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Secrets, desires, and exquisite pie. It’s all in a day’s work at The Company. 

Growing up, I was the rough guy from the wrong neighborhood who couldn’t catch a break. Posy was the pampered girl I tried to impress. But I managed to steal only a single kiss before I had to skip town. 

Now I’m back, and the tables are turned. Posy runs a struggling pie shop. I’m the VP of a secretive billion dollar security company. 

Not that I can tell her. 

There’s a murderer on the loose in New York, and he seems to spend a lot of time at Posy’s shop. I can’t let on that I’m here to bring him down before he can harm a hair on her pretty head. 

Going undercover as Posy’s new barista wasn’t my idea. I don’t even drink coffee. But now I have to call her “boss” and do everything the curvy perfectionist asks of me. I’d forgotten how much we infuriate each other, and that she somehow fills me with both irritation and desire in the same breath. 

There’s nobody more skilled at stealth ops than me. I can bring this killer down. Right after I take a cold shower. And just as soon I figure out how to make a skinny peppermint latte with milk poured in the shape of a kitten....

©2020 Sarina Bowen (P)2020 Sarina Bowen

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A fun enemies to lovers romance

It's been a few days since I finished reading Loverboy, and then listening to the audiobook. This is the second book in The Company series, and a fun read! I loved the characters, I loved the romance, I loved the laughs, and I loved the suspense. This is an enemies to lovers, second chance, and the story just flows! Gunnar works for the same security company that we read about in Sarina Bowen's Moonlighter. He is called back to New York City, where he grew up, from California, for a special project. Of course, the special project reunites him with Posey, who he worked trained as a bartender when they were both college students. Gunnar and Posey both harbor bad feelings toward each other from the way that ended. Now Gunnar has to work for Posey, which not only rekindles their simmering attraction to each other, but also leads to additional complications. Posey's sister and nephew, as well as Gunnar's security firm co-workers add much to the story. The audiobook was so well cast. The narrators did a wonderful job bringing Posey and Gunnar to life, and quickly pulling the reader into the flow of the story. I love when I listen to an audiobook, and forget that I'm actually listening to a book read out loud - these two narrators certainly did that for me. I highly recommend both the book, and the audiobook for Loverboy

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Love the mystery and intrigue of this romantic suspense audiobook!

“Guilty pleasures", he lays a hand over my wrist, "I don't believe in those. I don't think pleasure should make you feel guilty." Mystery, intrigue, coffee and pie, throw in some sexy romance and this audiobook book has it all! The narration was stellar, Joe and Vanessa nailed the tension and banter between Gunner and Posy, they even had me yelling at the characters when the suspense had me on the edge of my seat! This story had me laughing (especially the coffee guru), gasping and swooning over all things Gunner and Posy. There’s a cyber security war going on and Gunner Scott and his company are in the middle of it all. His specialty is covert ops but this time going undercover to find the informant means he’s working in a Coffee shop for his ex Posy Paxton. One kiss may be all they shared in the past but the chemistry from years ago is still hot as ever. I loved how feisty Posy was and that she made Gunner work to get back into her good graces. Their banter was HOT, Gunner was really a man that was hard to resist and Posy’s strength was tested at every turn. Gunner’s charm had me enamored, I would definitely have left a big tip in his jar. "He's the kind of hot that knows he's hot, he's got this irritating smile, I call it the ,'Loverboy’ smile. He uses it as a weapon." The mystery of who was behind the dark web posts about the killer on the loose gave a great suspenseful element to the story. The plot definitely threw me for a loop when part of the mystery was revealed, it made for a great twist and had me wanting to go back and see how I missed it! This series has me hooked and I am excited to see what comes next for the company and the cyber security war they are still fighting.

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Another Great Story! Elizabeth @ Carolina Chic’s Read

I’m a huge fan of Sarina Bowen.. she just knows how to bring a story together. Loverboy was a second chance at romance story with a lot of chemistry and intrigue. I highly recommend this book. 5 Stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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So many twists....

Loved book two in this series. The characters and concept pull you in. There was so much to love about this book. Posy’s inner voice is hilarious and it’s so good because deep down she’s saying exactly what we would be thinking!! Haha! Loved Gunnar and the relationship he builds with Posy, even though he’s not telling her all trying to protect her. There were so many surprises in this book! Kept you guessing!

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Definitely hungry for pie! and more of this series!

Loverboy, the second book in Sarina Bowen's The Company Series is an addicting story full of suspense, mystery, humor and a TON of heat. I loved this book so much and the intense, passionate characters. The story-telling is stellar and impossible to put down. Posy Paxton owns Posy's Pie Shop and is in desperate need of a coffee barista. She is running the shop on her own and just cannot keep up any longer. Out of the blue Gunnar Scott randomly shows up in her shop asking for a job. She reluctantly agrees to hire him even though they have a history and even though he is the worst coffee barista EVER! There is also the fact that he is really working undercover but he REALLY turns on the charm to convince her. I loved Posy. She has a sweet side but also a fierce and protective side as well. It doesn’t take her long to figure out that Gunnar is keeping something from her that isn’t adding up. I loved how she follows her instincts and her heart where Gunnar is concerned. Gunnar Scott is one of my most favourite heroes Sarina Bowen has ever written. He is the FULL package. A huge heart, insanely charming, sexy and irresistible. Max has just hired Gunnar to join his team at “The Company”. He is in need of some intel and undercover work in order to catch a dangerous criminal that is lurking from Max’s past. Posy and Gunnar have an undeniable connection but they also some unresolved feelings to sort through due to a lack of communication from their past. I really liked how that was all handled, it was not at all drawn out or handled immaturity like sometimes can happen in a second chance love story. Their chemistry and banter I could not get enough of. Joe Arden's sultry voice as Gunnar sucks you in from beginning to end, and Vanessa Edwin voices the sweetest Posy. Their chemistry was fabulous. I loved how easily their voices complimented each other. Incredible performances! I am now more eager than ever for Max’s story! Fingers crossed he and Scout are next up in this amazing series! *Advanced audio review copy received in exchange of an honest review.

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Love it!

Listened to it from start to finish. Absolutely love the world Sarina Bowen has continued. Did not disappoint.

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Sexy Suspenseful Romance

Gunnar and Posy knew each other way back when. Gunnar was the bartender at Posy's family bar and both of them were duking it out for the bar manager position. After a steamy hot kiss, Posy never saw Gunnar again. Until he shows up at her coffee shop asking her to hire him as a barista (?!). Something doesn't add up, but Posy is desperate enough to hire him on. Gunnar thought he was done with the East Coast and New York in particular. Having moved to California he helped Max run The Company from the West Coast. Max asks Gunnar for a favor and when Gunnar finds out that there's a murderer on the loose in New York and one of the common threads always happens to be Posy's coffee shop he agrees to an undercover operation. But can Gunnar and Posy's close proximity rekindle feelings they both once had? I really enjoyed Loverboy! Having read Moonlighter first, I was ready for the next book in The Company series and it did not disappoint. I love a great second chance romance and Gunnar and Posy had such great banter! And the adventure and suspense had me hooked. I looked down at one point and realized that I had almost finished the book because I was so sucked in to the story. Sarina Bowen is a master story teller and these books are so complicated, but I always understood what was happening and I couldn't stop reading! As always, the steamy scenes in Loverboy were STEAMY, but also with a lot of heart. Both Posy and Gunnar are so vulnerable - neither of them willing to let the other in completely. I appreciate it how they decided to go slow with their relationship. I definitely enjoyed this slow burn. I can't wait to read Max's story next!!! Audiobook: Story: 4.5 Narration: 4 Overall: 4.5 I really enjoyed listening to the audiobook of Loverboy. The audiobook was narrated by Joe Arden and Vanessa Edwin. I feel like these two did a wonderful job narrating Gunnar and Posy! I've listened to Joe Arden in the past and really enjoy his narrating. Vanessa Edwin is a new to me narrator, but I enjoyed the way she was able to portray the different emotions that Posy was feeling. This was a fantastic audiobook! If you're looking for your next sweet and sexy romance filled with amazing suspense pick up a copy of Loverboy! I received a complimentary advance copy of the book and audiobook of this title from the author.

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Swoonworthy, Intense and Fun. It is perfection!

I am seriously in love with this book, and the audiobook is so good! It is amazing. Joe Arden and Vanessa Edwin did an outstanding job. They are perfect as Gunnar and Posy, especially Vanessa. Wow. They killed it. I have listened to it so many times and I love it more each time. This one is for keeps, people. It is the kind of audiobook perfection one can listen to over and over again. Loverboy is a must read, page-turner, second chance/frenemies to lovers romance with a side of danger, incendiary chemistry, and laugh-out-loud banter that will leave you breathless and craving pie desperately. And I’m especially serious about the pie. Get yourself some pie and be ready to not be able to put this gem down until you reach the end. Loverboy brings us back to the world of private cyber security, intrigue, and crazy conspiracies of The Company. It is the second book in the series, but a complete standalone, so you can jump right in! Loverboy is suspenseful, sweetly romantic, hilarious at times, and definitely steamy. Gunnar is ruthless, cocky, and charming, definitely book boyfriend material. Swoonworthy. Posy is resourceful and smart, strong and independent, but also vulnerable. They make such a wonderful couple. Gunnar and Posy are old rivals with enough chemistry to set her pie shop on fire. Their banter is witty, the attraction between them is palpable, and the anticipation will keep you on the edge of your seat. They have history, a single but earth-shifting kiss fifteen years ago, so the tension between them has been simmering for a very long time. And they’re about to explode. Gunnar Scott runs the West Coast side of The Company, but his previous connection to Posy is what makes Max assign him the task of going to work for her, undercover as a barista, in order to find a murderer that is targeting hackers. The guy doesn’t even like coffee. Making kittens and hearts with foamy milk feels like a waste of his time. And he’s definitely not looking forward to seeing Posy again. Posy is having a hard time. She’s struggling to make ends meet. She’s recently divorced and is having trouble finding reliable employees for her fairly new pie shop. And having Gunnar show up for the barista job awakens her crush on him. She has no idea why he showed up, but she can’t turn him away. I love everything about this series, and about this book. Sarina Bowen is a truly gifted writer. Her words are beautiful, compelling, and witty. She shines every single time. Her characters always have depth and are people you can relate to. They’re three-dimensional and likable. She writes about good guys and strong women, and there’s nothing better than that, in my opinion. Gunnar and Posy are not the exception. And the side characters are just as compelling. That’s probably why I keep wanting to read their stories next. Loverboy is a masterpiece. It’s the perfect combination of suspense, danger, romance and comedy. The plot is flawless, the setting is perfection, the characters are wonderful, and the story will keep you glued to the book until the end. It is unputdownable. I know Ladykiller—Max and Scout’s story—is next, but I sincerely hope she has the time and inclination to keep writing in The Company’s world of espionage and cyber security, because it is definitely an amazing series, and she excels at it. I would recommend this book, and series, to everyone who likes a bit of intrigue and danger with their romance. Seriously guys, Sarina Bowen writes the best book boyfriends.

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Excellent!!

This story was excellent! I loved the sweet, swoony romance with the suspenseful element woven throughout. The narration was excellent as well. I highly recommend it!