The Upside to Being Single by Emma Hart

The Upside to Being Single

If anyone asks, I knew better than to flash my boobs for Mardi Gras beads. I still don’t know why I did it. Maybe it was the dare from my two best friends. Maybe it was the guys on the balcony saying they’d throw Fireball shots with the beads. Or maybe it was the quiet guy in the corner of that same balcony with piercing gray eyes, wavy dark hair, and a smile so tempting I wanted to climb up there and lick it off his face. Maybe it was becau...

Details The Upside to Being Single

TitleThe Upside to Being Single
Release DateJan 30th, 2018
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Did Not Finish, Contemporary Romance, Humor, Funny, Adult, New Adult, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction

Reviews The Upside to Being Single

  • Tracy *To the point Reviews*
    Yammer Yammer Yammer!!!Between the incessant pointless and unfunny dialogue between the heroine Mellie and her two BFF's and the non-stop inappropriate verbal volleying between the heroine and her new boss, I got a huge migraine!! It was just over-the-damn-top!!!In the beginning, It was cute how the heroine was clumsy but the author pushed the formula and overworked silly situations, turning her heroine into an embarrassed, blundering, mouthy clo...
  • Catarina
    3 “Hot Mess” Stars Mellie is a hotel manager in New Orleans, and during Mardi Gras when she’s going out with her friends they make the drunk decision of flash their boobs to random strangers on a dare. They do and they don’t think about it again, after all it is Mardi Gras and they were strangers anyway. But unfortunately next day at work she finds that the “stranger” is no one other than her new boss who recently bought the hotel whe...
  • OLT
    I'm giving 0 stars to myself, in addition to 1 star to the book itself. After all, I didn't have to read it and probably should not be writing a review, since I'm definitely not the target reader for it. I'm gonna play the Age Card here and blame everything on my feeble, aging brain and its accompanying faulty memory. I pre-ordered this book because I mistook Emma Hart for another contemporary romance author that I like. So I apologize in advance...
  • Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
    I really wanted to like this, especially because I'm a sucker for office romance books, but unfortunately this really wasn't working for me. If I'm being honest, the book could really really use an editor. There are blatant grammatical errors and sentences that didn't flow well, and it took me out of the story every time it happened (which was often). Aside from the lack of editing, I struggled with the overall plot. The gist is that Mellie flash...
  • Sanaa ☆ Sanaa's Book Blog ☆
    4 stars. Emma Hart is my go to author for romantic comedy. And after the last book I read, that was exactly what I was looking for. The Upside to Being Single is a sexy, witty, and feel good romance that will leave you begging for more.Millie was someone I absolutely loved. If there's one thing I love about Emma, it's the fact she creates some of the strongest, most independent and sassy heroines. I also adored her friends. I really do hope tha...
  • Shayna
    “ name is Jake, not Mr. Creed.”“I don’t care.”“I do. Call me it again, and I have half a mind to throw you over my knee.” Absolutely HILARIOUS! Both SEXY and insanely RIDICULOUS, this is one CRAZY TRAIN that I never wanted to get off of! Emma Hart is and WILL ALWAYS BE my spirit animal!What is there left to say, really? I mean, it’s an Emma Hart Romantic Comedy! No one does Rom-Com quite like the queen! THE UPSIDE TO BEING SI...
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    I absolutely adore Emma Hart and her novels as they always have a sassy heroine and a hot alpha male. There is something about the spirited back and forth banter and the hot chemistry between her protagonists that I just love because it always has me devouring her books in one sitting. That is exactly what we received in The Upside to Being Single with Jake and Mellie. To just call this book an office romance would be a crime as it is so much mor...
  • Maayan
    2.5 ⭐🤦🏼♀ 2.5 ⭐️🤦🏼‍♀️
  • Kim
    This is my first book from Emma Hart and the minute I saw boobs and boss in the same sentence, I knew this would be just the thing I needed!Jake is Mellie’s new boss and yes, he’s already seen her boobs. They are attracted to each other almost immediately, yet Mellie knows dating your boss could potentially lead to disaster. Jake, well, he knows it too but he just doesn’t care. He wants Mellie.The Upside of Being Single is hilarious. You wi...
  • Michelle
    ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest reviewThe Upside of Being Single by Emma Hart is a deliciously, sexy, funny, and ridiculously entertaining!!! Seriously, Emma Hart nails it when it comes to romantic comedy. She can turn and make an awkward situation into something so charming. Since this book was a fun laugh out loud feel good romance, Emma Hart does really showcase that being single is not woe is me but there are fun moments of b...
  • Wit & Wonder Books
    ** ARC provided by the author for an honest review **Mardi Gras is a time to live it up and party hard. There is copious amounts of alcohol and beads for all. Emma Hart latest release The Upside of Being Single turns the Mardi Gras experience into a rom-com of epic proportions.A dare from her best friends ends with Mellie flashing the goods; after all, she’ll never see these guys again, right? Wrong! When Jake shows up as her new boss things ge...
  • Kimberly Givan
    Deja VuI feel as if we have all read this same character in every book since Noelle Bond. It's like the author has forgotten how to write characters with individual personalities. These girls are even obsessed with baked goods!Editing! For the love of Mike, slow down and catch the errors. Honestly, Mellie ( her full name would have been better) acted like a bratty child, not an adult woman. Jake owned the hotel, she had no right giving him hell a...
  • Gökçe
    English review is down below :) Ne desem bilemiyorum.Kitaba başladım, "Sonunda aradığım romantik komediyi buldum" diye sevindim deli gibi. Çünkü hakikaten çok eğlenceli bir havası var. Gerek diyaloglar, gerek iç sesler. Kitabı yarıladım "güzel ama 4/5 kadar güzel" dedim. Kitabı bitirdim, üstüne iki gün geçti, şimdi sadece "ehh" diyorum. Neden böyle oldu ben de anlamadım. Başlarda çok eğlenceli bir meet cute olayımız ...
  • Mare SLiTsReaD Reviews
    This book is probably not the best book to be my 1st review of 2018.But alas, we can’t win them all they say.Now don’t get me wrong, The Upside to Being Single definitely had great perks about it otherwise I never would have finished it. It was funny, there was no angst, there was no woman hating shaming, there was 2 people getting to know each other and like each other. The other plus was that it took up to 95% before the 2 MCs had sex. I kn...
  • Three Chicks
    Review by Lisa KaneThe one thing I can always count on from Emma Hart is her wicked sense of humor. She’s the master of double entendres. Her characters engage in clever cat and mouse games until their inevitable submission to their real desires.Melanie “Mellie” Rogers has been managing an aging hotel in New Orleans for the last four years. With an owner who wants no input at all, it’s been left up to her to keep things running smoothly. ...
  • Sharee
    Well, this was a disappointment. I was so excited to read this. I just found it odd. There was not a lot going on in this book. No conflict. No getting to know each other. Not even crappy insta-love happened in this book. It was just a book full of random conversations and work situations between a bunch of one dimensional characters.-Girl shows guy boobs.-She finds out said guy is her boss.-She's a klutz who keeps breaking things and embarrassin...
  • ~Kristin~
    2.5 StarsOk, so I don't really like to be harsh, but I also don't like to spend money on a book that clearly has not been edited. I can over look a lot, and understand no one is perfect...perfection is NOT expected...but sentences that make sense are. Wrong words, repeated words, missing words...all take me out of the story. Then we have the issue of almost 30 year old adults acting like they are in middle school, and I not talking about just a s...
  • Laurelin Paige
    Fun and charming and sweet! I loved this book!
  • Nadia
    To be completely honest with you, I don't get the hate this book received. I mean it was nothing to write home about, but I it found cute, easy to read and enjoyable. Some fluff when you're not feeling up to something deep and profound. I do have to say, the heroine has a strong inner voice that might be grating for some, which miraculously I could tolerate easily. Her clumsiness was a little ott, but in general she was fun to read about. The her...
  • Nathalie*
    This went downhill pretty quickly for me :(
  • Amy
    “As a rule, if it comes out of my mouth, I’m serious.”“He kissed me like I was a treasure chest worth exploring. He kissed me like I was worth millions in hidden gold. He kissed me like he’d never kiss another woman again, and I reveled in his touch.”“I’m smart and scrapy.” “I could probably survive an apocalypse.”“If I were a fuse, he was a match, waiting to set me on fire.”The Upside to Being Single is a quick witted r...
  • Joy Novel Thoughts
    The Upside to Being Single is a cute and funny story that didn't quite do it for me. The synopsis and cover are to die for and the meet cute... perfection.Unfortunately for me, that's about all it was. Cute. I feel like more should have happened, but the entire book took place within two weeks, which makes sense as to why we only get an HFN, but I really wanted more from this couple. I'm a lover of the big fall out and the big grand gesture, the ...
  • Sylvie
    The Upside of Being Singly by Emma Hart4/5 Stars!So we follow three bestfriends who are all in their mid 20's, Mellie, Peyton and Chloe. The story centers on Millie who works as a hotel manager. Her two bestfriends dare her to flash some guy for beads during a Mardi Gras festival which she has never done before and she's 100% sure she will never see him again. Little did she know the hotel that she manage's gets a new boss Jacob Creed aka Mr. Cre...
  • Karen
    Wonderful banter. I kind of got a headache after awhile. I skimmed to the end.
  • Escape into a Booksite
    *3.5 - 4 Stars* ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review. This is an unusual rating for me, because normally I am hooked on Emma’s books. I think my issue this time was that I have just been reading so damned much, and have been a bit preoccupied.I did like this one though, and I do look forward to the next two in the series.The way that Mellie and Jake first encounter each other is certainly unusual in a way, particularly for peo...
  • Alex
    God awful. Don’t torture yourself, it’s not worth it.
  • Sami
    How on Earth was this my first Emma Hart book?!? Like ommmmmgg this was seriously laugh out loud funny!! Mellie is seriously hysterical and I loved everything about her! Her and her friends had me cracking up the entire time!Why did my boss have to be hot? And know what my books looked like?Mellie and her friends are out drinking during Mardi Gras when someone gets the idea that they should earn some beads! With enough alcohol in her system, Mell...
  • Floryie
    I seem to be hitting sixes ( you would understand what I mean if you follow Cricket ) in finding new authors ( to me ) who write side-splitting characters and stories. So another successful author to add to my To-follow list! I am on a roll since the start of 2018 in finding good new authors.The story is from Mellie's point of view and it gives amusing inside look into her head. OMG the upside-isms at the start of each chapter had me giggling and...