His Bananaby Published 16 Jul 2018
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.
"His Banana" Reviews
His yellow banana
This is the first book by this author. The concept was hilarious. All I can see as she bit his 🍌 I laughed and laughed. The look on his face and he said. My name is on it. You will love this book. Her cherry is next.
Its not that it was bad per say, but its more because nothing was original, characters didn't hold my attention and there was no reason to finish the rest of it because this has been written so many times before.
Pretty cute read.
His Banana was sort of a second chance at romance. Well, at least for one character. The other was just kind of getting swept of her feet - mostly because this girl was accident prone. Natasha is a broke ass reporter and who definitely finds herself in trouble a lot. Whether it's at work or in her daily life, trouble will find her ALWAYS. She get's an assignment, that no one wanted, to dig up dirty information on a company. Her task is to get the internship and then to start digging.
Of course, on her first day she is seen eating a banana. No, not any ole regular banana - Bruce's banana. Her soon-to-be-boss because he wants to make her life a living hell. So his first though was to automatically hire her as the unpaid intern. Her job? To get him a damn banana every damn day. I honestly started laughing.. because that's more of an annoyance than anything else. Heck, I'll buy bushels of bananas for him once a month. Bam - done!
Throughout the book, they each start developing feelings for one another. She somehow breaks down all of his barriers and he just let's her slither in. At one point, he can't stand it. Bruce wants her and she definitely is feeling that spark as well. They do have some teasing moments.. that lead to the oh so amazing smut ones. However, with everyone cute and predictable relationship - we get the drama that breaks them apart. Oh that dreaded drama!
Eventually they get back together, after Natasha does a lot of groveling. Which works out for the both of them - they had great chemistry and were obviously meant to be together. I loved them and wanted more. The two epilogues were adorable - I just kind of wished I got a wedding.. or an engagement.. or a baby or two? I'm greedy people and I have needs and wants.
***DNF*** I really wish I could press on through this book to see what all the hype is about but I can't get past chapter 5. What is it with every new romance novel portraying the heroine as a bumbling fool and calling that attractive? In what world is publicly verbally attacking the CEO of the company you work for ok? I guess the same world in which it's ok for said CEO to continuously make sexual comments to his intern (btw, CEOs don't have interns)? She spills stuff on him, dents the company car, arrives late, stumbles everywhere, and the thing is, she doesn't give a darn. She doesn't even try to be professional. That's not cute... it's inconsiderate and incompetent. Not to mention that the entire premise of going undercover for a news story is unethical these days, even for investigative reporters (which she is not). And I'm not going to even get into how the head of this major organization has time to spend his entire day devising ways to drive an INTERN to quit. That's just... never mind... SMH...
I really tried to get past all of that to get to the actual story (I made it to page 43, surely, with all the 5 stars, it gets better). But then the intern is invited to an important business meeting with the CEO (um, what?!?! are there no VPs or even managers at this company?!?!?) and makes the conscious decision to get drunk in order to teach her boss a lesson (after undermining him in front of the clients). Come on! As someone who's fought hard to be respected in corporate America for decades, I'll literally gouge my eyes out when the CEO and/or the clients inevitably find this behavior charming and endearing. So I didn't turn the page.
I really, really, really wish someone (anyone) would write a romcom about a woman who values herself, works hard in life, AND somehow still gets the guy. How is it that the older I get, the worse women are portrayed? At least Cinderella and Snow White worked their butts off when they had to... and they chose guys who didn't continuously hurt them over and over again. That makes way more sense than this. Is Disney on Kindle Unlimited lol?