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Wall Street Journal bestselling author Nicole Snow returns with a screaming funny romance where two office enemies fake love until they're all out of make-believe.

You know that awkward moment when your lava-hot boss says "marry me?"
Not for love. Not for real. Not without a mammoth payoff.
Of course, this fortune comes with a ginormous snag—Ward Brandt.

Call me bananas.
I must
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Kindle Edition, 440 pages
Published March 30th 2021 by Ice Lips Press
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Linda Dunn
Mar 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Enemies to Lovers at its finest...

Paige Holly never expected her Knight in Shining Armor to be Ward Brandt, billionaire and Senior Partner at Brandt Ideas Inc. When Ward saved her from a date from hell, she did not know who he was. Also she was pretty tipsy and hit on him when he made sure she got home safe. He was of course a gentleman, much to her disappointment. The man looked like a God from head to toe. She got a huge shock when she started her new job as EA for Brandt Ideas Inc. Lo and beh
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Keri Loves Books
Mar 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The Wardhole has met his match in this enemies to lovers, fake engagement, office romance that overflows with wit and sexiness! I love a hot office romance and this one definitely claims that title.

Paige was out on a date celebrating a new job. The date went awry and a handsome stranger stepped in to help her out. She never expected that she would see him again until she met one of her new bosses.

Ward had it out for Paige from day one. He felt after the spectacle she made the night they met, she
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Terri Zumbrook
Mar 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Ward checks all the boxes for a hot guy and an insufferably BOSSY GRUMP. Paige meets him unexpectedly while she’s on a Tinder-type date from h*ll. After an embarrassing evening she finds herself starting a new job at Ward’s business.

This is a novel where both have been hurt in love, lack trust and rub each other the wrong way until they are forced to work together. Ward cares too much about what everyone else thinks. He can’t seem to let scandals from the past stop dictating his life.

This is a
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Suzette
Mar 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Every time I start a Nicole Snow book it is always hard to put down until I am finished. This one is no different. I need to go to sleep, but keep saying “Just one more chapter” at the end of each one. Ward is the perfect growly hero, hard on the outside, all chiseled and perfect, but soft and gooey on the inside. Paige is an optimist who has lost a little of her shine. The battles between these two are epic. The author comes up with things I would never dream of. One example is the coffee drama ...more
C Gray
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Nicole made me a lifer awhile ago but I think tonight she made me a believer again. This is one of those couples and books that will stay with me forever. I absolutely adore Ward and Paige. Both have been burnt in the past by people they cared for but it took one night for fate to step in and get these two together. And there is just no denying the love these two have for each other. I hope to see all of these characters again especially Nick and Reese, I have a feeling there is a good story wit ...more
B.
Mar 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Don’t Forget To Download The Free Flash Forward Via The Link At The Back Of The Book! Ward & Paige’s Slow Burn Is An Enemies-To-Lovers Fake Fiancée Story About An Overprotective But Grouchy Chicago Billionaire Trying To Make His Grandmother’s Dream Come True. Ward Ends Up In Over His Head With Paige, Who Isn’t At All Afraid Of Telling Him Exactly What She Thinks Of Him.


This Chicago-based billionaire standalone follows Office Grump, Magnus Heron and Sabrina Bristol’s story. Magnus and Brina’s ene
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Dot Miller
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Review of Bossy Grump
By Nicole Snow

Fun Story From a Favorite Author

Anytime I can get an ARC for a book written by Nicole Snow, I’m ready to jump on it! (I also buy a lot of her books as well.) I have thoroughly enjoyed every book of hers that I’ve read (there are still a few that I haven’t read yet), including this one. She sets up the story with attention to details and everything flows easily from one situation to the next. Her characters are well developed and the interactions between the mai
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Dora Harvey
Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
OH MY! What a ride! The emotion! The drama! The scorching heat of this book! This story is a top read for me for an enemies-to-lovers romance—it had a bit of everything...an office romance, slow burn, and a whole lot more. This story is just so deliciously angsty and yet, somehow, never overdone, and it is an emotional rollercoaster as we ride every high and hit the withdrawal symptoms that the characters endures. You will love it for the real, complicated characters, the intense clashes that cu ...more
Emily Pennington
Mar 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Paige Holly’s date is not going well. She can’t even remember his name as she texts her friend who encouraged her to go out with this jerk. He is arrogant and a non-stop drinker claiming he can’t handle going to an art museum without drinking first. This was to be her celebration of her new job at Brandt Ideas, not a trip to the bar and an evening with a drunk. The man continues to be obnoxious, and in the architecture exhibit room, he tries to kiss her and force himself on her. She twists her a ...more
Emily Pennington
Mar 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Paige Holly’s date is not going well. She can’t even remember his name as she texts her friend who encouraged her to go out with this jerk. He is arrogant and a non-stop drinker claiming he can’t handle going to an art museum without drinking first. This was to be her celebration of her new job at Brandt Ideas, not a trip to the bar and an evening with a drunk. The man continues to be obnoxious, and in the architecture exhibit room, he tries to kiss her and force himself on her. She twists her a ...more
Denise
Mar 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Whenever you read a book written by Nicole Snow, you just know it’s going to be terrific. Every. Single. Time. “Bossy Grump” absolutely fits that description. It’s one of those books where you simultaneously can’t wait to see how it ends and also don’t want it to end because you’re enjoying the journey so much.

Paige is smart, beautiful and talented. Triple threat, right? Not in her own eyes. She has wildly successful, famous cousins who could make anybody feel insignificant by comparison, even
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Renee
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review.

You know that awkward moment when your-hot-boss says "Marry Me?". Not for love. Not for . Not without a mammoth payoff. Of course, this fortune comes with a ginormous snag-Ward Brandt. Call me bananas. I must be short of the full bushel rejecting Chicago's finest billionaire. Who knew he was my boss when he crashed my worst date ever? Oh, but he found out. He swore I wasn't fit for the Brandt Ideas, chewed me up, and spat me back
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Nova
Apr 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I am voluntarily reviewing an advanced reader copy of this book.

When Paige agreed to a tinder style date she was not expecting her date to get drunk, so when he gets handsy a tall dark and handsome stranger come to her rescue. All in all it was a night that she would rather forget, but that isn’t on the cards this was a night that was going to haunt her for a long time especially when she arrives at her new job only to find that her white knight Wade Brandt is now her boss and she is his new EA.
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Viper Spaulding
Mar 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much!

Paige Holly is the Executive Assistant extraordinaire! She meets the man of her dreams when he saves her from a too-handsy date, only to find out that he's her new boss. Ward - "Wardhole" to those who know him best - is all business, a man with a singular focus who refuses to entertain any frivolous distractions. So it's only with the business in mind that he tries to get Paige fired before she even starts, blaming her disastrous evening on her drinking ("one glass of w
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Celeste
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh, Nicole Snow! The comedy, the banter and the oh-so-hot & steamy romance makes your latest book Bossy Grump impossible to put down. I swear as I read through the pages, I could see Paige and Ward and their verbal sparring, and it was hilarious. Bossy Grump is not to be confused with Office Grump which was the first book in the “Bad Chicago Bosses” series. If possible, I would seriously apply at some multimillion-dollar firm so I could find myself a grumpy boss like the ones Snow writes about i ...more
Patti
Mar 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"Ward-hole", "Warden", "Bosshole" and "Grump-alicious Extraordinaire". Welcome to "Bossy Grump" by Nicole Snow. Another fantastic story with great characters and wonderful second characters. Paige Holly is out celebrating her new job with a not so great "swipe right" date. She's basically saved by a night in shining armor who takes her home, makes sure she's okay and leaves. Horror of horror's she realizes he's one of her new bosses and he tried to get her fired before she even started her job!! ...more
Terri Eaches
Mar 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wardhole and His Take No Crap EA ❤🔥🔥🔥❤

A definite MUST READ from the fabulous Nicole Snow!!! Paige from "Office Grump" gets her own story, and dealing with Magnus "Maggot" is just a prelude if what is to come!!! On her date from hell she is rescued by a Dark Knight and when he gives her a ride home....you guessed it, she hits on him. Ward Brandt can't believe his grandmother hired this dunk but sexy woman to be their executive assistant. Starting off on the wrong foot is an understatement at Bran
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Jessi
Apr 03, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I wouldn't say I hate this book but i definitely don't ike

DNF 36%

I ended up stopping after the whole "pretend to date me even though we hate each other" situation. Normally this troupe is a funny one. But I prefer for the couple to like each other first. While we can tell that they lust for each other, they ultimately see each other as the worst person imaginable. I can not take either of them seriously and am not sure how others can either. They do not work at all.
I ended up stopping after he
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Karen
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


"Ward Brandt may be many things— bosshole, control freak, espresso-blooded, lightning-eyed beast-man".

Ward Brant is all those things. When he saves Paige from a potentially dangerous date who may have drugged her single glass of wine, he assumes she's a hopeless drunk but takes her home and makes sure she gets to bed. And since she's intoxicated or drugged, Paige's filters are off; she propositions Ward it makes it clear she wants him.. Later, when he learns she's to be his assistant, he tries t
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Kelly DeMarco
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heart wrecker repeating history or heart healer for a love of a lifetime?
Once again, Nicole Snow graces her readers with a delicious snarly pants growl-ly bear of a protective swoon-worthy alpha hero and his equally snarky, witty, beautiful beyond belief, humble heroine. Bossy Grump (Bad Chicago Bosses Book 2 by Nicole Snow is a very well written enemies to friends to lovers romance. When Paige and Ward begin their office war, she the Firecracker with a lit fuse next to a grumpy grenade, aka War
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Jennifer Bemis
Apr 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am really enjoying these grumpy alphas Nicole is bringing us!!!

I loved Paige in Office Grump and was really excited to hear she was getting her own story. While I wouldn't call her down on her luck in the dating department she does seem to strike out with the dating sites. She is a lover of art and spends much time of her time at the museum in Chicago. She is riding a high of getting hired at Brandt Ideas Inc. and is trying to make the most of a date that just isn't going well. She notices a m
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Judith
Apr 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished-reading
Steamy, enemies-to-lovers story. The story of Paige and Ward is a good one and very well executed as far as language, vocabulary, storyline, character development and description is concerned. What I find an issue with, is that the book runs to a length twice as long as it needed to be. Some of the soliloquies and background reiterations were repetitive, some extra tension points introduced to drag out the story. I feel the storyline would have been just as well served if the novel was shorter. ...more
Brenda Motza
Mar 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Nicole Snow does it again. This book was just fandamntastic!!

"Can we feed our hearts the biggest lie ever without inflicting permanent damage? What a great quote and pretty much the theme of this story.

Paige Holly gets the job of her dreams, well, pretty close to it, with a company whose owner is her hero. Beatrice Nightingale Brandt was an architect with a vision ahead of her time and Paige was in awe of her work since she was little. So when she finds out that the White Knight in a expensive s
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Lynn Powers
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
While on a horrible date at the art museum Paige is rescued by a handsome but grumpy looking Ward who assumes she has drinking issues and wants her fired from his grandmother’s firm before she even starts. His grandmother has her work for them anyway and she is the executive assistant for the grandmother as well as Ward. Ward is known as “the Wardhole” or “the Warden” at work because he is so grumpy and uptight. Holly’s CPR helps save the grandmother at work but when she retires Ward must try to ...more
Sherill
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ENTERTAINING-SOUL-STIRRING-FIERY PASSIONATE ROMANCE

“Bossy Grump,” is a thunderous storm of emotions with spot on character interaction, family drama, sensuous, passionate romance, witty banter, pranking the boss, and a phenomenal happy forever. A soul-stirring pager-turner read that kept me eager to learn what happens next. At the conclusion, I still craved more.

Paige Holly is full of enthusiasm knowing she got her dream job to work for Brandt Ideas. She has admired Beatrice Brandt’s architectur
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Lisa Menor
Mar 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
After a very bad date and a rescue from a handsome knight in shining armor, Paige is finally ready to start her new job. Working for a company as prestigious as Brandt Ideas has been a dream come true for Paige. A dream come true right up until she runs into her knight once again, but this time she's not tipsy, she's mortified and her knight remembers exactly what happened the previous weekend. Now, not only does Paige have to work for Ward Brandt, but he's not too keen on having her join the co ...more
Linda Reads
Mar 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Passionate fake engagement with a poignant and delicious ending
I adore Ms. Snow’s writing. You may not get the bedroom action in the very beginning, but she has a way of titillating the tease so that you’re on pins-and-needles waiting for that special “moment.” Most often there is humor too, which I always enjoy. Their emails back and forth are hilarious when he realizes she’s his Executive Asst and he can’t do anything about it. Their constant sniping is so close to flirting but neither see it.
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Dawn M Gilmore
Mar 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Paige goes out on a date and ends up with a drunk creep. Ward saves her but thinks she is a drunk as well. He tries to get her fired before she even starts as his company's new EA. When Paige finds out she dishes back all that attitude toward Ward and does little things like over sugar his coffee or switch him to decaf. The back and forth is so entertaining. Ward's grandmother collapses in her office and Paige does CPR to revive her until the paramedics arrive. Grandma B decides to retire. In or ...more
Jenn
Mar 29, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Snow is Good Writer...

Snow definitely has a talent for creating a scene and bringing her own spin to classic romance tropes, but her lead characters always rub me the wrong way. For one every time I pick up one of her books the leading lady is yet another blonde which is a pet peeve of mine, the way the media industry behaves as if, for women, blonde is the only shade of beautiful. But the heros are really the characters that get to me, setting aside the fact that I don't buy the idea of a man b
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Nicole Snow is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author. She found her love of writing by hashing out love scenes on lunch breaks and plotting her great escape from boardrooms. Her work roared onto the indie romance scene in 2014 with her Grizzlies MC series.

Since then Snow aims for the very best in growly, heart-of-gold alpha heroes, unbelievable suspense, and swoon storms aplenty.

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