Book Review – Nothing Personal by Karina Halle

43374923Synopsis

It’s just business, nothing personal…until you have to work with your ex.

NOTHING PERSONAL is a brand-new, full-length STANDALONE ROMANTIC COMEDY with a single dad, enemies-to-lovers, second-chance office romance twist, from the NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author of A Nordic King and Bad at Love.

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 and devilishly charming 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. 

NOTE: This book may be a light and sweet comedy BUT it also contains raunchy humor, a copious amount of swearing and, of course, some fairly gratuitous sex scenes! READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

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Review

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Nothing Personal was a sexy, funny, and entertaining standalone romantic comedy, and I really enjoyed it. The overall feel of the book was different than most of Karina Halle’s previous work, but I still really liked the storyline and characters.

   The storyline was a great mix of multiple tropes, all of which I loved: office romance, second chance, enemies-to-lovers, friends-to-lovers, single dad. You name it, it probably had it. Although Nothing Personal was different than a lot of Karina Halle’s past books, she did a wonderful job telling Kessler and Nova’s story. It took me a little while to get invested in the storyline and characters, and there were some things I didn’t like as much, but overall it was a fun, sexy, and entertaining adventure that I really enjoyed.

   The characters were wonderful. Kessler and Nova were quite the pair, and definitely gave each other a run for their money. I liked their personalities and smoking hot chemistry together, and how most of their relationship progressed throughout. I loved reading the book from both Kessler and Nova’s point of view, and most of their banter and interactions with each other. There were definitely some trying moments, but luckily everything turned out well in the end, and I was happy with the conclusion.

   Nothing Personal was a funny, sexy, and entertaining standalone romantic comedy, and while it hasn’t been my favorite book from Karina Halle so far, I would recommend it. Karina Halle is one of my top favorite authors, and I can’t wait to see what she releases next!

4 STARS

About Karina Halle

Karina-HalleKarina 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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