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Publication Date: January 30, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 188 Pages
Story Rating: 5/ 5
I knew I had to read this book as soon as I read she accidentally flashed her boss. Oops, right? This might be the first Emma Hart book I’ve read but it won’t be my last. This book was cute and sweet and oh-so funny. I laughed, out loud, several times, and smiled like a maniac as I read the entire book – in one sitting. This was one book I did not want to put down. Plus, I love stories where an awkward first meeting turns into love. Mostly because on top of being hopelessly romantic, I’m also hopelessly awkward.
The chemistry between Jake and Mellie was undeniable and while it was sometimes intense, it didn’t seem forced or overdone. One thing that sometimes bothers me about these rom-com type books is how easy it is for the hero to cross the line from being forward and confident to creepy and forceful. That didn’t happen in this book even though he comments on her boobs ALOT.
Millie and Jake are so cute together. Even though they had that awkward boss – employee thing between them, I just wanted them to get together already. There was so much steamy tension between the two of them. And while Millie was accident prone, and Jake found it amusing, he was never mean about it. You could tell from the beginning he cared about her and respected her role in his new business.
Overall, The Upside to Being Single was a fun, quick read. The story line was a wonderful, the plot was never boring and the chemistry between the characters was out of this world. Somewhere in the first few pages, I’m sure I fell in love with Mellie and Jake myself. I can’t wait to read more by Emma Hart.