Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Review: The Buyout by Bru Baker
My Rating: 2 of 5 Stars
All Parker Anderson has ever wanted is to take over as CEO of Anderson Industries when his father retires. But when his father is ready to leave the company, he doesn’t plan to pass the reins to Parker. Instead, he plans to sell the company, jeopardizing not only Parker’s job but hundreds of others.
Parker finds an unlikely ally in Mason Pike, the company’s resident IT guru. What starts as a flirtation takes them from coworkers to coconspirators in a plan to forcibly buy Anderson Industries out from under Parker’s father. While they focus on the buyout, their budding romance has to be put on hold, but that doesn't stop them from flirting and teasing each other to distraction—and once their master plan comes to fruition, nothing and no one can keep them apart.
IM messaging love affair complete with great friends and family members to complicate the issue with their need to needle in some good fun at the expense of Parker and Mason. And then there is The Merger itself.
I was in the need to indulging in some some short, fluffy, romantic and not so erotic reads that can send me into oblivion from a world complicated. I just came back from watching a fluffy, over-rated movie called World War Z - what a waste of time and money. Ergo, as Parker says, it is time to take a break.
The Merger is an uncomplicated love story between a Prince of an industry and his lowly high-IQ IT engineer. They mostly chat online - via their company IM system, manage to have an affair thru that tool, get involved in some undercover counter-merger scheme with some loyal friends and family members, and successfully take over a corporation that is likened to that one established by Gates himself.
Quite a far-out plot in my opinion, but just like any fluffy junky, I love these plots. As I said before: it is my guilty indulgence and no one is to take it away from me. The good thing is that author Bru Baker managed to make this complicated-uncomplicated story into something light and fun and easy on the brain cells.
There was one thing that prevented me from placing this under the category of SATISFIED: it involves the introduction of two characters who had huge roles in getting their scheme to work. There was even a hint of some history that was left unresolved and this got me curious. And then nothing was heard from them again. I was left hanging, prompting me to search for further mention of these two other than what I had already read.
Unfortunately, there was nothing. Absolutely nothing.
Oh well. I got my fluff and my HEA. That is enough for me to get over that stupid movie.