Title: Tap That
Author: Jennifer Blackwood and RC Bolt
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 6 March 2018
Synopsis from Goodreads
The beer’s not the only thing getting tapped.
I have a secret. It’ll get me fired if my boss ever finds out…which shouldn’t be a problem except for one thing: my coworker, Reid Morgan.
He’s cocky, aggravating, and that hot-as-sin mouth simultaneously makes me want to slap him and melt into the mattress.
Now that he’s discovered my secret, he’s doing everything in his power to take my job.
I have a problem: my pint-size spitfire of a coworker who’s primed to take my promotion.
She’s infuriating, sexy as hell, and I just can’t seem to keep my hands off her.
Now we’re both vying for the same position…and only one of us can come out on top.
Reid and Callie don’t get off to the best of starts when Reid is overlooked for promotion in the micro-brewery he works in. To make matters worse, Callie only got the trial due to an embellishment on her resume, the fact that she doesn’t like beer shouldn’t matter in a micro-brewery should it!!!!
To be honest, Reid is a bit of a douche to Callie in the beginning, he is determined to keep her at a distance and takes his career frustration out on Callie. to be fair, Callie gives as good as she gets; their ascorbic banter masks the attraction they are determined to deny. You can guess how well they cope with that, especially as the chemistry between them could fuel a power statin 😉
There is, however, an additional barrier to any form of relationship between Callie and Reid with the unspoken non-fraternization rule in place within the bar. Risking their careers when the passion ignites between them as well as competing for the managerial position adds tension to what Callie and Reid would like to believe is a casual fling. However, it is obvious how well Callie and Reid compliment each other both in work and in play.
At the risk of sounding cliche, everything happens for a reason be it a change of career or an unexpected path to fulfilling your dreams. Callie and Reid experience their fair share of ups and downs within Tap That but ultimately they have to realize there is another path for both of them to make their career dreams come true as long as they support each other.
Tap That touches on the inequality and double standards placed on women in the workplace compared to their male counterparts which adds a thought-provoking element to the narrative.