My Rating: ★★★★
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: June 16th 2019
Publisher: Self published
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 live for these kind of stories between a stoic guy and a spunky heroine. 😭❤️ It’s my guilty pleasure and I have fun reading it. The story begins when Taylor Larson meets Ethan Stone at a bare and shared a passionate hot, kiss. Due to Taylor’s desperate need of money, she stole his wallet but never took his money.
Later on, she found a job and she must pretend to be guy in order to get in and it turns out Ethan is her boss. He acts differently towards her. He’s grumpy and mean to her. In spite of being poor, I love Taylor for not being a damsel in distress. She’s hardworking, driven and sassy. Ethan’s attitude didn’t deter her and proven countless of times she’s genuine.
I grew to love Ethan even if he pretends not to care about Taylor. His simple gestures made him sweet and he’s pretty charming. Let’s not forget to appreciate Ethan’s twin sister, Isla. I wish I get to see more of her because she and Taylor clicked. That friendship is gold. Overall, I love this book and R.S. Grey is great writing this kind of trope.