Sunday, December 11, 2022

#SneakPeekSunday Review: On the Hustle by Adriana Herrera

Genre: Romance
Pages: 354
Published: October 11, 2022

Alba Duarte is the queen of the side hustle.

As the eldest daughter in her crisis-prone family, she’s always stepped up to help. Her favorite gig is doing Instagram-worthy, bookish-themed bedroom makeovers for friends. Her most hated? Working as the assistant to the most gorgeous—and most infuriating—man on earth.

Theo Ganas is a former Olympic swimmer and heir to a bona fide real estate empire. He’s also about as warm and fuzzy as a New York City winter, and quite frankly, Alba has had enough of his ridiculous demands and cold shoulder. When opportunity knocks, she decides to put herself first for once…which means leaving her demanding boss—and relatives—behind.

Her new life in Dallas seems like everything Alba’s ever wanted, until a bafflingly charming and attentive Theo turns up in the Lone Star State with an offer she simply cannot refuse. Agreeing to do a home improvement reality TV show with her sexy, and suddenly flirtatious, former boss is not a good idea, but it just might be the makeover her heart has been waiting for.

What kind of asshole talks about herself in the third person, even if it's in her own head?

I received a copy of this sneak peek through Netgalley. This is my honest review. 

This is a classic story of he's mean to her because he likes her, but in this case it's actually sort of acceptable. Honestly, he's not really mean to her exactly, but he keeps her at arms length and is likely a little more terse with her than he is with others, because he is her boss. Pursuing anything with her would be highly inappropriate while she is his employee after all. 

I really enjoyed Alba's sass and take no prisoners attitude and the friend she's adopted into in Dallas is a hoot. The two ladies she starts working for in Dallas also seem pretty awesome from the brief bit of the story that I had access to here. 

The tension build up is amazing and I can only imagine the kinds of interactions that occur between Alba and Theo during this project. I can easily see them bickering their way to a happy ending in the end. 

This is definitely a book I will be looking to finish sometime soon. - Katie 

USA Today bestselling author Adriana Herrera was born and raised in the Caribbean, but for the last 15 years has let her job (and her spouse) take her all over the world. She loves writing stories about people who look and sound like her people, getting unapologetic happy endings. When she's not dreaming up love stories, planning logistically complex vacations with her family, or hunting for discount Broadway tickets, she’s a social worker in New York City, working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

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