Sunny Shelly’s Review: Maybe Later, by Claudia Burgoa

 

Title: Maybe Later
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 7, 2019

 

Blurb
My personal assistant—a.k.a. half my brain—has abandoned me to have a
baby. Alright, alright, I’m not a total jerk, but the temporary virtual
assistant Carla left in her place is driving me crazy.
I’ve repeatedly refused to fill out Amy Walker’s way-too-friendly
questionnaire. But somehow, she ninjas me into giving up details about my
private life—all while suffering her oh-so-subtle jabs at my likes, dislikes,
even my system for running my business.
I don’t care what she heard, I am not a problem child.
I just know what’s tried and true.
At first, her feel-good P.S. quotes sounded more like B.S. Yet our
emails and texts gradually take on a new dimension, and I find myself thinking
of her as something I haven’t cultivated in a long time. A friend.
Maybe she’s right. It’s time I get a life. Starting with stepping out
from behind the screen and putting my feelings on the line. I’ll never know
unless I try.
Note: Contains a
grumpy, workaholic tech CEO with a guarded heart, and a virtual assistant whose
skills border on diabolical. Also, two cats named Ramen and Sushi.

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

Maybe Later was such a refreshing twist on the typical office romance! I always like it when an author gives the reader text messages or emails exchanged between the character. It’s the way of the world these days, and I find that it makes a couple more relatable. Most of Maybe Later is written that way, as grouchy CEO Jackson develops a kind of a friendship with his virtual assistant, Amy. They both find the other sharing things that they probably wouldn’t otherwise with a face-to-face interaction.

Then there is sweet Jack and Emmeline, who have the cutest meet-cute at a bookstore and begin to date. While they talk about a lot of things, they are both guarded in their relationship. They never even share last names.

So when Jack figures out that Emmeline is actually Amy, how it affects their relationship was my favorite part of the story. He knows who she is, but she has no idea. They both have some pretty hefty baggage that they are carrying around, and they struggle with their feelings for the real-life person they are with and the one on the other side of the screen.

There were a few unanswered questions/unresolved plot points that I had, which is why I didn’t rate this as 5 stars. But on the flip side of that, I was so very happy that Jack didn’t take advantage of the fact that he knew who Amy/Emmeline was before she knew the truth. That disturbs me when it comes to the mistaken identity trope.

Overall, this was a wonderful office romance, with a lovely HEA.

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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February 21st
Mrs. Jones,
Thank you for your inquiry about our services and for
filling out our initial application. It’ll be a pleasure to help you find just
the right virtual assistant for your need. Please, let me make sure we got some
details right. On the application, you describe your current boss as impatient,
aggressive, micromanaging, and somehow a social piranha.
Did I misread it? Is there a possibility that this was a
typo?
If you could please correct or expand on your description,
I’ll appreciate it. Mrs. Darlington explained our mission correctly. We always
find the most fitting assistant for your company. Even for social piranhas. We
have the right person for that. Our personnel is highly trained and holds at least
a bachelor degree.
Best Regards,
E. Lancaster, CEO
Virtual Assistant Everyday Services

 

Author Bio
Claudia is an award-winning, international bestselling
author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children
and manages a chaotic household of three confused dogs, and a wonderful husband
who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to
find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high
quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact. 
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