Plot overview: Quirky, snarky Greer takes a job without realizing that her new boss is a) the guy she insulted the previous evening, and b) her new next door neighbor. Hilarity ensues. It’s a enemies-to-lovers, opposites-attract romance.
If the book was poorly written, I’d feel OK about DNFing it. But that’s not the case. The writing here is great. The dialogue is hilarious, the side characters are great, I adored Trent, the hero, and it hits on some of my all-time favorite romance tropes. Where the book totally lost me was Greer, the heroine. Here are some of the ways in which she chapped my ass:
Then there was the fact that Greer and Trent’s good friends decided to keep secrets from the couple for no good, apparent reason, other than their own amusement. That kind of made them seem like jerkoffs, too, and up until that point, they’d seemed like good folks, so it didn’t ring true for me.
So, there it is. Yet another example of a book everyone but ME loved. I’m so, so alone...
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It’s not stigma-y at all. I just hated the heroine with the heat of a thousand suns.
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6/26/2019 08:19:51 am
This was my first Max Monroe book, I'll give others a shot because I liked the writing. I did finish it, but I also didn't like the story overall and wasn't sure why it had so many great reviews!
Jennifer, Romance Rehab
6/26/2019 09:18:29 am
You should DEFINITELY read other Max Monroe books! You're right: the writing is great. This one just didn't click with me because of the heroine. I can't believe more people didn't hate her!!
6/26/2019 09:50:25 am
I read Tapping Her (or something along that vein, can't remember) and I didn't like it, whereas the general consensus among reviewers was that this was wonderful. . Yep, the writing was great and had some really witty banter, but I found the story boring. Had very little conflict.
6/26/2019 09:53:35 am
I meant 'Tapping the Billionaire'
Jennifer, Romance Rehab
6/26/2019 10:56:16 am
I know just what you mean, Lin. The conflict in that one was at a minimum. The banter was great, though. Maybe that's why there were so many great reviews? I dunno. Welcome to the unpopular opinion crew, though! We're thinking of getting jackets made up...
6/26/2019 12:15:28 pm
I couldn’t finish this one either. Greer drove me nuts and I just didn’t like her, hence I don’t care, then a DNF!
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