Going Public by Hudson Lin


From the Going Public blurb:

A boss. His employee.

And a scandal that’s about to change everything…

As an operating partner at Jade Harbour, Raymond Chao prides himself in fixing even the most disastrous of portfolio companies—no matter the cost. While his colleagues might not always like his methods, they love his results. But his latest business partner isn’t cooperating, and what’s worse, Raymond's underhanded tactics have landed him in hot water with the law.  

Elvin Goh has been Raymond's assistant for years, and he's been in love with the charming, ruthless playboy for just as long. There's very little that Elvin won't do—or hasn't done—for Raymond. Impossible crush aside, it's his job. But this time, even Elvin can't see a way out. 

When long nights in the office lead to whispered confessions and a newfound intimacy, it seems like a dream come true—for both of them. But with the prospect of failure on the horizon, can this dream team beat the odds and come out the victors in the office and in their hearts?  

Heather's Review:

Being a Canadian from Toronto, I loved the local rep and the guest appearances of Montreal and northern Quebec.   I loved the love story - bad boy boss and assistant with a longstanding crush... but parts of it got lost in the work drama, especially when the mob becomes involved...  I loved that both characters are of Asian descent, although that is explored more in Elvin's case.. 

I wish there was more depth of interaction between Ray and his family - I think that could have added an interesting dimension to the book that explored and tied into Ray and Elvin's growing relationship.

Going Public is the first book of Hudson Lin's I've read and I am definitely intrigued enough to read more!  I plan to add book 1 of this series to my TBR and I can't wait to see what future books will look like.

Rating: 4 Stars