The Boss Project – Vi Keeland

Genre: Romance
Publisher: C. Scott Publishing Corp.
Pages: 351
Release Date: July 11, 2022

The first time I met Merrick Crawford was during my job interview.

Well, technically, I’d met him twenty minutes earlier when he’d barged into a fitting room a few doors down from my appointment.

I yelled. He yelled. After an argument while standing in my bra, I proceeded to smash the door into the gorgeous jerk, trying to yank it shut.

As you might imagine, I was freaked out when I discovered that the rude guy was my potential new boss.

Yet he didn’t seem to recognize me. Or so I thought… Until we wound up bickering again during my interview and he told me to go sniff my armpit.

Okay, so maybe I hadn’t exactly been changing when he walked in on me. In my defense, I’d been stuck on a hot train for two hours and wanted to make sure I didn’t smell.

I obviously didn’t expect to get the job. But somehow an invitation to a second interview arrived in my inbox.

Before I left, I asked to see Merrick. I needed to know why I was even in consideration after our disastrous start.

Turned out, Merrick only wanted to hire me because I was the least competent candidate. It seemed his board was making him fill the position, against his wishes.

I didn’t really want to work in a place where my boss expected me to fail. But I figured maybe I’d enjoy proving him wrong. It was a little thing I dubbed the boss project.

What I wasn’t prepared for was that there would be other things I’d enjoy doing to Merrick Crawford.

Getting involved with the boss wasn’t the smartest choice.

But you know what they say about choices: Some we regret, some we are proud of. I just had no idea where this one was going to land.

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The Boss Project is a classic Keeland novel with a spunky main character and a swoon worthy love interest. The characters play off each other in the best ways giving readers witty banter and fire hot chemistry.

It may seem like a criticism, but Keeland’s love interests are almost always the same. However, this is why I love Keeland’s work. Merrick is dominant yet sensitive. He straddles the line of overbearing alpha male very well. He has his domineering moments, but they’re quickly blunted by his sweet intentions.

Evie is a quick witted and spitfire main character, however she does fall into the overused psychologist profession in romance novels.

One aspect of the novel that I disliked was how close it got to using a trope I dislike. Thankfully the story did not develop as I thought it would, so this is the reason I rated the novel four stars instead of three.

Overall, The Boss Project is a fun and sexy office romance with a spitfire main character and a swoon worthy love interest. It’s also a Keeland novel, so expect some unexpected emotional baggage that will pull on your heartstrings. 

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Have you read The Boss Project? What did you think?

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