TITLE: Boss Man Bridegroom
BY: Meghan Quinn
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: January 21st 2020
“Will you do me the greatest honor of all time and be my bridegroom?” she asks, hope in her eyes . . .–Meghan Quinn (Boss Man Bridegroom)
If I had known that Meghan Quinn can write the best rom-com, I should’ve read her books before. But now, that I’ve got a taste, there’s no way I won’t read more of her books and soon.
Boss Man Bridegroom is a fabulous office romance. It is romantic, fun, little angsty and really hilarious. Also uplifting. The hero, Rath, was in need of a new executive assistant because he’d been having hard time to find the perfect one. Enter our heroine, Charlee. She loves smiling and always positive, very vibrant and bubbly. She has no filter and has a headstrong attitude. She’s also very quirky. She loves organizing which means she loves lists, planners and all office supplies/stationary.
Charlee is now one of my all-time favorite characters. I can also say that she’s the best part of this book. She made me laugh countless times while reading. From the very first chapter, I knew I was in for a fun experience because of Charlee. Needless to say, I loved her first meeting with Rath. Kinda spoiler but I can’t help but share this. She asked Rath to take a picture of her in a office supply convention, and it’s not really the action that made the scene very funny but Charlee’s words. She’s definitely a dork and Rath is her opposite. He’s definitely not happy about her, which makes it a delicious surprise when he ended up hiring her as her assistant.
She changed his life. The scenes in the office from the very first day are so hilarious. Charlee has her way with words that even though it’s normal for her, it’s crazy for Rath and funny to me, as a reader. I can only imagine Rath and her cheers their pens. Her bubbly personality is really infectious even though I’m only reading her, which is exactly what I needed in my life right now.
Rath, like I said, is an opposite of Charlee. Well, not really opposite but he’s a bit angsty. He’s really nice to everyone but not to Charlee. For a reason, I won’t share to avoid spoiling the book, he’s uptight and unfriendly when it comes to his assistant. Somehow, I don’t have problem with it because I enjoyed reading about two characters who aren’t exactly opposite but they treat each other differently. Charlee is always nice to him and Rath is not to her. But let me just be clear, Rath never treated Charlee rudely. He’s not friendly but I didn’t find any reason to dislike him.
I can say that the romance between the two developed in a nice pace – from being nonfriends and employee-employer to friends to fake fiance/e to lovers. There is never a dull moment in this book. I even liked the last conflict the two of them resolved. I mean having Rath making a grand gesture that he knows will really make Charlee happy is so romantic.
The side characters are amazing too. I really liked Rath’s two bestfriends, Bram and Roarke. I learned that they have their own books so I’m going to read those. I also like Charlee’s grandma, well that is until I realized what she’s doing. Others might find it cute but no, we don’t play with other people’s emotions. I can only imagine what Charlee was feeling. That’s one of the reason why I couldn’t give this book a perfect five-star rating.
And also, I wish there’s more to Rath. With all the things I’ve already mentioned about him, he’s obviously not a bad character, or was he totally badly written. I think I just wanted more from his character. Aside from being uptight in the office and angsty because of a past experience, he’s also big on charities. But that’s it. Unlike Charlee, Rath’s character has lesser depth.
RATING: 4 blissful pages with lilies
If you want to be entertained, like REALLY ENTERTAINED, this book is for you. With our world on fire, we need this kind of book.
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