AWRW Book Review: His Girl Friday, by Ellen March

Sally Friday is a mess. Not only is she tortured by self-doubt, but she is also clumsy and has no fashion sense. However, these qualities are exactly what her boss is counting on when she sends her to spy on reclusive millionaire playboy, Roman Daniels. Sally, normally an office clerk for the gossip magazine, Normandy, interviews for the position as Roman’s new secretary.
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His jealous PA, Antonia, immediately hires the girl, confident that her disheveled appearance will make her invisible to Roman’s wandering eye. Reliably disaster-prone, Sally makes a memorable first impression, and Roman wonders if he will survive her employment. But there is something about Sally that Roman can’t dismiss. Unlike every other woman, she is unswayed by his masculine good looks, and he keeps catching intriguing glimpses of her feminine potential. When Sally takes a midnight dip in his pool, Roman makes an eye-popping discovery: Sally is hiding a luscious hour-glass figure beneath those baggy clothes. Her hidden assets as well as her refreshing innocence have Roman hooked.

That is, until his growing feelings and fear of commitment get in the way and he decides to back off. With the help of Roman’s best friend Paul, Sally plays to Roman’s jealousy and gives him a taste of his own medicine. But what will Roman do when Sally’s deceit is revealed?

Paperback, 218 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Fanny Press (first published June 24th 2014)
 

AWRW Book Review:
“A ‘go to’ girl; a female who will help you get things taken care of; a female you can rely on when you are in need of extra assistance; a female who acts as a ‘jack of all trades’ and is capable of doing almost anything; a girl you can count on when you are overwhelmed with your own chores and the duties must be done; a girl who does most of the leg work on a project, but never takes (or gets) credit.
When you need extra help….I’m your Girl Friday.” –Urban Dictionary

 

“Meet up, make love, and say goodbye.” 

 
Roman Daniels can have ANY woman he wants. Whether it is because of his masculine good looks, or his bank account, Roman doesn’t care… As long as attractive women are always readily available to him, he is a happy man. Relationships? Yeah right… Roman doesn’t believe in relationships and he certainly doesn’t believe in the “L” word!
 
Fashionista, Sally Friday isn’t… She doesn’t wear makeup, nor designer clothing, and she is a bit of a walking disaster. When her she-devil of a boss at Normandy Magazine asks her to get the scoop on millionaire playboy Roman Daniels, she sends her best and worst dressed employees to prove a point that Roman is having an affair with his personal assistant. Surely his assistant will hire the ugly duckling to be his secretary, and not the beautiful swan…
 
Sally gets the secretarial job, of course, but the assignment leaves a bitter taste in her mouth. She doesn’t want to spy on Roman Daniels, but she NEEDS her job to pay her rent.
 
Sally makes quite the first impression on Roman, knocking over and destroying everything she touches. He is convinced that she is terrible at everything, and doesn’t understand why his PA had hired this total klutz of a woman!

 

“There is more to her than meets the eye…” 

 
Then, one night he catches her skinny dipping in his pool, and he realizes how truly beautiful she is without the baggy clothes and thick glasses. An absolute knock out she is! And she doesn’t even know it….
 
Transfixed by her body, but repulsed by her style, he tells everyone he knows how annoying she is and how only a blind man would sleep with her. Roman, playboy millionaire, doesn’t fall for braced, plain faced employees! He refuses to acknowledge his feelings for her. Well, that just isn’t ok with his gay gardener and Sally’s new-found partner-in-crime, Paul. Paul sets out to show Roman just what he is missing!
 
His Girl Friday, by Ellen March was a delightful read. I absolutely LOVED Sally and Paul the gardener. They were absolutely hilarious! Every girl needs a gay best friend, and I was enthralled with their relationship and antics! This book was 1/3 romance, 1/3 erotic, and 1/3 comedy!
 

Speaking of comedy, there were soooo many laugh out loud moments! Sally, the walking disaster, had me in hysterics! I’d like to share with you an excerpt of a REALLY funny scene from His Girl Friday. 

 
 

*Warning: Spoiler* 

 
EXCERPT:
 
When she had bent over, he glanced down. He needed to see if her body was for real or if he had imagined it, and he resisted the urge to cup her large breasts. She was standing now, and his gaze scored across her flat stomach and jutting hip bones.
 
He’d seen enough to have his curiosity well and truly piqued.
 
She clasped the towel around her and with a glare at the traitorous dogs, for giving her away, padded through the door. Walking across the kitchen, she tried not to stare at the tall, beautiful woman seated on the high stool.
 
“Evening.” Sally smiled, as if this was an everyday occurrence. Then she slipped on the wet tiles and crashed to the floor with a loud shriek, clutching her towel tightly. Thankfully, she hadn’t let go, she scrambled clumsily to her feet, and with head held high, left the kitchen.
 
Roman put a hand up to cover his eyes, shaking his head in despair. “I’ll see you in the morning.” His deep voice promised retribution. “I think we need to have a little chat.”
 
“Who was that?” asked Sheena. She was about to drape herself over Roman until she saw that he was saturated. “What on earth happened to you?”
 
“Don’t ask, but it’s hard to get good staff these days.”
***
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
I didn’t always love Roman. He is an arrogant, controlling, bad tempered womanizer who thinks the world revolves around him. Sally on the other hand, is a VERY likable character, braces and all! 🙂 I would love to see Paul the gardener get his own book, with cameo appearances from Sally and Roman! Paul was such a great character. He had a HUGE influence on the story, even as a secondary character!
 
The erotic scenes were superb! A+! Ellen March is the QUEEN of erotic romance!
 
I am giving His Girl Friday 4 stars! 🙂
 
***I was provided with a paperback book of His Girl Friday in exchange for a fair, thoughtful, and honest review.
 
 

About the Author: 

“Ellen March and her husband live on top of a mountain in Wales, which is ideal in the summer but not so much in the winter months or when it rains. She has three grown children, one suicidal cat—it really does have nine lives—and five Alaskan Malamutes. One of her hobbies is showing and working them. 

Ellen’s first love, however, is reading and writing. Since childhood, she has devoured every romance and fantasy she can get her hands on and enjoys acting out her own fantasies in print. Her body of work includes erotic romance, psychological thrillers and supernatural fantasies.”

 

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