WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T MIX BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE?
As the CEO of a large tech company and a semi-reformed bad boy, Ethan Hill is used to calling the shots. But when he's sentenced to work two hundred hours of community service-for reckless driving, of all things-this chief executive needs to keep his real identity under wraps. Which gets increasingly difficult when he can't stop thinking about his sexy new (temporary) boss.
The moment Graciela Ramirez meets Ethan, she's tempted to throw all professionalism out the window. She can't afford to get emotionally involved, but after a steamy session behind office doors, a no-strings-attached fling might be exactly what they need. He'll protect his secret. She'll protect her heart. What could possibly go wrong?
Unbuttoning the CEO by Mia Sosa sounded cute from the blurb and the cover. I usually enjoy reading romances such as these where the hero has a chance to redeem himself and the heroine makes him want to be a better person. While Unbuttoning the CEO showed all the signs of being a good romance, it turned out to be just an okay one.
Let's start with Ethan Hill. Ethan is the CEO of a large tech company. He is sentenced to do 200 hours of community service for reckless driving. This is where he meets Graciela. I found Ethan to be okay. He hides his identity from Graciela and that is the main conflict. Ethan likes the person he is with Gracie and he hates the pressure he feels because of his job. He just wants to do what he loves.
Then we have Gracie. Gracie has recently become the head of a non profit. She needs to find funding and get things sorted but she cannot deny the attraction she feels towards Ethan whom she knows as Nic. I liked Gracie. I found her to be easy to relate to. She had her insecurities and vulnerabilities and she was a hard worker.
Ethan and Gracie have a bit of insta love/lust thing going on. I am not totally against this trope in romances but I didn't see the reasons behind their instant connection. I also found their chemistry to be a bit lacking. I get that they were both struggling with their own issues and they were good for each other but the romance in this one wasn't anything special.
I liked the remaining cast of characters. Gracie's family gave a nice dimension and I liked Ethan's friendship with Mark. I am not saying that Unbuttoning the CEO was a bad read by any means but there's just something that felt off which I can't put my finger on. This was an okay read for me.
*Note: A copy of this book was provided by the Publishers via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. We thank them.