author: Lisa Lim
series: Call Center #2
published: 29 November 2012
genre(s): contemporary, humor, romance
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The Devil Wears Prada meets The Office. Twenty-something Karsynn is now a boss but she's not so much The Devil Wears Prada as she is The Angel Wears Payless. With a brighter career, things should be going better for Karsynn, right? Wrong. There's now a new director at the office--Carter Lockwood, and he's brought his reputation for wrecking havoc amongst the ladies. Karsynn prides herself in being the only one impervious to Carter's good looks. In fact, she takes great pleasure in blowing on the embers of Carter's hostility.
Karsynn thinks Carter is arrogant and obnoxious. Carter thinks Karsynn is an ignorant, sassy spitfire. But when they start working closely together, they discover that first impressions can be deceptive. Karsynn may be winning the battle against Carter, but will she lose the war? And more importantly, will she lose her heart?
She’s the Boss is a “sort of” sequel to Confessions of a Call Center Gal, and, although I encourage reading the first, it can easily be read on it’s own. I loved the first book and I think this one was even better! Totally irreverant, refreshingly honest and real, Karsynn is absolutely perfect as the lead in this installment. I love that Kars doesn’t take herself too seriously, and sometimes completely underestimates herself. This book is fabulous because it has a little bit of everything: insane amounts of humor, romance, good times and bad. The characters are totally real people, with all the quirks that we can recognize in people we know in our own lives. Truong was one of my favorite characters in Confessions and there was even more of him in this book which made me happy. Maddy makes a reappearance, too, as do many of the characters from the first book. I like that they weren’t forgetten during Kars’ story.
There were times when I was laughing out loud while I was reading this. Some of the character names are hysterical, as are a number of conversations with customers in the call center. Even Kars’ inner dialogue frequently had me giggling.
This is a fantastically fun read that I highly recommend!