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Release Blitz + ARC Review: ‘Nothing Personal’ by Karina Halle

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

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It’s just business, nothing personal.
Until you have to work with your ex.


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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.

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4 ‘My level-ten heartbreaker’ Stars!

ARC provided by the author via Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

Karina Halle strikes again with this sweet, funny and off-the-charts hot love story! Probably my last read of 2018 and I am very happy to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Nova, Kess and Hunter stole my heart with all their moments together and I am sure, if you are a fan of Karina’s lighter works, you’ll enjoy Nothing Personal too.

So, Nothing Personal is a standalone novel and it belongs to several romances tropes: it’s a romantic comedy with an enemies to lovers / office romance / second chance theme. It’s the story of Nova Lane and Kessler Rocha. Nova is a hard working woman that is expecting a promotion after her boss quits all of a sudden. Well, imagine when Kessler (her ex-coworker and ex-lover) appears to take that position. The feelings surge again, especially since Nova was absolutely heartbroken when they broke up years ago. But Kessler is not the same man: he is now a single dad of an adorable toddler and he deeply cares about Nova too.

Yes. This is the Nova I remember.
And yet this Nova now is so much more, on so many levels.
She’s my equal and she’s mine, that’s all there is to it.

I don’t know how Karina does it, seriously! But ever since I started reading her books, I haven’t stopped. And you know why I enjoyed this one so much? Because it has the same feel of the first novel I ever read by her (Smut). It’s definitely on the lighter side of Karina’s creations, it’s a romance full of hilarious moments, a couple with lots of angst and chemistry, a super cute kid and lots of emotions in between. I loved these characters: Nova is a strong and sassy heroine (my favorite!) and Kessler definitely is a hot single dad that adores his child and surely works to win Nova’s love back. I am so happy these three got their second chance and their HEA!

“You’re never the same after you get your heart broken. But if you’re just lucky enough, maybe you’ll find someone to help you pick up the pieces.”
“Even if he’s your level-ten heartbreaker?”
“Even if.”

Therefore, my rating for Nothing Personal is 4 STARS because it had all the things I enjoy in a lighter romance: banter, lots of laughter, chemistry, sexy times and all the feels! What a nice way to end 2018! Karina has become one of my favorite writers and I am sure she will continue giving us lots of amazing releases in 2019. This one was definitely amazing for me and I do recommend it to anyone who enjoys lighter romances and Karina’s writing. Check it out, guys!

The Author


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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