Oh Buoy by Ava Olsen

Ava Olsen kicks off her new Voyagers series with a cold shower and awkward meeting in Oh Buoy 

From the blurb:

I’ve traveled the world as a yacht steward for the past year, trying to outrun a broken heart and a mountain of debt. Then a gig as a chief stew on board a yacht in the Caribbean comes my way. The timing is right, the weather is perfect, and the pay is desperately needed.
There’s just one problem…

My billionaire boss, Rowan Carter, is way too distracting. With his charming British accent and sarcastic quips, Rowan commands all my attention and none of it is focused on work. I prepare to meet another entitled jerk when I step on board his ship, but it turns out that Rowan is the exception to the billionaire rule. And I get a first-hand glimpse of the kindhearted man behind the money.

The professional line between us melts away but I’ve been badly burned by a workplace relationship gone wrong. And Rowan and I live in two very different worlds. I can’t – shouldn’t - fall for Rowan Carter.

Oh boy. Too late.

Rowan: I run a real estate empire but being in the top one percent isn’t all fun and caviar. The family business has struggled these past two years and now the one place that was my refuge may be taken away from me. Add to that, I’m a target for the paparazzi because of a former relationship. I’ve never felt so alone. Lonely. Unmoored…

Until a dreamy American named Andrew Slater walks aboard my ship and into my life. Andrew takes delight in answering my snark with sarcastic retorts and his wit is matched by quiet acts of kindness.

Falling in love is an unexpected voyage for both of us. Unless the press gets wind of our relationship, and then all bets are off.

But I fight to win, because Andrew is the most important deal of my life.

Oh Buoy is a boss-employee, friends to lovers, MM romance filled with tropical locations, spicy banter and swoony moments.

Heather's Review:

Boss/Employee, awkward meet up and instant attraction.. Oh Buoy is a slow burn, slow build romance with a dollop of relationship angst, as both men bring past relationship baggage to their interactions and close quarters while at sea.

That's not to say things don't eventually heat up, but there's still an air of finality to every encounter...  Oh Buoy was a quick, enjoyable, well paced read that brings just a hint of the season, a little family drama and starts the new series off well.   I can't wait to see what the rest of the series brings after all the teases in this book.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Janet's Review:

Oh Buoy is the first book in the Voyagers series. Loved, loved, loved Andrew and Rowan!! Andrew is down on his luck and trying to rebuild his life. Bad break up with money problems is never a good combination! Rowan is his billionaire boss. 

They have a fast and immediate connection and instant chemistry that burns bright. This was an amazing story that was a struggle for me to put down!

Rating: 5 Stars

Oh Buoy is available as an e-book and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.