“I wanted to find love and keep it and not set anything on fire or cause any natural disasters in the process.”
Catastrophe Queen by Emma Hart
Published January 29, 2019
One hot mess. One hot boss. One too many hot encounters…
It’s not you. It’s me.
No, seriously. It is me. Not only does my name literally mean “unfortunate,” but that’s the story of my life.
Everything I touch turns to crap. An apartment fire—that I swear I was not responsible for—means I’m living back at home with my sex-mad parents. Yay, me!
Which is why I need my new job as personal assistant to Cameron Reid to get back on my feet. Three months in this job and I can move back out and, hopefully, remember to turn off my flat iron once in a while.
On paper, my job is easy. Make coffee. Book appointments. Keep everything in order.
Until I walk in on my boss, half-naked, wearing nothing but the kind of tiny white towel that dreams are made of.
Now, nothing is easy—except our mutual attraction. But he’s my boss, and you know what they say about mixing work and pleasure: unless you do p*rn, it’s just not worth it.
Or is it?
Catastrophe Queen is my first Emma Hart romance, and I really enjoyed it. This book is less than 200 pages, yet I felt it did all it needed to do in a short amount of time. I will say, if errors are a thing that bothers you as you’re reading, you’ve been forewarned: this book could’ve used a bunch of extra editing, but I was having so much fun reading it, I was able to look past it.
This book is hilarious. I was sitting at a coffee shop reading the last few chapters and laughing so hard. There is so much funny banter between characters: Emme’s family for one is a hot mess. Emme lives with her parents and currently her Aunt Grace and Grandpa are living with them as well. I lived for the fussing between Aunt Grace and Grandpa. Emme’s Mom is so stressed at having these fussing family members under the same roof that she usually has a glass of something which contains alcohol in her hands. On top of Emme being a klutz, her dysfunctional family was the icing on the cake.
I loved the set up of this book. Emme literally walks while daydreaming into traffic and is saved by her soon to be boss, Cameron. Once she starts the job, you’re on edge the entire time hoping she doesn’t make a fool of herself. I loved that Cameron found her klutziness adorable and the two were able to joke about it together.
Another aspect to the story I enjoyed was once the feelings between Cameron and Emme were put out there, how easy it was for them to enjoy each others company. I loved how they would just chill with some food and watch serial killer documentaries. Their relationship felt very realistic.
Overall, I think if you’re looking for a fun, quick read, you should check this one out. It didn’t leave anything to be desired. It did what it needed to do in a short amount of pages, and I am always in aw when an author manages to do that!