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It’s just business, nothing personal.

Until you have to work with your ex.

Nothing Personal, an all-new standalone romantic comedy by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is live!

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Nova Lane is having the worst week possible. Her latest relationship ended while on her much-needed vacation, then upon her first day back at work, she learns that her beloved boss has quit – and despite having worked so hard for it, she’s not being considered for his position.

Who is being considered for the position is none other than Kessler Rocha. Her ex-coworker and ex-lover, Kessler’s the man who broke her heart five years earlier and the reason she moved thousands of miles away, switched jobs, and created numerous voodoo dolls in Kessler’s (very burly, very handsome) liking.

Yup. Worst week ever.

New in town and on her turf, Kessler promises he’s not the same man he was – and considering he’s now a single father to a precocious toddler, he’s telling the truth.

But he’s still an arrogant, devilish and dangerously intelligent man who’s taking over the position Nova feels she deserves. The fact that he’s gotten even more sexy over the years doesn’t help either.

Now Nova and Kessler have the choice to let bygones be bygones, or fight with each other every chance they get, with unresolved sexual tension only adding fuel to the flames, creating a fire that might just burn down the whole office.

In the corporate world they say it’s just business, nothing personal.

Nova and Kessler are about to show just how personal things can get.



Nothing PersonalNothing Personal by Karina Halle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 out of 5 ‘Second time’s a charm?’ Stars

I always look forward to a Karina Halle book. Whether it’s suspenseful or drama-ful or romantic comedy, I always enjoy the stories she tells. Nova and Kessler’s story was no exception. They had many laugh out loud moments and totally blush-worthy moments as well that I felt like it was the perfect mesh.

Nova and Kessler had an affair (?) relationship (?) some five years prior. I feel like they both thought that that relationship (whatever you want to call it) had a different meaning than the other person thought it was. Confusing? I’m trying to make it simple and I feel like I’m making it worse. Nova thought they had some kind of connection that was meaningful and that they meant something to each other. While Kessler was into the relationship for primarily physical aspect. He wasn’t into commitment and obviously, Nova thought that that was exactly where they were headed. I don’t hate Kessler for breaking it off with Nova because that’s not where his head was at that moment. They were both pretty young at the time and he wasn’t ready to settle down at that moment. On the other hand, as a woman, I could totally get where Nova was coming from. I could see why she was hurt. As a woman, we tend to be more emotional creatures and our emotions get us into trouble -mainly with ourselves.

Fast forward five years and Nova and Kessler are in very different stages of their lives than when they were together. Kessler is now a single father to a toddler and Nova is a single woman trying to climb the corporate ladder. Obviously, Kessler has done a lot of growing up in the years that have passed and he sees the error of his ways with how he handled his situation with Nova. I don’t blame Nova for being guarded or even standoffish towards Kessler. It’s weird that I could see both povs. Usually, I can’t see from one perspective but with these two I could see from both.

This second chance-office romance was definitely a perfect way to end the year.

Happy Reading!!
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Meet Karina:

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

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