Her Boss's Surprise

Her Boss's Surprise

88.4K Reads 707 Votes 3 Part Story
Chris Buono By ChrisBuono Completed

When least expected...in walks love. Candice has two months to unlock Derek's heart. Failure's option one; love is everything.

"Her Boss's Surprise" is a 50,000-word contemporary romance. Its 100-word Pitch and Chapter One had been entered in Harlequin's SYTYCW 2015 contest.

However, the journey for this manuscript began with the SYTYCW 2014 contest. You see, in 2014, I had entered the first chapter of this work to that contest. It didn't win, but I did receive valuable feedback from then Harlequin Executive Editor Mary-Theresa Hussey, who had commented in length on my entry.

Following Mary-Theresa's advice, applying valid reader input, and reworking scenes, I revised "Her Boss's Surprise." Now here on Wattpad is the complete manuscript.

Since SYTYCW 2014, I've been active on www.soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com. I've taken part in the Writing Challenges on the HarlequinSYTYCW SOLD! Blog, have entered short-story contests on Harlequin.com in the Community--as well as judged them--interacted on Q&As with Harlequin editors and published authors, and have commented on the submissions of my fellow aspiring authors. If you know of me from the SOLD! Blog or from Harlequin.com, give a shout out.  If you don't know me, then...hello.

In June 2015, I was one of six writers selected for "Harlequin's SYTYCW15 Author Challenge," for my "Ballroom Dance Romance" synopsis. 

Thanks for stopping by and for reading "Her Boss's Surprise." Don't forget to "like" my chapters. Then, if you can, leave comments, so that I know what you thought of them. (You can click my name above for bio info.)

Happy reading!


- - Mar 30, 2016
Hooked from the git--go. Gal Friday is a meaningful term for me...as at one time I was one in an office job.
wrightstory wrightstory Nov 02, 2016
This is delicious a fiesty mills and boon ROM com...bring it on!
HelenGraul HelenGraul Dec 01, 2015
This has me hooked. I am going to have to put this in my library to read after I get home to Colorado. Awesome beginning!!!! :) :D
MichelleJoQuinn MichelleJoQuinn Sep 17, 2015
You don't hear the term gal/girl Friday much anymore.  Great pitch!
SherrillSkanes SherrillSkanes Sep 07, 2015
Oh, you're back and forthing me!  LOL!  How can I not continue?
GRochelle1025 GRochelle1025 Aug 06, 2015
Awesome pitch, Chris! This has Desire written all over it ~ looking forward to reading it! :D