Plot overview: Sunshine-bright and quirky Charlee becomes the personal assistant—and fake fiance—of straight-laced, uptight, billionaire CEO Rath. Hilarity and sexy times ensue.
I’m a HUGE sucker for the “grumpy hero falls for the sunshine-y heroine” trope. I pretty much read anything I can get my hands on that even hints at this trope. It might be my all-time favorite. As far as grumpy guys falling for sunshine-y, perky girls goes, this book is a cut above the rest.
I’ll admit that in the very beginning, Charlee irritated me a little. Her extreme quirkiness and...joy made her fairly unprofessional for the office setting. I can’t imagine an office anywhere that would allow her to get away with what she got away with. Any boss in his right mind would’ve fired her. But somehow...she grew on me. Much like she grew on Rath. And by the end of the book, I loved her and was totally rooting for her to get her happily ever after. I guess what I’m saying is, be patient with Charlee. She gets less annoying as the book progresses.
Rath, on the other hand, is damn near perfect. He’s hot and grumpy and a total professional in the office, as opposed to the walking sexual harassment lawsuit so many billionaire CEOs are in Romancelandia. He’s awesome book boyfriend material and I’m considering adding him to my all-time favorite book boyfriends who’d make the best boyfriends in real life list.
Now, this book features characters from The Secret to Dating Your Best Friend’s Sister and Diary of a Bad Boy, but it stands alone nicely. Although, I’d highly recommend you also read the other 2 books because they’re all kinds of awesome. But if you aren’t so inclined, you can read Boss Man Bridegroom without feeling like you’re missing out on any inside jokes or anything.
Now, about the comedy…
Holy crap, y’all. I laughed until I almost peed. Not many books can make me laugh as hard as this one did. There’s one point in the story when Charlee starts telling embarrassing stories about herself to deflect from Rath’s embarrassment, and the results are, well, pee-inducing. If you’ve had a bad day and need a pick-me-up, you should just go download this book and keep reading until you hit that part. It’ll instantly improve your day.
Long-story-short, this one’s another cute, funny, fluffy, low-angst story from Meghan Quinn. I highly recommend it.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
Crushing the romance stigma! No rehab needed.