I have a crush on my boss’ best friend.
At least it’s not my brother’s best friend.
Or my best friend’s brother.
Or… never mind. It’s all pretty cliché.
And worse? My boss’ best friend is his business partner. Which sort of makes him my boss too. Okay – it’s not sort of. It’s definite. Gabe Laurent is off limits. Totally off limits.
Which is fine. I make do with my imagination. He’ll never know. Ever. Unless my work bestie passes me an eighties-style teen movie sex quiz during a meeting and I fill it out.
And it ends up in Gabe’s hands…
After reading Right, I was super curious about Sandra and Gabe’s story, because Everly’s plan had to have worked, right?
While this is a story you can totally read by itself, it makes a lot more sense if you’ve read the second book of the series, given that Sawyer and Everly both play big parts here. This is the first story of this series that is told in dual POV, having both Sandra and Gabe’s point of view. I liked this change, because contrary to the two previous books, Gabe wasn’t an open book like Luke or Sawyer. The writing is once again pretty fun, light and the pacing is super fast. This is a very very short novella.
As is usual in novelas, this one is not big on character development or actually getting us to know the characters all that well, but Jana Aston did a good job nonetheless. Sandra is a serious girl, who wants to do the best job she can and is always very focused. She only has one big issue: her huge crush with her boss’ BFF who is also sort of her boss too.
Gabe was not what I was expecting?! After seeing him in Right, I thought he would be the shy, nerdy, rich and hot guy, but there’s nothing shy or actually “good” about him. He’s a good person, but I never thought he would be a manwhore… he was, and that kind of disappointed me a little. Yeah yeah, I know all men in this series are serious alphas and all that, but I was just wishing that Gabe would break the mold just a little bit. I still enjoyed him, and I did enjoy his “fling” with Sandra, and I’m actually not that happy that Fling is the title of this book.
I did like the plot, because there was no huge miscommunication, secrets or silly behaviours. These were two adults and they behaved like it.
If you’ve been reading and enjoying this series, don’t forget to read this novella too. 😀