REVIEW: The Boss Project by Vi Keeland


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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.

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On the heels of a humiliating breakup, Evie is starting over. First up, a new job. As it turned out, she was hired for the wrong reasons. I loved Evie. She was smart, sharp and she was not afraid to give as good as she got. Merrick was the CEO of the company Evie worked for, and while they tried at first to keep things professional, chemistry like theirs was hard to deny. But Evie was guarding the tattered pieces of her heart, and Merrick had some seriously heartbreaking baggage, and as a result of that, he’d been unwilling to open himself up to the possibility of a relationship. Then he met Evie, and it was impossible for him not to let her in, and in doing so, for the first time in years, he finds himself wanting more.

I loved how their relationship began with playful, witty banter laced with sexual tension. Close proximity, undeniable attraction and a meddling grandmother all collide in to a budding relationship. While they were trying to proceed with some caution, they were just so well matched. There were some stumbles and a huge set back before they took that final leap of faith. I felt all the feels as I cheered for this couple the whole way through.

I was swept right up into Merrick and Evie’s romance from the minute he caught her in a compromising position. The Boss Project was a heartwarming, heart-healing love story full of hope, passion and emotion. I love Vi’s work, she always gives her readers well-written, well-developed, witty and sexy stories, and it was no surprise that this book was all of that—and then some. Five smooches from me for The Boss Project by Vi Keeland!

~Danielle Palumbo




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