Sunday, 13 November 2016
Mr Monday by Shana Gray (#1 Working Girl)
Series: Working Girl (#1)
Author: Shana Gray
Genre: Romance, Serial
Release Date: 13th November 2016
Challenges: 2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Challenge
Links: Goodreads - Amazon
Synopsis (from Goodreads): A sexy seven-day job interview. Seven irresistible interviewers. Who will she choose at the end of the week? Tess has been determined to get revenge for her father, ever since he was falsely accused of misusing company funds and unceremoniously let go from Diamond Enterprises. Applying to be Executive Assistant to the elusive, elderly head of the company, Mr King, seems the ideal way to get inside the firm and clear his name. But the job interview is not what she expects. Arriving at the company HQ, she is escorted to a helicopter, blindfolded and flown to a secret location. She meets a man whose voice is disguised, but introduces himself as Mr King and says the job advertisement was a ruse to find the new CEO of Diamond Enterprises. The catch, the interviewer says, is that the job will only be hers if she passes a seven-day interview. Tess will have seven mysterious men who will assist her - one for each task each day. She will have to use all of her skills if she's to succeed and to resist the powerful magnetism of the irresistible men sent to help - or distract - her. Or will Tess find herself losing her heart when she meets her man of the week. Mr Monday, Mr Tuesday, Mr Wednesday, Mr Thursday, Mr Friday, Mr Saturday, Mr Sunday. Meet all seven in Working Girl - who will be your man of the week?
I picked up Mr Monday thinking it would be a quick read, I'd enjoy it but it would just be one of those enjoyable little interludes. I was wrong. From page 2 I was well and truly sucked into the world that Gray had created and desperate to know more about what's to come!
As this is a serial there wasn't any major major development going on, but I felt that Mr Monday gave a good sense of Tess and what she was about. Her motivation was made clear from the beginning, though by the end of Mr Monday she was already questioning whether what she was doing is right. I liked the complexity of her feelings they made her more real.
This was a good set up for the rest of the serial too. It made it clear what was going on (the interview) and what was at stake (becoming CEO) and the reasons why that's even going on. However there remains a lot of mystery still, firstly why Mr King is looking for a CEO who is a stranger, exactly who Mr Gorgeous is (I have a theory brewing already) and what really happened with Tess' father (I have a feeling it isn't going to be all that straight forward).
I feel like I'm slightly hooked onto this serial, and I'll be looking forward to more!