Review: Work-Love Balance by Allison Temple (Out & About #1)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

Allison Temple's latest novel had me in stitches! I'm talking moments wherein I full-on snort-laughed. Thank goodness I read at home or else I'd have gotten looks, not that I would have cared all that much considering my attention was solely on Work-Love Balance, the first in Temple's new Out & About series. This had a kind of work-place romance feel to it meshed with a bit of enemies-to-lovers and age-gap romance as well. I've read all of Temple's full-length novels--and almost all of her short stories--and this new series starter is my favorite (so far!).

Readers are introduced to Nash O'Hara, a forty-two-year-old divorced father and workaholic head of the Out & About Film Festival, and Brady Jansen, a twenty-eight-year-old single guy and owner of the IT consultancy employed by the film festival. Nash isn't exactly the easiest client to work with, but Brady can't seem to help himself when it comes to pushing the man's buttons. When Brady accidentally says something naughty and Nash overhears him, they start to cross the line between professional and personal, but can they balance work and love?

This was such a great and entertaining read. I couldn't help the smiles that broke through and the laughs that bubbled over. Nash and Brady may have had being workaholics in common, but they had a slew of over things that they needed to work through. I loved seeing their relationship develop from being hook-ups to more, and Brady interacting with Nash's kids was adorable. The supporting characters were memorable, but thankfully, they never stole the attention away from Nash and Brady. Work-Love Balance was a fab start to this promising series. 4.5 stars. ♥

Date Read: 10 February 2020

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