I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Big Pickle: A Secret Boss Romantic Comedy by J.J. Knight
Published by Casey Shay Press on April 1, 2020
Genres: Adult Romantic Comedy
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
He’s kind of a big dill.
An enemies-to-lovers, secret boss, gut-splittingly hilarious rom com from USA Today bestselling author J.J. Knight.
They call me Big Pickle.
It’s not what you think.
(Although that’s true too.)
I happen to be the oldest Pickle in the family deli business. And we have the best salami.
Take that one however you like.
But when my father announces the franchise will go to the most profitable of the three brothers, I learn that even though I’m the biggest Pickle, I’m dead last.
I hightail it to Texas to see what’s happened to my restaurant, only to find a sassy little spitfire named Nova Strong in charge.
She’s amazing. She’s sexy. She’s perfectly happy to call bullsh*t when she sees it.
But despite the way we nearly melt the permafrost in the industrial freezer, I have to control myself. Nova thinks I’m a new employee. She has no idea I’m only there to spy.
Or that I’m her boss.
As I get to the bottom of why my franchise is failing, I desperately need to know one thing:
Is Nova Strong everything wrong with my deli, or everything right for me?
Big Pickle is a full-length, 300-page standalone romantic comedy full of pickle jokes, giggle-worthy references to male anatomy, and more salty language than a jar of baby dills.
So this story had me laughing out loud from the very beginning. I mean obviously with that title, you know it’s going to probably have a lot of play on different types of risque jokes you can make with pickles. And this had all of them, and then some that I’d never thought of! For instance, they had to name all the things in the deli something to do with pickles, I mean that was the “family” name. So the new bread type was called “Dill Dough”. LOL! Now when we talk about the family name, actually, the real one was worse. At first, I read it, Packwood, and was like, well, that’s not that bad. Until the jokes came, about packing wood.
The humor was great, and the characters were all really fun, even the side characters added so much to the story. Of course the one thing that always annoys me is not telling a secret, one that probably won’t make that big of a dill (okay, I couldn’t help but throw one of the jokes in myself) in the long run.
Of course it all worked out in the long run, because we have an HEA. I was kind of surprised that we did find out who won the competition between the brothers, because in my mind, I’d assumed maybe we were going to get a series with each of the three brothers having their own book. However I don’t believe knowing who wins will ruin anything. I’m hoping the author will still go back and give us Max and Anthony’s stories as well! I have to say I’ve also now found a new author that I will be checking out as many more books by her as possible in the future!
About the Author:
JJ Knight is the USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic comedy.
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