HOSTILE WORKPLACE (A Breaking The Rules Novel) by A.M. MADDEN :: REVIEW

Standalone in a series. Emotional romance with a comedic bite.


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SYNOPSIS
Sam Stanton knows these simple facts:
~ He is a great catch—successful, smart, gorgeous…but the wrong woman caught him.
~ He has the perfect girl who is madly in love with him.
~ He wasted six years of his life by playing it safe.
~ He is damn good at his job and intends to keep climbing the ladder.
~ He can’t get her off his mind or out of his heart—no matter how hard he tries.

But, what he doesn’t know is just as important:
~ Will he ever really move on and forget how badly she broke his heart?
~ Should he settle for a sure thing, even knowing it’s the wrong thing?
~ Can he give up his career for a chance at happiness?
~ Does he correct one mistake with another?
~ What would he do if she were to return?

Confused yet? Welcome to Sam Stanton’s life.

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*Spoiler Free Review* by Gitte & Jenny

“I hope you don’t waste your life chasing a ghost, Sam.”

Hostile Workplace is a romantic, angsty and funny second chance romance. Mostly told in the hero’s POV we both hated and loved him but mostly we just felt so bloody sorry for him. He’s an infuriating cock but he does have a huge heart that belongs to his past, leaving him unable to find peace and true love in the present. Every relationship is a struggle and mostly his life is a perfected habit. He comes across sullen and disrespectful yet this façade hides a broken heart, loneliness and a sense of loss. Sam is actually a bloody decent bloke who’s still confused about a part of his life which is playing into the present.

‘She killed everything we could have been. She stopped the wonderful.’

Routine and habit is an easy slot to fall into and it takes one hell of a shock to the system to rouse yourself out of it. Sam makes a discovery that makes him question everything and when a familiar face from the past rears it’s beautiful and much loved face he embarks on a journey full of truth finding and revelations that’ll shock him to the core.

“Then you don’t understand what I went through. No matter what I said, the one person on earth who always had my back, whom I loved more than anything on this fucking planet, who always believed in me suddenly didn’t. And there was nothing I could do about it.”

There’s so much anger, hostility and resentment in this story it needed the laughs and romance to balance it out and mostly it had those elements. Reading Hostile Workplace was like unravelling a mystery through snippets from the past as well as through friends and family accounts. It’s amazing what can grow from insecurities and small misunderstandings. This story and A.M. Madden’s fabulous storytelling made for one of those perfect easy reads on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Well that’s just what it was for us and we enjoyed every minute of it.

‘I knew the moment we saw each other again, we’d fix everything that was broken.’

4 stars.


Marco and Rebecca’s story, LOVE ON THE HORIZON 

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A feelgood contemporary romance.

SYNOPSIS
Love isn’t always smooth sailing.

Graduating from college is supposed to be a promise for excitement and limitless possibilities. But for unemployed Rebecca Stanton, the highlight of her day is sitting in her parents’ home with a pint of Chunky Monkey while watching The Bachelor. Desperate for change and inspired by a late night commercial, she stumbles onto a job opportunity with a new cruise line, packs her bags, and sets sail toward her new destiny.

Life is full of an endless supply of exciting possibilities for Marco Puglia. The tall, dark, handsome, ITALIAN Cruise Director with Sunset Cruise Lines is practically a celebrity in the cruising industry. When Marco adds Rebecca to his staff, he soon discovers it is both the best and worst decision he’s ever made. The beautiful siren has captured his attention and ensnared his heart. An intense attraction like theirs doesn’t follow the rules, even one that forbids a boss/employee relationship.

Will their blatant mutiny force their newly found love aground, or will Rebecca and Marco find love on their horizon?

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2 Responses to HOSTILE WORKPLACE (A Breaking The Rules Novel) by A.M. MADDEN :: REVIEW

  1. Thank you so much Totally Booked !! <3

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