on June 6, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author, Publicist
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.
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Happiness is a R.S. Grey rom com! Coldhearted Boss is a must on your summer reading list!
Grey is one of my favorite authors because she delivers EVERY SINGLE TIME. I know I’m going to get a binge-worthy, sweet and sexy romantic comedy with characters I wish I knew in real life with each of her books!
An angsty, slow-burn, enemies to lovers, workplace romance, Coldhearted Boss is hilarious and full of addictive tension. The pacing is a bit sluggish at the beginning, but the story is unexpected and ridiculously delightful with Grey’s signature wit and banter laced throughout. I got a lot of She’s the Man vibes set against the backdrop of a grown-up summer camp! It sounds weird, but Grey made it work.
To be totally honest, I’m not sure I would have loved the storyline as much had it not been for the characters driving it. Taylor is fiery and hard-working but down on her luck. Her inner dialogue had me cackling! Ethan is arrogant, rude, and stubborn but also has a vulnerability he doesn’t show often. Basically, he is a big teddy bear in denial, and I adored him! There is a lot of push and pull and an undeniable chemistry that these two try to ignore for a long time. They are fantastic together, though!
Overall, as with any R.S. Grey book, I absolutely recommend Coldhearted Boss! Be warned that the burn is S L O W, but if rom coms are your jam, then grab this one today!
Thanks to the author and Inkslinger PR for providing me with an advanced copy of this book. Please note that it, in no way, had an effect on my opinion or review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga!