on July 16, 2016
Genres: Love & Romance
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?
I used to be in love with the whole rich, hot, CEO trope. Who doesn’t love it? Then I think I burned out on them and they all started to have the same story line. They were all dominant, extremely wealthy, hot, and everything else under the sun. Plus, many of the books had nothing more than sex and some filler fluff. So, I put myself on a hot CEO ban for a bit.
BUT, on a whim and on a bit of a slump, I decided to pick up Bossman by Vi Keeland. I must note, this was my first Vi Keeland book (I know, WTF?!?!). I am not sure what I was expecting but I definitely was not expecting to fall in love with this one.
Reese is on a date with a dude that has a light obsession with his mother. While sending an SOS to her girlfriend near the bathrooms, she meets Chase and he pretty much calls her out. When she gets back to the table she has yet to be rescued by her friend. So, she begrudgingly sticks to her date while exchanging glances Chase’s way. All bets are off when Chase decides to bring his date over to her table and literally crash her date. Honestly, at this point, anything is better then what she’s dealing with. Throughout the next hour or so, Chase weaves tales of how they know each other and both their dates are none the wiser.
Eventually after a few more run-ins with each other they end up entering into a boss/employee relationship. Chase becomes absolutely determined to have Reese. The antics he goes through and their witty banter makes this story so enjoyable Plus their chemistry is so smoking hot that I just knew that once Reese gave in (FINALLY) that it was going to be smoking.
Another thing I wasn’t expecting from this book? The serious tone the author added to it. There were other circumstances in the background that affected their relationship. It affected who they were as people and their reluctance to fully be with each other. To me that made the story even more enjoyable, it added an extra layer to an already fabulous book.
If you are looking for a fun, sexy, read that will having you sneak-reading at work (true story) then definitely check out Bossman. OyMG..and that epilogue gave me goosebumps. It was absolute perfection, and I loved it! I honestly can’t wait to dig into more of Vi’s books.
Lastly, the quote below is from this book and it resonated deeply with me. I think it’s something that everyone should take note of.
“Don’t focus on the what ifs. Focus on the what is.”