Office romance, they are hit and miss for me because I’ve never been part of the corporate culture. Office love is like a billionaire romance or Chicago pizza; I often miss the nuance. That said, I’m perfectly capable of appreciating a finely crafted man.
Phillip McGuire is hilarious and adorable; a total book boyfriend babe in need of his ‘The One.’ What he encounters is a snickering virago who just watched him do a duet chunder in the nearest company wastebasket with the co-worker that is a right PITA about his comings and going.
One of my favorite things about Sara Ney is she is a marvel with push and pull. She writes it like she was born with the gene–if there is a gene for it. Cecelia and Matthew in He Kissed Me First blew me away when the book came out, and I was a Ney-crack addict waiting for her next book to come out after reading it.
Her How to Date a Douchebag books are full of the same yummy back and forth bickering, and Bachelor Boss is golden with some of her best comebacks and snide insults. BUT, Spencer feels mean-spirited at times, and it hurts my heart because I’m in love with Phillip, and I want to wear his blue velvet jacket. That is definitely a personal problem of mine, not at all something about which Phillip, Spencer, or Sara need worry. –Moving on.
I did feel that the heroine was someone I didn’t always like. I liked all the parts that made up Spencer Standish but not the whole character, and definitely not her portrayals in many parts. I think Sara anticipated this because she has a part written where Spencer talks about being someone who is unliked when she is younger because she has a strong personality. Which, kudos for baking that into your character, but she’s flavored to strongly for me, and that saddens me because I wanted to devour this book like I did with Oz and Jameson in The Studying Hours.
But the real hero is Humphrey, and you should read this book for the same reason I go to the park–for the dog.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary advance copy of this book.
Title: Bachelor Boss (Bachelor Club #2)
Author: Sara Ney
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 07 April 2020
What is The Bachelors Club?
It’s a gentleman’s club—like the dignified men of the past used to have. Except, we’re not gentleman, and we’re not dignified.
We’re ineligible bachelors, bored, jaded and not looking for relationships. Quite the opposite actually. So committed to being single, we’ve created a high stakes bet to see who can remain single the longest…
Four days co-habitating in a shared work space shouldn’t be a big deal. It shouldn’t be distracting. But Spencer Standish saw me puking in a company trash can, and won’t let me live it down. Cheerful, aggravating Spencer, who wants me to fetch her coffee.
As if she’s the boss of me.
And now I’m stuck sharing her office.
Let’s face facts: I can’t be in a relationship; not when there’s a bet to win—not with Spencer, who loves my uncontrollable basset hound, lazy Sundays, and grilled cheese as much as I do. I refuse to fall for her.
I will be the last Bachelor standing.
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.