His Banana by Penelope Bloom

Posted October 4, 2018 by Curly Carla in CC's Goodreads Challenge 2018, Reviews / 2 Comments

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His Banana by Penelope BloomTitle: His Banana
Author: Penelope Bloom
Published by: Indie
Release Date: July 16, 2018
Pages: 174
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Reading Challenges: CC's Goodreads Reading Challenge
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My rating: three-half-stars

Blurb:

My new boss likes rules, but there's one nobody dares to break...No touching his banana. Seriously. The guy is like a potassium addict. Of course, I touched it. If you want to get technical, I actually put it in my mouth. I chewed it up, too... I even swallowed.I know. Bad, bad, girl.Then I saw him, and believe it or not, choking on a guy's banana does not make the best first impression.

I should backtrack a little here. Before I ever touched a billionaire’s banana, I got my first real assignment as a business reporter. This wasn’t the same old bottom-of-the-barrel assignment I always got. I wasn’t going to interview a garbage man about his favorite routes or write a piece on how picking up dog poop from people’s yards is the next big thing.

Nope. None of the above, thank you very much.

This was my big break. My chance to prove I wasn’t a bumbling, clumsy, accident-prone walking disaster. I was infiltrating Galleon Enterprises to follow up on suspicions of corruption.

Cue the James Bond music.

I could do this. All I had to do was land the position as an intern and nail my interview with Bruce Chamberson.

Forget the fact that he looked like somebody carved him out of liquid female desire, then sprinkled on some "makes men question their sexuality" for good measure. I needed to make this work. No accidents. No disasters. No clumsiness. All I needed to do was hold it together for less than an hour.

Fast forward to the conference room before the interview, and that's where you would find me with a banana in my hand. A banana that literally had his name on it in big, black sharpie. It was a few seconds later when he walked in and caught me yellow-handed. A few seconds after that was when he hired me.

Yeah. I know. It didn't seem like a good sign to me, either.

My Review:

I saw this title and cover and knew I had to read it without reading the blurb. I do that a lot actually, cause I like being surprised with a story and since I like almost every genre, I’m virtually guaranteed to like the book anyway.  It’s fun and kooky, like me. 🙂

She was a cute, if a bit ditzy journalist with no self control regarding her libido or rules.  And he was a rigid, alpha who liked a tight ship…and bananas.  I guess something about her rubbed him the wrong way, or maybe it was the right way 🙂 since he hired her not based on her resume but that fact that she ate his banana. Or maybe he hired her because of how she looked while eating his banana. LOL

Sexual innuendos abound in this fun, fast read.  This was cute, but I was a little miffed at how easy she caved to her more base desires.  She was supposed to be undercover for her first real journalistic assignment and instead she is flirting with the boss and melting under his steamy stares? Cue exaggerated eye roll.

I mean, yeah its clearly a romance, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be so all consuming to the detriment of her career. This story wasn’t meant to be an all or nothing kind of romance but a sweet, rom-com.  So I felt the ball was dropped there.

Other minor things also kept me from fully enjoying it such as, the big bad was poorly executed. The whole reason they even met was because big bad wanted an undercover story on Bruce (Banana owner). But that loose end doesn’t really get tied up so much as left to swing on the wind; Making the climax ….anti-climactic.  ::shrugs shoulders::

Well, you can’t like them all. And while I did like this one, I didn’t like it enough to want to read the next one.

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2 responses to “His Banana by Penelope Bloom

  1. I have only read one other review about this book. They said some of the same things you did, but it sounds like you liked it more than they did. It sounds like a funny book. Great review!

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