The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression. I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date. He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice. So I told him to mind his own damn business―his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business―and went back to my miserable date. When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.
I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked. When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out. But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us―telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood. My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting. When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again. I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people? Then again…What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?
4 out of 5 stars
I was really excited to get my hands on Bossman. From the blurb, this book sounded really funny. It didn’t disappoint.
Bossman is the story of Reese Annesley, a single woman living in New York City. One night, she is on a date with a guy who is boring her, and she excuses herself to use the restroom and call her friend to call her to get her out of the date. While leaving the message, a man comes over and tells her she’s a “bitch” for getting out of her date.
Reese goes back to her date, and a few minutes later, the guy from the bathroom comes over and pretends to know Reese from her childhood. The guy, Chase, makes up some ridiculous stories about he and Reese’s childhood. The night ends and Reese can’t get Chase out of her head.
Fast forward one month, and Reese is at a job interview when she runs into Chase. She overhears Chase telling his HR person not to hire her; she gets pissed and walks out. Turns out Chase didn’t want to hire Reese because he is attracted to her.
Reese and Chase have some really funny banter. Reese doesn’t put up with Chase’s crap. However, Chase has a backstory that was really depressing. I didn’t love his backstory, but I did like the way it was handled. Chase had some series baggage to get past and I feel it was handled well.
Overall, this was a good read and I would recommend it.