Title: My Fair Brady
House Line: Dreamspun Desires #76
Author: K.C. Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 19th, 2019
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Page Count: 226
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5
A spur of the moment invitation changes two lives.
Jordan Wolf’s company runs like a well-oiled machine. At least until his PA, Brady Donovan, comes down with the flu and takes sick leave. Then Jordan discovers what a treasure Brady is and who really keeps his business—and Jordan in particular—moving like clockwork. So when Jordan needs a plus-one, Brady seems the obvious choice to accompany him. After a major shopping trip to get Brady looking the part, however…. Wow.
Brady has a whole new wardrobe, and now his boss is whisking him away for a weekend party. Something is going on, something Brady never expected: Jordan is looking at him like he’s never seen him before, electrifying Brady’s long-hidden desires.
But can the romantic magic last when the weekend is over and it’s back to reality?
Jordan’s loves having his own business. He has the best coffee, eats a healthy lunch each day, and gets everything done in time.
That is until his PA Brady gets sick. Now Jordan’s days don’t run so smoothly anymore. When it looks like Brady won’t be coming back after a few days, Jordan decides to visit Brady to see if he can help in any way.
Brady is quite surprised to find his boss on his doorstep. Now he would think Jordan wants him to get better because he can’t do without his PA, but it looks like Jordan just wants him to feel better, not necessarily because of the company.
And that’s not helping Brady’s crush at all…
I really liked the first half of this low-angst story. I liked how Brady had this unrequited crush on his boss, and how Jordan finally saw Brady when he had to do without him.
But the second half was such a letdown. We suddenly got all these details and conversations about people who didn’t interest me at all. I always feel that side characters should have a role in a story, or at least have something interesting about them. If they’re just there to be there, I lose interest quickly.
For example, I didn’t care about Brady suddenly poring his heart out to his upstairs neighbor at all. I didn’t know her, I didn’t feel any kind of connection with her, so I could have done without her.
And Jordan’s friends who hosted the party they were at were just so meh. And their perfect children didn’t make me like them any more. The sudden ‘nasty person’ of the story also came out of nowhere and I rolled my eyes throughout that scene a lot.
I liked Brady and Jordan together, but when all the dull side characters got introduced, I slowly lost interest in the story and I ended up wanting it to be over.