Thursday, May 26, 2022

Review - Business Not as Usual

Title:   Business Not as Usual 
Author:  Sharon C. Cooper
Publisher:  Berkley Books
Genre:   Romance
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   320
Date of Publication:   April 5, 2022
My Rating:   5 Stars


A woman learns the hard way about mixing business with pleasure in this hilarious new romantic comedy by USA Today bestselling author Sharon C. Cooper.

I am beautiful. I am confident. I am lovable. I am a lottery winner.

This is the mantra that will get Dreamy Daniels through each day until she makes it big. So what if she lives in a seedy part of Los Angeles in a house that's one earthquake away from crumbling, or works an unfulfilling secretarial job while struggling to finish her bachelor's degree? All Dreamy needs to do is win the lottery, which she's been entering in as a weekly tradition with her grandfather. When she catches the attention of her boss's potential investor, Dreamy has to remind herself to focus on her career goals so she can be her own boss. Who cares if he has the social grace of the Duke of Sussex and the suaveness of Idris Elba? No distractions allowed.

Growing up with a father who is an A-list actor and a socialite mother, venture capitalist Karter Redford lives in the world of the rich and famous. Instead of attending movie premieres, however, he prefers spending his time helping the less fortunate, backing start-up companies and investing in cutting edge ideas. Karter is used to his life revolving around work, but when he decides he wants someone to share it with, he falls for someone his mother would never approve of: hilarious, quirky Dreamy, who has goals of her own...but also isn't a wealthy, upper-crust socialite. Though it's clear they're from different worlds, their relationship might just be his greatest investment yet.

Dreamy Daniels has been gifted with the power of positive thinking. She speaks things into existence and sees life no other way. She knows her beauty. Her worth. Her future - in a sense. In fact, one of the things she says is that she is a lottery winner. Well, one day her mantra rings true. She wins millions. 

Dreamy wasn't just waiting around for lady luck. She had a good job, albeit unfulfilling. She was even working to finish her bachelor's degree. Her career goals are important to her, but there is one thing she hadn't expected. Or person. That would be venture capitalist Karter Redford. He grew up with wealthy parents, and is wealthy in his own right, and work has always been important to him. But he wants more in life. Could the beauty named Dreamy be the one who will bring his life to complete fulfillment?

Instant attraction, sure? Manifesting a lottery winning? Well, who knows? But, both worked in this book. Dreamy. Karter. Altruism. Millions. Fun. Yes, all of it together worked in this delightful read by Sharon C. Cooper.

Many thanks to Berkley Books and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

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Award-winning and USA Today bestselling author, Sharon C. Cooper, loves anything that involves romance with a happily-ever-after, whether in books, movies, or real life. Sharon writes contemporary romance, as well as romantic suspense and enjoys rainy days, carpet picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She’s been nominated for numerous awards and is the recipient of an Emma Award for Romantic Suspense of the Year 2015 (Truth or Consequences), Emma Award - Interracial Romance of the Year 2015 (All You’ll Ever Need), and BRAB (book club) Award -Breakout Author of the Year 2014. When Sharon is not writing or working, she’s hanging out with her amazing husband, doing volunteer work or reading a good book (a romance of course). To read more about Sharon and her novels, visit

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