by JJ Knight
Publication date: April 1st 2020
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance
He’s kind of a big dill.
An enemies-to-lovers, secret boss, gut-splittingly hilarious rom com from USA Today bestselling author JJ 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.
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs
This was a fun, hilarious, upbeat book! It definitely got me out of my books slump! Jason (Jace) Pickle is the oldest of three sons whose family runs a pickle/deli empire all over the states. They are informed of a contest to see which brother’s store does the best within a year and the winner will take over after their father retires. Jason realizes he needs to step up his game since his numbers for the store are dead last. He decides to go to Texas to see what is going on with his store. Only he has the bright idea to not tell them he’s the owner but to show up as a new hire…a “friend of the family”.
Nova, who is an employee of his store has recently stepped in as “manager” since he seems to have disappeared. She’s frazzled because there are things she can’t explain with how the store is being run and she’s treading water. She does not like Jace. She actually hates him and is suspicious of him immediately. She thinks he’s hot but she has a job to do.
Jace is immediately attracted to Nova but realizes that he can’t trust anyone until he figures out why his store is losing so much money when it is so crowded all of the time. All employees are a suspect to him but fighting his attraction to Nova is getting harder and harder to do.
Watching these two interact is hilarious! Nova is a spitfire and runs Jace to the ground!! He is not use to being worked like a dog but does it to keep his job in the store until he can figure out who the thief is. I loved these two characters as well as the others in the “Pickle Family”. I laughed out loud many times and was so darn sad the book was over so quickly! I look forward to reading more in this series for sure!
About JJ Knight
JJ Knight is the USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic comedy.
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