What a light, feel good read! Honestly, I expected this hero to be more of a troublemaker based on the blurb, but he’s actually pretty laidback and swoony. This isn’t an enemies to lovers romance or filled with tension, it’s a low angst and sexy office romance that will charm you. The characters are both easy to like, their chemistry is obvious, and I devoured it in one sitting without even realizing I was doing it. This romance flies by, and I was engaged and interested from start to finish.
The story follows Keats, a sports agent who seems like a bit of a bad boy – at least until you get to know him. He’s trying to swear less, has fired four assistants already in the past year, and used to hook up with women all of the time. When Keats meets Maren under unusual circumstances, she makes such an impression that he finds himself hiring her. As they get to know each other better, attraction grows, and these two have to decide if they’re willing to cross the line.
It’s such an easy, sexy read that there’s never a dull moment. Sure, this is a slow burn and it doesn’t heat up until the back half, but you can feel the relationship progressing and the intimacy growing as the story goes on. I loved how little angst there is – even the big fight was just a blip on the radar. Really, it’s just light and playful the whole way through. Keats won me over immediately; he’s so adorably sexy and focused on Maren. The book opens with us learning about what a manhoe Keats has been in the past, and I’ll admit to being worried that the book would head in that direction, but it doesn’t at all. He’s smitten from the start and there is zero OW drama beyond an acknowledgement that he’s slept around in the past. I’ve got no major criticisms about the book at all; it was sweet, sexy, and fun.
What would you do if you discovered your new boss in his office with no pants, a magnum of champagne, and a glitter cannon?
Asking for a friend.
I found something that belongs to Keats Morgan, the notorious bad boy sports agent. So I do the right thing.
I return it.
You’d think the man would be happy to have it back.
Instead, he proceeds to fire his assistant right in front of me.
He looks to me to step in as a replacement, but I want nothing to do with the jerk.
Keats is gorgeous and charming as hell. It’s his arrogant attitude that makes me turn around and almost walk out the door.
The problem? I desperately need a job. Any job.
And Keats is offering me an incredible one.
I agree to his terms before I realize there’s a catch, and it’s a big one.
Author’s Note: This standalone novel features a gorgeous boss and the assistant who turns his upside-down world right side up. Toss in a cute sidekick named Dudley, a trio of professional baseball players, and a twisty road to a happy ending. You’re in for a swoony read with a dash of heart.