Fresh off the brink of an all-American corporate disaster, Business Solutions, Inc., is launching a new, ill-advised venture north of the border. But as executives pin their hopes and bonuses on a hastily planned Canada partnership, a shocking shakeup at the top threatens not only BSI's expansion but its legacy and future.
Just as Will Evans hits his groove as BSI communications director and potential love interest for coworker Anna Reed, he's booted out of his comfort zone. Thrown into the Canadian expansion, he's forced to navigate a bumbling tech startup, worldly new colleagues, and Anna's underhanded ex. Back in Minneapolis, Anna is losing her sense of purpose—and maybe her mind—as she juggles an exploding workload, her complicated office romance, and new anxieties about her long-buried past. She also might be the only thing left standing between exec Lyle Kirkland and his most devious plot yet.
As employees are distracted by slapdash plans, technology fiascos, and pirate seminars, Will and Anna must race against the clock to save BSI—and themselves. But is there time to change the course of companies so set in their ways? Or are some greedy schemes too deep and deceitful to be stopped?
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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite Operation Clusterpuck: A B.S., Incorporated Novel by Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss is a rollicking ride that melds corporate intrigue, romance, and humor to create a spellbinding narrative. The opening grabbed my attention, a sterling promise of the humor that awaits the reader: “The IT guy snored in the corner conference room, sucking each breath through his nose with the ratchety whine of a dot matrix printer.” And on every page, the authors capture images and emotions, describing actions, and exploring thoughts of characters caught up in the web of corporate life, and they do so with style, with skill, with a hilarity that forces readers to pay attention to their characters and to the drama that unfolds through each page. BSI is expanding, but the company is also hit with tragedy, and the new venture could make or mar the reputation of the company. The change that comes with it puts in motion a chain of events that are about to affect many employees — from top to bottom. This expansion doesn’t go down so well with the BSI communications director, Will Evans, who is just getting settled into his role and whose heart is already throbbing for Anna Reed. Does he have what it takes to tread uncharted ground and handle Anna’s devious ex? Anna is a sophisticated character caught up with romance in her office. She has secrets in her past that are quickly emerging, but her work isn’t easy. Lyle Kirkland, the undersized exec, has just become the interim CEO of the company and may have sinister plans, and the only person who stands a chance to save the company from him may be Anne. This narrative is fraught with drama, exciting dialogues, and gorgeous prose. The authors display a great handle on corporate life and procedures and the use of the epistolary style augments the entertainment potential of the novel. Operation Clusterpuck: A B.S., Incorporated Novel is a beautiful story beautifully told, a story that plunges readers into the soul of corporate life with its challenges and perils. Fast-paced and a hugely satisfying read, it’s first rate entertainment.