Saturday, July 4, 2015

Book Blitz: Trusting the Boss by Mallory Crome

Mallory Crowe

Trusting the Boss (Billionaires in the City #4)



Billionaire heiress Emma Devaroux has been living a safe-yet-mundane existence in Georgia for too long, but when she learns her sister, Joslyn, has been arrested, she heads to New York City to find out what really happened. Unfortunately, as an unemployed debutante, she’s not exactly qualified to be leading an investigation. But help is at hand in the form of the handsome, former military man Jace Lance who happens to be the one who got her sister arrested in the first place.

Jace thinks Emma is crazy for even considering working with him since he’s the one who stopped Joslyn from killing his former client. However, he can’t deny that the sexy southerner is in over her head when her tycoon cousins try to hire him to make sure Emma doesn’t find out the truth about what really caused her sister’s murderous actions.

As they begin to uncover the truth together –and get to know each other intimately – it becomes clear that the more answers they get, the more danger Emma is in. Jace is determined to protect her, but how can he keep her safe when her whole family is in on the conspiracy?


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“Here’s what’s going to happen. You’re going to turn around and go up those stairs. Once you’re out of here, you’re going to forget you ever met me and pretend that there’s nothing Victoria Green can tell you that you don’t already know.”

A deep anger settled in her gut at the idea of this virtual stranger telling her what to do. “And if I don’t?”

Jace leaned in, until his face was inches from hers. “Well, for starters, I will throw you over my damn shoulder and carry you out of here until you’re far enough away I’m sure you’ll leave me alone. Think I’m bluffing?”

For a long moment, Emma debated the merits of slapping Jace right in his smug face. Screw slapping—punching would be much more effective.

“What’s it gonna be, Georgia? Are you walking out on your own or do you need assistance?”

Emma shook her head. Jace wasn’t worth the bruised knuckles. “I’d rather avoid being touched by a Neanderthal, thank you very much,” she said in her sweetest voice, laying her natural accent on a bit thicker than normal.

If he wanted to get rid of her, fine. She’d leave gracefully. Her anger simmered just beneath the surface as she walked up the stairs. Let him win the battle. But she sure as hell wasn’t going to give up and when all was said and done, she’d win the war.


How did you come up with the idea for this story?

Well this was a character built story. Jace was a small side character in TEMPTING THE BOSS and I liked the idea of giving this badass guy more to do and I needed a woman who could handle him, but also was in need of his skills in some way. So in creating a heroine for him, I ended up creating this entire family that the next four books are going to be based around. 

Where do you find your inspiration?

My biggest source of inspiration is music, by far. When I hear a great new song, my mind just takes it as a jumping point to creating an entirely new world or universe. I also have different playlists to listen to depending on the mood of my story, be it a really dramatic, sexy or sweet scene I’m writing.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

I don’t write anything with a particular message in mind. I write because I want to entertain my readers and give them an escape for the few hours that they are invested in my characters. That being said, I do tend to sneak a lot of rescue dogs (which are a passion of mine) into the books and I also try to have strong independent women who fall into love even if they don’t NEED a man.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your life?

I actively avoid basing anything in by books on real life. That being said, I’m a CPA and come from a business background, so that really helps with writing business and corporate based romances.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I never really expected TEACHING THE BOSS to take off the way it did, and I’m so grateful not only for readers giving me a chance, but for following through all the books in the series. It means so much to me that people are connecting enough with the characters that they want to follow them through all the books ☺

How can readers discover more about you and your work?

The best way to keep updated about new releases and special offers is through my newsletter sign up at I also have am very active on facebook and love to keep in touch with readers ☺

What is for you the perfect book hero?

I love heros that you hate at first and adore by the end of the book.

When and why did you begin writing?

I’ve always had stories going on in my mind. I’d get really frustrated when TV shows didn’t go exactly the way I wanted them to, and I’d think of these elaborate plot lines and episodes that would be better. I knew I wanted to write romance from a relatively young age, around high school. However I set it on the backburner until I was established in a “real job”. So after I did all the expected things of going to college, getting a career, getting married, I carved out the time to actually start writing. And then I never stopped…

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I’ve had stories constantly playing in my head for as long as I can remember, however I never thought I would be a good writer. I think that crafting a good story and writing a good story are two separate talents and it’s hard to get both to work together. So I never really considered myself a writer until I started on my third book. That’s about when I actually felt I was writing well.

Tell us something that people would be surprised you know how to do.

Well before I started writing, I was a licensed CPA and passed all sections of the exam in one try and I don’t think most people expect accounting and romance author to go together in one person. I’ve met so many fellow romance writers who have the most interesting backgrounds or former day jobs. It’s fascinating when you realize that creativity isn’t only limited to certain types of people.


Mallory Crowe has lived in Michigan her whole life and has been in love with romance ever since she’d skip to the end of every novel, just to make sure the hero and heroine survived and ended up together. She lives with her husband and three dogs. When she’s not writing, she’s spending too much time in front of the TV, hiking, or working with various animal rescues.