Boss I Love to Hate
Dear Mr. Brisken,How do I hate you?Let me count the ways.>I hate your smug, sexy millionaire face.>I hate your cocky, skirt chasing, playboy ways.>I hate working as your secretary—but, I love the pay. It almost makes dealing with you worth it.>I hate how my friends call you a BILF, when really BILK (Boss I’d like to kill) is more appropriate. >I hate that I need you to be my date for my best friend’s wedding because my ex-boyfriend, the King of Heartbreakers, and his new busty blonde girlfriend will be in attendance.>But mostly, I hate how once the charade is over, I might not hate you at all . . .it was so much easier when you were the Boss I Love To Hate.

Boss I Love to Hate Details

TitleBoss I Love to Hate
Author
ReleaseJan 1st, 1970
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Boss I Love to Hate Review

  • Anahita
    January 1, 1970
    I always loved enemies to lovers, office romance story and it was an easy, realistic and humorous book to read.I really enjoyed this story. The back and forth play between Sonia and Brad is what makes this book.A great read that I will definitely recommend to others!
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  • A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Boss I love to Hate was an effortless read. The story pace was perfect, the character development thorough and the dialogue is both realistic and humorous. However, the build of the romantic relationship in Boss I Love to Hate is what makes it a great read. Sonia is a kick arse heroine. She isn't impressed by her boss Brad. His good looks and his money don't hide the fact that he is a self-centred arse. She does her job well and has zero feelings towards her hunky boss of two years. Her friend c Boss I love to Hate was an effortless read. The story pace was perfect, the character development thorough and the dialogue is both realistic and humorous. However, the build of the romantic relationship in Boss I Love to Hate is what makes it a great read. Sonia is a kick arse heroine. She isn't impressed by her boss Brad. His good looks and his money don't hide the fact that he is a self-centred arse. She does her job well and has zero feelings towards her hunky boss of two years. Her friend calls him BILF; an acronym taken from the popular MILF. Sonia calls him, not to his face, of course, BILK. I'm sure you can guess what the K stands for! I enjoyed the dual perspectives of Boss. It allowed the reader to see the character development of both Sonia and Brad intimately. This was especially important for Brad's character, as his self-enlightenment was astounding. I feel that this novel could be a part of a connected series of standalone novels. Both of Brad's brothers have interesting stories that I would love to read.
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  • Wine and Late Night Mommy Reads
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, this is a very cute enemies to lovers, office romance story.I loved the banter between Sonia and Brad before she showed Brad how much of a douch noodle he was. I LOVED how they both understood the value of putting family first in their own ways.The way Brad showed Sonia how to not take things so seriously, to be able to just breath and be herself a little more. You gotta love a book boyfriend who can laugh at himself. This is most definitely a you gotta read it for me :)
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  • Kelly Williams
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This book was such a good read. An enemies to lovers.... kind of. Enemies might be a strong word but either way this book was great. Also it was pretty funny. I laughed out loud at Sonia's dartboard!!! There is a lot of build up and tension. They don't run into anything which I loved it wasn't an insta love etc. When Brad owes Sonia favor we get to see Brad for who he really is and underneath the suits he actually is a human. That opens Sonia's I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This book was such a good read. An enemies to lovers.... kind of. Enemies might be a strong word but either way this book was great. Also it was pretty funny. I laughed out loud at Sonia's dartboard!!! There is a lot of build up and tension. They don't run into anything which I loved it wasn't an insta love etc. When Brad owes Sonia favor we get to see Brad for who he really is and underneath the suits he actually is a human. That opens Sonia's eyes and they progress from there. Great read!!!
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  • Rejane
    January 1, 1970
    Unappealing blurb. Why? I know there’s a book oit there where the fmc also hates her boss but also needs him to be her date for a family wedding and she blackmails him to do it because she caught him in a compromising position with another woman. This book is so, so similar, for what I could understand from the blurb. Geezz... really?! 😒😏
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  • Anna Doe
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this one! Boss I Love To Hate is hot and steamy office romance that reminded me why I love this trope so much. The push and pull between Brad and Sonia are tangible, they keep you on your toes and you can't wait to turn the next page to find out what will happen next. The slowly burning romance between the duo is real, and it gradually evolves with their relationship. I loved Sonia's sassiness, and couldn't get enough of Brad's sweetness! Yes, the guy is acting like a big a*shole most of I loved this one! Boss I Love To Hate is hot and steamy office romance that reminded me why I love this trope so much. The push and pull between Brad and Sonia are tangible, they keep you on your toes and you can't wait to turn the next page to find out what will happen next. The slowly burning romance between the duo is real, and it gradually evolves with their relationship. I loved Sonia's sassiness, and couldn't get enough of Brad's sweetness! Yes, the guy is acting like a big a*shole most of the time, but when you dig deep there is so much more to find and love.
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  • Fabiola Francisco
    January 1, 1970
    Boss I Love To Hate gave me all the feels. I absolutely loved Sonia and Brad’s story, from the banter, the slow-burn, and the sparks that fly when they finally get together. Add in two adorable nieces that Brad would do anything for, and I was a goner. Mia Kayla weaves a story that will keep you flipping the pages, waiting to see what happens next. I guarantee you will smile, swoon, and hope for their relationship to overcome whatever obstacle comes its way. This is a must-read romance that will Boss I Love To Hate gave me all the feels. I absolutely loved Sonia and Brad’s story, from the banter, the slow-burn, and the sparks that fly when they finally get together. Add in two adorable nieces that Brad would do anything for, and I was a goner. Mia Kayla weaves a story that will keep you flipping the pages, waiting to see what happens next. I guarantee you will smile, swoon, and hope for their relationship to overcome whatever obstacle comes its way. This is a must-read romance that will bring back those butterflies that make you giddy.
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  • Ros
    January 1, 1970
    4 stars I’m a mood reader and as it turns out, I was in the mood for this!I had three minutes to download something onto my kindle and get out the door. I had three hours of a kid’s birthday party to sit through, and three hours of avoiding forced small talk with fellow parents. This was the last book I’d added to my TBR list and therefore was the chosen one. Honestly if I wasn’t short for time I don’t think I would have ever picked this up, but I’m so glad I did.Does it have every single damn c 4 stars I’m a mood reader and as it turns out, I was in the mood for this!I had three minutes to download something onto my kindle and get out the door. I had three hours of a kid’s birthday party to sit through, and three hours of avoiding forced small talk with fellow parents. This was the last book I’d added to my TBR list and therefore was the chosen one. Honestly if I wasn’t short for time I don’t think I would have ever picked this up, but I’m so glad I did.Does it have every single damn cliche known to man? Yes.But did I love it? Also, yes.Sonia and Brad weren’t necessarily made for each other, but they fit together so perfectly.I don’t think the book was trying to be humorous, but I smiled throughout, which is so unlike me! Both of the main characters were endearing and neither got on my nerves. I found their relationship believable and genuine. Given the many BILF (Boss I’d like to Fuck) and BILK (Boss I’d like to Kill) references, I defo think that author should have named this story BILK. First time reading Mia Kayla and it won’t be the last.
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  • Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    Boss I Love To Hate is such a fun, cute story. It is loaded with snarky humor. It is a real enemies to lovers romance that shows how narrow the line between love and hate is. “Truth was, this was my fault. A lie that had snowballed into an avalanche, and now, I was asking him to lie for me again on our double date.”This was my first book by this author and I can’t wait to discover more of her stories. -5 Stars!-
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  • Sara ✨ Next Book Review Blog ✨
    January 1, 1970
    I found myself completely smitten with Boss I Love to Hate. Mia Kayla has outdone herself here. It has 10 Things I Hate About You feel to it. This is one of the best romantic comedies no matter the fact that it's over 10 years old. Just like the movie, Boss I Love to Hate is fun and upbeat while occasionally giving us some sweet heart to hearts. The banter between Sonia and Brad were through the roof. I adored their good-natured flirting and the way they tried to pick at each other. It was swoon I found myself completely smitten with Boss I Love to Hate. Mia Kayla has outdone herself here. It has 10 Things I Hate About You feel to it. This is one of the best romantic comedies no matter the fact that it's over 10 years old. Just like the movie, Boss I Love to Hate is fun and upbeat while occasionally giving us some sweet heart to hearts. The banter between Sonia and Brad were through the roof. I adored their good-natured flirting and the way they tried to pick at each other. It was swoonable! Miss Kayla gives us some characters that are some of my favorites! Sonia is so strong. She's an in your face type of woman but isn't too much. This is just what Brad needs. He's... ummm... he's confident, yeah we'll go with overly confident, but it comes off douchy and not strong. Sonia puts him right in his place and the fun begins. These two, ha! I seriously could not get enough of them. Reading this story I just kept thinking about how fun this would be as an audiobook. The dual perspective would need to be consistent with two narrators. We need a male narrator that can pull off Brad's... love for himself and still be able to pull off Brad's "ah ha" moments. He needs to be able to project them while still being able to be his normal witty self. Perhaps Aaron Shedlock would be great! Now for Sonia, we need a super fierce woman with this soft side to her that she shares with those closest to her. I think Emma Wilder would be a fabulous Sonia!!I received an ARC of this book with the hope that I would leave an Unbiased Opinion. I was not required to leave a review, positive or otherwise, and my opinions are just that... my opinions.Check out my Blog: Next Book ReviewCheck out my Facebook Page: Next Book Review Facebook
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  • Erica Marselas
    January 1, 1970
    This was my first Mia Kayla book and now I'm hooked! The writing style for one has mr feeling like I'm right in the story with the characters which I love! Sonia, I freakin' adored her. She made me laugh so much. *spoiler* the dart board of his face I loved so much. Brad, you can't hate him. (Especially not the way Sonia did.. lol) especially when you get to know him. Im not the greatest at reviews, but all I can say is I loved this book so much! Its definitely a new fav and I highly recommend i This was my first Mia Kayla book and now I'm hooked! The writing style for one has mr feeling like I'm right in the story with the characters which I love! Sonia, I freakin' adored her. She made me laugh so much. *spoiler* the dart board of his face I loved so much. Brad, you can't hate him. (Especially not the way Sonia did.. lol) especially when you get to know him. Im not the greatest at reviews, but all I can say is I loved this book so much! Its definitely a new fav and I highly recommend it!
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  • Shelby Calvert
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. This book was a slow build up to a HEA. There were a couple of times where I was sure the book was going to follow a standard romance recipe but the reality was that the situation was in the book to develop the characters in a certain way. It was a sweet romance. There were the standard romance misunderstandings at the end, but they didn't last long and the characters were level headed and the HEA came quickly. The banter between the char I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. This book was a slow build up to a HEA. There were a couple of times where I was sure the book was going to follow a standard romance recipe but the reality was that the situation was in the book to develop the characters in a certain way. It was a sweet romance. There were the standard romance misunderstandings at the end, but they didn't last long and the characters were level headed and the HEA came quickly. The banter between the characters was funny and I ended up reading this book over one day because I wanted to know what happened between the H and the h.
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  • Megadens Books
    January 1, 1970
    I haven't liked a book this much in a long time! I absolutely love that this book didn't follow the romance novel check list. It was unique, sweet, and I love that it wasn't strung along. Every single part of this book had a purpose, and it totally fulfilled them. It wasn't drawn out, it was the perfect length. Not left feeling like oh that's it, but also not left feeling like can this just be done already. It wasn't crowded with unnecessary scenes, all just built up the characters and their lov I haven't liked a book this much in a long time! I absolutely love that this book didn't follow the romance novel check list. It was unique, sweet, and I love that it wasn't strung along. Every single part of this book had a purpose, and it totally fulfilled them. It wasn't drawn out, it was the perfect length. Not left feeling like oh that's it, but also not left feeling like can this just be done already. It wasn't crowded with unnecessary scenes, all just built up the characters and their love. Plus my love of them! It sucks you in from page one, and it doesn't release you until the last word. It was perfection, I absolutely adore this book! The characters were phenomenally written, they balanced each other out in the perfect way and were meant for each other! I absolutely loved them! I know everyone is all about the book boyfriends, but personally the way this book was written didn't make me want Brad, because he was so perfect for Sonia that the only person I want for him is her, and vice versa. I honestly did not like Brad at first, and I really doubted that I could, plus I didn't know how Sonia could ever like him. Especially with how self absorbed he seems, but boy did I ever fall in love with him. With them together. His redemption was so much sweeter because of how much I disliked him to begin with. Perfectly written, unique, wonderfulness. I will be rereading this over and over again. One of my top ten books ever! Mia Kayla knocked this one out of the park, she left me with more feelings than I knew what to do with. The ultimate book hangover ( I mean hangover like I couldn't get over it or stop thinking about it), nothing could compare. I had a really hard time reading anything else after this book because it was just that good!
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  • Eileen Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    OMG within the first few mins of this book, I was laughing and totally onboard with why Sonia titled his BILK, (BOSS I'D LOVE TO KILL), i kinda felt right there with her!!Brad was just a total A**h**e, completely impervious to anyone else but his own needs. Even is the was drop dead gorgeous!! So what if he was a demanding boss and expected his secretary to carry out every task he wished, she should be happy to get doing his laundry etc right?What happens when circumstance change your views? Whe OMG within the first few mins of this book, I was laughing and totally onboard with why Sonia titled his BILK, (BOSS I'D LOVE TO KILL), i kinda felt right there with her!!Brad was just a total A**h**e, completely impervious to anyone else but his own needs. Even is the was drop dead gorgeous!! So what if he was a demanding boss and expected his secretary to carry out every task he wished, she should be happy to get doing his laundry etc right?What happens when circumstance change your views? When seeing someone in unexpected situations alters all your pre conceived ideas? THIS STORY IS WHAT HAPPENS!! From beginning to end this pair had me in fits of laughter, bouts of blushing and my heart invested in their push pull sassy shoves!!! Their denials of being attracted to each other to their chemistry exploding had me glued to each and every page!!! They way the deal with friends and family had me about fit to burst out laughing at the most inappropriate times and i still couldn't put the book down!! This book was definitely one that took me by total surprise and not at all what i expected from a boss to lovers senario !! It was so much more! I just didn't want it to end !!!
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  • April Symes
    January 1, 1970
    Boss I Love to Hate by Mia Kayla is a slow burn, steamy hot office romance that brings the sparks and the feels together in one read. Sonia and Brad make for interesting main characters; they make the story pop and come alive. Brad is Sonia's boss and he is this jerk towards her. Sonia is a bit standoffish and cool, works all the time and needs to learn to take life slower and not work so much. When Brad and Sonia are around each other, there is TONS of fireworks and chemistry. Sonia helps out h Boss I Love to Hate by Mia Kayla is a slow burn, steamy hot office romance that brings the sparks and the feels together in one read. Sonia and Brad make for interesting main characters; they make the story pop and come alive. Brad is Sonia's boss and he is this jerk towards her. Sonia is a bit standoffish and cool, works all the time and needs to learn to take life slower and not work so much. When Brad and Sonia are around each other, there is TONS of fireworks and chemistry. Sonia helps out her jerk of a boss and in return, she gets granted a favor. This is where the story really takes off. The plot is fresh, it moves at a good clip, the characters are amazing and the heat and steam is hot!! I love the feels that this story provided. I enjoyed Brad and Sonia's story and the sweet ending the story had. I look forward to the next book by Ms. Kayla.My Rating: 4.5 stars ******
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  • Kaitlyn
    January 1, 1970
    Oh man, I am so completely in love with Brad and Sonia right now. So in love. Now, I love all of Ms. Kayla’s books that I’ve read don’t get me wrong, but this one is by far my favorite! From the beginning I was intrigued. There was a certain kind of tension you could feel between these two from the very beginning. One that leaped right off the pages. I adored them and their story. Add in Charles, Mason, Becky, Mary, Sarah, and Sonia’s family and I was in heaven. Mary and Sarah, guys you’ll fall Oh man, I am so completely in love with Brad and Sonia right now. So in love. Now, I love all of Ms. Kayla’s books that I’ve read don’t get me wrong, but this one is by far my favorite! From the beginning I was intrigued. There was a certain kind of tension you could feel between these two from the very beginning. One that leaped right off the pages. I adored them and their story. Add in Charles, Mason, Becky, Mary, Sarah, and Sonia’s family and I was in heaven. Mary and Sarah, guys you’ll fall as hard for them as you do Brad and Sonia. And you can’t forget Sonia’s Harry Potter obsession because that’s a girl after my own heart! And just a funny little thing to add. I was in Chicago visiting my brother this past weekend so I was enjoying Chicago right along with. Rad and Sonia too. I can’t wait for more and I definitely love this couple and this book!!
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  • Pamela
    January 1, 1970
    This is a enemies to lovers office romance. Sonia is working at an office and Brad is her boss. Brad is hot, but a bit of a jerk. Sonia is uptight and needs to enjoy life more. These two have so much chemistry and the sparks fly between them. I liked how the two were each others match in different ways. A good read that I recommend.
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  • Dayang
    January 1, 1970
    MY THOUGHTS AFTER READING... I was so excited to read this book! Ever since it was announced, I was already waiting in dire anticipation... I was anxiously counting the days for the ARC's to be sent out... because duh, it's from Mia Kayla—she's one of my faves, straight up. Marry Me for Money was one of the books I'd like to re-read... I've probably re-read it three or four times since it came out years ago.This is the story of Brad Brisken and Sonia Vanducci... if you've read the blurb, you'd a MY THOUGHTS AFTER READING... I was so excited to read this book! Ever since it was announced, I was already waiting in dire anticipation... I was anxiously counting the days for the ARC's to be sent out... because duh, it's from Mia Kayla—she's one of my faves, straight up. Marry Me for Money was one of the books I'd like to re-read... I've probably re-read it three or four times since it came out years ago.This is the story of Brad Brisken and Sonia Vanducci... if you've read the blurb, you'd already have an idea on how their office dynamic would be... but I tell ya'll, it's more than meets the eye...I admit, the storyline is not something I haven't read before... but it did have it's own uniqueness—which I wont discuss in bullet points because I'm pretty sure I'd be giving away the story.It's an all-around feel-good romance... it's something you'd want to read after a horrible or tiring day... their candid banter, the overall flow of the story... their evolvement from boss-employee to something seriously more, was seamless... I like that they didn't jump into their feelings right away... This story would make you see that sometimes we need a little push to see what's in-front of us... that it's okay to take risks for the right person... that eventhough there's no guarantee it'll all work out, at least it's still worth it in the end (sigh).I seriously want more... I was expecting a longer epilogue.... I was like, Nnnooo! This couldn't be it?! I can't wait to read more from Brad and Sonia... maybe even a story about Mason.
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  • Prerana
    January 1, 1970
    This was absolutely adorable!! I will definitely be reading more of Mia Kayla!!And I'm out.
  • Andrea
    January 1, 1970
    This book satisfies my love for office romance. I loved Sonia and Brad! He was so grumpy, but there's more to him than his act. Sonia was a tough one and I loved her! These two together is hilarious and swoon-worthy. Brad is the BILF. *wink* Definite must read!
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  • Lindsey Domokur
    January 1, 1970
    This was a cute fast read. I love office romcoms and this one was pretty great.
  • Dee Ownbey
    January 1, 1970
    Even though this storyline had been done so many times I really loved Brad and Sonia’s story.
  • Stephanie Rose
    January 1, 1970
    Office romance at its best. Awesome banter, tough cookie heroine and grumpy but swoony AF boss. I think this is Mia's hottest book to date! 5 BILF stars!
  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    I think this might be one of my favorite books by Ms Kayla! Boss I Love to Hate is a slow burn office romance with a bit of frenemies to lovers thrown in.Sonia and Brad are both interesting characters. I found myself sympathetic to her and wanting to shake her at the same time when it came to how she perceived herself and the end of her last relationship. It was almost too easy to put my (younger) self in her shoes. Brad was a character that had more layers than he initially appeared to and I ho I think this might be one of my favorite books by Ms Kayla! Boss I Love to Hate is a slow burn office romance with a bit of frenemies to lovers thrown in.Sonia and Brad are both interesting characters. I found myself sympathetic to her and wanting to shake her at the same time when it came to how she perceived herself and the end of her last relationship. It was almost too easy to put my (younger) self in her shoes. Brad was a character that had more layers than he initially appeared to and I honestly grew to like him - and root for him- as the story went on. The interactions between these two were funny and I enjoyed watching their blinders for each other come off. There was a sense of inevitable for their relationship, almost like they just needed the right situation to see the other persons value. One of the things I appreciated about Boss I Love to Hate was the fact that the conflict wasn’t one big “thing” it was several smaller, realistic issues sprinkled through the story. Yes, there was one larger event that forced decisions, but it was truly organic to the story. The secondary cast is smallish in terms of characters that make an impact, most specifically Brad’s bothers. There was a bit of a tease that Mason might have a story coming and from what I saw here, it would be fun to see what happens for him.
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  • Andrea Britton
    January 1, 1970
    One of the best office/enemies to lover books I’ve read. Brad and Sonia were so cute! I loved their banter, I loved the way they were with their families. I loved everything about this book. Addictive, funny and so amazing!Highly recommended.* I was given an advanced copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest and voluntary review *
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  • Mayas
    January 1, 1970
    If you ever come across Brad.... Give him my resume and address. The perfect boss for fun, banter, morale, and rememberance. Sonia needed his words more than ever. Their relationship was always beyond the norm but fun and refreshing at all times, especially when she cut him up.This was a cute and enlightening storyline.
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  • Deekay
    January 1, 1970
    I was so excited to read this one and when I did, it was so disappointing! Honestly, I don’t know how to begin writing this review.Sonia works for Brad, and he is her boss. They have strict rules about the boss dating the employee. Sonia was heartbroken after her recent breakup with her ex-boyfriend and when she found out he’ll be attending their friends wedding with his new girlfriend, Sonia needed a plan. She need someone to be her plus one, to be her fake boyfriend. And who else would she cho I was so excited to read this one and when I did, it was so disappointing! Honestly, I don’t know how to begin writing this review.Sonia works for Brad, and he is her boss. They have strict rules about the boss dating the employee. Sonia was heartbroken after her recent breakup with her ex-boyfriend and when she found out he’ll be attending their friends wedding with his new girlfriend, Sonia needed a plan. She need someone to be her plus one, to be her fake boyfriend. And who else would she choose if not her boss?!The whole thing was just so frustrating! I get that Sonia was hurt and still feeling like the breakup was new, even though the breakup happened months ago. She said she already get over her ex, but NO! She was lying and apparently, she still can’t get over her ex, even though she hated him for leaving her. She turned into a full on ‘stalker’ mode, and keep on seeing the picture of her ex’s new girl. She was jealous the whole time!Ugh! What kind of strong heroine was that? She was weak, and honestly not the best heroine. I prefer Brad’s character over her any day! I feel bad for Brad. He can be rude and mean sometimes, but he was actually a softie. Took care of his nieces while running his own company at the same time, he did a lot of work and is the best man ever. Sonia was just too blind to see it at first. Honestly, what kind of woman bringing a man as her date to a wedding ceremony to prove to her ex that she moved on, but actually she hasn’t, and the said man stupidly grew feelings for the said woman!The whole time I was reading the book, I want to yell at Sonia. She was so frustrating and can be irritatingly annoying. I don’t know how Brad can put up with her attitude tho, I have big respect for that man for staying with her. That just shows Brad is better. It took Sonia like 18 chapters to realize that Brad is the one for her and that she finally moved on and doesn’t have feelings for her ex anymore! Girly, what took you so long??? Lucky I didn’t DNF this book. I was so close to stop reading it halfway through because of Sonia’s character. Her character is what ruined the story for me! I expect her character to be better, but she got worse as her jealousy grew and how she still have feelings for her ex-lover! Forget him sis, he’s not worth it.The only thing I liked about Sonia was how she cares about Brad’s nieces, and how very organize she is as a person, and that she can be both funny and sassy. That’s the thing I liked about her character. I just hoped that she can get rid of her jealousy, because it was so unhealthy for her to keep on stalking her ex, knowing damn well she will only get hurt seeing all the pictures of her ex with his new girl. And then she was complaining about it and how hurt she felt afterward, like...you’re smart, but you can be a bit dumb too you know. She knew she got hurt for stalking her ex’s social media, but why the heck she did it anyway? To torture herself more than she already is? I don’t know why the author wrote Sonia’s character like that. I can see lots of great potential for her character and that she can be better and be a well-developed character, but sadly it got wasted. She keeps on irritating me with the whole ‘not over my ex’ type of attitude, and she got a weak and poor character development. I expected better!!!Brad is the man. He is the MVP of the story. I loved that he took care of his nieces so well and always trying to do the right thing. He is the fun uncle obviously. He can be so funny too, and it was the side of him that not many people can see so often. He was great in the story. He also helped Sonia when she had a hard time facing her ex. He treated her better, like she’s the only woman in the world for him (it’s true), but I feel bad for him. I feel bad because Sonia doesn’t give him the same treatment back, not until the last 5 chapters at least. He is a true gentleman and his character just got better each chapter, and his character got the best development in he story. Good for him.Brad and Sonia’s relationship was a bit complicated. Brad was still trying to adjust himself into the whole dating thing. He wasn’t the type of ‘relationship’ guy, but for Sonia, he was ready. He was fully committed to their relationship. He tried to be better and he successfully did. Sonia on the other hand, was so complicated! She still had a hard time moving on, and well, she doesn’t really care that much about Brad, not until the last 5 chapters. Both are well aware of the office rules, and that really affected their relationship at one point. But at the end of the day, it was always Brad who fought for their love and the one who tried so hard to keep it going. Adds to the more reason why I really liked Brad’s character.Even though this book can be even better than it is now, I enjoyed it. I had a good amount of laughter reading it. The banter between Sonia and Brad was hilarious. It was an okay and hilarious office romance/rom-com. It’s not my favorite, but at least I give it a try.
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  • Aaly
    January 1, 1970
    *** ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review *** Boss I Love to Hate was a such feel good book, cute and charming office/ enemies to lovers story with an amazing banter and slow burn foreplay.It was just effortless to fall in love with the characters and their story. Sonia has been the only secretary Brad was ever able to keep. His reputation preceded him, as a bossy, arrogant and jerk, nonetheless professional but lacking of empathy or tact when it came to his employees.It was the *** ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review *** Boss I Love to Hate was a such feel good book, cute and charming office/ enemies to lovers story with an amazing banter and slow burn foreplay.It was just effortless to fall in love with the characters and their story. Sonia has been the only secretary Brad was ever able to keep. His reputation preceded him, as a bossy, arrogant and jerk, nonetheless professional but lacking of empathy or tact when it came to his employees.It was the jerk and she was the woman who he couldn’t live without… I meant professionally.He pushed back she pushed harder. She couldn’t definitely stand by herself and give him a run for his money. Never in the few years they’ve been working together they shared any romantic thoughts or shown any interests… unless for going for each other’s throats. It worked perfectly until now. She was off-limits; he kept his place as her boss. Being sometimes heartless and inconsiderate. What was just a ploy to show that she moved on, Sonia and Brad weren’t expecting to find that something more in the way. I adored how these two realized at their own time that they were falling for each other without really even trying. Brad was definitely a boss I loved to hate but mostly to love. That man could be a shark in a boardroom and just the cutest and sweetest one when he was with his nieces. He made me swoon so many times while interacting with them, a personality so far away from the image and reputation he reflected at work. A family guy who tried to find a woman, but failed miserably. Losing interest quickly. Sonia was such a trooper, badass secretary who wasn’t falling for his good looks and flirty ways. An equal at work when she was most bossing him around. Managing his schedule and appointments, hard worker, sharp and precise. And then the craziest proposal came by and how little she knows that would affect her more deeply than she would. Blurred lines alert!I adored their banter so much, to drive each other crazy without effort. It felt so natural, so entertaining. They made me smile and laugh so hard that I lost count. I enjoyed reading this book for sure, it had great development characters, the build of the romantic relationship was a major strength in this book. A romantic comedy heartwarming, sexy, sweet and so endearing! So.Damn.Good!! 
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  • United Indie Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a huge Mia Kayla fan and was excited when I got my hands on this book. She has yet again written a hilarious romance with fun characters. I found this to be a well paced book and easy to read. I loved the character development and build up of Sonia and Brad's relationship. The banter in this book is great. I'm glad this was a dual POV - it really helps you understand Brad especially. I also enjoyed how important family is to both of them. I can't wait until Mason's book!REVIEW BY CATHYThis b I'm a huge Mia Kayla fan and was excited when I got my hands on this book. She has yet again written a hilarious romance with fun characters. I found this to be a well paced book and easy to read. I loved the character development and build up of Sonia and Brad's relationship. The banter in this book is great. I'm glad this was a dual POV - it really helps you understand Brad especially. I also enjoyed how important family is to both of them. I can't wait until Mason's book!REVIEW BY CATHYThis book turn a different turn then what I was expecting. I mean Sonia lets her frustrations out to people close to her about her boss. It makes for some awkward times but they were handled so well. While the moments were a bit awkward, they were hilarious as well. I loved seeing the two sides of Brad. He was sweet and fun at home but serious as hell at work. While he made Sonia's job hard it was rewarding in the end. She learned a lot from him and kicked some serious ass keeping him in line. She took her job seriously that's for sure. So enough about work.. Sonia is still getting over as ex.. she wants to prove she's over him by getting a date for a wedding. Not to spoil anything but she's not exactly over him. This honestly drove me nuts. I get she wasn't a 100% trusting of Brad but he was a hell of a lot better then her ex. I'd call this a slow burn but it's more then that. These two connect and show each other their families. Brad has his hands full in this book in and out of work. He love his nieces to death but they take a lot of work. He isn't used to that at all. It was sweet watching him with them. Some hilarious moments came out of them as well. I liked Sonia but like I said before, it took her a while to get over her ex. She was seeing a whole new Brad but it wasn't enough. I really liked this book and the main characters but man did they annoy me at times REVIEW BY AMY
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  • Debbie Hanson
    January 1, 1970
    Boss I Love To HateMia Kayla ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Dayum, that was so good. I love discovering new authors, and scoring this one in a competition was an added bonus. Boss I Love To Hate is my first read from Mia and definitely will not be my last. She has made the normal boss/secretary, enemies to lovers storyline sooo good. I adored Brad Brisken, his “I’m a company owner and will take in the world” attitude takes a tumble in a daily bass thanks to his personal assistant, Sonia Vanducci. Her take no prisoners, d Boss I Love To HateMia Kayla ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Dayum, that was so good. I love discovering new authors, and scoring this one in a competition was an added bonus. Boss I Love To Hate is my first read from Mia and definitely will not be my last. She has made the normal boss/secretary, enemies to lovers storyline sooo good. I adored Brad Brisken, his “I’m a company owner and will take in the world” attitude takes a tumble in a daily bass thanks to his personal assistant, Sonia Vanducci. Her take no prisoners, don’t put up with his crap attitude means his day to day work life is as amusing as it is hot…. Sonia has a lovely name for her boss – BILK, (boss I’d like to kill), and she makes it pretty well known through his inappropriate organising of dates, flowers and motels for his pleather of women. But on one day the boss/ employee lines blur beyond belief. An uncle on babysitting duties, a teenager who turned into a woman overnight and Sonia saving the day. In a laugh out loud chapter Brad is so out of his element, he recruits Sonia to help with the feminine hygiene sourcing, with a deal made. He must do her a favour no questions asked…. Yep, he needs to attend her best friends wedding as her boyfriend so her ex and her replacement see she’s moved on. Enter even more laughs – Brad isn’t boyfriend material, so pulling this off is hilarious. Taking it all very seriously, he goes all out for her. No longer the douchebag boss, Brad becomes something more. Even as the wedding passes, her ex has been out in his place, Sonia rights herself off, the point is made but for both Brad and Sonia become more than boss and secretary. She’s sees a new side of him, he sees a new side of himself. Being in a relationship isn’t what they looked for, but sometimes opposites really do attract. If only his stupidity doesn’t bring it all to an end…. It was nice to see the heroin as the love it and leave it type as opposed to the hero, Sonia was so strong she really had me hooked much earlier and Han Brad. Together they are a 5 star team in a 5 star read.
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