Author: Kat Colburn
Title: "Company ink"
Main characters: Dan and Dani
I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of this book :) this debut novel was such a lovely surprise for me... I definitely did not expect to fall in love with it as much as I did :) it's a standalone story, with no cliffhangers, and a beautiful ending :) don't worry, I won't spoil you anything about it ;) as a matter of fact... there's not much I can actually say to you about the plot of the book... beacuse there were quite a few surprises along the way that I soooo did not see coming, and I don't want to ruin those for you :) so let me share a few safe details and then I will tell you all about how amazing it was and why you all need to read it :)
Dani is the heroine :) she works in sales in this huge corporation, but it's definitely not the job of her dreams... I don't really want to get into too many details about why she's working there, so moving on :) she has this feisty and brave part of her, that was stifled for so long in a job that stresses her out so much, but when that part shines through, it's wonderful :) I loved her as the main character :) she made hard decisions, took care of her family... she was complex and funny and I just wanted to be her friend :) our hero is Dan :) he's new at the company... he's the vice president of... I wanna say international sales, but don't quote me on that ;) he is... well... hmm... there's not much I can say about him, because we get to know him more a little bit further into the book :) but's he's very good at reading people and can be charming when he wants to ;) everything starts between them, when they have to work together on this huge potential international deal... :) and that's all I can say ;) so let's just jump into all the reasons why I loved this book :)
Ok, first things first, let's talk about the writing style... I can't believe this is a debut novel :) I adored the writing style... the character were complex, the story was super entertaining, and it definitely had a few surprises I absolutely did not see coming... :) add to that, it's a slow burn friends to lovers kind of a story... so my personal favourite, and that's always a nice bonus ;) I remember reading in one of the reviews, that you can't say it's friends to lovers story, because the main characters don't know each other before the start of the book... uhm... that's not really how those things go... ;) yes, they didn't knew each other, but when they met, they didn't jump straight into romance... they started working together, slowly got to know more and more about each other, which resulted in their friendship... and then and only then, it grew into something more ;) not to mention, that the whole book takes place over the span of about a year... *sighs happily* yet another thing I love in books... where characters actually have time to form connections and relationships between them :) we also have two perspectives, so there are chapters, or parts of them, written from Dani's perspective, as well as Dan's point of view :) they both definitely give us great insight into who they are as people :) a lot of things happen in this story... and I can't really talk about any of them :) trust me, you don't want to be spoiled... what I can say, is that this story hit me in all the feels... I laughed, I teared up, I aaaawwwwwed because of the cuteness... it was such a beautiful book :) I highly recommend you guys to give this lovely gem a try... it may have been my first book by Kat, and the only one available at this moment, but I am definitely looking forward to any other stories she will have for us in the future :)