Never sleep with your boss.
It’s advice that Willa Banks could’ve used six weeks ago when, after the most terrifying night of her life, she sought comfort in the arms—and bed—of her grumpy, intense, sexy-as-hell boss, Max Prescott. Now, working with him day in and day out is pure torture for Willa, who’s wanted Max since the day they met—even if he doesn’t want her, something he’s made abundantly clear.
Eight years ago, tragedy upended Max’s life, making him see himself as a toxic, broken monster. A monster who needs to stay far away from the sweet, warm, beautiful Willa, who he’s wanted for months now. But he refuses to hurt her the way he’s hurt people in the past, so it doesn’t matter how much he pines for her. Longs for her. He needs to stay far, far away from Willa.
Max’s rejection hurts, and Willa is determined to get over him. So when she’s matched with someone on a dating app her company is beta testing—with 98% compatibility, no less—she sees it as the perfect opportunity to move on. But fate has other plans, because Willa has no idea the man she’s messaging—and falling for—is none other than Max…
Not a surprise, but–I loved this one!
Willa and Max’s story was all kinds of cute (and hot, OMG, that beginning was super H-O-T) and I absolutely loved their anonymous app relationship…but loved it just as much once they weren’t anonymous anymore too 😉
In fact, I was minding my own business, reading along, enjoying the heck out of this story, idly wondering huh, this is all going so well! And is so adorable! Maybe Tara Wyatt won’t throw anything disruptive or angsty in there after all!
As I’m sure you suspected and could have been telling me all along, OF COURSE she’s not going to let them off that easily. Ha! Bring on the relationship disrupter, and their romance’s black moment…
Fortunately, Max, like his younger brothers before him (Theo from Stupid Love and Bastian from Snow Job ) managed to pull his head out of his butt on time to make things all better, leaving us with a super cute ending.
And an unholy need to have Lucien Prescott’s story in our hot little hands right now. 😉
Love Bug is the third book in the series, and probably *could* be read as a standalone, though the very first scene will definitely make a lot more sense (and have a lot more of an impact) if you’ve at least read the previous book (Snow Job) to see what exactly has Willa so rattled and makes Max lose his cool. Or just do yourself a favor and read all three–then you can join me in anxiously awaiting the release of enigmatic Lucien’s story!
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.