Book Reviews

Bossy by N.R. Walker

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 08-April-2021

Book Blurb

Michael Pietersen isn't up for complications.

He's one of Sydney's fastest-moving career-focused corporate realtors, and the only thing he has time for is one-night stands with zero fuss.

Bryson Schroeder's back home from two years overseas with plans to leave his family's hotel empire and begin his own business ventures. Out with friends to celebrate his return, he sees a gorgeous blond man across the bar, and with merely a smile and a raised eyebrow, they leave together for a night of incredible chemistry.

The rules are clear: no names, no details, no complications.

But one night becomes one more night, and eventually the arrangement suits them both for weeks . . . until their professional and personal worlds collide. With their hearts already on the line, Michael and Bry need to decide just how complicated they want to get.


Book Review

“... there's no such thing as casual sex because the brain is always responding...At the same time as you are physically stimulated, the brain is ticking along collecting data: Is this person kind? Are they patient? Are they humorous? Can they listen to what I need?~ Kate Green Tripp (Casual Sex is Never Casual: What the Brain Reveals)


When Michael Pietersen and Bryson Schroeder, of ‘Bossy’ by N.R. Walker, get together for a night of casual sex, they do not expect to be so impressed with each other. Regardless of their initial intentions, they both know that one time isn’t going to be enough.


Michael and Bryson set up another date while still trying to maintain their policy of no attachment. One night turns into a once-a-week. The more Michael and Bryson are together the more they want to know about each other. They talk about almost everything but try their best not to seem too interested, avoiding anything too personal like names, occupations, etc.


Regardless of their resolve to keep it impersonal, when they are apart, it’s a strain for either man to keep from wondering what the other is doing, constantly wishing they could contact each other. Eventually they realize that they have crossed the line of being casual. When Bryson sees Michael at a bar with friends, he is distressed to realize that he feels jealous at the thought of Michael being there with someone else. When one of Michael’s friends calls out to him, Byron finally knows his name, but even when Byron offers to tell Michael his own name, Michael doesn’t want him to. He’s not done being stubborn. However, when Michael’s boss is late for an appointment with an important client named Byron Schroeder, she asks Michael to fill in for her. When he arrives, Michael is surprised when the client turns out to be his, until that moment, nameless lover.


For me, this is one of the steamiest stories that N.R. has written. Michael and Bryson have a strong physical connection from their first eye contact that turns out to be a lot more. Bryson’s modesty and down-to-earthiness were refreshing. Michael may have been all business and in control but when he got in the bedroom, he was all about letting himself go. Thanks, N.R., for another favorite couple to add to my ever-growing list.



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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 277 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 04-March-2021
Price $4.99 ebook
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