Nothing Personal by Karina Halle

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It’s just business, nothing personal.

Until you have to work with your ex.

Nothing Personal, an all-new standalone romantic comedy by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is live!

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Nova Lane is having the worst week possible. Her latest relationship ended while on her much-needed vacation, then upon her first day back at work, she learns that her beloved boss has quit – and despite having worked so hard for it, she’s not being considered for his position.

Who is being considered for the position is none other than Kessler Rocha. Her ex-coworker and ex-lover, Kessler’s the man who broke her heart five years earlier and the reason she moved thousands of miles away, switched jobs, and created numerous voodoo dolls in Kessler’s (very burly, very handsome) liking.

Yup. Worst week ever.

New in town and on her turf, Kessler promises he’s not the same man he was – and considering he’s now a single father to a precocious toddler, he’s telling the truth.

But he’s still an arrogant, devilish and dangerously intelligent man who’s taking over the position Nova feels she deserves. The fact that he’s gotten even more sexy over the years doesn’t help either.

Now Nova and Kessler have the choice to let bygones be bygones, or fight with each other every chance they get, with unresolved sexual tension only adding fuel to the flames, creating a fire that might just burn down the whole office.

In the corporate world they say it’s just business, nothing personal.

Nova and Kessler are about to show just how personal things can get.

My review:

Nova returns from a disastrous vacation to learn that her beloved boss and mentor, Mike, had suddenly fallen in love with a tourist and has abandoned his job and home to follow her to Thailand. Nova is certain she’s going to be promoted, though, since she has been working hard for that position for years. She’s blindsided by the news that Mike has recommended someone else to replace him – her ex, Kessler.

Kessler had barely been granted custody of his 3 year old son, Hunter, when he gets the call to uproot their lives and move to Hawaii to take the job. Mike has offered up the use of his house and is providing a nanny for Hunter, so how can Kessler refuse? But it seems he and Nova had different experiences in their previous relationship and breakup so this won’t be easy for either of them. Especially since he’s getting the promotion she’s worked so hard to win.

There is so much to like about this book! Nova. Kessler. Hunter. The chicken! I laughed so much during this book. I also felt for the characters. Both Nova and Kessler were getting in their own way with their assumptions. But they fight so well! Hunter was adorable. I loved how Kessler was throwing himself into being the best dad he could be. The rogue chicken cracked me up and had me laughing out loud. This book addresses serious, timely issues like gender equality and diversity in a fun way, too. It isn’t heavy or preachy, but it’s clear that Kessler has no idea what it means to be a female executive and how his “helping” isn’t really. But this book has so many good illustrations of Nova’s experiences. I love the diverse cast of characters as well.

What didn’t I like? That’s a good question. I’m having a hard time thinking of anything I didn’t like. I really enjoyed this one.

Overall: Read it! It’s funny, it’s sweet, it’s set in Hawaii.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥


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Meet Karina:

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

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