Business or Pleasure by Rachel Lynn Solomon is sexy and sweet

Business or Pleasure. Image courtesy Berkley
Business or Pleasure. Image courtesy Berkley /

Rachel Lynn Solomon can do it all. She can write YA and adult romances without missing a beat including her newest release: Business or Pleasure.

While most of Solomon’s books have been sex-positive, none have even come close to Business or Pleasure in that regard. However, it’s not just about being a sex-positive read rather, it’s one of those romance books you’ll be thinking about after you put it down.

I don’t want to hype it up too much, because I know how beloved Rachel Lynn Solomon is yet I feel like Business or Pleasure is her best adult romance yet. It surprised me in so many ways and really opened my mind to things I’d never even thought about before reading.

If you’re hesitant about Business or Pleasure or want to know more about it, I have a lot of thoughts but I’d first like to thank Berkley for sending me an ARC and a finished copy after hearing me rave about it.

Business or Pleasure is sexy, sweet, and serious all at once.

The book begins with Chandler who is a ghostwriter and she ends up having a bad interaction with an author she ghostwrote for. Luckily, she meets Drew, and the two end up going back to his room only to have uh a disappointing time. Thinking she’s seen the last of him, Chandler sneaks out yet the two end up meeting again.

The reason why they meet? Drew aka Finn wants Chandler to ghostwrite his memoir as he was the star of Noctruals, a popular TV paranormal series. With Finn traveling the con circuit, Chandler ends up agreeing to go with him to both write the book and give him lessons on how to be better in bed.

With a premise like that, the tension and chemistry between these two explode off the page. It is a bit awkward at first, but the two quickly get over it and start working together in and out of the bedroom. It’s honestly so amazing to watch how much Chandler and Finn change as the story progresses especially as it comes to their career goals.

Chandler wants to stop hiding behind others and write her own book while Finn is looking to honor his past while also forging a path ahead. I feel like a lot of us can relate to that sentiment and it’s nice to see the two grappling with themselves, their futures, and trying to figure out a relationship amongst all of that.

My favorite aspect was how the author talked about fandom. It’s clear Finn was a big deal to the people at Con and it’s obvious he cared about them. I feel like fandom can sometimes be portrayed negatively yet Rachel Lynn Solomon took care of this. Seeing how fandom impacted not only Finn but the viewers of the show was so interesting. It was nice to see the juxtaposition of Finn being grateful for what he has while also struggling with trying to break out of that identity, too.

As with most of this author’s adult romances, there was a mental health storyline added in there as Finn deals with OCD and Chandler has anxiety. Whether you’ve read this author before, have a love for fandom, or just want something fun for summer, you need to pick up Business or Pleasure. I haven’t stopped thinking about this book since I read it so it needs to be in your hands ASAP.

Business or Pleasure by Rachel Lynn Solomon is out now where books are sold. 

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