Title: Jerk Bait
Author: Emigh Cannaday
Series: The Sloane Spadowski Series
Publisher: Silver Poplar Press
Release Date: 2/12/2017
Genre(s): Romantic Comedy, Chick-Lit
Page Count: 212
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Sloane Spadowski has never kept a job (or a boyfriend) for more than a few months. The last thing this temp worker wants is a long-term commitment to either—until she hooks the ultimate trophy. Not only does her new office have a stunning view of Downtown Chicago, but her sexy new supervisor makes it clear from day one that he’s a boss with benefits. Andy is funny, smart, rich, and has Ken-doll good looks, making him the perfect catch. Just when Sloane is about to reel him in, she finds herself caught on a snag the size of Texas—his best friend Barbie.
I had a little trepidation when I initially picked this book up. Office romances are usually hit or miss for me, and I think it’s because I’ve worked in office environments most of my life. I just can’t suspend my belief enough to fully enjoy them. The exception to that was Emigh Cannaday’s Jerk Bait.
I really dug this book!
This story is told completely from the heroine’s point of view. It’s almost like a diary entry or one of your girlfriends talking one-on-one with the reader. It makes this read fun and imaginative. Sloane Spadowski is starting a new job with an insurance company. Part of her quirk is imagining how things play out–or could play out–based on her assumptions. She categorizes her boss before she meets him, but there’s something about the shy, sweet and super curious, Andy Anderson, that reels her in.
She’s all about hooking her perfect catch. Fish metaphors just abound in this one. At first, I thought it a bit over the top, but I quickly just came to love this about both characters. They come up with some really hilarious metaphors! There’s a particular kink too that was perfectly sexy. Read to find out what it is 😉
I really enjoyed Sloane as the narrator. What you see is what you get with her, and she makes no apologies for who she is, what she likes, or what she wants. I hope to see more heroines like this one.
I’m intrigued enough by the cliffhanger that I’m definitely going to pick up the next book in this three part series. I recommend this read for anyone looking for a fun, flirty and sexy romantic comedy. Jerk Bait has me on the hook for more.