Coldhearted Boss by R.S. Grey

Coldhearted Boss was like Hotshot Doc a more serious, less comedic romance, and because of it I liked it much more. If I’m honest, I haven’t had much success with the author’s funnier novels.

Coldhearted Boss

by R.S. Grey

Kindle Edition, 331 pages
Published June 6th 2019

Coldhearted Boss – R S Grey


Coldhearted Boss – R S Grey




Coldhearted Boss was like Hotshot Doc a more serious, less comedic romance, and because of it I liked it much more. If I’m honest, I haven’t had much success with the author’s funnier novels. And ever since she stopped writing sports romances, her books have been hit and misses (more of the latter) for me.

Enemies to Lovers is a favorite trope of mine, and Coldhearted Boss had a good amount of animosity between Ethan and Taylor to make things interesting. Actually the first half of the book was pretty much dedicated to pushing buttons, getting on each other nerves and denying each other what they really wanted. Because of the tone and the style of writing I would not consider this book a rom-com. It doesn’t fit the category of light-hearted and funny novels that I envision when hearing rom-com.

Because of the way they met, and Ethan’s take from it, their relationship was rocky from the start and didn’t change much until they both decided to call a truce. I didn’t mind that part at all. It felt genuine and in line with Ethan’s personality. He was careful with his emotions. Spare with his smiles and laughs. He was closed off, brusk, and not someone that was warm and easy to connect with.

Taylor had her own reasons to be careful. She had responsibilities that seemed to drown her. Life threw her quite a few curveballs, and most were a harsh slap of reality. She did her best to overcome the odds, but it never was easy. I adored her genuine love and willingness to sacrifice everything for her family. She was stubborn at times, hard working, and never gave an inch, which just underscored her independent and strong willed personality.

Finally in the second part of the story the romance took off.

It was a wonderful respite from the pull and push, friction and antagonism between Ethan and Taylor. The couple finally found their rhythm and surprisingly they worked well as a couple. The sexual attraction, genuine friendship and better understanding of each other’s traits and feelings really helped bring this book together.

Also, the epilogue was fantastically satisfying.

I don’t think this book was the author’s best work, but if I’m honest I haven’t had a 5 star read by her in forever. But I definitely enjoyed the more serious tone in Coldhearted Boss.


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Coldhearted Boss – R S Grey


I’m desperate and destitute when Lockwood Construction rolls into my small town with an offer too good to pass up: high wages to any able-bodied man willing to join their crew.

Say no more. I throw on baggy clothes, tuck my long hair under a baseball hat, and apply for a job. Unfortunately, my half-baked idea of disguising myself as a guy is flawed from the beginning. As Shakira says, these hips don’t lie.

Still, I like to think I might have pulled the whole thing off save for one thing:

I know my boss.

Last month, we met at a bar, and after a fiery first encounter, it seems we’re destined to be sworn enemies.

Ethan Stone is ruthless and arrogant, a man I never would have crossed had I known how much he likes to toy with his prey.

He should just fire me and be done with it. Instead, he decides to make me his personal slave. Oh right, I think they’re calling it personal “assistant” these days.

It’s torture, all of it—his bad attitude, his ruggedly chiseled face, his desire to grind me into dust.

Every one of our friction-filled battles burns hotter than the last.

A girl can only hold out for so long. Soon, I’m bound to go up in flames.

My objective? Survive the heat long enough to send home a paycheck.
My real objective? Stop having X-rated fantasies about my coldhearted boss.


R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of fourteen novels, including THE FORTUNATE ONES. She loves books, chocolate, reality TV, and cold weather. She lives in Texas with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Visit her at




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