Title: Like a Boss
Published: 12th July 2016
Publisher: Brothers Chance Books
Author: Logan Chance
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LoganandJacob
Like A Boss Duet Series
Theo Sullivan is the new boss of The Lopa, a classy tiki bar in the heart of South Beach, Miami. Little does he know, a certain bartender doesn’t think he has what it takes to make it.
Personalities collide as Penelope Marks goes against the boss and tries her hardest to defy him.
Theo is determined to be a success.
Penny is determined not to lose.
What happens if these two get more than they bargained for?
What if the one person you want more than ever is the one person you hate even more?
Talk about starting a story with a bang! Hot opening when passions collide between Theo and Penelope. It’s just a shame it was dark and she was wearing a wig or I think the re-introduction would have gone a lot different.
Theo at the start is clearly in the mood for some fun but not with just anyone, he wants someone who makes his blood pressure rise with one look. Seems he gets this with a bar tender he hasn’t seen before at Nectar. She knows his type and has clearly been fending off men all night but when he says he is the only one that will say please you can see she turns to putty in his hands – it goes both ways though. After having one hell of a wild night on the beach you would think this would be the start of something but alas no his silver haired beauty Penelope with the turtle tattoo vanishes without a trace when morning breaks. He never thinks he will see her again but perhaps he should have looked a little closer when he meets a new member of staff at the bar he just brought, The Old Goat, because she sure remembers him. Or though to be fair he may have had an inkling of a memory as he sees her first bending over with her backside on full view, an ass he should remember.
After getting fired from her last job – seems her last boss didn’t approve of her leaving half way through a shift to go have sex with a hot stranger, go figure – Penelope is holding out high hopes of getting a promotion at The Old Goat to become Manager. Mainly to show her dad that she can take care of herself and he doesn’t need to try and control every aspect of her life – not that he listens. She had hoped to make a good first impression but with being late and then mouthing off about the new boss not having a clue what he’s doing she is not having a good start. Well she can’t be held completely to blame, she does have a very good reason to feeling a bit pissed off and that might be because her ‘Lord of the O’s’ from the beach a few months back just so happens to be her new boss, and he doesn’t even remember her.
Taking over and running a tiki bar has been Theo’s dream for a while but the reality is a lot harder than he thought. He needs it work not just for himself but also for his daughter Lucy – who is just a cutie. He was told that Penny was one to look out for with management possibilities but from the fact she is late on his first day there and then continues to undermined him whenever she gets the chance she is the furthest from his list. Speaking of lists that’s one quirk of Theo’s that I loved. Especially the ones in regards to Penny; reasons for her to stay, go, get into bed with him, imagine naked, it goes on and each one is a bit funnier than the last. She is clearly on his mind and in his face all the time; it’s driving him mad with want. There’s just the little issue of her boyfriend that might cause some problems. Well I use the term “boyfriend” very loosely as he is not really seen and when he is he acts like a complete asshole that you are just counting down the minutes until she realises it too and dumps his ass.
Loved the back and forth between Theo and Penelope, passion or bickering, either way they like getting the other all riled up. So much so you knew it would be a passionate blow out. It was like chalk and cheese with personalities but really its just sexual attraction they are trying to fight. You can tell that Penny is frustrated and a little hurt that Theo doesn’t remember her straight away, so she’s trying to hide it by taking issues with his running of the bar. When the penny finally drops for Theo though she’s going to be wishing she had told him straight off the bat because it’s beyond hot when they get together (side note she really likes his reason for changing the name of the bar to The Lopa). All their passion and fights have been leading to that moment but if you think this has a happy ending be warned there is a killer of a cliff hanger. I’m just glad I went straight into book two because damn it was brutal.
5 out of 5 stars