Author: Vi Keeland
Genres: Erotic Romance, Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 326
Format: eBook, Paperback
Related Books: Cocky Bastard
From New York Times Bestseller, Vi Keeland, comes a sexy new standalone novel.
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?
“Fear does not stop death. It stops life.”
Damn I loved this book! Bossman was my first Vi Keeland novel so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I’m so happy that I picked this one up. This was one of those rare novels that not only did it instantly grab my attention but there was never a lull in the momentum of the story. It was a funny, sexy, and sweet office romance. I could not get enough of the banter between Chase and Reese.
Reese and Chase meet in a restaurant hallway. They are both on dates with other people but Reese’s date isn’t going well. When she tries (and fails) to hatch a plan to escape her boring date, Chase happens to overhear her plans and he basically calls her out for her it. Initially they get off on the wrong foot but that was where the fun began. Chase and his date end up joining Reese and hers. The whole situation was hilarious and even though the two are technically on separate dates there is a spark between them. Her boring date actually turns out to be fun thanks to Chase’s intervention.
Reese hasn’t been lucky in love. Her last fling/relationship, cost her a job that she loved. When they run into each other weeks later, Chase finds out that she’s looking for work. He helps gets her in touch with a recruiter and that recruiter just happens to get her a job at Chase’s company. The spark that they felt weeks ago was now even more intense. There is no doubt that they are attracted to one another but she’s hesitant to give Chase a chance. With him technically being her boss, he’s now off limits in her mind. Yet the spark they have just doesn’t go away. Chase is persistent ( I loved his persistence) and she was stubborn, but I was rooting for them from the very beginning.
“And there it was again. That invisible connection I’d felt to him since the first night we met. I didn’t understand it, couldn’t explain it or see it, yet I was certain it was there. I just knew he understood me, and it made me want to understand him, too.”
Chase was a total Bossman but he was never afraid to show his feelings for Reese. He was fun, sweet, and caring but he still had a dirty mouth. He made Reese laugh. There are so many things I liked about him but I loved the fact that when it came to business and her job, he never once undermined her work or her authority on a project. He gave her credit when credit was do.
“Stop worrying. Harassment policy only applies to employees, not to the owner. Checked this morning.”
The pacing of this story was fantastic. Nothing between them felt forced or rush. The author took her time to truly develop their friendship. Their banter with one another and Chase’s ability to come up with these elaborate fictional stories, all kept me laughing. The sexual chemistry between them was scorching hot but it was evident that their connection wasn’t just physical. I loved these two. There was some conflict but nothing that overtly dramatic. Yes, this was a sweet romance but there was also much more to their story. There were parts of the story that tugged at my emotions. I enjoyed every minute of this book and I didn’t want it to end. If this book is any indication of Vi’s writing, I can not wait to read more from her.
“You have my heart. Promise me you’ll keep it safe.”