This would make a brilliant romcom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is an absolute classic N.R. contemporary romance, filled with humour and heat.
I loved the Fourth Wall introduction to the book which we hear from Michael, the Mr Bossy of the title.
It acts as a sort of Prologue, it’s a bit like the equivalent of a narrator’s voiceover giving the reader the pertinent facts before the story begins.
I’m sure some people won’t be keen but, for me, bracketing the main elements with Michael’s words direct to the reader really worked.
It set the scene for what turns into an absolute belter of a contemporary romcom which would make a brilliant film.
From the moment our two guys meet, it’s clear the “casual sex once a week” arrangement isn’t going to happen.
They just click. The sex is on fire, definitely one of Nic’s hottest books, but it’s also surprisingly emotional from the off too. They connect in mind and spirit as well as physically.
With a bunch of interesting tension points coming from external sources, it makes the romance the prime focus without any overly dramatic plot points chucked in.
I would have liked to see another scene with them and Michael’s family, the brief one we get is hilarious, and my only other comment would be that I felt both read slightly older than their ages (26 for Bryson, two years older for Michael).
But that’s not to say it spoiled anything because it didn’t. I liked their maturity, and it didn’t feel out of character.
With a smashing group of friends and a very solidly Aussie setting, this one was a delight.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.