July 11, 2022 | Posted in:Release Day Blitz, Review
Title: The Boss Project
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 11, 2022
The first time I met Merrick Crawford was during my job interview.
Well, technically, I’d met him twenty minutes earlier when he’d barged into a fitting room a few doors down from my appointment.
I yelled. He yelled. After an argument while standing in my bra, I proceeded to smash the door into the gorgeous jerk, trying to yank it shut.
As you might imagine, I was freaked out when I discovered that the rude guy was my potential new boss.
Yet he didn’t seem to recognize me. Or so I thought… Until we wound up bickering again during my interview and he told me to go sniff my armpit.
Okay, so maybe I hadn’t exactly been changing when he walked in on me. In my defense, I’d been stuck on a hot train for two hours and wanted to make sure I didn’t smell.
I obviously didn’t expect to get the job. But somehow an invitation to a second interview arrived in my inbox.
Before I left, I asked to see Merrick. I needed to know why I was even in consideration after our disastrous start.
Turned out, Merrick only wanted to hire me because I was the least competent candidate. It seemed his board was making him fill the position, against his wishes.
I didn’t really want to work in a place where my boss expected me to fail. But I figured maybe I’d enjoy proving him wrong. It was a little thing I dubbed the boss project.
What I wasn’t prepared for was that there would be other things I’d enjoy doing to Merrick Crawford.
Getting involved with the boss wasn’t the smartest choice.
But you know what they say about choices: Some we regret, some we are proud of. I just had no idea where this one was going to land.
The Boss Project is Vi Keeland’s newest addictive, sexy, and fun romance. I don’t read Vi’s blurbs, I love to go in not knowing anything about what I am about to read. I do know that when I start, I will not want to stop. I fell for these two hard.
Evie was starting over and the day of job interviews was almost over. She was a hot mess so when a man opened the dressing room door while she was changing, it wasn’t her finest moment. She yelled. He yelled. She needed to move on to her last interview so she could go home to a glass of wine. Except, of course the man she just yelled out happened to be the man who was her last interview of the day. Yes, he was hot AF until he opened his mouth… the arrogance was strong with this one.
Merrick didn’t even want to hire a therapist for his hedge fund company but the board is forcing his hand. So, why not hire the woman who had the least experience and bickered with him from the start? It would prove she wasn’t needed. Except, there was one problem. He wanted her. Bad. He didn’t want to want her but she was beautiful, unique, and a bit crazy. She knew exactly how to push his buttons and he sure as hell wanted to push hers.
Merrick and Evie had their baggage but it was time to unpack it. I absolutely loved these two together, from start to finish. Their banter. Their connection. Their passion. The button pushing was flirty, fun, and hot AF. They made me laugh so hard, swoon too, and cry! It’s a roller coaster and I loved it even the twists. And I can’t forget about one of my favorite grandmothers ever. Kitty is a fucking hoot and a half. I want to be her when I grow up.
“You probably shouldn’t have told me you make these when you’re excited or angry. These cookies are the shit, and I’m really good at pissing employees off.”
“Some of the best times in life start off as bad ideas, my friend.”
“If it’s meant to be, you’ll come around when it’s time.”
“How will we figure out if the time is right?” His eyes darkened. “I guess we’ll know when my tongue is down your throat—or better yet, something else.”
The Boss Project is the newest sexy, fun and emotional standalone from Vi Keeland. I feel like I always say the same thing after I finish one of Vi’s books. ‘The book and the hero are my favorite of hers.’ I just can’t help it! I fell hard and fast for Merrick! And honestly, Evie too! Merrick is sexy, and intimidating, but soft and mushy on the inside. He’s also a total perv and a romantic. The best mix of things! Evie is strong, smart and tells it like it is. She’s been through too much to lie to herself or the people around her. The way they meet is freaking hysterical! And then she sees him again when she’s interviewing for a job. He wants to hire her because she’s not qualified and he doesn’t even want a therapist on his staff. She wants to take the job just to prove him wrong. Turns out he was wrong, she’s really fantastic at her job and he’s extremely attracted to her. But she works for him so he can’t touch her. The more time they spend together, the more they want each other. Both of them have exes who really did a number on them so they are leery to get involved again. They have fun together, they laugh, joke and flirt. Merrick smiles more and learns from her how to make his employees happier. They finally give in to their attraction (after they solve the working for him issue :)) and it’s crazy hot. They just fit together. Physically and emotionally. But when Merrick’s past comes back to get him, he shuts down and runs. Will he be able to tell Evie the truth before it’s too late? Oh man, did I love this story! Once I started I didn’t want to put it down. Merrick’s sexiness and the things that came out of his mouth had me swooning and blushing. They are one of my favorite couples of Vi’s!
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-seven languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
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