Book Review: Business Not As Usual by Sharon C. Cooper

Posted April 5, 2022 by WendyW in Book Review, bookblogger, New Release / 17 Comments

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by Sharon C. Cooper
Publication Date April 5, 2022
Published by Penguin
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Pages: 320
Format: ARC

***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***

A woman learns the hard way about mixing business with pleasure in this hilarious new romantic comedy by USA Today bestselling author Sharon C. Cooper.

I am beautiful. I am confident. I am lovable. I am a lottery winner.

This is the mantra that will get Dreamy Daniels through each day until she makes it big. So what if she lives in a seedy part of Los Angeles in a house that’s one earthquake away from crumbling, or works an unfulfilling secretarial job while struggling to finish her bachelor’s degree? All Dreamy needs to do is win the lottery, which she’s been entering in as a weekly tradition with her grandfather. When she catches the attention of her boss’s potential investor, Dreamy has to remind herself to focus on her career goals so she can be her own boss. Who cares if he has the social grace of the Duke of Sussex and the suaveness of Idris Elba? No distractions allowed.

Growing up with a father who is an A-list actor and a socialite mother, venture capitalist Karter Redford lives in the world of the rich and famous. Instead of attending movie premieres, however, he prefers spending his time helping the less fortunate, backing start-up companies and investing in cutting edge ideas. Karter is used to his life revolving around work, but when he decides he wants someone to share it with, he falls for someone his mother would never approve of: hilarious, quirky Dreamy, who has goals of her own…but also isn’t a wealthy, upper-crust socialite. Though it’s clear they’re from different worlds, their relationship might just be his greatest investment yet.

Business Not As Usual by Sharon C. Cooper is a fun, lighthearted rom-com, that is just a delight.  It’s fluffy and fun with many LOL moments.  Escapism reading at its best.  

Dreamy Daniels has dreams to make it big in business, and her plans include her winning the lottery in order to fund her start-up.  She works as a secretary to a horrible boss by day and is finishing her business degree by night.  

Karter Redford is a venture capitalist and the son of wealthy parents.  When he meets Dreamy during a meeting with her boss, he is immediately intrigued by the flamboyant, intelligent woman behind the secretary’s desk.  

Business Not As Usual is romantic escapism at its best.  This lighthearted romantic comedy has a sassy, bright, ambitious heroine, and a wealthy, sexy, and compassionate hero.  The book is a bit predictable but in a comforting way.  I enjoyed the banter between the main characters and I just loved Dreamy’s attitude.  

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romantic comedy. I received a complimentary copy of this book.  The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

About Sharon C. Cooper

Award-winning and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books, Sharon C. Cooper loves anything that involves romance with a happily-ever-after, whether in books, movies, or real life. Sharon writes contemporary romance, as well as romantic suspense and enjoys rainy days, carpet picnics, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. She’s been nominated for numerous awards and is the recipient of Romance Slam Jam Emma Awards for Author of the Year 2019, Favorite Hero 2019 (INDEBTED), Romantic Suspense of the Year 2015 (TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES), Interracial Romance of the Year 2015 (ALL YOU’LL EVER NEED), and BRAB (Building Relationships Around Books) Award -Breakout Author of the Year 2014. When Sharon isn’t writing, she’s hanging out with her amazing husband, doing volunteer work or reading a good book (a romance of course). To read more about Sharon and her novels, visit

17 responses to “Book Review: Business Not As Usual by Sharon C. Cooper

  1. A good light and fluffy escape is so welcome sometimes. This sounds absolutely perfect for that. Excellent review!