One of Monroe’s steamier books, this light, low angst rom com flies by. It’s not my favorite from the author – there’s just something about this couple I couldn’t fully connect to – but it’s a fun, easy read that wholly embraces its low angst feel. This one stays true to its tropey roots, featuring an unemotional, workaholic hero and the feisty heroine who brings him out of his shell. It’s distinctly Monroe’s style but also has a familiar feel, and fits into the series nicely while also being a complete standalone.
The story follows Eliza, a woman who works for a publishing company that’s struggling after the death of the owner. When his son steps in to make the business financially sound, it causes a lot of changes in Eliza’s life. One, her job is in jeopardy and she’s got to prove her worth. And two? The new guy is none other than the sexy stranger she shared a kiss with the day before. As a workaholic who comes across as cold and unfeeling, it should be easy for Liam to keep things professional, but they’ve already crossed the line once and there’s no going back from that. As the two work together, they realize that their first impression might’ve been right all along.
While I don’t think this is the most successful book in the series, it really is a fun (and pretty sexy) read. Our couple definitely feels the chemistry, so there’s plenty of lust going on, even as they struggle to work together. If I had to pinpoint what holds me back from loving this, it would be that their personalities are too far into the extremes. We don’t see much of the non-professional side of Liam (outside of the steamy scenes, at least), and Eliza is too busy lusting after/being frustrated by him to dig much deeper. It’s fun, it’s light, it’s sassy, and you won’t have any trouble reading it in a day. So while I’ve read better by Monroe, it’s still got the exact vibe I was hoping for. I received an ARC via Give Me Books and am voluntarily leaving a review of this light rom com.
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I need a happily-ever-after — and fast. I finally landed my dream job as a book editor when our new boss announces that the company is about to go bust.
Our only hope? Getting a famously eccentric romance author to deliver her new novel.. eight years overdue. Oh, and that infuriating, arrogant new CEO? Turns out he’s the mysterious guy who made out with me in the street last night, leaving my head spinning, and my other parts…
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I can’t figure out if I want to slap his infuriatingly handsome face — or kiss it senseless, but either way, we’re stuck working together to magic a bestseller out of thin air. And maybe it’s the late nights, or the steamy material, but Liam Sterling isn’t the snooty jerk I thought.
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Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.