Title: Press Any Key
Author: Erin McCarthy
Series: Bad Boys Online #2
In: Bad Boys Online (Erin McCarthy)
Rating Out of 5: 4.5 (Amazing, but not quite perfect)
My Bookshelves: Contemporary, Contemporary romance
Dates read: 18th October 2020
5th sentence, 74th page: I really don’t think so.
Press Any Key
To Jared Kinkaid, the only way to keep his mind – and his hands – off his luscious co-worker Candy Appleton is to insult or ignore her at every turn. But his efforts at lust control have his boss convinced that the partners need a little help via online couples counselling. When they’re mistakenly signed up for sensual couples counselling instead, Jared and Candy’s shock turns to pleasure as they each deliver some hands-on therapy of their own…
I really loved how quickly pretty much everything spiralled out of control in this novella. There is nothing like total and utter mayhem to drive a story. And when that mayhem involves computers and the story is a romance… Yeah, I found this funny and brilliant.
I liked how well Candy and Jack fit together in this story. They are both perceived as being the epitome of attractive for their gender, and they’re both frequently judged for it. But, as the story unfolds, you realise that they really need to be seen and accepted as they are… after all, isn’t that what we all want?
I’ve never been much for exhibitionism. But somehow, McCarthy manages to make sex in the office less terrifyingly risky, and a little… romantic. I’m not really sure how, and normally this is the kind of scene that I just wouldn’t enjoy. But in the case of Jack and Candy, I think I’ll have to make an exception.