"Brilliance on every single page."—CHRISTINA LAUREN, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, for Boyfriend Material
FAKE AMNESIA. REAL FEELINGS? REAL PROBLEMS.
Sam Becker loves—or, okay, likes—his job. Sure, managing a bed and bath retailer isn’t exactly glamorous, but it’s good work and he gets on well with the band of misfits who keep the store running. He could see himself being content here for the long haul. Too bad, then, that the owner is an infuriating git.
Jonathan Forest should never have hired Sam. It was a sentimental decision, and Jonathan didn’t get where he is by following his heart. Determined to set things right, Jonathan orders Sam down to London for a difficult talk…only for a panicking Sam to trip, bump his head, and maybe accidentally imply he doesn’t remember anything?
Faking amnesia seemed like a good idea when Sam was afraid he was getting sacked, but now he has to deal with the reality of Jonathan’s guilt—as well as the unsettling fact that his surly boss might have a softer side to him. There’s an unexpected freedom in getting a second shot at a first impression…but as Sam and Jonathan grow closer, can Sam really bring himself to tell the truth, or will their future be built entirely on one impulsive lie?
"The apotheosis of the rom-com."—Entertainment Weekly, A+ Review, for Boyfriend Material
"Delicious, ridiculous, and often poignant." —Talia Hibbert, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, for Husband Material
"Every once in a while you read a book that you want to SCREAM FROM ROOFTOPS about. I'm screaming, people!"—Sonali Dev, award-winning author, for Boyfriend Material
Hall spins off his fan favorite Boyfriend Material with a droll enemies to lovers rom-com that offers a fresh take on the amnesia trope. When Sam Becker, manager of the struggling Sheffield, England, branch of bed and bath retailer Splashes & Snuggles, is summoned to London by the chain's owner, prickly profit-driven Jonathan Forest, he knows he's going to be fired. He's not expecting Jonathan to announce that he's axing all of Sam's employees as well. In the ensuing confrontation, Sam falls into a display shower and passes out. The harried ER doctor misdiagnoses him with amnesia and insists that Jonathan should look after him for a fortnight. Sam runs with it, pretending he doesn't remember any part of his tense relationship with Jonathan, let alone being fired, and hatching a plan to use this new status quo to soften Jonathan up. As they spend more time together, however, Sam realizes that he might not mind Jonathan's prickliness as much as he thought. The plotting is rom-com gold, Hall's typical wit is on display, and the eclectic supporting cast charms, but the heroes themselves feel ever so slightly underdeveloped. Still, fans of grumpy/sunshine romances will eat this up.
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Truly one of the best rom coms I’ve read. I laughed a lot! I can still hear and see each colorful character. A part 2 would be amazing!