The Upside To Being Single
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There are many upsides to being single.
Your new boss knowing what your boobs look like?
Not one of them.
THE UPSIDE TO BEING SINGLE, a brand new, romantic comedy from New York Times bestseller, Emma Hart.
***4 ‘It’s All About the Donuts’ Stars***
The title peaked my interest, but it was the first line of the blurb that truly hooked me. I mean how can you not be even mildly curious about a romance that starts off with the main female character flashing her boobs and then finding out that one of the spectators just so happens to be her new boss? I obviously needed to know how everything played out and what a ride it was. This book was a fun and quick read that was sweet and smexy that had me laughing out loud even as my eyes rolled at the situations the characters found themselves in.
Jake and Mellie definitely kept me on my toes throughout the book. Mellie is that mix of sweet and snarky and when you throw in her quirks, which there are a few, it was hard not to find her endearing even when I found myself rolling my eyes at some of her...reactions. Jake is blunt, calm and has a sneaky sort of charm that has tends to pull the truth out of you, when you are trying so hard to avoid it.
Their journey to their HEA starts out with a bang and doesn’t let up one bit as the story progresses. The push/pull between them was intense, and at times a little OTT, but I have to admit that it kept things real interesting as I waited for them to just give into the chemistry that blazed between them whenever they were in the same vicinity. I loved the slow burn/build of their relationship and I really like where they are in their relationship at the end of the book.
The Upside of Being Single was a fun read. The writing was engaging, the pacing good and I enjoyed the first person POV. One of the things I really enjoyed were the fun little what I’m going to call “tid bits” at the beginning of each chapter, they had me chuckling and extremely interested to find out what was going to happen. As for the supporting cast of characters, I loved Peyton and Chloe, Mellie’s two BFF’s, they were all kinds of crazy goodness and I cannot wait to get my hands on their books to see how their own journey’s to their HEA’s will play out, especially since it looks like they are both going to be quite bumpy.
~ Copy provided by InkSlingerPR & voluntarily reviewed ~
Review: The Upside To Being Single
The Upside to Being Single by Emma Hart is the first of three books surrounding a trio of best friends, Mellie, Peyton and Chloe. A hilarious romance with a slow burn that will drive you wild. Told mostly from Mellie's POV we do get a couple of chapters from Jake's perspective as well.
Mellie is a mess - to quote her directly "an organized hot-mess" and when the hotel where she has been general manager for the past few years comes under new ownership she is waiting for the arrival of the new boss with trepidation. When her friends drag her out, ply her with cocktails and then dare her to flash the Mardi Gras crowd, shocked that she has never done it before, she locks eyes with a gorgeous man on a balcony and goes for it - sans bra. When said hottie turns out to be the new owner she was waiting to meet - well, it gets really awkward at the hotel.
Jake knows what he wants and regardless of the fact that she is his employee, he wants Mellie. He is calm and in control but not an overbearing male character. He is compassionate and consistent and just persists in gently breaking past her barriers.
Well-written with a slow build throughout the entire story to the romantic climax (*wink*) and leading us into the setting for the next story. Loved it! Enjoy!
With hilarious banter, donut filled apologies, and friendship goals that are out of this world, you’ll be sure to laugh out loud while falling in love. Another hit by the Queen of Rom-Com!
I can never get enough of the romantic comedies that Emma Hart writes. They are hilarious and have too many embarrassingly relatable moments to mention. Whenever I finish reading one of her books, I have a smile on my face that lasts for weeks.
After meeting in an extremely awkward and embarrassingly way, Mellie and Jake have to try to maneuver around it as boss and employee. I laughed out loud more times than I could count while reading this story. I couldn’t get enough.
This story is told mainly through Mellie’s POV, it was great to get a few chapters sprinkled in with Jake’s POV. Mellie is a sassy, spunky, and stubborn girl who has witty comebacks and recovers from her clumsiness better than anyone I know in real life. Jake is the typical alpha hot male lead who is blunt and calm. His sweet moments are full of charm and make him truly swoon worthy!
One of the things I love the most about Emma’s books are her secondary characters. The other two parts of the trio of friends in this story is no exception. Mellie, Peyton, and Chloe are what true best friends are made of. I can’t wait to read what they all continue to get up to when we get Peyton and Chloe’s stories.
If you want a story that will make you laugh your butt off and want buy your local donut shop’s entire supply, don’t hesitate! Go get yourself a copy of this book right now!