R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, COLDHEARTED BOSS, is available now – be sure to grab your copy today!
About COLDHEARTED BOSS
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.
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About R.S. Grey
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! Visit her at rsgrey.com
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[I received a digital arc for an honest review]
ColdHearted Boss by R.S. Grey is her most recent rom-com about a down on her luck woman Taylor. Her family is struggling financially and her dead end job isn’t helping. She meets a man in a bar and in a moment of weakness takes the wallet of a stranger she kisses. She returns the wallet but when a job opportunity arises nearby at a construction site she comes face to face with the man from the bar, Ethan, who is also the manager of the project and her new boss. He instantly recognizes her and she is hired on as his assistant. She tries to prove her worth being on the site while struggling with her continued attraction to Ethan. Ethan struggles trusting her but keeps putting himself in situations where he gets to know her more and can’t deny his feelings changing.
Taylor is struggling to make ends meet and a little rough around the edges for it. Don’t get me wrong I like a woman who can stand on her own two feet and get things done but for someone who seems to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders she could be very immature when it came to Ethan. She tries to make him see her as a helpful member of the team at the site but then at night does all the flirty stuff to get under his skin.
“Taylor is elusive and wild, a clever little cat. I couldn’t predict her next move if there were a million dollars on the line.”
Ethan on the other hand should have been more mature from the beginning at 31 years old and running a very successful business. Don’t hire someone you don’t trust to be on your job site. If you do trust her stop throwing the night you met back in her face. Either hold her to it or move on, stop bringing it back up over and over again. He played it so hot and cold that I was not all that interested by the time he put the past behind him. He didn’t make me swoon and this author’s characters usually make me happy with all the feels. All I felt for Ethan was annoyance.
“I’m barely there for a moment before his hand slides around my back and he brings me in for a hug. A hug. An embrace that crushes me against him so tightly I think his toned arms might break me in two.”
The pacing of this story did not work for me at all. It felt slow and drawn out in all the wrong ways. We dealt with the characters being immature children for more than half the book. By the time they started acting like the adults they are I didn’t care. The intimate moments were well written as they always are but when you have no investment in the characters it doesn’t get the job done. Also it didn’t make me laugh, I wanted a rom-com and I didn’t get it.
R.S. Grey is usually an instant favorite for a good romantic comedy with likable characters, steamy moments and a few good laughs. Unfortunately ColdHearted Boss did not fulfill my expectations in any of the categories.