Mr Important (Honeybridge Book 2) by Lucy Lennox and May Archer

Mr. Important is the long awaited book 2 in the Honeybridge series by Lucy Lennox and May Archer and let me tell you, it was definitely worth the wait!

From the blurb:

One New Year’s masquerade. One anonymous hookup. One billionaire-sized mistake.

Once upon a time, someone looked at my scrawny, impetuous eight-year-old self and nicknamed me Mr. Important… and I believed them.

That was my first mistake.  

Two decades, a dozen failed careers, and a thousand meaningless hookups later, I’ve made more mistakes than I can count. My parents have decided I’m purely decorative, my brother thinks I need pep talks, and the gorgeous billionaire who hired me as a favor to my dad? He’s forgotten I exist.

So I’m done with mistakes.

Call it my New Year’s resolution. From now on, I’m going after what I want… starting with the mysterious silver fox in the Roman warrior mask who approached me at the charity gala and offered me a scorching, anonymous one-night stand.

Unfortunately, when our masks come off I realize mistakes are not done with me.

Because the bossy guy who blew my mind? He’d thought I was someone else. Worse than that, he’s my father’s friend. A supposedly-straight workaholic. The person I’m stuck on a road trip with for the next two weeks. And, oh yeah, my actual boss.

The farther we get from New York, the closer we become, and the harder it is to pretend I’m not falling for him. But I can’t see how someone as brilliant, controlled, and successful as Thatcher Pennington would risk everything to be with someone like me… even if he makes me feel like I’m finally Mr. Important.

While Mr. Important is set in the Honeybridge world, it can be easily enjoyed on its own.

Jacqueleen The Reading Queen's Review:

"ɪ'ᴍ ɢᴏɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴛᴀᴋᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ʙᴀᴄᴋ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴇᴅʀᴏᴏᴍ, ꜱᴘᴀɴᴋ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴀꜱꜱ, ᴀɴᴅ ꜰᴜᴄᴋ ʏᴏᴜ ꜱᴏ ʜᴀʀᴅ ʏᴏᴜ ᴡᴏɴ'ᴛ ʙᴇ ᴀʙʟᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴡᴀʟᴋ ꜰᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴇꜱᴛ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴀʏ."

Damn folks. The sexual tension in this book nearly killed me! Reagan and Thatcher were so obviously gone for one another, but they just could not get out of their own way. To be fair, these two did have quite a bit stacked against them. Not only is Thatcher the CEO of the company Reagan works for making him technically his boss, but he is also good friends with Reagan's parents. As in, Thatcher is the same age as his parents. And that is not even the full list, but the rest needs to be learned as you read.

"ʜᴏʟʏ ꜰᴜᴄᴋ. ᴛʜɪꜱ ᴡᴀꜱ ꜱᴏ ꜰᴜᴄᴋɪɴɢ ᴡʀᴏɴɢ. ᴀɴᴅ ɪ ʜᴀᴅ ɴᴇᴠᴇʀ ꜰᴇʟᴛ ᴀɴʏᴛʜɪɴɢ ꜱᴏ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ɪɴ ᴍʏ ʟɪꜰᴇ."

I loved how both men brought out the best in one another. Thatcher helped Reagan become more confident in himself and his professional abilities. He gave him a perspective Reagan seemed to miss. And Reagan did the same for Thatcher. He helped open the stubborn billionaire's eyes to a few things in his life that he'd been floundering on in favor of throwing himself into work. It was a great balance.

I enjoyed meeting McGee, Thatcher's driver and confidant, for lack of a better description. He was snarky and I liked how he seemed to genuinely care about both Thatcher and Reagan. He also came in clutch a few times in the story with how he was able to read between the lines of certain drama going on. I'm looking forward to reading his bonus story.

The ending of the book was definitely a solid HEA and I was actually sort of surprised by how things turned out. I shouldn't have been, because everybody around them seemed to know how passionate these men were for one another, but I guess I figured Thatcher may be more hesitant based on his past. I've never been more happy to be wrong!

Rogue's Review:

This is the second in the Honeybridge series, but can be read as a standalone. Hookup, age gap, boss/employee, family friend, and low angst.

I loved Reagan and Thatcher so much. This was such a fun book to read, from the instant they meet on New Year's Eve, there's an instant spark between them, and the heat is intense. They have so much chemistry together. Although Reagan is 18 years younger than Thatcher, he is no shrinking violet and I love how he stands up for himself when needed. Thatcher infuriated me at times, he was so willfully oblivious to things that were right there in front of him. I also loved McGee, and how he took no crap from his boss (Thatcher), and the snark between him and Reagan was brilliant too. McGee is almost solely responsible for getting these two together, and his words of wisdom to both set them on the right path.

There is a roadblock of course, in the shape of Reagan's boss, who he does have to answer to, (Thatcher is the owner of the company) and who seemingly has it out for Reagan. Add in Reagan's self-absorbed family who see him as nothing more than a spoilt screw up and poor Reagan is up against it. It's such a satisfying outcome for him and I loved the epilogue being a mirror of the beginning scene too.

I loved this and can't wait for the next story in the series.

Mr. Important is currently available as an audiobook, e-book and paperback, and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription