Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Mr. Bloomsbury by Louise Bay-Release Blast

MR. BLOOMSBURY by Louise Bay 
Release Date: March 8th 


He's cold, rude and undeniably arrogant. That’s how Andrew Blake's best friends describe him. Bad luck for me that I’m his new assistant. Nothing I do is good enough. The more I try and please him, the more he ignores me. I’m beginning to wonder if there’s a heart in that tall, hard, gorgeous body of his. After work I’m complaining about him to my new best friend—the bartender at the pub near the office. Guess who’s seated behind me and has heard every gripe, grumble and grievance? By the look in Andrew's eye, I can't tell if I'm going to get fired or kissed. A standalone romance.


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Louise Bay really knows how to draw me in. I was hooked the moment I started Mr. Bloomsbury and didn't want it to end. I loved getting to know Andrew and Sofia and their journey was one that absolutely fascinated me.

I'm not one to spoil things in reviews or even hint at them. So what I'm going to say is I was definitely saying hmmm when about this arrangement was going to work between Andrew and Sofia. But man did it really work for these two. And I definitely understood the reasons for why they made the choices they did.

Andrew might seem a bit cold at first but all that did was make me want to hug him. I loved getting to know him in this book; he really did fascinate me as a character. I think he makes one heck of a good book boyfriend. That caring, sweet side just melted me.

Sofia is an absolute firecracker. I admired her spunk and sass-she's definitely someone I would want on my side. I had a lot of fun learning about her; she made me laugh so many times.

These two have undeniable chemistry-and boundaries. So I liked seeing how they worked around things and managed to grow with each other throughout the story. I believed in their journey 100%.

As always, the cast of characters here were great. They don't overpower the main couple but it's fun to see characters from previous books (don't worry if you're just starting here!!! This is a standalone). I thought the book just flowed very well for me.

Mr. Bloomsbury is a book that made me grin like the chesire cat when I finished. It was a great read and one I know I'll come back to again. I recommend this book.

I am not sure how to review this one without giving away one of the major plot points, so I am going to talk around it a bit.

Andrew has a rule, for good reason based on events in his past, about not dating anyone that he works with and Sofia has just given herself a job as his new assistant. Yes, that's the correct way to phrase that, but you have to read the book for more there.

And, well, there is an attraction but Andrew has his rules...so the way he finds to work around them...well, let's just say I wasn't sure how I felt about it at first. It's definitely unconventional and I definitely had a moment where I questioned the author's choice. But, you know what? It works. Really well. And it lets you get to know both sides of Andrew, the one in the office and the one outside of it.

Due to the way the author has the characters handle their issue of being attracted to one another while working together, this title feels a little different than other titles as I think it gets a little bit into the people we are, as well as the people we would want to be if life had treated us differently or if we had made different choices. It's because of this, I think, that the twist that maybe shouldn't work actually works really well.

This is a standalone, however characters from previous books do make appearances, as they are in his group of friends. It's not necessary to have read the previous titles to enjoy this one, but they are all great reads and I recommend them, even if you get to them out of order.

I enjoyed and recommend this title.


About the Author: 

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels - the kind she likes to read. Ruined by bonk-busters and sexy mini-series of the eighties Louise loves all things sexy and romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films. Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn't have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne. She loves to hear from readers so get in touch! 

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