Maybe Later by Claudia Burgoa

Title: Maybe Later
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 7, 2019

 

Blurb
My personal assistant—a.k.a. half my brain—has abandoned me to have a baby. Alright, alright, I’m not a total jerk, but the temporary virtual assistant Carla left in her place is driving me crazy.
I’ve repeatedly refused to fill out Amy Walker’s way-too-friendly questionnaire. But somehow, she ninjas me into giving up details about my private life—all while suffering her oh-so-subtle jabs at my likes, dislikes, even my system for running my business.
I don’t care what she heard, I am not a problem child. I just know what’s tried and true.
At first, her feel-good P.S. quotes sounded more like B.S. Yet our emails and texts gradually take on a new dimension, and I find myself thinking of her as something I haven’t cultivated in a long time. A friend.
Maybe she’s right. It’s time I get a life. Starting with stepping out from behind the screen and putting my feelings on the line. I’ll never know unless I try.
Note: Contains a grumpy, workaholic tech CEO with a guarded heart, and a virtual assistant whose skills border on diabolical. Also, two cats named Ramen and Sushi.

My review:

What a fun book this was! A lot of the story is told via messages between Jackson and Amy. Amy’s responses to Jackson’s demands had me laughing out loud. The man obviously doesn’t handle change well and the resulting interactions were very entertaining.  I really liked how the characters connected with each other. They started out as antagonists and slowly began to respect each other, and then moved to friendship. I was really pulling for these two to find their way.

While this book is lighter and without the angst of many of Claudia’s books, the underlying theme of many of hers is the same: you have to love yourself in order to wholly love another. I love that so many of her characters actively try to work on their mental health, whether they have relatively minor issues or major illnesses. Our society has such a stigma around mental illnesses and books like this go a long way to break down those barriers.  And as always, I love the little glimpses of other characters in the Burgoa Universe – another VAES client, an inscription in a used bookstore, minor character appearances, just enough to make me smile and think “I know you!”

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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February 21st   
Mrs. Jones,
Thank you for your inquiry about our services and for filling out our initial application. It’ll be a pleasure to help you find just the right virtual assistant for your need. Please, let me make sure we got some details right. On the application, you describe your current boss as impatient, aggressive, micromanaging, and somehow a social piranha. Did I misread it? Is there a possibility that this was a typo? 
If you could please correct or expand on your description, I’ll appreciate it. Mrs. Darlington explained our mission correctly. We always find the most fitting assistant for your company. Even for social piranhas. We have the right person for that. Our personnel is highly trained and holds at least a bachelor degree.
Best Regards,
E. Lancaster, CEO
Virtual Assistant Everyday Services

 

Author Bio
Claudia is an award-winning, international bestselling author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children and manages a chaotic household of three confused dogs, and a wonderful husband who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact. 
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