Title: The Wright Boss
Author: K.A. Linde
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Wrights #2
Release Date: May 16, 2017
A new stand alone office romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…
I’ve always had one rule:
Don’t mix business and pleasure.
But then Landon Wright comes home to his family’s construction company with a broken back and a beaten heart and ends up as my new sexy boss. As the office gets heated, I’m thinking about throwing the rulebook out the window.
If only there weren’t a million reasons this could never work.
We may have shared a single perfect kiss, but I can’t let our intense connection cloud my judgment. Not with everything I’ve worked for on the line.
Dating your boss is so very, very wrong…even if he feels so Wright.
After reading The Wright Brother and meeting Jenson and his other siblings, I was excited to dive into Landon’s story and see what would happen to him. The Wright Brother was a five star read for me, so I had super high hopes for The Wright Boss. Unfortunately, this one fell rather flat for me, and didn’t hold up to the high standards set by its predecessor.
The Wright Boss is the story of Landon Wright, a professional PGA golfer, and Heidi Martin, an engineer at Wright Construction. Both of these characters have strong ties to the main characters of The Wright Boss, so while both books are standalone, I highly recommend reading the books in order since they’re all closely interconnected. Landon is leaving a troubling marriage with Miranda, who in my highly esteemed opinion is a psycho. She’s been manipulative, and controlling, and after finally seeing through her game, Landon is looking for a new start. He finds that start in Heidi, who he’s known since high school. Unfortunately, not only is he her best friend’s ex, but he’s also her boss. Throwing caution to the wind, they decide to persue a relationship despite the damning consequences.
When looking at all the aspects of The Wright Boss, this story should have been amazing. Hot, slightly troubled and broken hero – check. Scandalous relationship – check. Insane ex – check. But rather than causing the story to flow and be laced with awesome dramatic elements, it was instead slow and rather boring. The drama that did ensue, rather than being a major catalyst in the story, were more poorly executed plot points that didn’t really help move the story forward. I found myself skimming through the last 15% or more of the book just to get done.
Despite my dislike for this one, I’m still going to continue with the series, but let’s hope that Austin and Morgan’s stories have some more meat on their bones.
2.75, possibly 3 Stars if I’m being nice…
I am so sad that this book did not work out well for me at all. I loved book 1, but there were several things about this book that just didn’t work.
Landon, while a great character in theory, is honestly a big softy and a slight pushover. It took him forever to see through Miranda’s manipulative ways, and even when he was with Heidi, I felt he did really get a backbone. Not every character has to be an alpha, but they still have to find their strength somewhere.
Heidi was my favorite out of the two, but I even found her to be slightly annoying. I wanted more spice and life brought into this book, but what I got was flat and boring. I found myself skimming the last 100 pages because I was so freaking bored of these two.
I will continue reading because I do love the family, but I am hoping the rest of the siblings have a little more spice and depth to them. I rarely if ever give a book a 3 or below star, but this one has unfortunately earned it.
Overall Rating: ★★★/★★★★★