Thank you so much to Gallery Books and Netgalley for letting me read an eARC of Heartbreak for Hire! This book came out on July 27th, so make sure you go grab it as soon as you’re done reading my review!
Heartbreak for Hire 5/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads:
Brinkley Saunders has a secret.
To everyone in the academic world she left behind, she lost it all when she dropped out of grad school. Once a rising star following in her mother’s footsteps, she’s now an administrative assistant at an insurance agency—or so they think.
In reality, Brinkley works at Heartbreak for Hire, a secret service that specializes in revenge for jilted lovers, frenemies, and long-suffering coworkers with a little cash to spare and a man who needs to be taken down a notch. It might not be as prestigious as academia, but it helps Brinkley save for her dream of opening an art gallery and lets her exorcise a few demons, all while helping to empower women.
But when her boss announces she’s hiring male heartbreakers for the first time, Brinkley’s no longer so sure she’s doing the right thing—especially when her new coworker turns out to be a target she was paid to take down. Though Mark spends his days struggling up the academic ladder, he seems to be the opposite of a backstabbing adjunct: a nerd at heart in criminally sexy sweater vests who’s attentive both in and out of the bedroom. But as Brinkley finds it increasingly more difficult to focus on anything but Mark, she soon realizes that like herself, people aren’t always who they appear to be.
I really liked this book- like honestly, I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed reading Heartbreak for Hire! I devoured it super fast- it took me less than an afternoon to read it because I was so hooked on it! I really liked Brinkley as a main character. She went through a lot and was jaded towards men in general, so I think Heartbreak for Hire (the company) was the perfect place for her. I loved seeing her grow throughout the book and seeing her and Mark interact and grow together was so cute! I felt like Margo was super predatory (which is how all corporations are, but so many people in their 20s forget that) so I loved seeing how Brinkley dealt with that. I really hope that Sonia Hartl writes more books set in this world because I would love to see what happens to Charlotte, Emma, and Allie. I definitely, highly recommend reading Heartbreak for Hire! Such a fun, cute, adorable, funny book!