Thursday, December 3, 2020

Loverboy by Sarina Bowen - ARC Review

Secrets, desires, and exquisite pie. It’s all in a day’s work at The Company.

Growing up, I was the rough guy from the wrong neighborhood who couldn’t catch a break. Posy was the pampered girl I tried to impress. But I managed to steal only a single kiss before I had to skip town.

Now I’m back, and the tables are turned. Posy runs a struggling pie shop. I’m the VP of a secretive billion dollar security company.

Not that I can tell her.

There’s a murderer on the loose in New York, and he seems to spend a lot of time at Posy’s shop. I can’t let on that I’m here to bring him down before he can harm a hair on her pretty head.

Going undercover as Posy’s new barista wasn’t my idea. I don’t even drink coffee. But now I have to call her “boss,” and do everything the curvy perfectionist asks of me. I’d forgotten how much we infuriate each other, and that she somehow fills me with both irritation and desire in the same breath.

There’s nobody more skilled at stealth ops than me. I can bring this killer down. Right after I take a cold shower. And just as soon as I figure out how to make a skinny peppermint latte with milk poured in the shape of a kitten...

This book was a lot of fun. I loved the premise, and I love a story that manages to blends action/suspense and romance. Add in that this was also a 2nd chance in a lot of ways, and I was invested in Posy and Gunnar's story from the beginning.

I loved both of the characters, both who they were and the way they interacted with one another. I really liked Posy and the idea that you can both make mistakes, or make some bad decisions, and still be ok and that those mistakes don't invalidate the things that you do in the future.

There was more humor in this one than I was expecting. I am not even all that sure why it surprised me as Sarina Bowen's books always have moments of humor or ways in which the characters see things as funny, but I think the seriousness of the basic plot idea made the humor a little unexpected. Posy's internal dialogue was fabulous.

I haven't read the first title in this series (not sure how I missed this one) and I was able to fully enjoy this title...although, I can't lie, it made me want to read the first one.

I enjoyed and recommend this title.

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