One More Chapter – Review: 3 Stars

Thanks so much to the author, NetGalley, and One More Chapter for the complimentary advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are entirely my own. { partner } All of my full reviews can also be found on Instagram @Tackling_TBR and on my blog at

TW : loss of a family member

This story was a very fun and saucy! It had a ton of the romance stereotypes that draws people in – workplace romance, broody bad boy and glass-half-full optimist, love triangles, opposites attract – it’s got it all! I love the story of the sexy one night stand turned office fling, and I really enjoyed seeing how Sam, the female lead, balanced that with what she saw as her responsibilities as the CEO.

That being said, I didn’t find that this book was perfect for me. There were just some parts that I didn’t feel as invested or drawn in as I did in the beginning.

Let’s start with the characters. I really loved the character of Sam. I also really loved that the author decided to turn the office romance on it’s head a bit and have the female lead be the bad ass CEO, and the male lead be the one working with and for her. I found Sam pretty realistically written and fairly likable from the very beginning, and I had no trouble feeling myself stay invested in her and her story. She was just a character that I wanted to succeed, you know? I wanted to watch her app turn out incredibly successful, and I wanted to watch her give her jerk ex a piece of her mind, and I wanted to see her be able to Ryan and start to really feel all of that love. She just turned out to be the very type of character that I found I was wanting to read about, just so that I could root for her.

Now to Ryan, our troubled and brooding introvert of a male lead. I really did like his character – I love a flawed character that has plenty of space to grow and change throughout the course of the story. That’s what makes characters fun! When you get to see someone become a better or more rounded person, it just really makes the reading experience for me. And Ryan definitely had all of that in spades. One thing that I will say is, while I loved his backstory and still wanted to be able to watch him succeed, there were just a few times that his gruff exterior towards Sam was just a bit harsher than I would have loved to see. It was definitely a part of who he was as a character, and like I said, that gave him the opportunity to really show some great character development by the end. But there were just a couple of times when, in my opinion, it crossed the line from “brooding bad boy employee/fling being protective of her and being a strong alpha” to “jerk that she has feelings for belittling her and basically telling her to f*** off on multiple occassions.” And those were the moments that made it just a bit more difficult for me to keep myself fully invested in the story, particularly the romance. There were just one or two times when if I was her best friend I maybe would have told her that this guy may not be the best news for her right now. Although overall he did follow through on that previously mentioned character development, and by the time I got to the last page I was back on his side. Mostly.

Over all I definitely enjoyed this read, and would recommend it to friends who are looking for a sassy and slightly steamy workplace romance or opposites attract story. It has a few pretty steamy moments, but most only go so far as a movie scene fading to black, and it never got too much worse than PG-13. And from my experience, it is definitely best enjoyed with a glass of wine and a bubble bath!


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