Book: Bossy Nights
Author: Liv Morris
Series: Bossy Nights #1
Release date: 26 July 2018
Main characters: Contessa Holly, Southern belle, trying to make it in New York. Barclay Hammond, publishing CEO and captivated by Tessa from the start.
I’ve landed in New York City with my resume in one hand and my V-card in the other. The resume? I’ll give to any man on the street. The other? Well… I won’t settle for anything less than lightning bolt chemistry and so far no one has flipped that switch.
Until I meet Barclay Hammond, CEO of the most prestigious publishing house in NYC and the city’s most eligible bachelor.
And my new boss.
The raw attraction between us is off the charts. Late nights together in the city, the looks he gives me across the boardroom table make him impossible to resist. I want him to be the one and he wants me too…
There’s only one BIG problem. Sleeping with your boss is strictly forbidden at Hammond Press.
Who knew losing it would be so complicated?
Why you should read it: This book is quite traditional – it reads like one of the books I used to sneak from my mother’s bookshelf. There’s something quite comforting in that – although it may not be for everyone. In my opinion, the chemistry between Barclay and Tessa took a while to build, but build it did and I came to enjoy their relationship and their burgeoning romance. There were sweet parts, funny parts and dramatic parts – it was quite the mix.
What you might not like: One reader’s traditional comfort read could be another’s antiquated, and formulaic story. We have the virginal Southern belle, the older, more worldly, more charismatic hero, who will teach her the ways of the world. You would be forgiven for groaning a little, (I was a bit hesitant during the opening chapters, especially at just how young Tessa came across) but I think you will warm up to the characters and the plot development kept me reading and I was rooting for them 100%. Tessa really comes into her own and she knows what she wants.
Rating: 3/5 for a sweet read – I liked it – it was a slow burner, with a rocky start, but an engaging story won out.