Review: The Director And Don Juan



Every time that I think that Katy Regnery can not possibly get any better she manages to prove me wrong.   At this point, I will continue to expect more, more and MORE because her newest release The Director And Don Juan is a MUST READ! It is my favorite of her books to date!!!

Ms. Regnery has set the bar so high with The Director And Don Juan that I shudder to think what she has in store for her readers next!  The writing is phenomenal and you will fall in deep, obsessive love with this couple and their simmering, deeply passionate relationship that eventually reaches its boiling point and consumes them both!

Carlos and Alice’s characters are the foundation of my love for this book! My goodness how I loved Carlos!!! This gorgeous, tanned, Spanish-Speaking  Don Juan swept me off of my feet with his quiet longing for Alice, his dedication to her professional success and his determination to meet her every need!!  I FELT his frustration as he coveted and desired Alice from afar yet hesitated to pursue her because of their professional relationship.  His doubt is palpable and his yearning is fierce.  Both hit me deep in my heart.

“Would she let her heart, for once overrule her head?” ~Carlos

My soul wanted to cry for him! And every single time that he spoke Spanish I just wanted to just tumble out of my seat and personally ask Alice “what the hell is your problem and why are you not ALL over him??!”

But again, Ms. Regnery earns my deepest respect because before I asked the aforementioned original question the answer to said question had already been laid out before me!!! YES Carlos is all of that and more but Alice is a career-driven, focused and ambitious heiress who has “never known anything but clawing her way to get ahead in a mans world” and she has been highly successful in doing so.

Her conflict is clear.

“She was no longer a business owner with the weight of the world on her shoulders; she was a woman….hot blooded and aching.” ~ Alice

Her feelings for Carlos are undeniable, heartfelt and true but should she risk her company, her reputation and business ethics for love, especially to pursue a relationship with her “younger but wiser” subordinate employee?

The relationship that slowly blossoms between this couple over years of working together to launch a lucrative business consumed me but it is the author’s masterful portrayal of the Puerto Rican culture that intrigued and captivated me.   She addresses the theme of “machismo” beautifully and the use of the Spanish language throughout the novel is spot on.  Her depiction of the natural beauty surrounding the Puerto Rican islands enthralled me, yet it is the culture of the Puerto Rican people, including the deep seated love and respect for family that truly owned my heart.   I was even inspired to make my first batch of Asopao de Pollo after reading this book!!!

Yes, I LOVED The Director And Don Juan.   I HIGHLY recommend it and there are no words that are strong enough to contain my enthusiasm for this romantic, entertaining, swoon-worthy romance!

5/5 WELL EARNED, shining, sparkling stars that light up the night and blind you with brilliance!!!!  I will read this novel again and again and you will too!







From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a brand new series set on Blueberry Lane!

The Director and Don Juan is the second of four books about the Philadelphia-based Story sisters who are all on the look-out for love.

Heiress Alice Story left her father’s company three years ago in a blaze of glory, inviting all of his employees to jump ship and join her, but only one accepted her offer: mail room clerk, Carlos Vega.

While Alice spent the next three years getting her own company off the ground, Carlos became her indispensable right-hand man — executive assistant and office manager, loyal counsel and trusted co-worker.

And all the while, they were quietly falling in love with each other.

When Alice is offered a lucrative business deal in Puerto Rico, island-born Carlos is the perfect person to accompany her on her trip as translator, but as they travel together from Philadelphia to Santo Domingo to Ponce, two unlikely co-workers will discover that during their three years working together, their feelings for each other have grown far deeper than they ever could have guessed.

And though business-minded, proper Alice will try her very best to ignore the longings of her heart, scorching hot, insanely sexy Boricua, Carlos, has no intention of letting her go.



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.

Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.

Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.

In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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