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 feelings are all over the place about this one. I did enjoy it but I also had issues with it.
For the most part, I did enjoy this book. This book is pitched as enemies to lovers and that it was. I also think that’s where my problems lie. I think they were enemies for so long that when they did get together it wasn’t earth shattering for me. Did they have chemistry? Yes, they did. However, between the bickering and miscommunication, I felt like the actual relationship got pushed to the backburner.
I did like our characters, especially Taylor! She was taking anything that life threw her way. She was tough and didn’t back down from a challenge or Ethan and his harsh words. I adored her!
Ethan took me some time to warm up to. He did come off as coldhearted and it really made me want to smack him and tell him to get over himself. He really didn’t grow on me till about 60% into this book.
I liked Ethan and Taylor together. Once they got over their many fights and miscommunication, they were actually really cute together. The epilogue here was so cute and fulfilling that even though it wasn’t my favorite from R.S. Grey, I still finished the book with the warm and fuzzies.
If you enjoy workplace romance and enemies to lovers then look into this one. I hope that I’ll enjoy her next release more.