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Big Shot

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  420 ratings  ·  79 reviews
He always gets his way...until he meets his match.

"I need you back. Now."
--William Walker

I can't believe I'm letting my ex-boss talk me into working for him again. He's arrogant. Domineering. He gets under my skin in ways I don't want to admit. When I quit, it felt great! But now, seeing the big, bad billionaire rendered helpless by a baby, I give in to his demand. And I'm
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 6th 2019 by Harlequin Desire (first published August 1st 2019)
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
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William Walker is a sexy billionaire bachelor who is a self made man. He started Walker Industries which is one of the biggest online game companies in the country. He's been so busy building his empire his personal life has been put on the back burner. He's a workaholic which has earned himself the reputation of being a harsh, cold, difficult person.

India Crowley has had it with her arrogant, rude, demanding boss. Being the assistant to William Walker has bee
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

Big Shot by Katy Evans blends the office romance with a forced proximity and an enemies to lovers bent into a quick read! Will and India do NOT get along. India hates how rude Will is and she finally quits...but then agrees to come back for 2 weeks.

Will is emotionally stunted and I wish this character trait was a bit more fleshed out. He is so different from his brother, yet Will blames his behavior on always trying to please his father. It made him seem like a very static character. But,
Romance Schmomance (Malia)
As far as Katy Evans books go, this wasn't exactly my favorite, but I did enjoy this story. With Big Shot being my second read from Harlequin's Desire, I knew going in that this would be on the shorter side. And I think this book needed to be fleshed out a bit more especially with William's character development.

I tend to enjoy a solid enemies-to-lovers, office romance. The hating between these two go deep and I just wanted to know why William is the way he is. A ruthless businessman AND a dotin
Alecia (The Staircase Reader)
Big Shot by Katy Evans is a sexy office romance told from both William and India’s point of view. Big Shot can also be read as a standalone but is better read after reading Boss by Katy Evans.

About Big Shot:

The worst part of work for India is dealing with her ass of a boss William. The best part about her job is having the ability to look at her drop dead sexy boss whenever she wants. But sometimes enough is enough and this girl needs to find a new job. When she receives a freelance writing opp
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
The only problem with this book is that it was too short. I really enjoyed watching William and India discover each other as well learn things about themselves. William Walker runs his business like a tight ship. He is not friendly with his employees and can sometimes be quite rude. India Crowley has worked for William for a few years and is fed up with his treatment of her. When a great opportunity comes along, she quits with glee. Suddenly William is in a bind and needs India’s help. What happ ...more
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Big Shot is a fast paced enemies to lovers workplace romance. I was totally hooked from the very first page. It was impossible to not fall for India. India is hard working and good at what she does. While she makes good money, she can't help but want more from her life. And it doesn't help that her boss is a jerk with a capital J! William is arrogant and speaks first and thinks later. He's used to having his way and never having anyone talk back. So, when India quits her job, it throws him total ...more
Sarah Pie
Aug 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Big Shot by Katy Evans is a quick read full of sexual tension, a bit of angst, a brooding hero, a sassy as hell heroine, and an adorable baby who is determined to teach her uncle there's more to life than work.
Jul 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Big Shot had everything a reader looks for in a Harlequin Desire romance: steamy attraction, interesting conflict, luxurious surroundings, and a satisfying, fast-moving plot.

I’ve been a long-time fan of Katy Evans (as you all know by now, lol) so I already had a feeling that the Harlequin Desire line would be good fit for her writing style. And it really has proven to be a fun ride, first with Boss, which was about William’s half-brother Kit, and now Big
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"—William Walker, the man they say has a heart of stone. Oh, yes. Every inch of that guy is rock-hard, heart included."

The story started out exciting. I really loved the heat and sparks between William and India. She'd been tolerating his insufferable behavior for the past year and she hated her job as his assistant for that reason. I was mentally egging her on when it came to telling him off, he deserved it. How she managed to bite her tongue for so long is a miracle and I was ready for her
Heather andrews
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
William appreciates his woman's taste in food, "...she says, scrolling through the menu with a serious expression on her face. I can’t help but smile at her. “I appreciate a woman with an appetite.” I liked this book, I liked William.
Lynn Reynolds
India Crowley has other aspirations other than her current job. William Walker is a tough man to please. As they disclose who they are to each other is how the reader will get to know them. This is why the first person point of view works so well here.

If you are someone who likes connecting with the characters, India is much more approachable and more likable. William is more standoffish and all about business. The author makes him come to a stop when she puts someone in his path that will force
Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Big Shot is a quick read that barely scratches the surface of Katy Evans writing abilities. It is an equal mix of sweet and sexy with a lot of character growth packed into a small space.

You can tell immediately that despite the antagonism between William and India there is also a latent simmering attraction. Unfortunately, William is a bit emotionally stunted due to his constant need to prove himself in his family. You see, while William may come from a wealthy family he has always felt like
What a great office romance this proved to be! He has a reputation for being a mean, arrogant boss and she's his PA - until he makes one comment too many and she quits. He then ends up looking after his baby niece and is desperate for India to help him again. She eventually agrees - but only after negotiating herself a great deal . . . or is it such a great deal when seeing him with the baby has her dreaming?

This is a fun read with an arrogant boss being brought down to earth dramatically by bot
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Big Shot is the next Harlequin Desire romance by Katy Evans featuring a bad boy billionaire, enemies to lovers/office romance, told in dual POV’s. It is a standalone, but I recommend reading Boss first to get more of a feel for the characters.

William Walker is the classic workaholic and worrier. He is driven, stressed and demands perfection. India Crowley seems to be at the center of his demands. As his assistant he tends to be quite the jerk to her. But India doesn’t cower. She has had enough a
Sissy's Romance Book Review
BIG SHOT by Katy Evans is the story of William Walker and India Crowley.
William is a workaholic who has built Walker Industries which is one of the biggest online game companies. Which has also left him with being sometimes harsh and thought to be cold due to his main focus being building that company. India was his assistant until she go a better offer and just couldn't take his attitude anymore. But now he is left in a bind when he has to look after his infant niece and he turns to India for
Mary Mooney
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Read, so here is my review.
3.5-4 stars
This is a good enemy to lovers story but I found that the idea of a successful billionaire that couldn't figure out his feelings was a little hard to believe. But then again there are a lot of us that have trouble telling others how we really feel.
India works for one of the worst bosses she has ever had. She can do nothing right or so it seems. So when she finally gets enough and quits, it fin
Kon Mpakopoulou
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
2 1/2 ⭐s
Could not engage with the characters. I really tried to get into it but it was a little bit too dry for me.
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebook, arc
I probably should start the review with sharing that I really don't care for 1st person narration- though I would not give a book a negative star rating solely based on narration, however it does play a factor in this review. I found the writing to be clunky, lacked flow and had a very informal writing style that I do not usually see in Harlequin books. Putting aside the writing style I was prepared to be entertained - yet I found both characters to be unlikable and the story was boring, leading ...more
~Nichole~  Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
This was a enemies to lovers, boss /employee and billionaire romance.. Lots of little tropes all mixed up.
Oh add in pseudo single dad (uncle really and temporarily taking care of neice) so yea trope heavy
The heroine just didn't work for me. She was too cold and calculating. The hero was too beta.
But it read easy and moved pretty fast.
I just miss my Remy type alpha. I really miss that possessive, protective and totally masculine edge I know this author is capable of writing.

2.5 stars rounded up.
Sandy S
Aug 21, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 6, 2019

He always gets his way…until he meets his match.

“I need you back. Now.”
—William Walker

I can’t believe I’m letting my ex-boss talk me into working for him again. He’s arrogant. Domineering. He gets under my skin in ways I don’t want to admit. When I quit, it felt great! But now, seeing the big, bad billionaire rendered helpless by a baby, I give in to his demand. And I’m worried it won’t be the last time…
—India Crowley


REVIEW: 3.5 sta
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Katy Evans writes sassy, sexy and scorching contemporary romances that are impossible to put down and her second novel for Harlequin Desire, Big Shot, is certainly no exception!

William Walker might be a drop dead gorgeous billionaire who is admired, envied and lusted after by every single person that crosses his path, but there is one person who simply cannot stand the sight of him: his assistant, India Crowley. William is demanding, arrogant, infuriating and tests her patience on an hourly basi
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

This isn’t technically in a named series. I will call it Billionaire Brothers #2. There is a book that goes along with this book featuring William’s brother, Kit. It is called BOSS (Billionaire Brothers #1), also a Harlequin Desire title.

I am always intrigued by the boss/assistant/secretary relationship. I am not sure why. Maybe because all my early roll models were either mothers or secretaries. This is a forbidden romance. Maybe not as forbidden as it used to be, though. I must be worki
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Mary – ☆☆☆☆
3.5-4 stars

This is a good enemies-to-lovers story, but I found that the idea of a successful billionaire who couldn't figure out his feelings was a little hard to believe. But then again, there are a lot of us who have trouble telling others how we really feel.

India works for one of the worst bosses she has ever had. She can do nothing right, or so it seems. So when she finally gets enough and qui
Aug 12, 2019 rated it liked it
BIG SHOT by Katy Evans is a short, fast-paced read that takes place in the Windy City. It is a workplace romance between CEO William Walker and his assistant, India Crowley. They have been working together for years with William treating India like a doormat most of the time. Despite that, India is a strong woman and knows how to push William's buttons. They both work very hard, however, William is a workaholic. India spends her free time writing her novel and knows that one day she will be able ...more
India Crowley has worked as William Walker's assistant for quite a while now, but she hates her job and dislikes her boss. William has been restless for a while now, his younger brother Kit is now married and has a beautiful daughter Rosie. Because of his restlessness, he's been a bit short with India, screaming at her and being rude. One morning, India is late to work and William yells at her in front of clients, so she quits right there and walks out. Days later, Kit and Alexandra leave for th ...more
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
While this is the second book in a series by Kathy Evans, I read it as a stand alone. William Walker is an enigma. He is a genius, a billionaire who built Walker Industries, one of the biggest online-game companies in the country; he is a workaholic, but has no social skills, behaves like a bully and to me seems to suffer from Aspergers Syndrome (but that was never mentioned in the book). India is his assistant, who hates her boss because of the way he treats her and everyone else, yet she also ...more
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: other-reviews
BIG SHOT is a light-hearted, guilty-pleasure read that can easily be digested in a sitting. India works for William as his assistant. William has cultivated an air as a heartless and cruel boss over time, calling her at all hours and never sparing any praise. When India gets a new job offer and William lays into her about being late again, she is all too happy to quit.

William is left reeling, as he has come to rely on her over time. When his life becomes more difficult (due to having to care for
I'm a sucker for this premise - and I was really hoping this book would be a great read.
Sadly, no.

First of all - WTF to the boss. Asshole.

Secondly - like ... :X I guess I'm too ... whatever because - she's leaving her job for a FREELANCE "job" - like ... girl.
And then her friend is all "OMG YAASSSS DO IT!!"
... Whut.

>.> I also ... like ... I dunno they both have black hair and "tan" skin - and I could be wrong but I kinda got the sense they were Black but the author didn't want to commit to it.
Oct 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Didn’t love this story, but didn’t hate it either... I guess being a fan of Katy Evans she set the bar high with her other tales and I expected this to be similar.

William Walker is the boss from hell for India Crowley. He makes her life hell, always so demanding and always so uptight. But she needs her job. Indy wants more from life than to be stuck in a job she hates.

When opportunity presents itself she takes it and quits on William, after all she’s just been offered a freelance writers posit
Miriam Meza
Aug 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I first read about William in BOSS, and I was curious about him. Now I'm just in love with him.

This story about William and India was funny and sexy. The beginning of their story is a little bit like Kit and Alex story, with the animosity and the enemies-to-lovers vibe, but at the same time it wasn't the same, because Will and Indy's personalities are different, and also the situations were different.

I had a lot of fun reading BIT SHOT. It was a quick read, with its sweet and romantic moments,
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