Blog Tour! Tamie Reviews: The Plan by Qwen Salsbury with GIVEAWAY!


Day of Employment: 359

11:05 a.m.

Location: Cubicles outside Canon’s office.
Co-workers: Betting on how long Canon’s new PA will last.
Me: No doubts. Ms. Gum-smacker won’t last the day. I need to place my bet.
Manolo Blahnik’s New Fall Shoes: Mine. As soon as Madeline hands over my winnings.

Emma Baker has never spoken a word to Alaric Canon, nor has he to her. But she’s studied him every day across the office tundra for almost a year. Canon is hard and fierce, terrifying and beautiful. He’s also the most stern, unforgiving person Emma has ever seen. Emma’s co-workers run a betting pool for Personal Assistant terminations. There’s a separate pot for the day one leaves without crying. Not likely…Canon made a former Navy SEAL cry.

He has high standards and low tolerance. Everyone knows it. Everyone stays away. Everyone who can, that is. Except Emma. She can’t look away. Alaric Canon is the single most attractive man she’s ever seen. Bar none.

Canon has never noticed her. Not once in almost a year. She’s not even a blip on his radar. But she will be. His radar will be blipless no more.

It is a goal. Emma has a plan.

My review:

Ok, ok…where to start…because I loved…no wait…I floved, FLOVED this book from start to finish.

Normally, I start out with the guy because let’s just be honest…the guy is EVERYTHING. I promise I’ll get to him in just a minute but first I have to talk about the way this book is written. It’s quite unique in a really awesome way, but its also hard to explain the awesomeness. It’s one of those things that you really need to experience to understand. Part of it reads like entries in a diary, and then you’re inside Emma’s head which can be a hilarious place to be. Seriously, I did a ton of laughing and smiling while reading this book.

Not only did I really enjoy the way it was written, but the writing itself is truly amazing. Qwen Salsbury could give a master class on really great writing, and as someone who reads a TON of books I am so grateful for it.

Alaric Canon comes off as a complete ass at first, but since he also HAS a great ass I’m completely willing to overlook that. Priorities people, priorities! The rest of him physically speaking is also drool inducing, so while it might take a while for some to fully love him as much as I do, I think by the end of the book you’ll all be crushing on him and wanting more. He’s a consummate successful businessman but his social ineptness is rather adorable and offers us yet another piece of the Alaric puzzle. He’s a complex character which made it all the more enjoyable to get to know him and understand him bit by bit.

“It is a fact, universally accepted, that a single man in possession of a fine ass must be observed like wildlife.” 

Amen to that!!!

‘He’s the guy you wish Jennifer Aniston would be with just to get back at Brad’ -Emma 

Let’s talk about Emma for just a minute because I truly liked her from the get go. She’s smart, funny, feisty and while she’s determined to get Alaric’s attention she’s also not putting up with his BS once she’s got it. In fact, when she’s forced into becoming his PA for a major business trip what she really wants to do is run in the opposite direction.  Being a strong and professional woman however she does what she needs to do…that’s when the fun really begins.

The trip was an eye-opening one for both Emma and Alaric in many ways, including some very sexy times. You will have a whole new appreciation for pineapples after reading this book. I’m not saying anything more on the subject…you’ll just have to trust me on this one til you read it yourself.

‘He’s aloof and distant and cold, and whom am I kidding with this line of bullshit, he is the singularly most passionate and responsive man I have ever known…’ – Emma 

I have to give a shout out to Madeline and Bert who were secondary characters that added so much to the office story line.

Bert laughs. “If that guy is lonely, he has only himself to blame. He probably ate all his young.”
Oh, low blow. That hardly seems fair. There is no replicant technology that affords androids procreation.

This book is one that I’m giving a very high recommendation. It’s fun, it’s quirky, witty and sarcastic. It has romance, passion, frustration and by the end was completely satisfying to me.

My rating for The Plan by Qwen Salsbury:

5+ big fat hearts 

You can enter the rafflecopter giveaway here for a chance to win:

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About the Author

Qwen Salsbury was born in Kansas and somehow keeps ending up back there.  Raised on her grandparent’s five acre homestead within the city limits, her imagination was honed during long days of quiet play and spartan access to a TV signal.  Now mother to handsome boys, she strives to ensure they appreciate potential adventures found within the pages of a book, an honest day’s work, and what ingenuity may yield from mundane objects like a string and a cup.  The boys prefer a PS3.

After spending time in corporate America, she returned to school and received a BA in English, Creative Writing and Poetry from Pittsburg State University, the alma mater of Pulitzer Prize winning poet, James Tate.  She worked on a Masters there until going on to receive a juris doctorate from Washburn School of Law.

A seven-time Sigma Tau Delta writing award winner, her fiction and poetry have appeared in literary magazines and have been selected by fiction communities as featured story of the month and year.  Predominantly a writer of romance, her romantic fiction varies from contemporary to historical to fantasy, though often with a humorous slant and poetic undertones.

For reasons she can’t even articulate herself, she decided to start writing fiction again while solo parenting and attending law school (during Constitutional Law class, to be exact.).

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**I received this book in exchange for an honest review, and I can’t tell you enough times that you need to read this one right away**

Tamie Xo

12 thoughts on “Blog Tour! Tamie Reviews: The Plan by Qwen Salsbury with GIVEAWAY!

  1. Sheri Zee says:

    I am dying to read this. I can’t wait!


  2. edwardsvamptramp69 says:

    I ssooooo want to read this. It’s on my TBR list, but haven’t gotten a chance to get it yet!!!


  3. msdebms says:

    The Plan looks like a ton of fun to read. Definitely in my plan to read.


  4. heather27410 says:

    thank you so much for the giveaway!!!


  5. Sophia says:

    I really want to read this. Yes on my TBR. Thanks for the giveaway.


  6. I can’t wait to read this book!!! We are so excited 😉


  7. Mary Jo Toth says:

    On my TBR list … really intrigued by this book. Love your review, helps to know that this is worth the investment. Thanks!


  8. AToMR Tours says:

    ‘I floved, FLOVED this book from start to finish.’ LOL Thank you for hosting and reviewing The Plan. 🙂


  9. katiebirdie says:

    I love that quotes that you posted! LOL You are so right, Qwen should teach a class. It is so great to read something that is funny, sexy, and well-written in a unique way. 🙂



  10. marijee4 says:

    I can’t wait to see Emma get through Alaric’s walls! Sounds funny and hot! I would love to win a copy of The Plan!


  11. my1edward says:

    I love this book!


  12. Marcie B says:

    Even though Barnes and Noble’s Nook version cost more for my Nook, I am enjoying what I have read so far! KatieBird always stears us right! Thanks again my unmet friend for another fun author!


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