Love is a precious thing...
When James Dyllon finds an explicit card on his desk he doesn’t know what to think. His hot as Hades boss has never given him the slightest indication that he returns James’ affections, so this card can’t be from him. Two male lovers entwined—someone is having a laugh at his expense.
George MacKenzie is done lusting after James from afar. A new year brings with it the opportunity for change and George is tired of hiding. Since taking over the company after his father fell ill, he is finally in a position to act on his feelings, and he wants James. The card might be a feeble attempt, but at least James does not seem disinterested.
Together they will be able to weather anything, as long as he can convince James that he really does want forever.
Be Warned: m/m sex, BDSM
“Happy New Year, boss.”
He put the tray on the night stand, and offered George two aspirin and the glass of water. George swallowed them and winced anew at the sandpapery quality of his throat. James grinned again—in sympathy George assumed—though it was difficult to determine through his blurry eyed vision and the brass band which seemed to have taken up residence in his head.
“Happy New Year.” George managed to croak those few words out and collapsed back on the bed with a groan. “I’m never drinking again.”
“Of course you won’t. Here, sit up, get your caffeine hit, and have a shower. You’ll feel better afterward, I promise.”
George glared at the other man through hooded lids, and decided there and then that James had to be some sort of sadist. No one was this happy first thing in the morning, and took this much delight in torturing another human being into sitting up. The clanging cymbals in his head all decided to bash together in discord and George groaned and held his head in his hands.
James’s amused snort joined in with the percussion instruments crashing against his skull and George screwed his eyes shut and pinched the bridge of his nose.
“Sadly we haven’t yet. I don’t think jerking off to images of you passed out in my bed counts as fucking you, and I do find myself most impatient to do so, so be a good boy, drink this coffee, and then for the love of God, shower, man.”
Amusement tinged those words, but there was an underlying edge that registered over the fuzz for brains in George’s head, and he cracked one eye open to look at James. The intensity of his gaze made him swallow, and all conscious thought fled out of his brain as James grasped his hands and wrapped them round the steaming cup of coffee.
“Coffee, shower, fuck, in that order.”
James winked at him, and George did as he was told. The slap to his ass as he stumbled off the bed and James pointed him to the bathroom, stung, and made his cock jerk. James noticed, of course and wrapped his hand around George’s shaft and pumped it a few times. Exquisite pleasure shot through George’s system, and he braced a hand on the wall to steady himself.
“Fuck, James, stop doing that, or I’ll never make it into the shower.”
James laughed, bit his shoulder lightly, released his cock, and swatted his ass again.
“Don’t be too long in there, or I’ll be forced to join you.”
George groaned and shook his head.
“Is that supposed to be a deterrent or a promise?” He didn’t catch James’s laughing reply, as he stumbled into the bathroom. By the time he managed to eventually relieve himself, wash his hands, and brush his teeth with the spare toothbrush he’d found propped up against the sink, he felt almost human. The warm stream of the power shower further revived him, and he stood and let the hot spray cascade over him. He wasn’t entirely surprised to hear the shower enclosure open and shut and he sucked in a breath when he opened his eyes. James stood with his back to him, and George got his first good look at James’s dragon. It covered his back, wings flapping wildly, and the art work was supreme. Over James’s broad shoulders, down his muscular back and into his delectable ass, George’s gaze followed the trail of ink, and giving into the need to touch the other man, he let his hands follow the trail of his visual inspection.
His cock reared back into life with a speed and force that left him lightheaded as James’s lust filled groan trembled through the confined space of their shower enclosure, and his lover’s muscles tensed under George’s fingertips.
“That’s fucking awesome, baby.” George ran his knuckles down James’s spine until he reached the globes of his ass. Squeezing the firm flesh he kneaded his lover’s butt cheeks and kissed down James’s back. It took a bit of awkward maneuvering in their confined space, but he managed to drop to his knees, and continue his path downward. James swore under his breath and slapped his hands on the tiled wall for support when George spread his lover’s ass cheeks and licked from James’s heavy balls upward to his anus.
James tensed and panted, when George tunneled his tongue through James’s ring of muscle while bringing one hand round to grasp his thick shaft.
“Fuck, George, you don’t have to… Jesus.”
James’s cock jerked and pulsed in George’s firm grasp, and those tight muscles guarding James’s rear entrance tightened around his tongue in involuntary clenches that told George in no uncertain terms how close James was getting. Anal play was something George had always enjoyed. The mere intimacy of the act showed how much you trusted the other person, and he withdrew slowly and growled his next words into James’s hairy thighs, while he fondled the man’s heavy balls.
“Turn round, baby. I want to taste you.”
Posted by Serena on 18th Nov 2015
As the title hints, if you’re looking for a short, hot office romance, this is your book. Using every possible trope about such assignations I can think of, the author has done a great job at making ‘Under His Boss’ as fun and enjoyable as it is hot. The barely restrained, but limited-due-to-circumstances passion jumps off the page from the beginning, and I had a wonderful time following James, the pining employee, and George, the restrained-but-passionate CEO through their adventures.
James has been ogling his new boss from afar for a few months now, but has kept his relationship professional. Then he finds a rather unexpected card on is desk on New Year’s Eve, one that depicts two naked men embracing, with a message announcing George’s interest. While he wants to jump at the opportunity, or rather pounce on George, there are still the rumors of the man’s engagement, a bunch of issues from the past, some of them linked to George’s father, and propriety to stop him. James only wishes he were less principled!
George is in a tough situation. Not just because he is way more interested in James than a boss should be in his office manager. But also because his father left the company in a mess before he retired for health reasons, made an alliance with another company whose CEO’s daughter George is now supposedly marrying, and George has never come out. Once he assures himself that James is interested, he opens up about the company’s continuing financial issues, and they manage to have a conversation that only deepens their attraction. Way to go, George!
If you’re looking for action-packed adventure or angsty, hopeless romance, this isn’t it. But if you want a straightforward, passionate office romance with more heat than should fit into so few pages, give this one a try. It’s entertaining, has just enough substance to make it work, and the hot man-on-man action might just leave you panting for more.
Posted by Lototy on 30th Mar 2015
Ringing in the New Year would be so much better if James Dyllon could share it with the man he has lusted over for months; his boss.
Stressing about his ailing father and his company’s financials, George MacKenzie relies on fantasies involving a gorgeous man with longish hair and an interesting tattoo to keep him going.
Working with George is near torture for James, yet he is very hesitant to make a move. He wants to be more than a brief fling for his boss, which would be the case if George is actually getting engaged soon. George sets James straight very quickly, although James is still wary of where this will lead. Their mutual desire for each other is intense, but will it burn out just as quick?
What better way to bring in the New Year than with two men so hot they will steam up any cold winter night? I love the rough masculinity George and James exude, while still being honest and open. There are definitely no effeminate personalities here! Their story is sizzling, and with just a tinge of kink, it makes you want more and more.
Posted by Romantic Bookaholic on 2nd Mar 2015
So sweet!! While the price was a little high for such a short book, in the end it was well worth it. Everything that author Doris O'Connor has written has been fantastic so I knew I would love this. It's hot, funny, and loving.
Posted by Steph on 1st Mar 2015
Loved this book! What a sweet and passionate love story. Even though it was rather short, it sure packed a lot of love into a short story. I could really feel the love and passion between the MC's and it was hot and sensual.
There was even a great epilogue with a HEA, even though it had me in tears. It was fantastic and a great ending to a wonderful story. I wish it could have been a little longer
The dialogue was great and the story flowed well and George and James were really hot together.
Nice job Doris! Thanks for a great short story that I enjoyed reading. Love the book cover also. Very sexy and hot!
Posted by Angie on 27th Feb 2015
This was a great short story about George and James. I loved the ending!
Posted by Nicole J. Plummer on 23rd Feb 2015
James has been lusting after his boss for ages. But with no signs that he feels the same he leaves it alone and just resigns himself to believe it will stay in his fantasies.
George is finally ready to face his fear and confront James. He hopes that the card he leaves for him will do the trick in letting James know how he feels.
Can they be together or will business dealings tear them apart.
I loved being able to have this as a full story and not just snippets. While my reviews are normally longer it’s not possible to do with this book without giving anything major away.
But between the love story and the smoking hot sex this is another great Doris O’Connor book.
Posted by Rhonda on 19th Feb 2015
I don't normally read MM books but this one by Doris O'Connor caught my eye. I'm glad I got it because it was over the moon awesome! It was a short, hot and sexy read. I loved it!
Posted by Greebo on 19th Feb 2015
Oh Doris! You never disappoint me. I have waited for "Under His Boss" for what seemed like forever. I remember how taken I was with George and James, even when they were just a little bit of flash fiction. I was counting down the days, and started reading the moment that I got the email from Amazon letting me know it was on my Kindle (I pre ordered. I wanted it ASAP.). Not only did Doris give me a hot (and I mean NUCLEAR) story between two handsome men, but she gave me a sweet love story that resonates be it MM or MF. Even my husband, who is just really not into MM romance, loved hearing the snippets that I read aloud to him. Oh, and did I mention that James and George were extremely hot? Their desire for each other practically burned my fingers as I held my Kindle. Yeah...they were hot :-)
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the background characters, namely James' sister, Kenna, and brother-in-law, Alex. Ok, so I was thrilled when I found out their names, but even if they were different, I'd have still loved them. They provided a lot of humor to the story, and Kenna's fierce protection of her brother was endearing. Their New Year's Eve party was one that I would just love to be invited to.
All in all, "Under His Boss" was a perfect read. It wasn't too long. It wasn't too heavy. It was just the best way to send me off to sleep with dreams of two wonderful men, their family, and their delightful love story.