I'll Be Your Everything

J.J. Murray
I'll Be Your Everything
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Release Date
March 2012
Contemporary Romance, Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance

Meet executive assistant Shari Nance: She's smart, sexy, talented--and excitingly fed up ...

Shari is past done with letting her uber-incompetent boss, Corinne, steal her ideas and get the big bucks and promotions. So, why not pose as Corinne, work a major ad account, and prove who's the real talent? And if that means competing with a rival agency's top executive, well, Shari can't wait to take him on. But when the man turns out to be her boss' ruggedly-sexy boyfriend, his agenda has the kind of sizzling moves Shari can't trust or resist ...

Tom Sexton couldn't be happier about Shari's deception. He's been aware of her abilities for as long as he's been getting sick of Corinne's ego. And helping her will give him a chance to start the agency of his dreams. But keeping their double game under control is making Tom want more of Shari in every way. And as the stakes get thrillingly higher, he'll do whatever it takes to show her they're the perfect partners, in the boardroom and in the bedroom ...

Book Review by Rho (reviewer)
Jun 18, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
99 people found the following review helpful
Have you ever wanted to get revenge on a person who's made your life pretty miserable? What if you found a way to not only get revenge on that person but also a way to make yourself look great at the same time? Well, that's the premise of J.J. Murray's latest novel, I'LL BE YOUR EVERYTHING.

Shari Nance is a bit disgruntled. She's been an assistant to the worst boss ever for about five years and she has little to show for it. To top it all off, her boss, Corinne, steals all of her ideas and uses them for her own. So, when the opportunity comes up for Shari to step into Corinne's shoes, she takes it. But there is only one problem: Corinne's boyfriend, Tom Sexton.

Tom works for a rival company and will be competing with Corrine--who is actually Shari--for the same account. But what Shari doesn't know is that Tom has been watching Shari for a long time and he has more than a few plans for Shari and her future.

I liked this story in the beginning. Shari was strong, sassy, and smart even if she was a little pissed off. I was rooting for her to get to shine and show her stuff even if she was impersonating her boss. The plot reminded me of that 90's movie with Melanie Griffith and Harrison Ford. I thought that the interaction between Tom and Shari was sweet and had lots of potential for a future relationship.

Then in about the middle of the book, the book kind of dissolved for me. The story reached a turning point and the characters that I had previously rooted for turned cruel and manipulative. Because of that, it was hard for me to find redeeming qualities for them, and I did not particularly care if they found their happiness or not.

The end of the book *kind of* made things better, but not much. I think that the damage had been done, so I didn't want to be happy for Tom and Shari. Although, I will admit that at the end, I found myself smiling despite myself.

So, for me, I thought I'LL BE YOUR EVERYTHING missed the mark. I started out with high hopes and ended up being sorely disappointed.

This is my first time reading anything by J.J. Murray, but I must say, I will give another one of his stories a go. I'm intrigued by his bio and it's not often we see a man writing romances. So, I'll be looking for something else by this author to try. I'll let you know what I think.
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