The Billionaire Boss Next Door by Max Monroe

Screen Shot 2020-08-24 at 10.03.17 PMThe Billionaire Boss Next Door, by Max Monroe is a 320-page contemporary romance novel and is the first book out of a 4-part series called “Billionaire Collection”. It is written from a first-person POV, two-sided.

That’s right folks, another Max Monroe book. And, yes, it’s another great RomCom. As a reminder, Max Monroe is the name of two authors who decided to write romance together. It really works. I imagine the sense of humor between the two women is similar enough, but they compliment each other well when they swap POVs so it is clear that character voices are not similar at all.

The heat level of this book is five, which means explicit and dirty words are used.

Spoilers Ahead ***

Greer Hudson owns a design company that is failing, badly. She has a sad back story that isn’t harped on too much, the gist is her parents both died in  car crash while her mom was 8 months pregnant with her, they managed to save Greer. She was raised by her grandpa and brother, the brother is mentioned briefly and I could see that being an interesting story, because his wife sounds like a nightmare. Anyhow, the meetcute is pretty hilarious. Greer is in NY for a job interview to design a new hotel in NOLA, which is where she’s from, and runs into a gorgeous green-eyed man in the hotel gym. She pretty much runs her mouth and expresses how disgusting the designs at this hotel are, and of course, she’s mouthing off to the son’s owner of the hotel, Trent Turner.

Trent is not your typical billionaire stereo-type, you learn early on that he’s a caring son. The main reason he didn’t start the NOLA project when he should have is because he wanted to spend as much time with his mother as he could since she was diagnosed with advanced Parkinson’s. He was thoroughly insulted by Greer’s feedback on the hotel decor and was even more upset when he learned he’d have to work very closely with her in setting up the opening of the new Turner hotel in NOLA.

Generally, here are my thoughts:

  1. The POVs from the characters are hilarious. I will say, the conflict between the two characters was more misunderstanding than anything extreme, but maybe that is just how RomCom rolls? I mentioned this same thing in the last Max Monroe book and I’m thinking that’s just how these guys roll.
  2. I liked their style of writing, it was easy to read and the flow for the most part felt natural, and yes, I actually laughed out loud
  3. This is a situation where the love grew over time, so I appreciate that, so there’s a lot of time warping.
  4. One annoying thing is the conflict really could have been resolved with a conversation, a clarification, but the heroine, annoyingly chose to not confront him and find out why.

In summary, I give this a 4 out of 5. I plan to read the other books.

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