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Hard For My Boss

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  1,015 ratings  ·  191 reviews
Benjamin Gage is not only powerful, filthy rich, and totally arrogant... but also irresistibly sexy.
Trevor, the young summer intern, is totally SCREWED.
Working at Gage Communications is an opportunity of a lifetime.
But will Trevor be able to handle it? Or will he succumb to the tension?
The tension is in his pants, by the way.
Between a heavy workload and a hunky, controll
Kindle Edition, 386 pages
Published August 3rd 2017 by Frozenfyre Publishing
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

While I loved the dynamic between the MCs, the way they were outed as a couple was ridiculous. I was embarrassed just reading about it, and I'm not easily embarrassed.

There was a lot of lusting and talking about sex, but not nearly as much steam as you'd imagine.

Rounded up for the romantic ending.
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm, naughty, read-in-2018
3.5 stars

Really stinking cheesy, but some hot boss action, a sexy man on the cover, and lots of laughs made it worthwhile. :)

and hey, can you beat a story that talks about "ding-dongs" and "tooters"????
Sep 16, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars – While I’ve seen his books around for a while in my year and a half of reading queer romance, Hard for My Boss is my first exposure to the writing of Daryl Banner. Overall, it was a sexy, fun, and often amusing read with writing that grabbed my attention and kept me turning pages hoping for something great. However, with the characters too frequently crossing the line into the realm of being walking stereotypes and the big dramatic moment of the story striking me as embarrassingly wea ...more
Yes, this story is OTT with exaggerated romantic tropes galore, but...

It is also fluffy, sexy, cute, and has the sweetest HEA and epilogue. I am giving 4 stars just for my love for the adorable Lance, the dog.

Sweet escapism at its best!
Kindle Alexander
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book gets four thumbs up! It's fun, sexy and hot, hot, hot. Daryl's best writing to day. If you haven't read Daryl, start here. Really, really good.
I...uh...well...I didn't like this all that much.

The only reason I'm giving this two stars instead of one, honestly, is because I liked the beginning, and I liked Ben and Trevor's connection in the beginning. Basically the first 20 percent or so, I was fairly happy about, even with the so-so writing, all things considered.

But I just...couldn't even give this three stars because it was so ridiculous to me.

This was like a combination of contradictions for me. Because took forever for t
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
too many embarrassing situations to even make sense - 2 stars

While I actually liked both MCs I could not take all the embarrassing things that occur. Many because of their sheer stupidity. Stupidity that was out of character really. And having inconsistent characters is one of my biggest pet peeves.
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lots of humour make this delightful romance a hit

I like Daryl Banner's style of writing, he has a wry sense of humour which helps to colour the edge of what he writes and stops it becoming too sweet.

This May to December romance has lots of highlights alongside a really gentle love affair as Trevor the intern falls for his boss.

It's relatively low angst, the sexual tensions built up beautifully and it has a resolution which leads into a wonderful epilogue. Both Trevor and Ben are believable chara
My Own Bookshelves
I needed something really, truly funny. I mean I read alot of romcom. Disclaimer: I'm a rather punny person so my funny bone is tough to tickle, and I read with an internal dialogue of "heh heh that was funny". But there is this scene in the book, I literally had to set down my kindle three times before I could pick it back up. I'd re-read the line and start howling out loud again. My Hubs decided I lost it. And never so happy to have lost it because to have me busting out laughing is a feat.

Ulysses Dietz
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hard for my Boss
By Daryl Banner
Published by the author, 2017
Four stars

Billed as a “steamy m/m rom-com,” “Hard for my Boss” fulfills its mission. In the context of m/m fiction’s fairly low literary bar, this book, and its author, are as good or possibly better than most. In my never-ending search for good gay male writers of gay fiction, I am always curious about younger authors. In the world of m/m, writers are also by necessity entrepreneurs. Banner is in this category, and I confess he leaves
Sep 14, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a great read.

I thought this was going to be a single POV, but WOW... The Dual POV was amazing..The main characters are Trevor ( Intern ) and Benjamin Gage ( The Boss ).

Both the characters were very well written. I loved both of them. The story was funny, cute and so so so embarrassing to continue reading in some cases. I had to literally shut off my kindle - I was so freaking scared to read ahead.. But, it was a pretty great read.

Just to mention, the kindle book ends at about 58-60%. T
Liam Elliot
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
The thing that I love about Daryl Banner's characters is that they're a little tropey, but they stop short of being a shallow stereotype or caricature.

To be honest, I'm about done with rich alpha male millionaires who are basically perfect at everything, have everything under control, and benevolently bestow their affections upon some poor, grateful, desperately naive loser. But that isn't Ben. I like the fact that we see Benjamin Gage's public persona, but also see Ben, a lonely guy who loves
3-3.5 Cheesy... but in a cute way... Stars~~
The words boy and kid are tossed around far too many times. I get it already, Trevor is 20 going on 21 while Ben is 33 years old. Still, they are sweet together. HEA? (view spoiler) I would have rated it higher, it's a steamy office romance, which I love, but everything with Brady was frustrating. Leading me to my nitpicking, rant-mode ways once more.

Brady is a lame and petty antagonist. Seriously. Just, why? (vie
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
4 Intern Stars

I had several jobs during college. None of them had the perks that Trevor's college internship had.

Trevor is a shy, quiet guy who is just along for the ride. He doesn't drink or date. He's that guy that just goes out with his friends occasionally but usually stays home to study. He's cute but not outgoing. He wants to be noticed for his hard work and smarts. He is excited to land and internship with Gage Communications. This is his chance to land a great job out of college. He ju
Crystal Wilke
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
O-M-G that was AMAZING! Round of applause for Daryl. Hard For My Boss is a page turner. I couldn't put this book down, it was so worth getting wrapped up in it. The details are fantastic. It was like a movie playing in my head, I could visualize the whole thing. Good thing I wasn't drinking anything while reading because those moments when I laughed I would I have spit my drink out. Trevor and Benjamin have a great chemistry and it's off the charts. Hard For My Boss is a MUST read.

I voluntarily
Feb 18, 2019 marked it as dnf
Shelves: sample
Made it up to 35% but now I can't take it anymore. The sample was nice enough for me to buy it but then it got worse from page to page. It took me forever to get to 35% and I have to say, the MCs are stupid and boring and I don't care what happens to them at all.
Aug 13, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a cute boss/intern romance with very good writing. There are several amusing turns of phrase that were a joy to read. It features amusing banter between the two leads, a believable romance and some nice tension. On the down side I felt it is too long and I skimmed some descriptions, hence the three star review.
Karen Lane
5 big fats stars

Congratulations Daryl, this is one of the most engaging books I've read in a while. I absolutely loved it, I got so excited/stressed in one scene I had to jump up and do something else for about 5 mins. (Yes the office scene). It was so endearing, and I adored all of the main characters. Their relationship is funny, and Trevor's snarky comments were great. I don't have one negative, or maybe just a small one, and that would be Bens obsession with Lance.. but it certainly didn't d
Just a fun read. The last part in the office was a bit OTT for my taste.
The titles op the chapters were annoying
Aug 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
This was ok I guess but nothing new or exciting. I wasn't keen on the writing style and I really didn't like Trevor. He came across as a spoilt brat most of the time. I did like Ben tho.
Melissa Mcentyre
Aug 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"HARD FOR MY BOSS" by Daryl Banner is his new standalone M/M rom-com that is a fun flowing hot must read. This is a relaxed read for a pleasant time with a book. Check it out, but be warned 3 chapters in and you are hooked.
Trevor is an education focused college junior who did all the right things to get the perfect summer internship with the Gage Communication group. Trevor has never found time for his personal life.
Benjamin Gage has built his business with the laser focus needed to bet the IT
I'm throwing in the towel at 21%. I just can't. I will admit that it's funny and I laughed out loud several times, but it doesn't make up for the absolutely endless internal monologue of "OMG his butt in those snug pants makes me so hard" blah blah blah. Every single scene is just Trevor and Ben talking about how hot the other is and how hard they are in their pants and how they have to cross their legs to hide their damn boner. It was so incredibly repetitive that at only 21% I'm DNF'ing. They ...more
Sep 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: nope-dnf
I'm at 29% and this fact alone made me so sad I stopped reading. I feel like I've been reading this book for ages, and going nowhere, clearly. Trevor might as well be a giant walking penis because it seems like the only functioning organ in his body. Everyone is in a perpetual state of horniness. It's in the title, so really, I have only myself to blame for this one. The author tries to make it work that Ben feels this deeper connection with Trevor, when literally all that's happened when th
First half 5 stars, fun and hot with lots of charisma! The opening sequence outstanding, with heaps of chemistery between the main characters.

Second half 2.5 stars. Bummer. For me, too many details about a visit to a luxury holiday resort and unrealistic events unfolding at the office towards the end.
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m
This was one of those stories that did not need to be prolonged.
Jacob Longe
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Daryl Banner is my go to author for engrossing, funny, and touching reads. I loved Hard For My Boss. Trevor began so uptight and buttoned down I thought he might explode. Elijah, his best friend who cares about Trevor is funny, bright, and an attractive personality. Benjamin Gage, the head of the Public Relations firm where the two boys are interning for the summer, is a strong character all his own.

I believed every situation, scene, and reaction in the book. It gives nothing away to say that a
Turns out I am a huge Daryl Banner fan, I love the wit, rom com, and character driven romances between great heroes. Oh and sexy times that while pretty frequent are always written out the personalities of the couple and the nature of the relationship and therefore never feel rote.

I tend to dislike his titles a lot and what more exact settings. This is true for Hard for My Boss which is a porn written in a day tile. And really doesn't give this gem of a love story the launch it deserves.

This is
Pauline (Passionate About Books)
"Sometimes you have to just fight for what's yours, no matter the scandalous birds of gossip that try to tear you down."
Benjamin Gage seems to have everything... great looks & a body to match, a successful career, enough money to buy himself anything he desires and yet he still feels empty. All this changes one random night when he spots a young, nerdy-looking, handsome man at a local bar... and he literally brushes him off... only to discover the next day that he is his intern. Trevor is un
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I look forward to all of Daryl's new releases, and this one did not disappoint!

Take a geeky college student (Trevor) and give him an internship with a sexy I'll do what I want alpha boss (Ben), add great chemistry and a chance encounter at a nightclub and you'll get one sexy must read!

I love the instant chemistry between both MCs! The way Trevor and Ben both can't help falling for (or keeping their hands off of) each other despite trying to keep things professional is exhilarating! Each steamy s
I can't say enough about this book! Daryl's characters are always amazing. You just want to fall in love with them all.
What I loved the most was how as much as Ben wanted him, he seemed to care more for Ben's feelings than his own.
This book was hot, steamy, romantic, funny and even had parts that got me so mad. But man, the romance...Ben had romance down to a T. So swoony. Trevor was such a sweet guy too! I wanna read this again and again!!
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Daryl Banner is an author and composer who graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston Honors College with a degree in both Theatre and Psychology. During his time in college, he wrote, composed, and produced a musical under Tony Award-winning musical and Theatre producer Stuart Ostrow, as well as two original plays produced under the mentorship of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright La ...more
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