A workplace romance
by Hudson Lin
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Pub Date 29 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 28 Apr 2022
Carina Press & Carina Adores (Harlequin), Carina Adores
A boss. His employee.
And a scandal that’s about to change everything…
As an operating partner at Jade Harbour, Raymond Chao prides himself in fixing even the most disastrous of portfolio companies—no matter the cost. While his colleagues might not always like his methods, they love his results. But his latest business partner isn’t cooperating, and what’s worse, Raymond's underhanded tactics have landed him in hot water with the law.
Elvin Goh has been Raymond's assistant for years, and he's been in love with the charming, ruthless playboy for just as long. There's very little that Elvin won't do—or hasn't done—for Raymond. Impossible crush aside, it's his job. But this time, even Elvin can't see a way out.
When long nights in the office lead to whispered confessions and a newfound intimacy, it seems like a dream come true—for both of them. But with the prospect of failure on the horizon, can this dream team beat the odds and come out the victors in the office and in their hearts?
Jade Harbour Capital
Book 1: Hard Sell
Book 2: Going Public
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Average rating from 54 members
Hudson Lin delivers a wonderful slow burn romance with the perfect balance of angst, intrigue, and sweetness. Going Public is a 2022 must read.
This book, and the series, is so awesome. I really enjoy reading about Asian financiers in Canada. Very sweet and sexy without the hyper-masculine tropes of many romances. I can't wait to read more from this author.
This was a gorgeously written slow burn romance! Seeing such diverse rep featuring the East Asian community is so, so special to me and even more so with such accurate portrayals. I read it all in one sitting, so that gives you an idea of how well paced and intriguing Going Public is.
Hudson Lin is an author to keep your eyes on for sure.
Caution: Do not read if you're even a tiny bit hungry. Lin's descriptions of food are mouthwatering and make me crave what the characters are eating. Short of reading a food blog or receipt book, you'll want to order in these foods.
Going Public is complex with just the right amount of twists and turns to keep me on the edge of my seat. Ray and Elvin are great characters. I love how neither are perfect and their flaws are dealt with head on. Elvin's family is lovely and, even with several siblings, each has a distinct personality.
If you're a fan of the opposites attract trope, you're going to love this book. Elvin and Ray's differences are a point of contention, more so for Elvin, that is just one issue these character face in their relationship.
Other tropes you'll find: one bed, forced proximity, workplace romance, boss-employee romance....Going Public has EVERYTHING. I doubt any reader won't be able to find something to love about it.
***Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.***
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Edited by Stephen Ross and Lydia Hopper.
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