BOOK REVIEW: Loverboy (The Company #2) by Sarina Bowen

BOOK REVIEW: Loverboy (The Company #2) by Sarina BowenLoverboy (The Company #2)
by Sarina Bowen
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Synopsis:

Secrets, desires, and exquisite pie. It’s all in a day’s work at The Company.

Growing up, I was the rough guy from the wrong neighborhood who couldn’t catch a break. Posy was the pampered girl I tried to impress. But all she gave me was a single kiss before I had to skip town.
Now I’m back, and the tables are turned. Posy runs a struggling pie shop. I’m the VP of a secretive billion-dollar security company.
Not that I can tell her.
There’s a murderer on the loose in New York, and he seems to spend a lot of time at Posy’s shop. It’s my job to identify him before he can harm a hair on her pretty head.
Going undercover as Posy’s new barista wasn’t my idea. I don’t even drink coffee. But now I have to call her “boss,” and do everything the curvy perfectionist asks of me. I’d forgotten how much we infuriate each other, and that she somehow fills me with both irritation and desire in the same breath.
There’s nobody more skilled at stealth ops than me. I can bring this killer down. Right after I take a cold shower. And just as soon I figure out how to make a skinny peppermint latte with milk poured in the shape of a kitten...

Review

Good lord I loved this. How does one author consistently write so many good books? By now there are so many within her universe of places/ made up sports teams/ characters that sometimes I forget that certain aspects just aren’t actually real (like what do you mean Katt phones aren’t readily available?!). Something about this one REALLY hit my sweet spot even more than the last few, too. Maybe it was because they talked about coffee drinks and pie so frequently and caffeine is my weakness. Or MAYBE it was because Gunnar and Posey were such stellar characters. We may never know.

Having met 15 years prior tending bar, they spent a whole summer trying to beat one another out for the bar manager’s job. Posey’s father owned the bar so even if Gunnar worked his ass off and knew way more about tending bar than she did, he was never going to get the job. Because of dear ole daddy being a dick, a misunderstanding ensues and the two part ways mad for reasons they shouldn’t have been.

Fast forward to now. Max, Gunnar’s boss, bestie, and head of ~The Company~, needs intel to help catch someone from his past. That involves Gunn learning to make lattes in less than 48 hours (lol the scene when Max calls basically the entire building up to make him practice crazy ass drinks is hilarious) and locking in a job at Posey’s cafe. She is so in need of help and his latte art is so artistic that she can’t help but hire him.

The two instantly fall back into their old bantering and flirty ways and I just loved it. I loved every second of it because I’m a girl who loves a story with two people that tend to have explosive arguments over stupid shit one second to heated, passionate make outs the next! I’m glad there wasn’t a huge falling out when she finds out what he was really doing there and what his real job is. And speaking of that real job, I actually am really loving the more serious spy/action-y aspect of this series. I think the next book, which I’m assuming will feature Max and Scout, (UM THAT CHAPTER FROM HER POV HAD ME SHOUTING, UM WHAT) will be really intense and really come to a head with catching certain bad guys and exploring the demons in Max’s past. I can’t wait. For now though, this was such a good installment, as always, and had me wanting more more more from Bowen, as always.

Huge thanks to the publisher for allowing me to read this eARC in exchange for my honest review! 

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2 Comments

  1. Truth! If I am looking for a guaranteed good time, I pick up a Bowen book. I haven’t started this series yet, but I love second chance (opportunity?) type romances. Thrilled it was such a hit for you.
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    • Arielle

      November 17, 2020 at 8:14 am

      I so agree. Even though not all of her books have been 5 stars for me, something about her writing is so comforting at this point. I love sinking into her world of characters every single time! I hope you enjoy when you get around to this series!

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