Worst Week Ever (Long Road to Love #1) by Liza O'Connor
Worst Week Ever (A Long Road to Love)
What do you get when you put a hardworking, can-do middle-class young woman together with a egoistical, outrageous, billionaire boss, then throw in the worst week of disasters imaginable? Book 1 of the 3 book series A Long Road to Love, named Worst Week Ever.
Trent Lancaster spends one month without his Executive Assistant (or as his drivers refers to Carrie: 'Trent's brain, left hand, and right hand'. He's had a miserable month without her at his side and to ensure it never happens again, he intends to marry this brilliant beauty. Only given all the times he's threatened to fire her, he's not sure she even likes him. However, the future of his company and his happiness depend upon him succeeding, so Trent begins a slow one week seduction, that happens to coincide with Carrie Hanson's Worst Week Ever when everything that can go wrong does so in hilarious form. (Hilarious to the reader, Carrie is not having much fun this week.)
I wasn't sure that I would enjoy this book. It looked like it would just be a cheesy romance where I would find myself rolling my eyes at all the lame issues making this the worst week ever. I was pleasantly surprised when I started reading and discovered how much fun this book was. Yes the book was a little over the top ridiculous, but it was so over the top it was hilarious and made the book enjoyable. If the author would have backed off a little bit and had not embraced the ridiculousness I don't think I would have enjoyed it. I mean by the end of the week you are just like what else can go wrong?
I am glad the story was told from Trent and Carrie's point of view. I can't imagine working for Trent with his volatile temper, and he didn't really change throughout the book. He toned it down some, and Carrie definitely helped him, but he could still get quite worked up. It was nice to see how he could instantly calm down and turn into a teddy bear if he thought something happened to Carrie or she was hurt. Carrie could also give as good as she got. She could stand up to Trent and handle his moods. Even though I didn't really see the two of them being in love, it was so crazy fun I didn't really care. I just went along with it. I am excited to read the next book in the series.
Rating: ★ ★ ★1/2