Jillian’s Job by Fran Lee


November 1, 2009
Ellora’s Cave Publishing Inc
Contemporary Romance

She is so done, it’s her birthday weekend and Jillian is flying off to Aspen to rescue that ass-hat she calls a boss. This is the last time because she is done with not having privacy or a life. First she is going to put a small dent in his credit card for messing with her birthday weekend.

When Mike’s personal assistant comes at his request to rescue him from the Barbie wanna be, he never expected her to show up with and engagement ring or looking like she was ready for seduction. When Jillian tells him to ‘take his job and shove it’ he does the only thing a man in his position can do to keep his best employee… He marries her while she is drunk out of her mind.

Jillian’s Job is well written in that it had no editing error that I could find but then as think on it that is the only truly positive thing I feel I can say about this story. The Characters are pretty two dimensional with no real substance, especially Mike. Jillian has her family and that helps flesh out her character but it leaves Mike in the dust. There was nothing that jumped out to impress upon me just how unhappy Jillian was with her job. Yeah, there were hints that Mike liked Jillian and that she clearly had it bad for him but no emotions jumped off the page.

I chose tore-read this book because I knew it was a short read and I liked it the first time I read, or at least I thought I did until went onto Good reads to see if I had rated it. I apparently gave it a two-star rating and as I think of that previous rating and my current feelings from this read and you know I think my feelings on the book are the same Two and half years later. This makes me wonder why I kept Jillian’s Job in my library.

Book’s Blurb
What good is a dream income, access to a private jet, all the perks that go with being Mike Furie’s überproficient personal assistant, if Jillian has no life? She wants a life with a man in it. And staying with overbearing, totally sexy, self-serving bachelor Mike will lead nowhere.

A trip to Aspen to “rescue” Mike from the clutches of the latest woman seeking to sink her claws into him, an excess of champagne to fortify her, and she tells him what she thinks of his high-handed tactics. She’s quitting. Again.

So how the hell did she end up in bed with him in a Tahoe honeymoon suite, naked? Why can’t she recall how her signature got on that marriage license?

Mike discovers talents he never knew Jill possessed. Now he has her right where he wants her. And he wants her again…and again. In his bed and under him. But it’s not all about the lust, and if he gets his way, Jillian won’t be leaving his side or his bed—ever.

Flint by Fran Lee


April 15, 2015
Fran Lee Romance
Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Author’s Page

I was given Flint for an honest review by Manic Readers

Lily is on the run from her monkey farting poop stick of a murdering step dad. She knows he killed her mother and fears she is next. He has done everything in his power to chain her to him and now he plans to force himself on her so she runs even knowing that if she is caught she will be returned to him.

Flint and his friend Curly are in Austin where he took a pretty rough ride during the rodeo. Sleeping it off he is woken in the middle of the night to a noose and what should he find but a woman laying on the floor

I had a few notes that I took to help me with this review but much to my consternation my stupid screenshot app didn’t save a single one of my notes so forgive me as I muddle through this review as I had to go back and review the book and find things I know I remarked on. I have replaced my screenshot app so hopefully that won’t happen again because it took me an hour just to find the quotes I liked and really wanted to share.

Now to Flint which maybe has potential but it really needs some work, first the blurb promises and erotic rocking good time but what we got was a front porch scene that wasn’t too bad with its steaminess but not a really a “I need my toy or a cold shower” moment. Then there was the moment in the cab of the truck how was that erotic it had the potential for hot with more detail but erotic nope no way in heck was it even close.

The threat of from the cheese dick step dad might have been more believable if he had showed up sooner in the story, like maybe when she was in the police station or if maybe he had been in Austin looking for her and Lily was ducking into Flint hotel room to actually hide from him. There really wasn’t much to make Flint a credible story, except maybe her bruises, until the end of the story.

I honestly feel that Fran Lee could have done better with Flint because it seems like there was more to the story and she left it out. I doubt that I will keep and read this book again.

Favorite Quotes

“Curly has good reason to believe he’s God’s gift to women, and he doesn’t bother to
hide it. Sorry about that.”–Flint

“Well, he might think so, but you’ve got him beat all to hell…”–Lily

Book Cover
The cover is hot but nothing to write home about.

In the blurb for Flint there is a note for naughty words and erotic content my question is where is the erotic content?

Book’s Blurb
NOTE: Erotic content and naughty words abound.

Flint Calderon was a hard working, hard-bodied, hard headed Texan who’d had to grow up fast. He’d been alone for a long time. He’d kept his grand daddy’s sprawling ranch intact in spite of hardships and loss…some said he was as hard as his name.

He didn’t take anything he hadn’t worked damned hard for. He had his own set of personal guidelines that left no room for cruelty or deceit. He kept his friends close, and his loyalty was a thing of legend in Calder County, Texas.

He went by three simple rules: Keep your word no matter what, pay your debts before buyin’ more, and protect those weaker than yourself.

Lily was running from her own personal hell, only to jump from the frying pan into the fire. But the man who’d caught her sneaking into his motel room to get out of the rain was nothing like the bastard she was running from. Even being pinned on that motel bed under a pissed-off cowboy was a damn sight better than being dragged back to the man who’d murdered her mom and made her own life a living hell for so long. If only the hot cowboy wasn’t naked as a jaybird…

How could he turn her over to the law? The woman he’d caught was just a rain-soaked, freezing, starving, badly battered little hellcat with nowhere to go and nothin’ much to lose. And whoever had beat the hell out of her deserved no mercy…

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