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[Novel] Hot for His Assistant

Book Title: Hot for His Assistant by Nora Phoenix

Published: January 1, 2021

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

Matthew is hot for his assistant…but does his PA feel the same way?

Matthew owes much of his successful career to Jace, his PA. He’s never met him, but he’s seen the sexy pictures, Jace posts, and hell yes, he’s hot for him.

Literally. He’s sick as a dog with a snow storm about to hit, when Jace unexpectedly shows up to take care of him.

But after a disastrous experience, Matthew isn’t sure he ever wants a relationship again…and definitely not one that includes the role play kink he loved so much. Can Jace convince him he’s perfect to play any role Matthew wants?

Hot for His Assistant is a standalone 20k romance with a grumpy author, a sweet PA, delicious soup, a stubborn naked patient, and super sexy role play kink. It has a HEA.


My feelings for this are pretty neutral. I like this, but…

🔍 How I Discovered It

One of the first books I grabbed at Winter Wonderland giveaway because the blurb seemed hot. Nora Phoenix is someone new to me, so I don’t know what to expect. I just hoped that the story will turn out as promising as it sounds.

As it turns out, my feelings are complicated for this one. 

💭 Thoughts

It took me a while to get used to the writing. I’m not sure why, but maybe because it’s like a written stream of thoughts of the character? 

▫️Matthew & Jace

As a pair, I feel like the insta-attraction and how their kink fitted each other is pretty convenient. But as individual characters, I like the two of them. I like how honest they are to themselves and are in no way hid it from the other. I liked that straightforward way. The way they are insecure about themselves is endearing. It makes me want to get to know more about the characters. Too bad this is a short read.

▫️Pacing/Length

The story has a lot of promise and heat at first, but it loses its steam in the second half.

The story has some hurt/comfort in it which surprised me because I didn’t expect that. I feel like it has to be explored more.

There’s also the role-playing kink that needs to be longer. It’s like the scene just passes by. It’s over before I knew it. 

▫️ Typos and formatting error

There are a handful of typos and formatting errors in here. It didn’t really bother me that much, but it might be bothersome for others.

🥰 Who Would Like It?

For those who like boss/employee, age gap, a bit of role playing kink.

📚 Related Books

This is a standalone series. Though, for some reason, it seems that it’s no longer available on Goodreads?

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