Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: June 6, 2019
Format: eARC, 331 pages
How I got it: From the author
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I’m desperate and destitute when Lockwood Construction rolls into my small town with an offer too good to pass up: high wages to any able-bodied man willing to join their crew.
Say no more. I throw on baggy clothes, tuck my long hair under a baseball hat, and apply for a job. Unfortunately, my half-baked idea of disguising myself as a guy is flawed from the beginning. As Shakira says, these hips don’t lie.
Still, I like to think I might have pulled the whole thing off save for one thing:
I know my boss.
Last month, we met at a bar, and after a fiery first encounter, it seems we’re destined to be sworn enemies.
Ethan Stone is ruthless and arrogant, a man I never would have crossed had I known how much he likes to toy with his prey.
He should just fire me and be done with it. Instead, he decides to make me his personal slave. Oh right, I think they’re calling it personal “assistant” these days.
It’s torture, all of it—his bad attitude, his ruggedly chiseled face, his desire to grind me into dust.
Every one of our friction-filled battles burns hotter than the last.
A girl can only hold out for so long. Soon, I’m bound to go up in flames.
My objective? Survive the heat long enough to send home a paycheck.
My real objective? Stop having X-rated fantasies about my coldhearted boss.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
I know I can always turn to Rachel when I’m in the mood for a lighthearted rom com. So naturally I was ecstatic to get my hands on Coldhearted Boss prior to release. An R.S. Grey rom com romp was exactly what I needed in my life when I started reading it. It started off with a bang, but if I’m being honest, it hit a bit of a lull for me in the middle. Thankfully it didn’t take all that long to pull me back in and make me swoon all over the place. And also cry. Who’s surprised? You shouldn’t be.
I love a good enemies to lovers story. Ethan and Taylor had oodles of chemistry and some fun banter, but it was a little over the top and almost mean at times. At least coming from Ethan’s direction. Now I’m all for a grumpy hero. They’re basically my catnip, but, I don’t like jerk heroes. Thankfully Ethan saw the error of his ways and got back on my (and Taylor’s) good side, but it was touch and go for a few chapters. I think I took it so much to heart because I adored Taylor as much as I did. Th\at girl had a heart of gold and would do anything for her loved ones, even when it meant putting herself dead last. So, I just couldn’t take someone treating her badly. What can I say? I’m a little overly protective of the characters I love.
Those issues aside, Coldhearted Boss was a great read. It was so very close to being a five star for me, even with the challenges I had with some of Ethan’s actions. He more than made up for the nonsense. It took some time for them to get it together and realize they had feelings for each other, but once they did they were totally freaking adorable together. I’m a fan of a good slow burn and they definitely delivered that, along with plenty of giggles, swoons and even some steam. And feels. That epilogue y’all… So many heart eyes.
A girl like me has no use for fairytales. They won’t keep you warm or clothed or well fed.
How do you feel about enemies to lovers?
If you enjoy it, what are some of your faves?
Will you read Coldhearted Boss?