Whoa boy, that was STEAMY. This is one of those books where your rating will probably depend on what you were hoping to get out of it. As pure steam, it is top notch, delivering scene after scene of scorching heat. The first half of the book is essentially hate-filled banter mixed with hate sex, so if that’s what you’re looking for, it has it in spades. As a romance, this falters a bit. So much of the focus is on the physical side of things that the emotional connection is questionable at best. I love a good enemies to lovers romance and this had so many things that were great, but that romantic connection wasn’t really there for me.
The story follows Quinn, the executive assistant to a demanding, arrogant “bosshole.” Ronan’s not the easiest guy to work with on a good day, but the sexual tension that crackles between them makes a functional working relationship nearly impossible. When things combust in a big way, Quinn and Ronan continue to fight the attraction between them but soon find it impossible to resist. They may hate the way that they feel about each other, but they don’t hate the way their bodies respond to one another.
The writing itself is really solid, with so much banter and chemistry that it jumps off the page. I loved that aspect of the book for sure. Enemies to lovers is my favorite trope, and while I enjoy a good hate sex scene as much as the next girl, the impact started to wear off after the third, or fourth, or fifth one. There are so many sex scenes that I didn’t bother trying to keep track, but it’s definitely a major, MAJOR component of the book. Honestly, if a few of the steamy scenes had been swapped out for ones where these two connected on a deeper level, this would’ve been a 5-star read and still scorching hot. But ultimately that’s not how things played out and I was often left wondering why Quinn kept putting up with Ronan. I would check out future books by the author without hesitation because there was a whole lot that DID work for me. I received an ARC via Candi Kane PR and am voluntarily leaving a review of this steamy romance.
BILLIONAIRE BOSSHOLE (Bedding the Billionaire #3) by Laura Lee
Release Date: January 9th
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Bosshole (ˈbȯs – ˈhōl )
1. A person who turns into a massive jerk ten seconds after being made supervisor.
2. An employer completely devoid of empathy or concern for anyone else.
3. A manager with whom you often disagree.
Also see: jerk boss, a$$hole, egomaniac
DO YOU KNOW THE ONE THING YOU SHOULD NEVER DO AT WORK?
Sadly, following that particular piece of advice is much easier said than done.
Ronan Maxwell is hands down the sexiest man I’ve ever met. He’s also the pushiest, most demanding, and most arrogant S.O.B. on the planet. And even though I can’t stand him, I never stop wondering how his ridiculously pretty mouth would feel against my skin. Or whether or not that bulge in his pants is as impressive as it seems.
For two years, I had it under control. But then one late night, all that changed. Now that I know firsthand how electrifying his touch can be, I want him more than ever. And the longer we continue this twisted relationship, the softer my heart gets. I have no idea what the future holds, but one thing I know for sure—this man has the power to break my heart.
And that’s one thing I can never let happen.
About the Author:
Laura Lee is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy and sometimes ridiculously funny romance. She is best known for writing the Dealing With Love series and the Pixie Dust Chronicles. Laura won her first writing contest at the ripe old age of nine, earning a trip to the state capital to showcase her manuscript. Thankfully for her, those early works will never see the light of day again!
Laura lives in the Pacific Northwest with her wonderful husband, two beautiful children, and three of the most poorly behaved cats in existence. She likes her fruit smoothies filled with rum, her cupboards stocked with Cadbury’s chocolate, and her music turned up loud. When she’s not writing or watching HGTV, she’s reading anything she can get her hands on. She’s a sucker for spicy romances, especially those that make her laugh.
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