Genres: Workplace Romance, Alpha Guy, Contemporary Romance, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Romance
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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?
So I was really introduced to Vi Keeland through Penelope Ward, and can I just say I loved their collaboration, so when I saw this book pop up while I was looking for my next book to read, I was really excited about it. I’m actually a really big fan of work place romance, I think mainly because it gives both more reasons for the characters to interact with each other more often and there is the whole forbidden should we keep this hidden element to it all. But honestly what pulled me into this book was the very beginning, the crappy date.
I think most people can totally relate to having a crappy date and wanting a way out. But this was such an awesome way to meet someone, I mean Chase totally calls her out for trying to come up with an emergency to bail on this horrible date, and then when he joins her on her horrible date and the two of them start telling these ridiculous made up stories about each other, well it sealed it for me. I wanted these two to get together and I wanted it to be awesome.
So of course when Reese ends up working for Chase’s company they still have this kind of great dynamic. And what I really liked it how much Chase tried to convince Reese that he wanted to be with her, and followed along with all her little rules about not saying certain during certain hours, it was just comical and so much fun to read. And then of course they get together and it’s great. I loved it.
Of course not everything is smooth sailing, after all that would make for a boring book. Both characters have some hang up, or I guess that might be the wrong word, they both have tragedy in their pasts that really still influence their lives so much, for Reese it’s in her day to day life, and for Chase, it sneaks up on him when he isn’t looking and changes everything. Seeing how everything is dealt with between the two of them is both so sad but also so relatable I could see both sides for them, and how painful it must be especially for Chase. But I was pulling for them the whole time.
For me, the best part of this book is the dynamics between the two of them, I mean they could really be so funny at times, I laughed out loud a lot. This book is so character driven, while having just the right about of laughs, tears, and super hot hanky panky that it made for a great read for me.