I've read and enjoyed many of Gun Brooke's books, and I will likely keep reading after The Blush Factor, but there was something about the book that felt unfinished. There was definitely chemistry in the May-December romance between the successful (if sharklike) businesswoman Eleanor and Addie, the entrepreneurial YouTube beauty expert whom she hires to help her revitalize her aunt's company. Perhaps it was that beyond those two characters, and the younger sister whose illness is the catalyst for much of the action, there's not much definition. Addie is hired as a consultant on the beauty industry, and The Blush Factor seems to be set up as a workplace romance, but very few scenes actually take place at work. The conflict between the characters over the payment of medical bills was fraught but, even after Addie explains her extreme reaction, still a bit confusing. I enjoyed it, but it wasn't my favorite of her books.
I read a copy of The Blush Factor via NetGalley.
For a good lesbian “boss romance,” try Too Close to Touch by Georgia Beers or even Rulebreaker by Cathy Pegau. Speaking of May/December, I also highly recommend Telanu’s Andy/Miranda fanfiction from the world of The Devil Wears Prada, which can be found at her site, The Rag and Bone Shop.