Review: The Blundering Billionaire by Chace Verity (2020)

Heat Factor: Closed door, but they do openly discuss their kinks.

Character Chemistry: Cute.

Plot: Jay tries to ask Isla out, but kind of accidentally hires her as his assistant instead. Turns out, she’s really good at being an assistant. 

Overall: This is a very soft, gentle romance with soft, gentle characters.

Doing theme weeks here at TSR has given me a great excuse to tackle some of the many many books languishing unread in my kindle and/or on my bookshelf. Enter The Blundering Billionaire

Now, the first thing to note is that this does not read like a typical billionaire/assistant romance. Yes, Jay has a ton of money and is a little out of touch with the reality of the working class. But the power differential between Jay and Isla does not come into play at all. So if you like reading office romances precisely for the deliciousness of the way the characters play with power in the boardroom and the bedroom, this is not the romance you are looking for. 

Instead, the conflict in the book centers on Isla’s activism around student loan forgiveness. First, she’s worried that her job will be in jeopardy because of her outspokenness on the issue; Jay, however, puts that fear to rest by working with Isla to use his platform to support the cause. The larger conflict comes when Jay’s mother assumes that Jay is using this activism as a stepping stone to more responsibility in the family business, rather than an issue he’ll continue to passionately support. 

Here’s what to expect from this book: characters who carefully and gently care for each other and apologize when they hurt each other’s feelings as they work to tackle a huge societal problem and simultaneously grow into their best selves. It’s very sweet and wholesome. 

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