The Director and The Don Juan by Katy Regnery
The Director and Don Juan is the second of four books about the Philadelphia-based Story sisters who are all on the look-out for love.
Heiress Alice Story left her father's company three years ago in a blaze of glory, inviting all of his employees to jump ship and join her, but only one accepted her offer: mail room clerk, Carlos Vega.
While Alice spent the next three years getting her own company off the ground, Carlos became her indispensable right-hand man -- executive assistant and office manager, loyal counsel and trusted co-worker.
And all the while, they were quietly falling in love with each other.
When Alice is offered a lucrative business deal in Puerto Rico, island-born Carlos is the perfect person to accompany her on her trip as a translator. But as they travel together from Philadelphia to Santo Domingo to Ponce, two unlikely co-workers will discover that their feelings for each other have grown far deeper than they ever could have guessed.
And though business-minded, proper Alice will try her very best to ignore the longings of her heart, scorching hot, insanely sexy Boricua, Carlos, has no intention of letting her go.**
Thanks to the author and L. Woods PR for the book in exchange for an honest review.
I love being back on Blueberry Lane, its one of my most favorite worlds to visit. This time we get to meet Alice Story. We saw a little bit of her in Pricilla's story but now we get to know her from her. If you haven't read any of these books on Blueberry Lane you can read them as stand alone's but it will spoil other stories for you.
Well, we know from Priscilla's story that Papa Story is a jackass. He doesn't believe that his girls are worth anything more than making babies and being a dutiful housewife. Even though all of his daughters are incredibly intelligent, he does want them working in his company but they'll never run it. They need to marry and then the husbands can run the company. Alice is fed up and she's done, she leaves and offers to employ anyone that will follow her. One man does. One man believes in her ability to rise above her father's repression.
Carlos realizes coming from another country, he knows he has to start from the bottom. He just didn't think he'd be working in the mail room for so long. When he sees Alice Story standing on her desk he knows he'll follow her anywhere. He does and works closely with her. They can never be though, they're from different worlds. Maybe love can surpass status or age.
I have no words for how much I loved these two. Alice is stubborn but she's also a woman. She sees how much Carlos cares for her, how he takes care of her. Carlos wants to be with Alice, he wants to start a family and have it all. With Alice, he can if she will get out her own head. I really loved this book, it was fabulous.