G. Bianco, 2019
This book is for all of the people out there who secretly wish they could get revenge on someone! Publishing on July 27th, Sonia Hartl’s new book, Heartbreak for Hire, shows just what happens when you mess with the wrong people, and sometimes the people aren’t quite what they seem…
Brinkley Saunders has a secret. To everyone in the academic world she left behind, she lost it all when she dropped out of grad school. Once a rising star following in her mother’s footsteps, she’s now an administrative assistant at an insurance agency—or so they think. In reality, Brinkley works at Heartbreak for Hire, a secret service that specializes in revenge for jilted lovers, frenemies, and long-suffering coworkers with a little cash to spare and a man who needs to be taken down a notch. It might not be as prestigious as academia, but it helps Brinkley save for her dream of opening an art gallery and lets her exorcise a few demons, all while helping to empower women. But when her boss announces she’s hiring male heartbreakers for the first time, Brinkley’s no longer so sure she’s doing the right thing—especially when her new coworker turns out to be a target she was paid to take down. Though Mark spends his days struggling up the academic ladder, he seems to be the opposite of a backstabbing adjunct: a nerd at heart in criminally sexy sweater vests who’s attentive both in and out of the bedroom. But as Brinkley finds it increasingly more difficult to focus on anything but Mark, she soon realizes that like herself, people aren’t always who they appear to be.
This book was so funny and adorable!! I was immediately intrigued by the Heartbreak for Hire business and how Brinkley did her job, but the addition of the drama and antics of the men joining the company took the plot to the next level. I also really liked how even though this was a romance book (and we got a little bit of spiciness), the emphasis was really on Brinkley and how she grew as a person and learned to take more risks in life and allow herself to put her dreams into action. Also, seeing the sleazy guys throughout the novel get their comeuppance is quite satisfying and funny to read about!
If you’re looking for the next binge-worthy romcom, this is the book for you! I know I’ll definitely be checking out Hartl’s other books in the future.
*I received an ARC from Gallery Books via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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