Series: The Company #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Also in this series: Moonlighter
Also by this author: Us, Bittersweet, Rookie Move, Hard Hitter, Pipe Dreams, Brooklynaire, Speakeasy, Fireworks, Overnight Sensation, Superfan, Moonlighter, Man Cuffed, Heartland, Sure Shot, Lies and Lullabies, Roommate
Secrets, desires, and exquisite pie. It’s all in a day’s work at The Company.
Growing up, I was the rough guy from the wrong neighborhood who couldn’t catch a break. Posy was the pampered girl I tried to impress. But all she gave me was a single kiss before I had to skip town.
Now I’m back, and the tables are turned. Posy runs a struggling pie shop. I’m the VP of a secretive billion-dollar security company.
Not that I can tell her.
There’s a murderer on the loose in New York, and he seems to spend a lot of time at Posy’s shop. It’s my job to identify him before he can harm a hair on her pretty head.
Going undercover as Posy’s new barista wasn’t my idea. I don’t even drink coffee. But now I have to call her “boss,” and do everything the curvy perfectionist asks of me. I’d forgotten how much we infuriate each other, and that she somehow fills me with both irritation and desire in the same breath.
There’s nobody more skilled at stealth ops than me. I can bring this killer down. Right after I take a cold shower. And just as soon I figure out how to make a skinny peppermint latte with milk poured in the shape of a kitten...
Loverboy is the second book about The Company, but you can read it as a total stand alone. Gunnar is the classic “good time guy”-notorious flirt, hot as hell, and Posy missed her chance. But, now that she has ditched her no good husband and Gunnar is back in NYC, maybe he can clean her palate.
Gunnar works for the super secretive “Company” with Max Bayer and is called back to NYC to go undercover in Posy’s new pie/coffee shop. He thinks Posy betrayed him years ago and he is still a tad bitter, but also he still thinks she is hot. Gunnar comes across as that hottie player who beds LOTS of women, leaves them satisfied, then is on to the next. Posy has just come out of a terrible marriage and has a horrid father, so it is easy to love her instantly. I liked Gunnar because he didn’t try to hide the type of love em and leave em kind of guy he was, but I didn’t think he would be good for Posy. He actively hates NYC and has no plans of staying-“he is gonna hurt sweet Posy and I’m not okay with that!” what my brain was screaming. Loverboy is a perfect moniker for Gunnar. Despite that, he really is a good guy and likable!
One thing I adore about this series is the suspense and Loverboy continues that tradition! I’m a huge romantic suspense fan and this series brings it. They are chasing a hacker and a killer in between pouring coffee with a foam butt. You get all the great dialogue Bowen is known for, great laughs and banter, but also a serious danger plotline.
- POV: dual 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: second chance, opposites attract, secret identity
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »No « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes « Hide Spoiler