Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: The Millionaire Upstairs
Author: M.J. O’Shea
Series: Dreamspun Desires
Heroes: Sasha & Harrison
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 198 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: January 1, 2016
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: He might be hard to work for, but he’s impossible to resist.
Sasha Sobieski has the perfect job working at legendary American fashion house Harrison Kingsley—or at least he used to. He just never thought he’d have to work for Harrison Kingsley himself. Harrison is exacting, difficult, cold, and hands-down the sexiest man Sasha has ever seen.
After years at the top, Harrison Kingsley knows what he wants, when he wants it, and exactly how he’d like it to be delivered to him. What he wants most right now? His new assistant. Sasha is mouthy, opinionated, and he drives Harrison mad. Problem is, Harrison can never tell if it’s with anger… or desire.
Sasha’s worked with Joanne Kingsley at the fashion house Harrison Kingsley for a few years now. When Joanne gets pregnant and ends up going on maternity leave early, he figures he’s going to shuffle around the fashion house until she comes back. He didn’t expect her to stick him with her reclusive, grumpy brother Harrison for the summer. Harrison and Sasha don’t exactly get along and it has nothing to do with Sasha and everything to do with Harrison. With the attraction between them intensifying, will they be able to last the summer or will things go from bad to worse before it even starts?
I absolutely ADORED Sasha. He’s such a fun character, speaking his mind and not letting anyone browbeat him. At the same time, he’s very professional and he never once called Harrison out in front of the other workers. Harrison, on the other hand, is a bit of a tool. He says the meanest and absolute worst things without any regret. But Harrison’s reaction to Sasha was flipping adorable. I loved that he didn’t know how to act around him and that just made him grumpier. I also liked that Sasha had a bit of the same issue as well. It made their interactions awkward at times but also quite intriguing.
There were two things I didn’t like about this book. One, I really hated Joanne. I found it extremely annoying and I could not understand why she’d put the two men she loved most in the world against each other. I didn’t like her as a character especially when Sasha would get hurt by trying to do what Joanne asked, then Joanne would ask him to stay, he would but then she’d cause it to happen all over again. My second issue is that Harrison was a gigantic asshole. Sure I like my heroes to be a bit of a dick but some of the things he said, he needed to grovel way more than he did to get back into Sasha’s good graces.
In the end, I still really enjoyed this one. I was caught up in the story and couldn’t put it down once I started. I did end up loving Sasha and Harrison as a couple even if I wished Harrison would have groveled a little more. But I found their journey really sweet and adorable (even if I hated Joanne). I hope this won’t be the last time we see these two because I’d love to read more about them!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*