From #1 New York Times bestselling author Vi Keeland comes a sexy new stand-alone 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 and went back to my miserable 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 that a month later he'd wind up being my new sexy boss?
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A gritty captivating storyline with wonderful rounded and heart melting characters. A little sexy and a lot hot in parts Chase and Reese's story kept me listening all day right up to the last word.
Lovely romantic story, well narrated.
Enchanting characters. definitely a feel good story with plenty of saucey bits.
I loved that although he was a successful business man, the descriptions were about the people and not the stuff around them.
I absolutely loved this story, couldn't have asked for anything more seductively gripping & heartfelt
"a bore, really"
the narration was slow and draggy, too old to narrate this type of book. The book constantly tried to develop a story line. Weak, very weak....no erotica to speak of, book was a bait and switch.
"Tall, Dark and Handsome"
Bossman really surprised me. I saw the cover and read the blurb and was not anticipating how meaty this story really is!
There is the hilarity that Vi Keeland is known for but also a seriously sweet romance between two people who have been traumatized by very unfortunate circumstances.
Hot and steamy is an understatement between this pair and I couldn't get enough of their banter and their "pretend history".
I feel like Maxine Mitchell doesn't even need any more accolades because she must have heard them all by now. She is a seasoned pro that brings any story to life and I know that no matter the content, Maxine will make it a good listen. There are cameos from Joe Arden but not a whole lot. Joe for me is the same as Maxine. Solid performance every time.
Vi Keeland is an automatic buy for me. This books didn't disappoint. Best of the best!
Joe and Maxine did awesome jobs with this simply romantic, yet deeply moving story. Definitely recommend!
"I know I am in the minority here!"
I have no idea how this book has received such good reviews!!!
I could not connect with Chase and Reese!
The heroine is an average girl, who has had her issues dating men in the past. She was exceptionally annoying and most of her issues were blown out of proportion and quite unrealistic. The story has dual POV, but Reese takes the biggest chunk of it and female narrator was horrible! Most of the time sounds like she is crying ... very annoying!!!!
Too soon the office romance cliche started and with that burden came along one of the worst trope in romance history : the heroine being SECOND BEST to some ethereal dead wife / fiancée / girlfriend ... From this turning point there was no hope for a feel-good romance to blossom !! So we are stuck with a guy still hung up on his ex and a girl recovering from past tumultuous relationships.
"love Vi Keeland books!!!"
Love a book that makes me laugh!! Great book. Could not put the book down :)
This book makes you smile, yell out loud, and squeeze your thighs together. Bravo to the narrators of the amazing story.
"Another hit by Vi Keeland!"
Chase Parker!! Wow! You will definitely fall for this hot boss! Reese and Chase's story is a must read! You will not be disappointed! I loved it!!!
"I CANT EVEN FINISH THIS"
Try as I might, I can't finish this book. I'm about 2-3 hours from the end and I just don't care to put any more effort in. Normally I've enjoyed Maxine Mitchell's narration, but her over dramatized hesitations/pauses are literally grating on my nerves. Overall the story has potential, there are funny moments and some moments that tug on your heart strings, but it didnt reel me in at all. If you're desperate to waste a credit, this one will suffice, otherwise, I've definitely heard/read better.
"EVERY MENTAL SCENE I HAD WAS JUST SO DELICIOUS"
Reese first met the charismatic, gorgeous, arrogant, sexy and oh so funny Chase whilst taking a quick break from her date from Hell - Chase first insulted her and then proceeded to gate crash her date... bringing along with him his own voluptuous date - and some tall stories, wicked humor and a sense of wellbeing. But the evening was over too soon and Reese reluctantly had to say goodbye to a stranger who, for one glorious evening, mesmerized her, entertained her and left her wishing for more. Even though Reese couldn't forget about her very pleasant evening with the mystery man she reluctantly had to admit that sadly she'd never see him again and so it just wasn't meant to be.... but Destiny wasn't quite finished with Reese and Chase's story yet.
And so, Reese ended up working at Chase's Company where he's CEO and this starts off a push/pull working relationship where Chase wanted much more from Reese than just her Marketing skills. But Reese had done the whole inter-office romance thing before and it had backfired on her big time so, despite their obvious attraction and combustible chemistry, she didn't want to take the risk. And Reese started off well with such strong convictions and rules - however Chase's panty melting dirty talk, handsome face, fit body and his well meant but continual sneaky, sly and devious manoeuvres finally wore her down. But Chase had a heartbreaking tragedy in his past and an old acquaintance delivered some shocking, unbelievable and devastating news.... news that completely decimate their new and hard won relationship.
What an entertaining, funny, sweet, sexy and romantic dual POV listen this was and the banter between Reese and Chase was witty, hot and very nicely done. It was obvious that something was going to mess up their relationship... but the heartbreaking twist, fallout and sad consequences really hits hard. I've listened to so many of Vi Keeland books now and every time I think WOW this is the best one ever... and then she writes another book that has me repeating myself all over again with WOW this is the best one ever... and I hope she'll continue to blow me away with her talent.
Worth a credit? YES - VK is an auto buy for me - because every single time you're guaranteed (IMO) a great listen that you simply won't want to stop. In this book she has created wonderful flawed characters, delivered a captivating storyline that's got humor, heart, heat and sex - and, just as you think everything is safe,... bang - it all falls apart. Chase has to be one of my all time favorite Hero's of hers and was so well described I could imagine him as a living breathing force of nature tempting, seducing and teasing compliance out of strong willed Reese... and she never stood a chance. Some great narration coupled with a delicious cover topped it all off nicely.
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