Review: No Excuses by Nikky Kaye

Goodreads Synopsis:

No Excuses is a hot, full-length contemporary romance, featuring blindfolds, rope play, food fights, and sexy architectural features like wainscoting. As in all Nikky Kaye books, cheating is not allowed, but some funny stuff and a HEA are non-negotiable.

Maddie’s rules for attending a work retreat:

1 Pack the right clothes. Especially extra underwear.
2 Don’t try to school your insanely hot boss on acceptable trust exercises.
3 Be prepared for the extracurricular ropes course.
4 Make sure there is a safety net when you fall, because you will fall hard

Gage doesn’t appreciate how hard it is to be his right hand woman—especially when I’m spending so much time with my own right hand, fantasizing about him. My demanding, control freak boss is testing all my limits, and I don’t know how long I can stay professional.

Chick and Brain Rating 4 out of 5 stars

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review

It will come to no surprise to anyone that I am reviewing another Nikky Kaye book after the glowing review I gave the first one! No Excuses has the same dominating male characters that I have come to expect from reading Kaye and the strong female characters as well. Kaye yet again brought her A game with this book.

This book focuses on Maddie and Gage. Gage is a self-made millionaire app developer whose abrasive personality wins him no fans in the office or in the business world. Maddie is a recently graduated college student who is trying to find her place in the world by jumping from job to job. When Maddie lands herself a job at Gage’s developing firm, she finally feels like she has found a job where she can make a difference. However the one thing she never planned on was falling for her boss. When word gets around the office, Maddie must make the choice between the man she loves and the job that makes her happy.

Kaye’s witty banter between all of the characters ensures that we remain interested in the story. Maddie is very unpredictable as well, so we are never aware of what she may do next. Her and Gage are so opposite, but they balance each other out nicely. Kaye is able to through us a few curve balls that we may not all agree with, but it does not derail the story line entirely. Honestly, this is just a witty easy read with no hardcore drama for us to deal with.

If you are looking for a book with witty banter and charismatic characters that leap off the pages then this is a book I would recommend for you.


Until next time,




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