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Perfect Grump: An Enemies to Lovers Romance (Bad Chicago Bosses) Kindle Edition
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Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow returns with a laugh-out-loud wild office romance where two total opposites fight to deny their perfect chemistry.
I've caught a raging case of bosshole.
Signing on as a company driver for Brandt Ideas felt like a dream.
Big-girl salary. Stellar benefits. Glorious people—minus one.
Nicholas Brandt was put on Earth to drive me insane.
Of course, he's my bossman.
He spent the first month mistaking me for a dude.
Then he “apologized” with the grace of a drunken moose.
A perfect grump with a brutal reputation.
A heart-thief sculpted like a fallen angel.
A master at making me question all of my life decisions.
Why is it always the terrible ones who make a girl tingle?
The longer I'm stuck with Satan in endless Chicago traffic, the faster he wears me down.
When he needs a “date” at this rich-people charity dance, I crack.
I say yes.
I kiss my incurable, broken, off-limits boss—and God help me, I like it.
I invite disasters fated to rip my heart out.
And just when Nick Brandt can't cut my life into tinier confetti, the unthinkable does.
Guess who wants to save me.
Now guess how much barbed wire I've got to keep Mr. Anti-Perfect in exile...
Full-length enemies-to-lovers romance overflowing with hilarious quips, teary-eyed twists, and slow-burn steam that sizzles off the pages. A magnificently bad-tempered boss pursues his spitfire driver in a knock down, claiming, need-you-to-live whirlwind to the Happily Ever After.
From the Publisher
"There are a million forbidden office romance books out there, but Perfect Grump is sooo different and refreshing...a perfect five-star read!" -Celeste, Reviewer
"I loved everything about this book! The chemistry was smoking hot and the whip-smart banter was brilliant!" -Lisa, Reviewer
"This was a journey. From enemies-to-friends-to lovers and forever. The story takes us on a ride as their working relationship grows into a desire for a happily ever after." -Keri Loves Books, Reviewer
"The author does a terrific job building their relationship as the story moves along. She brings laughter and heartache and delivers an entertaining read that had me glued to the pages right to the end." -Brenda, Reviewer
"I really can't say enough great things about this book. It's humorous, angsty, VERY steamy and there are ups-and-downs." -Linda, Reviewer
"Perfectly entertaining grumpaliciousness with a squishy sweet heart. Perfect Grump is a wonderfully well written romance and a perfect example of this author's art form of creating likable broken billionaire bad boys and the amazing women who inspire them to change, heal, and love." -Kelly, Reviewer
About the Author
Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Snow started writing romance to escape office politics. Today, she writes about powerful alpha males and irresistible bad boys, serving up some of the hottest romance on the shelves.
Fan favorites include her Grizzlies, Deadly Pistols, and Prairie Devils MC series, as well as PRINCE WITH BENEFITS. Snow’s style ranges from suspenseful to sweet, and there’s always something swoon-worthy in the works.
- ASIN : B09D2VR75W
- Publisher : Ice Lips Press (August 17, 2021)
- Publication date : August 17, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 1257 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 508 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : B09CRQNT5W
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,686 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #302 in Contemporary Women's Fiction
- #387 in Billionaire Romance
- #440 in Women's Romance Fiction
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Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2022
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4 stars--would read again
3 stars--was good
2 stars--didn't enjoy
1 star--didn't finish
Should I read books before this one: no, but I can tell at least 2 stories did
Reese has a great job chauffeuring for Bea and her 2 grandsons. Ward doesn't talk to her, Nick doesn't let her get a word in edgewise. He thinks she's a college boy, until he sees her at an employee function. Then he realizes his mistake. He needs to apologize, but she doesn't want his gifts. It goes on for weeks.
He asks her to take notes at a conference. “Which seminar can you stand? Our choices are Doctor Boring on green architecture or Miss Monotonous on functional flow.” Then he passes notes. We have to quit calling her Doctor Boring. Her name is Bowling. Can you believe it? She’s Boring Bowling. She replies, Shut up before you get us in trouble. You made me come here! He writes, “Trouble?” What are we? High schoolers?
Months later, he asks her to be his date to a gala that night. Cinderella experience. He kisses her while they're dancing, then Carmen (starlet, on again off again girlfriend) throws alcohol in his face and slaps him for bringing a bimbo to make her jealous. Reese escapes outside, Nick follows. “How angry are you? Scale of one to ten?” “Ninety! I hate you. You’re the most disgusting, selfish person I’ve ever met, and I grew up in a horrible foster system full of crazies, so—” “Reese—” “Let me finish. I really need this job. My sister always spends more than she makes, and I help take care of my niece. I’m finally able to do that comfortably with this salary for the first time since...well, ever. So, I’m hoping if I never mention how much I hate you again, and you never mention this awful joke of a date again, I can keep working." “You’d rather quit your job than let me apologize?” “Yes. I swear, if you make me, I’ll work 2 full-time jobs to make the same money. I’ll drive 16-hour days, up and down this continent, just so I don’t have to listen to one more word of your—your bull. Yes.”
6 months later, Roland Osprey, tabloid reporter, contacts Nick about his years-old sex video with Carmen. Reese, driving, gets a call, pulls into a gas station to take it, panic attack. “Abby got arrested, Nick. Drug sniffing dogs, a SWAT unit, everything. They found enough cocaine in her car to get a group of elephants high and—get this. It was hidden under Millie’s car seat. Who does that?” She’s quiet for a minute. “She’s been clean for years, especially since she became a mom.” The deadbeat dad, Will, left, taking his drug dealing with him. She needs an attorney for Abby, for herself to get custody of Millie. Nick says he'll take care of it.
I enjoyed the plot, though the pacing isn't consistent. Nick's growth has no basis; Reese's trust (especially at the end) isn't explained, either.
She talks faster than a caffeinated chipmunk. These notes might suck. Also, I keep getting hung up, wondering what things like sustainable ergonomics and industrialized pastiche mean.
Mistakes aren’t the end. When you mess up one day, you just have to do better the next.
Flowers alone can’t make up for the crap I pulled, but a side of flowers with an eviscerating apology and a whole mess of groveling might.
POSSIBLE TRIGGERS (SPOILERS)
Sex: multiple scenes
Language: 256 f***, 152 Lord's name in vain, 151 s***
Violence: slaps, report of beating, drug dealing, stalking
I always enjoy Nicole's book's and this one is no different. Now, it wasn't my favorite out of the series so far, but still a great book. A lot of drama, secrets, and twists. This is Nick and Reese's story.
Reese is a strong woman and will do anything for her sister and niece. She struggled throughout her life as an orphan and still made something of herself. She enjoys driving others around and works hard. Her life becomes more complicated when her one boss, Nick hits on her. She tries to deny the chemistry and attraction, but when she is in a tough spot, Nick comes to the rescue. However, will Nick's past ruin everything for them?
Nick was the playboy for so long and after his grandma was stuck in the hospital and retired he really stepped up. The only problem is his past won't give him a break. Still he tries hard to move on and ends up falling for Reese. He liked her for a long time, but always messed up with her. Now, he finally gets the chance to really show he changed when her family is in a tough spot. He Falls hard and fast for Reese, but will his ex ruin everything?
I enjoyed the two characters very much. Loved the dynamic between them and the chemistry. However, parts of the book felt too long and others too rushed. I still liked the book, but it's not my all time favorite from this series.
My first book by this author. It was a pleasant read, a little long, and a very cute premise. I love how Reese didn't immediately cave and Nick had to stew in the consequences of his actions. Those early car scenes were great. Kind of a slow burn until the smexy times happen. Smexy times were 2/5 🌶️ imho. The author made them a little too esoteric for me.
Nick annoyed me by running away, but I get that he was stuck in a shame spiral. But seriously, his snap judgements were awful and I questioned his intelligence a few times. How did he manage to make it in life or business? Good thing he comes from money. 🙄 His dedication to Reese and Millie was awesome to read, though.
This book was filled with characters from previous books by this author, and I felt like I understood the story just fine without having read their stories. BUT it is a pet peeve of mine when authors drop in cameos because it's such obvious fan lip service. Paige and Ward and Grandma Bea weren't properly fleshed out with detailed descriptions because the author assumed I already knew what they looked like, but at least they played significant roles in the story. But random references to things that happened in other stories just made me feel like I was on the outside of an inside joke.
There are some quality/editing issues with the KU version - missing words or weird phrasing or misspelling. Example: "fiancè"?! The accent goes the other way. "Something body hits my leg." Uh.... What? I mean, I figured it out in the context of the scene, but I'm disappointed because I found 4 or 5 instances of this lazy editing.
Top reviews from other countries
I have never read a book by Nicole Snow that hasn't blown me away , and this one most certainly didn't disappoint.
Nick and Reese's story will have you laughing, swooning, getting angry ( on their behalf ), and basically falling in love with them , and their story .
Such a brilliant must read