  1

Thank god! I didn't spend $6 on this one (I used my points). Hate the story. A lot of unnecessary pages. The story was dragged out. It was not fun to read! BORING!

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