Monday, 5 July 2021

Mr Grumpy Boss - Lindsey Hart

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Book: Mr Grumpy Boss
Author: Lindsey Hart
Series: Alphalicious Billionaires Boss, #1
Genres: Office Romance, Contemporary
Format: Kindle e-Book
Publication Date: 15th October 2020

My Rating: 🌕🌕🌕
Date Finished: 4th July 2021

Description:

My boss saw it...
The diary where I wrote all the hot shit about him.
By shit, I really mean SHIT.
Like the highest degree of criticism you will ever find.


I couldn't help it, okay.
It's pretty stressful working for the jerk,
And I needed a place to vent.
I just never thought I'd be stupid enough to accidentally hand over the notebook from hell to him.

Guess I might as well start writing my resignation letter.
Because there will definitely be no mercy from the Devil.
Or so, I thought.
Instead, Mr. Grumps came back with more orders.
And no, they were not orders about reformatting his documents for the nth time.

If I wanted to keep my job, I had to pretend.
Pretend not to hate him.
Pretend to be head over heels in love with him.
Pretend to be his girlfriend.


Hell, the devil really knows how to strike his bargain.
Now, I had to choose.
Which one would be worst?
Losing my hard-earned job or inviting the Devil into my life as my "boyfriend"?

Review:

I picked this up for 99p a month or so ago after enjoying a run of office based romances.

This starts with Sutton writing her feelings into a document on her computer where she's been ranting about her boss, Phillipe, and his demanding ways for a while, only for a colleague to come tell her that he was acting strange in his office. Sutton runs to his aid, knowing it's a panic attack, and calms him down before he demands she change an error in a document she sent him and then send it back. In error she sends the journal with her rants about him. In response Phillipe asks her to be his date for his sisters upcoming wedding in an effort to stop his mums meddling.

I think this was pretty predictable but still an enjoyable read. It was quite short at just over 200 pages long but I must confess my interest kept waning to other things. It was very heavy on the telling how the characters felt but we didn't really see much showing - unless they were in bed together. I don't know. It just seemed to be lacking something.

I wasn't a big fan of the ending, either. I liked Phillipe finally growing a pair and pouring his heart out but the way it cut off and we were suddenly in the Epilogue? Hmm. I felt like I missed out on quite a lot even though the author gave us a condensed version. At the same time the kids were cute and to see the interaction between parent and child had me smiling.

I'm not sure if I'll continue the series.

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