Monday, July 29, 2013

Off the Clock by Kenzie Michaels Book Tour and Review

Off the Clock
by Kenzie Michaels


Austin Harmon is intrigued by his quiet, efficient new administrative assistant. Why does she have an obsession with her watch, and what does she do after hours?

Cara has put her social life on hold while caring for her elderly mother. But after her boss helps her through a crisis, she can't deny their attraction. Romance and Alzheimer's don't mix... or do they?



Austin drummed his fingers on his desktop, and, as the door to his office opened, picked up a sheaf of papers and waved them at her. “Care to explain this?”

Cara’s complexion paled, but she continued to look him in the eye. “The snack bar is in need of an overhaul. The counter is rotting, the windows are cracked, and there’s no air conditioning out there. One of the microwaves needs replaced, and shelves need to be built in the storeroom.” She crossed the room as she spoke and settled herself in the oak chair in front of the desk. “Those are the estimates from bidders. I told them you’d make a decision by the end of the week. Repairs are set to begin at the end of the month.”

Austin struggled to contain his rising temper. “And how did you come by this information?” he demanded. “I hired you to straighten out my office, not to start running the place.”


Austin Hammon made the mistake with mixing business with pleasure with his former administrative assistant, but he does not plan to make the same mistake with Cara.  Cara is a breath of fresh air at work, but she is stickler for her time after work. Even though he has vowed not to get involved with Cara, the more time he spends with her the more he wants to get to know her, especially why she runs off every night and to who?

Short but sweet story.  I thought that the story was packed full of details and a an ideal read for when you are needing a much needed break.  Wonderful quickie.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kenzie Michaels resides in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and various household pets. She is the 'wild child' of author Molly Daniels. They cohabitate nicely
inside the brain of a woman in Indiana who's the mother of three and 'Aunt
Molly' to the entire neighborhood. A devout chocoholic, her hubby has learned
to watch out when the characters in her head take over and not get too upset
when the words are flowing and all concept of time is lost. (LOL)

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  1. Sounds like a great story... just wish is wasn't so short. I see Amazon lists it at only 42 pages long... is that true?

  2. Thank you for hosting me today!

    @Joanna: Yes, all three books in this series are around the 40 page mark. This was intended to be for an anthology, so had to keep it short. Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Looking forward to reading it.


  4. Great review! This cover is amazing and I love Kenzie and Molly's books!

  5. Austin is not the only one intrigued.


  6. @Ingleborg: Thank you for stopping by!

    @Melissa: I also love that cover and want her necklace, ha ha! And you are too sweet:)

    @Mary: Oooh, good...I'm glad I've intrigued you!

    Due to rain last night, my internet was iffy. I'll announce the winner hopefully later today.

  7. Does the title have any special meaining?

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  8. @Andra: No; this was supposed to be part of an anthology called 'Off The Clock', where we were all going to write stories centered around a specific workplace, and each taking a different character. My brain kicked into gear a week later and began writing this story, only to discover the workplace was supposed to be a fast-food 'Chicken Shack'. The antho never got off the ground, so I exercised my right to keep the title:)

  9. Melissa! You're the lucky winner today:)

    Email me storimom2ATaolDOTcom and let me know which book you'd like:)