Genre: Sweet Romance/Romantic Comedy
“Falling in love is the wildest ride...
When Vanessa finally gets her dream job as a manager at the most elaborate theme park in the world, love is the furthest thing from her mind. She’s walked right into the middle of a workplace war, and her roguish employee Thomas is clearly on the wrong side. All she has to do is keep it professional—even if she can’t stop thinking about him.
Thomas has just 30 days to outwit upper management and convince his fellow ride operators to unionize. Falling for his cool-and-collected new boss is not part of the plan. So why can’t he stop finding excuses to spend time with her?
Their slow burn could ignite the fireworks of love—or destroy everything they’ve fought for.”
“Kate Moseman is a writer, photographer, and recipe developer who lives in Florida with her family and enjoys going to theme parks as frequently as possible.”
Vanessa is thrilled to get her dream job as a manager at Destiny Theme Park. She’s a little nervous the first day at her new job, but well prepared. Thomas is the employee assigned to introduce her to each of the different areas of the park and how they operate. Vanessa and Thomas both share an instant appeal for the other. Both keep these feelings under wraps, upper management and employee relationships are frowned on, I suppose. At any rate it’s a good policy. Vanessa is also unaware of the situation she has been dropped into accepting this new job. The Union is trying to entice the employees to join, and Vanessa, being upper management, has to side with her boss or lose her job. This creates a stressful, suspenseful, and intriguing conflict between Vanessa wanting the best outcome for her employees and still having to side with her employer. She has also been tasked to uncover who is organizing the ride operators.
On her mission she starts to spend as much time with Thomas as she can, while at work, to find out if he is promoting the union. All this time together starts heat to build in their relationship. I enjoyed the character development of the key players, even Dirk, the resident brown-noser. Vanessa tries to keep him busy trying to keep him out of and from causing trouble, which he is very good at. I liked Vanessa’s character, she is intelligent, down to earth, and astute. Thomas with his costume hats sitting at a rakish angle always made me smile. I loved his confidence and humor.
Roller Coaster Romance is different from other sweet romances I’ve read. I really enjoyed the smartly written plot, characters, and dialogue. This would be a great summer read.
Nice, clean, and entertaining read.
Rating: **** Four Stars
Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Approximate word count: 35-40,000 words