Review: Naughty or Nice: 6 Short & Sexy Holiday Reads by Jessie Logan

Title: Naughty or Nice: 6 Short & Sexy Holiday Reads
Author: Jessie Logan
Series: standalone
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Satisfy your cravings with these 6 flirty, dirty, and decadently more-ish short Holiday treats.

Naughty or Nice (M/F)
When twelve days of Christmas giving doesn’t help Lily gain her co-worker’s attention, maybe an outrageously sexy gift will.

Just Like Santa (F/F)
A school teacher finds some scandalous holiday satisfaction with her student’s aunt and her willing friends.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside (M/F)
Stranded in a blizzard with a younger man, what’s a red-blooded woman to do except turn up the heat?

Home For Christmas (M/F)
A poignant reunion between husband and wife with a surprise in store…

The Mysteries of Faith (F/F)
What happens when your best friend marries the man of her dreams, when only days ago she was in your bed?

Secret Santa (M/F)
Sophie’s Secret Santa gift has some unexpected and exciting consequences…the type of delicious consequences that’d see a girl permanently on Santa’s naughty list.

Pick up a copy today and ring in the Holidays with a…lusty moan.

***This book contains strong sexual content and language, and is intended for mature audiences only.***

My Review:
This was a super quick super fun read that is perfect for the holiday season.

Each story was really well written and it flowed beautifully. My favorite shorts were Naughty or Nice which is a dirty hook-up in the office next to the photocopier, lol. I also really enjoyed Baby, it’s Cold Outside. I had read the excerpt from this story on the Amazon page and it was that snippet that enticed me to download this book. Love the idea of a cougar enticing the boy (now man) she used to babysit! And there are some hot and steamy shower scenes, ROAR!!!!! And Secret Santa was great too with Sophie and Dean sneaking off to have their wicked way with one another. I’m not into F/F so I must admit I skipped those stories but the other stories are definitely worth reading.

A great holiday pick-me-up that will have you all hot and bothered and panting for more! I look forward to checking out more of this authors work in future.

Review: The Hero (Sons of Texas #1) by Donna Grant

Title: The Hero
Author: Donna Grant
Series: Sons of Texas #1
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Suspense
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Blurb:
THE HERO’S HOMECOMING

Owen Loughman is a highly-decorated Navy SEAL who has a thirst for action. But there’s one thing he hasn’t been able to forget – his high school sweetheart, Natalie. After over a decade away, Owen is returned home to the ranch in Texas for a dangerous new mission that puts him face-to-face with Natalie and an outside menace that threatens everything he holds dear. He’ll risk it all to keep Natalie safe – and win her heart. . . .

Natalie Dixon has had a lifetime of heartache since Owen was deployed. Fourteen years and one bad marriage later, she finds herself mixed up with the Loughman’s again. With her life on the line against an enemy she can’t fight alone, it’s Owen’s strong shoulders, smoldering eyes, and sensuous smile that she turns to. When danger closes in, she holds close to the only man she’s ever loved…

My Review:
Donna Grant skillfully blends political espionage and second-chance romance in this thrilling read.

The cover and blurb attracted my attention immediately and I was delighted when I got the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book.

Owen and Natalie were high school sweethearts with their futures all mapped out. Until Owen dropped Natalie straight after graduation without a proper explanation. It’s been fourteen years since they last met one another and now fate has thrown them together in the midst of a crisis. It becomes clear that neither of them ever got over the other and that they are still crazy in love. Natalie tries to keep her distance to protect her heart while Owen realizes he made a terrible mistake in letting her go and he wants a do-over.

Owen is forced into the role of protector when Natalie’s job in the Russian Embassy drags her into the middle of an international biological warfare scandal. She faces up to things rather pragmatically and I enjoyed her character immensely. Owen was swoon-worthy in the extreme and who doesn’t love a hot, muscle-bound Navy-SEAL?

Owen’s family background is quite dysfunctional and none of the brothers have spoken in years. The situation involving their father brings them back together. Wyatt and Cullen seem to have interesting backstories too and I look forward to reading their books.

I thought the mix of political intrigue and romance was well balanced. There are times when Owen and Natalie get it on that seemed a bit ridiculous with the threat looming over them but it’s fiction so I just went with it. The romance scenes were well-written and I totally felt the strong connection between our couple and was rooting for them to get their HEA.

Donna is a great writer and the book flowed well – consistency was smooth.

In summary, this was a great read and a fab start to this interesting series. I look forward to reading The Protector next.

Thanks to the publisher for supplying a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Review: All The Ways You Saved Me (Love Unplugged #1) by Jamie Howard

Title: All The Ways You Saved Me
Author: Jamie Howard
Series: Love Unplugged #1
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Bianca Easton is the perfect senator’s daughter.

Law school? Check.

Camera-ready smile? Check.

A dull and boring existence? Double check.

But that was before. Before she lost her best and only friend in a tragic accident. Before she found that friend’s unfinished bucket list. Definitely before she turned her life upside-down by deciding to stay in New York for six months to finish it.

It’s while she’s checking off her first item on the list–buy coffee for a stranger–that she meets Ian Mathis. Between the tattoo sleeve curling up his right arm, his guitar-roughened fingertips, and the secrets shadowing his past, he’s a complication Bianca doesn’t need but desperately wants.

With every item they cross off the list together, Bianca uncovers a piece of herself that she’s buried under what’s expected, all the while breaking her own rules by falling hard for Ian. But when her six months run out, Bianca has to decide if she’s willing to risk her empty but picture-perfect life for a chance at real, messy love.

My Review:
Two tortured hearts find each other and forge a new path in life.

All The Ways You Saved Me by Jamie Howard is an emotional story that will tug your heartstrings and give you so many feels! It was a fantastic read jam-packed with complex, well-developed characters and the type of angsty, dramatic romance that I’m a sucker for!

Bianca has lived under her parents controlling ways for far too long. When her best friend dies, she takes it upon herself to finish her “bucket list of sorts” and thus begins a journey that brings her to Ian. Ian has been battling his own personal demons for the last two years and he has shut himself off from everyone and everything. This book explores the relationship between our two mains as they learn to open up to one another and fight for what they want in life.

At times this was very hard to read. Ian is a nice guy but he is so caught up in himself, and his problems, that he doesn’t see how his actions and his behavior are affecting Bianca. Bianca is used to toing the line, forgoing her own feelings in favor of others, and at the start, she did that with Ian too. However, as she became more independent and more determined to break out on her own, she faced up to the fact that he wasn’t meeting her needs and she called him out on it. I loved how strong she was to stay true to her convictions no matter how much she was hurting.

I loved how Ian’s story was gradually revealed, and how the pieces of the past fit together to bring us to this point in his life. It’s not that difficult to guess where the plot is going so I can’t say there were a ton of surprises, but it didn’t matter because this book was about so much more than that.

Although I struggled to get into the first few chapters, once I hit chapter four it all clicked and I devoured the rest super-fast! The writing and editing are great and the pace was consistent thereafter.

The emotional complexity and expertly-crafted characters are what made this book such a joy to read.

I was upset for Bianca after the wedding and disappointed in Ian that he took so long to explain things to her, but apart from that I have to say there is little I have to fault about this book.

Highly Recommended.

Actual Rating : 4.5 stars

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

Review: Teach Your Heart (Bounty Bay #3) by Tracey Alvarez

Title: Teach Your Heart
Author: Tracey Alvarez
Series: Bounty Bay #3
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
Some lessons are harder to learn than others…

Doctor O-for-Awesome Owen Bennett is all about fixing broken things. Then the arrival of his orphaned nieces and nephew for twelve weeks causes his workaholic life to plummet into chaos. Hiring the beautiful but unpredictable Gracie Cooper as a live-in nanny might just get him out of a tight spot…or it could seduce him into a reckless affair.

After four years flitting around Europe, waitress/dog-walker/au-pair Gracie Cooper has returned home to New Zealand. Her plans to hang out with her big brother change when Owen offers a perfect solution to her crippling university debt. In spite of her sexy-stick-in-the-mud boss, she’ll spend fun days playing in Bounty Bay’s sand and surf with three cute kids. At summer’s end she’ll follow the sun overseas again.

Gracie and Owen’s opposites-attract connection is so unexpected and powerful that their foundations are rocked. But some things aren’t easy to fix. Some past hurts can’t be run from forever. And the lessons they teach each other risk breaking their hearts.

My Review:
Every time I start a Tracey Alvarez book, I set aside plenty of time to read so that I can really savor the experience because I know it’s going to be an amazing read and Teach Your Heart was no exception. Tracey has a wonderful ability to create complex, multi-layered characters that dig their way into your heart and you can’t help rooting for them and praying they get their HEA. She also writes gorgeous romance and creates wonderful community-led settings and I always finish one of her books buzzing and chock-full of warm feels.

Owen is a workaholic who ends up having to take care of his two nephews and niece. Gracie is visiting her brother Glen and his fiancee, Savannah, and she ends up getting hired as a nanny to the kids. On the surface, both Owen and Gracie seem like polar opposites. She appears carefree and spirited and very easy going and laid back. He is quite stiff and set in his ways and initially came across as quite serious. However, as the story develops, and their relationship progresses we begin to see them in a slightly different light. Yes, they have those traits but they also have avoidance issues with neither of them facing up to problems choosing to flee (her) or bury their head in work (him) instead of tackling things head on.

The romance was sweet and sexy and I like the slow-burning nature of it.

There is a great cast of secondary characters, and I ADORED Charlie, William, and Morgan. You can tell Tracey is a mother because she writes very believable children’s characters. It was the same with book two in this series – I loved the kids and really warmed to them. In this book, their characters add so much to the story. Loved William and his HP obsession and some of Morgan’s carry-ons had me laughing. The House Rules were also hysterical. It’s this focus on the little details that really allows Tracey’s work to shine, that really make her books stand out from the crowd.

Things go a bit pear-shaped before they work out but it ended perfectly and that epilogue was AWW, so gorgeous, and now I’m in that happy-sad place because I loved it but I hate that it’s over.

Another fab read, Tracey – thanks so much!

In summary, this was an amazing read from an author who never fails to deliver. Thoroughly, Highly Recommended.

Review: Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

Title: Birthday Girl
Author: Penelope Douglas
Series: standalone
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
From New York Times Bestselling author Penelope Douglas comes a new forbidden love story…

JORDAN

He took me in when I had nowhere else to go.

He doesn’t use me, hurt me, or forget about me. He doesn’t treat me like I’m nothing, take me for granted, or make me feel unsafe.

He remembers me, laughs with me, and looks at me. He listens to me, protects me, and sees me. I can feel his eyes on me over the breakfast table, and my heart pumps so hard when I hear him pull in the driveway after work.

I have to stop this. It can’t happen.

My sister once told me there are no good men, and if you find one, he’s probably unavailable.

Only Pike Lawson isn’t the unavailable one.

I am.

PIKE

I took her in, because I thought I was helping.

She’d cook a few meals and clean up a little. It was an easy arrangement.

As the days go by, though, it’s becoming anything but easy. I have to stop my mind from drifting to her and stop holding my breath every time I bump into her in the house. I can’t touch her, and I shouldn’t want to.

The more I find my path crossing hers, though, the more she’s becoming a part of me.

But we’re not free to give into this. She’s nineteen, and I’m thirty-eight.

And her boyfriend’s father.

Unfortunately, they both just moved into my house.

*BIRTHDAY GIRL is a stand-alone, contemporary romance suitable for ages 18+.

My Review:
You guys, I just loved this so much. Knew from the blurb it would be my kind of read and it didn’t disappoint. Not dark like Pen’s other books but no less addictive. Loved Jordan and Pike and was rooting for them the entire time. Cole didn’t endear himself to me. At. All. A fantastic read and one I highly recommend. Love this author’s work.

Review: Hooked by Brenda Rothert

Title: Hooked
Author: Brenda Rothert
Series: standalone
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
From the author of the On the Line and Fire on Ice hockey romance series comes a sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.

Miranda: Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper. Then he starts flirting with me. Only I’m not flirting back . . . at least, I’m trying not to. Did I mention that he’s hockey’s hottest bad boy?

Jake: I’ve met the best woman at the worst possible time. Miranda is the fire to my ice—a sexy, charmingly candid spark who breaks down my walls and reminds me what it’s like to feel again. But I’m being forced to date my team owner’s daughter to keep my job, so I can’t be caught with Miranda. Still, we’re getting closer—until Miranda finds out about my “girlfriend.” And that’s not the only secret I’ve been keeping. But Miranda’s the one I want . . . even if she doesn’t believe me.

My Review:
A more authentic version of “Maid in Manhattan” set within a sexy sports world with fantastic character development and tons of “aww” moments, Hooked by Brenda Rothert is one of my new fav reads!

This is my third Rothert read and it didn’t fail to deliver. I’ve now come to associate this author with superb writing, complex characterization, and swoon-worthy heartwarming romance that ticks all the right boxes. Devoured it in less than twenty-four hours and that is always the sign of a great book.

I have so many good feels right now after reading this book.

Jake is a total ass at the start of this book and even though it was funny it was on the wrong side of funny. He was soooo into himself but as the story progressed and I witnessed his neurosis and how he needs control/structure to cope with stress, I knew there was more to this man than my initial impression. As the layers came away, and I understood what drove his behavior, my heart ached for him and I fell in love with him right along with Miranda.

Miranda is AWESOME. I loved her character. She wasn’t fazed by his wealth or his fame and she didn’t hesitate to call him out on his bullshit. She wouldn’t take his money either despite the fact that she didn’t have two pennies to rub together. She had her pride, tons of self-worth, and a strong work ethic, and I simply adored her. She never moaned about her lot in life; she just got on with things.

As they got closer and learned to trust one another, he gradually opened up to her and with her love and support was able to confront his demons and deal with them head-on.

Hailey was clearly in need of help and I’m glad she got it in the end. I kept waiting for that bombshell to drop and for things to go completely south and I adored how the author dealt with this part of the plot. It would have been very easy to go the angsty-dramatic path but, instead, she maintained character consistency and both dealt with the situation head-on and with maturity, and I could’ve cried. It was so refreshingly simple in the solution but perfect.

The sex scenes weren’t overly graphic but there was plenty of heat and the chemistry was believable.

I enjoy reading sports romances and sometimes authors can get overly descriptive with the sports angle which tends to pull me out of the story. Not this book. Brenda got the balance right.

The writing is exemplary as usual, with great editing and consistent pacing and it just flowed beautifully.

I do not have a single criticism of this book. I loved it completely. Now, I really want to check out her other hockey series!

In summary, this was a really uplifting positive love story and one I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to fans of well written contemporary sports romance.

Review: Fugly (Fugly #1) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Title: Fugly
Author: Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Series: Fugly #1
Rating: 4.5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
A Contemporary Romance from New York Times Bestselling Author Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

My name is Lily Snow. I am twenty-five years old, and despite being born with an unattractive face, I have never doubted who I am: smart, driven, and beautiful on the inside.

Until I met Maxwell Cole.

He’s handsome, excessively wealthy, and the owner of Cole Cosmetics. It’s been my dream to work for this man for as long as I can remember. The good news is he wants to hire me. The bad news is he wants me for all the wrong reasons. Ugly reasons.

In exchange, he’s offered me my dreams on a silver platter. The job. The title. A beautiful future. But this man is as messed up and ugly as they come on the inside. I’m not sure anyone can help him, and he just might take my heart down with him.

My Review:
Fugly is my first read by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff and I know it won’t be my last. This beautiful, sweet, sexy, sometimes heartwrenching story explores the concept of ugliness in all its guises, and I found it very thought-provoking and introspective. I would challenge anyone to read this book and not stop and think about society’s definition of beauty and how completely messed-up it is.

Lily has been raised in a loving, nurturing environment and always been made to feel important, valued and loved. This is despite the fact that her face isn’t conventionally pretty and it doesn’t match her hot bod. Lily is super smart and fiercely career-orientated with a definite life plan in mind. She has always considered herself to be above the derision and hostility she faces and feels happy in her own skin.

All that changes when she meets Maxwell Cole – hot, CEO of Cole Cosmetics and a bit of an evangelist when it comes to true beauty. His motto is real beauty is soul-deep rather than skin-deep, and he’s adored by women the world over for his refreshing views. However, that’s all a carefully controlled marketing image that feeds the brand – Or is it?

Lily and Max challenge each other in so many different ways and I adored their relationship progression. Their witty back and forth had me in stitches and when the sexy times arrive it was definitely worth the wait. I spent the first part of the book detesting Max and calling bs on his supposed cacophobia. I’ll be the first to admit that I thought it was a made-up condition and I was initially skeptical. However, I’ve since discovered that it is a real condition and I became more emphatic toward Max, especially as he was trying so hard to overcome it.

We have two contrasting parental set-ups here which is interesting. A lot of Max’s issue arise from his dysfunctional childhood and bitch of a mother. Lily’s parents are awesome if a little bit overbearing and too protective at times. Polar opposites.

I enjoyed the setting and that the corporate environment was realistically portrayed.

I greatly admired Lily and felt for her as everything she thought she knew about herself came crashing down around her. I could understand how she acted as she did toward the end even if I was screaming at her to cop the hell on!

I LOVE Mimi’s writing – it was wonderfully eloquent and oh so witty. I laughed my ass off reading this book. The pacing was spot-on.

The ending was a bit abrupt and if a second book hadn’t been written I would’ve been grossly unhappy with that epilogue. However, I knew there was a second book so it didn’t faze me.

All in all, this was an amazing read and a great introduction to this author.

Can be read as a standalone with a HEA and no cliffhanger.

Actual 4.5 Stars.

Review: Wrecked (Axle Alley Vipers #3) by Sherilee Gray

Title: Wrecked
Author: Sherilee Gray
Series: Axle Alley Vipers #3
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
He’s driving her crazy…

Piper West is finally on her own, and it’s time to get crazy. Except that her overprotective big bro has enlisted his ex-cop best friend to keep an eye on his baby sister. With every move monitored and reported back, Piper’s life has gone from “going crazy” to “being driven crazy.” But a searing-hot kiss with her sexy and scarred watchdog is just the game-changer she needs…

Cole Black owes Piper’s brother big-time, but there’s nothing easy about his new assignment. Piper is all feisty sexiness and curves meant to tempt a man beyond reason, and Cole can’t stop himself. Now he’s caught up in a hunger like nothing he’s ever known, and he can’t get enough…

Even if Piper’s the one girl he’s not allowed to have.

My Review:
A fantastic friends to lovers romance full to the brim with love, laughter, angst, pain, longing, and heartfelt emotions.

Cole has shut himself off to all those closest to him in the aftermath of a tragedy. Blaming himself for the death of his partner, he believes he deserves to suffer and disregards all the plans he had made for his future. His biggest goal had been to return to his hometown and win the hand of the girl he has always loved, but he accepts that that will never be, as he feels he isn’t good enough or worthy enough of her anymore.

Pipe West has always been in love with her big brothers bestie, Cole. They had an easy going relationship until she came of age and realized her feelings ran deep. But he had a job and a life far away so she has been pining in silence. When he returns, he is a shell of his former self, and she is determined to help him in any way she can.

Characterization was superb in this book and I felt all of Cole’s devastation and grief and all of Pipe’s soul-deep longing for the one guy who has always seemed out of her reach. This was an angst-filled read that also had it’s fair share of sweet and sexy times.

I did feel like the inner monologue was very repetitive at times (especially Cole’s) and I did skim over parts that I felt were redundant. Sometimes, the plot got lost in all the sex, and the stalker plot line was a bit weak and cliche. This is the main reason why this is a 4-star, not 5-star read.

It was well written, and I loved the family-n-friends dynamic, and I’m intrigued about the other couples and will definitely pick up their books at some point.

All in all, this was a really great read, and one I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Release Day: Seducing Kaden


Seducing Kaden is the sixth book in the Kennedy Boys series, and it is now LIVE. I’m so excited for you to finally meet Kaden, the mysterious eldest Kennedy brother, and his love interest, Eva. This book is much darker and more intense that the other books in this series, and I can’t wait for you to read it! You can download a copy exclusively from Amazon and it’s free to read with Kindle Unlimited.

“The books in this series just suck me in! Kaden is one sexy beast … and definitely in the running now for my favorite Kennedy brother.” Meghann. Goodreads reviewer

Seducing KadenSeducing Kaden(The Kennedy Boys #6)
by Siobhan Davis

A new forbidden romance from USA Today bestseller Siobhan Davis. Standalone with an HEA and no cliffhanger.

Kaden
The woman I love will never be mine because she already belongs to another.

I’ve tried everything to forget her, but it’s impossible when she occupies a starring role in my dreams. My eyes are glued to her shapely curves whenever I see her around campus, and it doesn’t help that she looks as miserable as I feel.

I wonder if she misses me as much as I miss her.

Short of putting a bullet through the skull of that gangster she’s married to, I’m stuck in a hellhole of my own making.

Until fate intervenes, setting us on a collision course we can’t avoid.

Evelina
When I was a little girl, I dreamed of falling in love. The all-consuming sweep-you-off-your-feet kind of love I swooned over in movies.

It didn’t take long for that fairytale notion to come crashing down around me. Now I’m trapped in a marriage I despise with no way out.

The only light in the dark is Kaden Kennedy—the one true love of my life. He doesn’t know he is, because I’m forced to love him from afar, condemned to toss and turn at night, crying over everything I want and all I can never have.

Seeing him day in, day out, destroys me, but there’s no other choice; I had to push him away to keep him safe.

Because if my husband ever finds out I’m in love with another man, I won’t be the only one in danger.

While you don’t need to read the earlier books in this series to enjoy Seducing Kaden, it is highly recommended. This book is a contemporary new adult romance, and it is only suitable for readers aged eighteen and older due to mature content, sexual situations, and language.

This story includes details of an extramarital affair, so if you don’t like cheating or controversial storylines, then this book isn’t for you.

“Another phenomenal Kennedy Boys book. The story keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end!” Katie Jo. Goodreads reviewer

 

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Kennedy Boys series Trailer

Seducing Kaden teaser

Review: Bossman by Vi Keeland

Title: Bossman
Author: Vi Keeland
Series: standalone
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Blurb:
The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.

I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.

He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.

So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.

When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.

I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.

But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.

My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.

When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.

I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?
Then again…

What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?

My Review:
Bossman is a stomping good read, and I can’t believe that I am only discovering the genius that is Vi Keeland now. Funny, Poignant, Heartwarming, Sexy and Sweet all in equal measure, Bossman will pluck your heartstrings until you feel like an invisible hand is squeezing your heart to bursting point. I had all the feels reading this one – ALL the feels. It was so so good.

Chase is a refreshingly different CEO than the typical dominant type you usually read about in these kind of books. He was happy to stand back and let his employees shine, and I loved that about him. He flirted outrageously with Reece, which could’ve earned him a lawsuit if she wasn’t as attracted to him too. Even though he’s a little bit naughty, he was still a real gent and he totally made my heart swoon. However, he’s hiding a tragedy from his past that has dictated how he’s lived his life up to this point. He’s now at a critical juncture – feeling more than just fleeting lust for a woman – and you know it’s all about to go pear-shaped.

I loved Reece – she really spoke to the career-driven part of my persona. She didn’t wanted to get involved with her boss because she wanted to earn the respect of her co-workers on her own merit, and not because she was sleeping with the bossman.

While she did her damnedest to resist Chase, the man is irresistible and soon they were indulging their sizzling hot chemistry. The sex scenes were brilliantly written and I loved these two together.

Of course, as soon as Reece entertains the possibility of them as a couple, his past comes back to haunt him. He falls apart and pushes her away and it was heartbreaking. I felt their mutual pain and I cried for our tortured hero.

Thankfully, we get our HEA in the end so I’m a happy camper.

I loved the writing and the witty banter between our loving pair. It also had the perfect amount of angst and drama. I can find nothing to fault because it was exemplary in my opinion.

Highly Recommended.