by Stella Rhys
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He was supposed to be my first and only one-night stand.
He was definitely never supposed to become my boss.
I had always been the good girl – the workaholic with every second of her life mapped out to a tee.
Then I got trapped in an elevator with Julian Hoult.
He was… irresistible. Sophisticated sex in a crisp white shirt. His voice alone dropped me straight to my knees. What was I supposed to do?
I can tell you what I was definitely not supposed to do.
I was not supposed to run into him ever again. I was not supposed to be desperately unemployed, and I was definitely not supposed to accept his dirty little job offer.
But I couldn’t resist.
As CEO of the Hoult Media empire, Julian will stop at nothing to get what he wants. So for his next venture with Manhattan’s most lecherous billionaires, he’s hired me to play the role of bait. And while my official title is that of Executive Assistant, my actual job requires low tops, tight skirts and flaunting everything I’ve got till his clients are easy to bend – till they can barely think for themselves anymore.
It’s sleazy and wrong. Against everything I’ve worked for. But with Julian as my audience, I can’t help but enjoy every second. Thanks to him, I’m embracing the bad, and I swear…
I’ve never in my life felt this damned good.
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Sara Hanna started working at what she thought was her dream job at eighteen. Nine years later it’s been nothing but a nightmare and it turns out she’s been working her ass off for nothing. Done with being overworked and underappreciated, with little chance to advance her career, she quits her job and decides a night out on the town is just what she needs. She knows that in the morning she will have to deal with the fall-out and consequences of her actions, but tonight she wants to live a little.
I was indulging tonight.
Fuck it –for just one night, I was going to let myself have whatever I wanted, however I wanted –as hard and fucking sweaty as I wanted.
In ten hours, it would be 8AM, but till then, every one of my rules would cease to exist…
Tomorrow, it was back to reality.
But tonight, I was making every second worth it.
Sara’s night gets started earlier than planned when she bumps into a gorgeous guy who makes it clear he’d love to be her one-night stand. From the moment they meet, their chemistry is smoking hot. But their scorching night comes to an instant halt when they are rudely interrupted, and a week later, Sara is still irritated how the night ended especially since she can’t stop thinking about the mystery man.
Julian Hoult is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is the gorgeous brunette he can’t get out of his head. When he sees her again out of the blue, he would do anything to finish what they started. However, when he realizes she can help him out with a business deal he’s been trying to finalize, he has no option but to convince her to work with him. This is unfortunate because he has a rule about dating his employees. He doesn’t. Unable to refuse, Sara accepts the job – seduce the client so Julian can land the deal. It sounds easy enough, right? But what happens when she seduces the boss too?
I love this book! It’s the first book I have read by Stella Rhys and it will definitely not be my last. It’s witty, sexy, and sweet with just enough angst to balance it all out. Original and fun, with entertaining characters, I was easily sucked into the story and I found myself enjoying every bit of it.
Sara and Julian were perfect for each other. Fun and smart, Sara took Julian by surprise. Not only were her looks perfect for the “job” but she was actually really good at winning the clients over. And Julien was a sexy, hard-working business man who knew what he wanted. I loved that he couldn’t control himself around Sara. She brought out the best in him and he lit her up in a way that she hadn’t experienced before. They each discovered a part of the other that was missing and I loved that they found it in each other.
I let myself go. Because the deeper I sank into Sara, the more I could breathe –the more I actually wanted to breathe. For so long, I hadn’t minded that suffocating weight in my chest. It was just something I carried with me every day, and I accepted it. It kept me accustomed to pain. But now that I knew what lightness felt like, it was all I ever wanted.
The banter is epic and it was hilarious watching Sara and Julian one up each other. Their interactions were intense in the best possible way. Even before the moment she starts working for him, the sexual tension was sky high and superbly written. It was delicious and becomes more so as they try to remain professional by denying any physical contact. The electricity crackled between them and the moment they let loose, it was freaking hot. And there were a lot of hot moments.
Along with the humor, there was wonderful depth to the story. Both Julian and Sara harbor their own secrets and I knew this story wouldn’t been all light. The heavy parts pulled at my heart and it broke for what both Sara and Julian experienced. They deserved a HEA and I was rooting for it from the start.
If you have read Sweet Spot, you will be happy to see Lukas and Lia appear in this book too. Overall, Bad Boss is a fun romantic story that was sweet, swoony, and sexy. There is a perfect balance between fun and serious, and I can’t wait to read more by Stella Rhys!
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About the Author
Stella Rhys is an author of contemporary romance and can’t help but write it hot, steamy and borderline filthy (just kidding, it’s flat-out filthy). Writing aside, she lives for coffee, the Yankees and cooking recipes way out of her league. She was born and raised in New York and now lives there with her husband and charmingly entitled fur baby.