I've read this story at least three times. It always puts a smile on my face. It has a nice love story, some action-adventure, and some market intrigue for us intellekshuls.
That is not to say that it doesn't have problems. The people in the union are a bit to cheerfully gung-ho. And, in the epilogue, southerners are portrayed as too ... southern.
Now, I was raised in the South, in the mountains of Appalachia no less. I'll be the first to admit that, when I went to college up north, I discovered that yankee girls loooooove southern manners. I'm proud of that. But the Southerners in the epilogue took it a bit too far.
Anyway, none of that is to recommend against reading this story. Chances are, sometime in the next year or two, I'll be reading it myself.
In "Six-Months Turnaround", Morgan spins the tale of a small manufacturing company that gives Cliff six months to turn the company around. Sandra, the executive secretary turned treasurer, as well as the owner, works closely with Cliff.
The sex in this story is short lived for the length of the work. Consider this story to be stroke free. That's not a bad thing, in this case.
The plot itself is excellent. Bringing in the cornered market as a story device worked well. The main characters are fun, if a bit silly in their dialogue patterns. Not that the dialogue itself is bad, but the characters are playfully silly. In fact, Morgan is brilliant when it comes to dialogue. There is great plot conflict for the company, but there is no real relationship conflict. Cliff leaving his old girlfriend for Sandy is over quickly and relatively painlessly. This lack of relationship conflict is OK, but I personally like a little something for a couple to overcome, and have a stronger relationship for it.
Technically, this story is effectively flawless, especially after some minor revisions a little while ago. I consider Morgan to be one of the best editors in erotica, so it isn't a surprise that their stories are clean.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story when I first read it years ago, and I still go back and read it again every 6 months or so. For as detailed as the dialogue is, the story is fast paced. I know I keep clicking on a new chapter, even as bedtime is already hours past, even today.
I must admit, this is the first Morgan story I ever read, and it had me immediately chasing down their other works with avid glee. None of them has given me enjoyment like this one has, though.
Read this story, and enjoy it. Then, take a few months off, and read the next Morgan story of your choice. Hopefully, I can do the same, and properly enjoy Morgan's other highly regarded works.