350 pages (approx.)
After years of being her boss’s workhorse, Sara quits her job at June magazine in a huff. On her way to meet and celebrate with her best friend, Lia, she runs into a handsome stranger in the hotel elevator. Sparks fly and she ends up in his penthouse rather than at the party. Unfortunately, they’re interrupted mid-fun times and she runs out without getting his name or info.
Fast forward a few days and Lia plans to set Sara up with her boyfriend’s friend, Julian. Apparently, Julian is a giant jerk and not into anything long term, but at least he’s hot enough for a bang sesh. Waiting to meet said Julian, Sara spots her elevator paramour across the room at a charity benefit or something. Low and behold, mystery elevator guy IS Julian. And while Sara is excited to resume where they left off, Julian sees her as an opportunity to close a business deal that’s been dragging. See, the guy, Tanner, that he’s supposed to close the deal with is nothing but an immature horn dog that wanted to sleep with Sara the minute he saw her. Thus begins Julian and Sara’s professional relationship and the end of their physical one. …at least that’s what Julian wants and Sara intends to change.
Bad Boss is the second book in the Irresistible series, but can be read as a standalone. I was excited to read this considering how much I liked the first book, Sweet Spot . I was a tad let down, though. Sara was strong and independent and easy to like, while Julian (despite his backstory’s explanations) was cold and hard to connect with. Although I did appreciate him not being a typical manwhore.
The story wasn’t as strong or cohesively written as her previous work, but that may be affected by the some continuity mistakes throughout. The ending was too fast and easily resolved *minor Spoilers* (I really wanted Sara to stand up for herself more and make a statement, but all I got was kissy smooch love you grope grope. Make him work more than ten seconds for it.) and a bit unfinished. Did Tanner get his comeuppance? Because boy, that douche deserved it.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.