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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
REVIEW:  NOTHING PERSONAL by Karina HalleNothing Personal on December 26, 2018
Pages: 263
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Nova Lane is having the worst week possible. Her latest relationship ended while on her much-needed vacation, then upon her first day back at work, she learns that her beloved boss has quit – and despite having worked so hard for it, she’s not being considered for his position. 

Who is being considered for the position is none other than Kessler Rocha. Her ex-coworker and ex-lover, Kessler’s the man who broke her heart five years earlier and the reason she moved thousands of miles away, switched jobs, and created numerous voodoo dolls in Kessler’s (very burly, very handsome) liking. 

Yup. Worst week ever. 

New in town and on her turf, Kessler promises he’s not the same man he was – and considering he’s now a single father to a precocious toddler, he’s telling the truth. 

But he’s still an arrogant and devilishly charming man who’s taking over the position Nova feels she deserves. The fact that he’s gotten even more sexy over the years doesn’t help either. 

Now Nova and Kessler have the choice to let bygones be bygones, or fight with each other every chance they get, with unresolved sexual tension only adding fuel to the flames, creating a fire that might just burn down the whole office. 

In the corporate world they say it’s just business, nothing personal. 

Nova and Kessler are about to show just how personal things can get. 

NOTE: This book may be a light and sweet comedy BUT it also contains raunchy humor, a copious amount of swearing and, of course, some fairly gratuitous sex scenes! READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED. 

It’s just business, nothing personal.Until you have to work with your ex.
Nothing Personal, an all-new standalone romantic comedy by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is live!

If you’re looking for a sweet, sexy, romantic, and sometimes funny book, Nothing Personal is the one to read. Set in Hawaii, it’s a breath of beautiful fresh air for those of us freezing right now.

This is a cute story. It’s not overly dramatic, it’s not overly mushy. There’s hardly any angst to be honest. Nothing Personal is just a good ole romance between former lovers who find themselves working together again after several years apart. Nova Lane (best name ever!) and Kessler Rocha are so much fun to read about. They have great book chemistry and each brings their own unique personality to the story. Kessler from Canada, and Nova is a transplant Hawaiian originally from Washington State. Karina is an expert at writing beautifully descriptive narrative. I always feel like i’m transported to whatever location she’s writing about. Being able to immerse myself in those settings is, for me, a huge part of enjoying the story.

Everyone comes to a relationship with some sort of baggage, no one is perfect. But for Nova and Kessler it’s more about their past relationship with each other that makes this more intriguing. He broke up with her. She considers him her “level ten heartbreaker” and has now place impenetrable walls around her heart. Add to this mix, that’s he’s now her boss in a job that should have been hers, and well you just imagine what happens. It’s so good you guys!

Another thing I always love about Karina’s writing are her side characters. She’s the best at developing her side characters and making you want more and more from them. Each time they pop up on a page it’s to add value to the story, which of course how it’s supposed to be. It’s what makes a story feel whole.

Family isn’t always blood, it isn’t just friends either. Sometimes it’s a mixture of both and sometimes it includes unexpected people who mean more to you than you realize. I was born in Hawaii and I haven’t been back in a very long time. However, whenever I read about Hawaii there is always an overarching theme, ohana. Ohana, for those of you who don’t know, is the hawaiian word for family. But it represents more than just blood family. It includes cousins, in-laws, friends, race, and other neighbours. During this holiday season it’s important to keep your ohana close, to reach out and touch base with those that are important to you.

* I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book *

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Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.




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