A Snow romance WITHOUT suspense? Blasphemy! Well, honestly, I kinda liked that it was so different from her usual – at least in some ways. I seriously have no idea how this author writes so quickly, because her books are LONG and they come out frequently. I’ll admit to being a little burned out on her growly alphas and the danger they find themselves in, so it was nice to mix things up a bit. Magnus is still growly, but mostly in the bedroom, and the storyline is pure office romance. Sabrina is no damsel in distress, and the two together were a lot of fun to read. It still feels very much like Snow’s style – and it’s still way, way too long – but this one’s got a nice, fresh feel.
The story follows Sabrina, a recent graduate who just lost another job. She hasn’t been able to keep one for more than a few months (through no fault of her own), and is having trouble breaking into the industry. When she encounters Magnus, she’s already having a bad day, and he just makes it worse. The two clash immediately, but the moody businessman quickly realizes that someone who can handle him that well would make a great assistant. The only problem? The sparks that fly between them. Magnus has zero interest in being the guy who sleeps with his employee, so more sexual tension-related conflicts ensue.
Fans of the author have nothing to worry about – this still feels like one of Snow’s books, even without the suspense. There’s an age gap (23/31), Magnus is ex-military, he’s growly, and the steamy scenes still have the same intensity. I loved the enemies to lovers vibe and think it worked well for the storyline. There’s even some humor to keep things light, and really there isn’t a ton of angst. This one’s a slow burn that sometimes just feels slow; I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Snow’s books are just too long. There’s nothing that I didn’t like about the story, but there CAN be too much of a good thing, and this definitely dragged at times. But I liked it. I’d love to see more like this from the author, because she writes alpha heroes well, and I know that I can always depend on her to deliver a strong, loyal, intense hero.
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow returns with a fierce and hilarious office romance where two sworn enemies make undeniable lovers.
My “interview” with bosshole supreme was anything but normal.
He picked the worst day ever to chase me off my favorite park bench.
I retaliated with a spray of cinnamon latte all over his Italian shoes.
Then—for some unholy reason—Magnus Heron offered me a job.
Even his name sounds like a piece of work.
Guess what? He is.
But when you’re single, broke, and barely surviving in Chicago, you hop on the gift horse offering a six-figure salary and ride.
I picked the stallion on a one-way trip to hell.
It’s not the impossibly long hours working under Grump-zilla.
It’s not the fact that he’s snarly, demanding, horribly rich, and chiseled.
It’s not even the pesky way he makes me blush every flipping time we’re together.
Mag is my boss. I’m his lowly assistant. Some rules are carved in stone.
That’s my mantra until we’re sharing a sunset too beautiful for life.
Alone with wandering lips, whispered secrets, and disaster in the making.
The plan was simple: punch the clock, get paid, and keep hating my boss.
What’s the blueprint when the office grump brings me to my knees?
Full-length enemies-to-lovers romance with the banter, intrigue, and slow-burn love worthy of a Happily Ever After. The bossman from Hades meets the hellion he totally can’t stand—until he can’t live without her.