Only Vicky Nelson could accidentally become a dog whisperer to an eccentric but wealthy elderly woman. Vicky sees no harm in telling the woman what she wants to hear from Smuckers–her pomeranian. That is until she dies and wills her majority stake in a billion-dollar company to Smuckers with Vicky acting as Smucker’s proxy.
Henry Locke isn’t surprised by his mother’s vengeful shenanigans–but he’s not giving his birthright to a fluffy pomeranian without a fight. Unfortunately for him, Vicky doesn’t take too well to being pushed around by a powerful rich man–even if he was deemed New York City’s *wait for it* Most Eligible Billionaire.
This is a silly romcom that fits snuggly into my favorite hybrid trope Workplace-Enemies-To-Lovers. I know a lot of readers aren’t feeling billionaire heroes but Henry didn’t read like an obnoxious billionaire. He understands his power in the world and is trying to be a force for good.
The audiobook narrator Neva Nevarre delivers a bright, earnest performance and hits all the comedic notes. I don’t know what it was, but every time she said the name Smuckers it tickled me. We get a few sections from Henry’s POV narrated by Jason Clarke and he was good but I’m not sure this needed a male narrator. His POV is so infrequent and Nevarre has such a great male voice. She’s only got this series and a few other audiobooks to her name but this does not feel like her first time narrating romance. I am convinced she is a pseudonym for someone else, I just don’t know who.
Annika Martin really hit it out of the park with the rom-com. The tone is worlds away from her dark Dangerous Royals and Kinky Bank Robbers.
This book has been on my Kindle forever and I’ve seen it go through quite a few cover changes. I think the current iteration nails the content and tone best.