On the hustle

Adriana Herrera

Book - 2022

"Alba Duarte is the queen of the side hustle. As the eldest daughter in her crisis-prone family, she's always stepped up to help. Her favorite gig is doing Instagram-worthy, bookish-themed bedroom makeovers for friends. Her most hated? Working as the assistant to the most gorgeous-and most infuriating-man on earth. Theo Ganas is a former Olympic swimmer and heir to a bona fide real estate empire. He's also about as warm and fuzzy as a New York City winter, and quite frankly, Alba has had enough of his ridiculous demands and cold shoulder. When opportunity knocks, she decides to put herself first for once...which means leaving her demanding boss-and relatives-behind. Her new life in Dallas seems like everything Alba's eve...r wanted, until a bafflingly charming and attentive Theo turns up in the Lone Star State with an offer she simply cannot refuse. Agreeing to do a home improvement reality TV show with her sexy, and suddenly flirtatious, former boss is not a good idea, but it just might be the makeover her heart has been waiting for"--

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Romance fiction
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Carina Press [2022]
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Adriana Herrera (author)
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347 pages ; 21 cm
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Herrera's deliciously sexy second Dating in Dallas workplace romance (after Here to Stay) starts when New York real estate mogul Theo Ganas's personal assistant, the enterprising Alba Duarte, quits her job to start a book-themed interior design business in Texas. Theo has secretly been pining for Alba since hiring her three years ago, but he's held himself icily aloof to avoid crossing any lines. He's been waiting for her to move on to another job so that he could ask her out, but he wasn't banking on her relocating to Dallas. When he's invited to host a home renovation TV show, he seizes the chance to reunite with Alba, agreeing to take the contract only if they hire Alba as the designer. Alba can't pass up the exposure--and she's shocked to find a much transformed Theo. Gone is her insufferable boss and in his place is a charming flirt. Things heat up when they share a penthouse during filming, but Theo's desire to take care of Alba conflicts with her need to be in control, threatening their budding relationship. The couple's palpable chemistry, sensual love scenes, and laugh-out-loud banter make them a swoonworthy pair. Contemporary romance fans should snap this up. (Oct.)

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Review by Library Journal Review

Ready to launch her own design business, perfectionist and chronic workaholic Alba Duarte, the eldest daughter of Dominican immigrants, finally turns in her notice to ice king and unfairly gorgeous real-estate mogul Theo Ganus. She hoped he would at least show a hint of a reaction, but alas, she only gets a barely audible "okay" and a "can you hand me a towel" as the former Olympic swimmer carries on, taking his ridiculous demands and frosty demeanor with him. But then Theo shows up in Texas to co-host a popular renovation TV show--the same show that has hired Alba, who is working hard to make her Instagram-famous bookish bedroom makeovers her full-time job. Theo has always been in love with Alba, and now that he's no longer her boss, he's determined to win her heart. VERDICT An excellent contemporary romance made even better by listening. Narrators Lola James and Sean Crisden bring this steamy and sensually charged story to life, both vividly realizing Alba's and Theo's respective accents and the other characters in the story.--Elizabeth Gabriel

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