Business Casual

the hotly anticipated final instalment of the LOVELIGHT series from 'master of cosy romance'

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Pub Date 18 Jul 2024 | Archive Date 26 Jun 2024

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A buttoned-up, chino-wearing, corporate man.
An untamable tattoo artist who's easily distracted.
A small town of meddling friends and enough tension to set their hearts on fire . . .



'I can confidently say Business Casual is Borison’s best work – I remain enchanted by everything she writes'
– Hannah Grace, author of ICEBREAKER

'Everything I'd hoped for and so much more. Scorching-hot sexual tension, divine banter, beautifully vulnerable emotions, this was crammed with everything I love about Becs' writing'
– Chloe Liese, author of TWO WRONGS MAKE A RIGHT

Business Casual is the hotly anticipated final book in the wholesome rom-com LOVELIGHT series by TikTok favourite author B. K. Borison, for fans of Elena Armas and Hannah Grace.

Charlie Milford is a betting man. As the top executive at the investment firm his dad almost ran into the ground, he has to know when to play it close to the chest and when to go all in. So, when Nova Porter proposes one night – no strings – to get their inconvenient attraction out of their systems, he does what he does best. He puts it all on the line.

Nova Porter has no explanation for her attraction to buttoned-up, boat-shoe-owning Charlie Milford. Maybe it’s his charm? Or maybe it’s his determination to help her fledgling business any way he can. Either way, she’s distracted and she needs to be focused. She’s about to expand her homegrown tattoo business and she doesn’t have time for frivolous flirtations.

Too bad her one-night solution doesn’t work out as planned. If anything, their explosive night together leaves her wanting more. And, with Charlie in town temporarily overseeing Lovelight Farms for his sister Stella, there’s no way to avoid him in the tiny neighbourhood of Inglewild. Add in a meddling small town, some close quarters and a mischievous duckling and all bets are off.

BUSINESS CASUAL is a standalone romance set in the wholesome town of Inglewild and is also the final book in the interconected LOVELIGHT series. Discover more Inglewild magic, in Lovelight Farms, In the Weeds and Mixed Signals, by 'master of cozy romance' B. K. Borison.

A buttoned-up, chino-wearing, corporate man.
An untamable tattoo artist who's easily distracted.
A small town of meddling friends and enough tension to set their hearts on fire . . .



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I received this arc in exchange for an honest review. 🤍

business casual is the perfect ending to the lovelight series. this is nova and charlie’s book, beckett’s (in the weeds) sister and stella’s (lovelight farms) brother. nova is a tattooist opening her own shop in inglewild, and charlie is covering for stella at the farm while she is on her honeymoon.

it is a while until this is released so i won’t say too much. however, nova and charlie are the epitome of perfect. everything about the progression of their relationship and the development of themselves as individuals was so lovely to read. their vulnerability with one another makes their story so special, and i really love how the author wrote it. i absolutely adored the snippets of the couples from the previous books too.

fans of the series will be so happy with this concluding story. nova and charlie’s book has been long-awaited and is far from disappointing. returning to lovelight farms for the final time will be a great read for everyone. 💚

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i am honoured to have received this arc from netgalley and panmacmillan - i literally teared up when i received the email. becca has been my fav author for a while now ever since reading lovelight farms in 2022 and so reading this was like coming home - exactly how charlie feels when he’s back in inglewild

charlie and nova were the perfect ending for me. i related so hard to their thoughts, feelings and struggles and just how they were - they felt so real to me. i adored how becca portrayed them and kept their struggles and emotions clear on the page - how she wrote about it was perfect and i wouldn’t change it for the world

their love story was beautiful to watch unfold. the storyline was unique yet had similar tropes to many of my favs and so it was truly a wonderful experience for me.

getting to be with all of the characters again made me the happiest gal in the world - i’m so whipping out my inglewild phone tree mug after this and having a tea. being back at the farm and layla’s with caleb and beckett and evie - with stella and luka tying the knot was the best way to end the series.

and as becca said in the acknowledgments, this isn’t goodbye, we’ll see each other again or however many times i want to reread my fav series

i will forever support becca and i’m already excited for her next work 👀 which i’m keeping my beady eyes out for as i know she’s already keeping secrets

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Charlie boy ♥️

My review could only say his name and it would be enough to describe my feelings.

I cried a bit, and then I cried some more, and when I thought I was all cried out, I wasn’t.
I don’t know if I related more to this characters, or if it was because of the story in particular, but it doesn’t really matter. This was PERFECT!

Thank you B. K. Borinson for giving us <i>Lovelight</i> and all of these wonderful characters that truly feel like family.

Thank you, thank you, thank you Pan Macmillan and Netgalley for the eARC! All the thoughts are my own!

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What an amazing ending to the lovelight farms series! I absolutely adored this book. Nova and Charlie were everything I wanted and more. This had everything. Tension but also tender and sweet moments. These two really saw each other, they made each other better and it was so endearing. My fave of the series, I will be re reading!!

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‘Business Casual’ by B.K. Borison is the fourth book in the ‘Lovelight Farms’ series set in the charming small town of Inglewild where love is definitely in the air… Nova and Charlie’s story starts at the wedding of friends-to-finally-lovers Stella and Luka, with the group still annoyed about one-night-stand-to-forever Evie and Beckett’s elopement, with loved-up Layla and Caleb in attendance! If a small town where everyone is connected to each other isn’t your jam, this book probably isn’t for you because Nova is Beckett’s youngest sister, a talented and entrepreneurial tattoo artist who is excited to be opening her very own tattoo parlour and Charlie is Stella’s half-brother who works in New York finance but makes regular trips to the town. I personally ADORE small-town series with loveable characters who keep popping up across the instalments so this book was exactly my cup of tea!

Charlie and Nova are both interesting characters who struggle with admitting - even to themselves - what they really want. As their relationship grew from “business casual” (friends with benefits with a few extra rules thrown in) into something more, I appreciated how they not only learned each others bodies but also shared some of the worries on their minds, becoming each others’ key confidants and supporters even before they voiced their true feelings.

There were some hilarious scenes involving geese and windows, and a lot of cute Inglewild antics including planning for the Harvest Festival. I enjoyed reading about Nova’s journey to launching her business and Charlie’s reflections on whether following his disruptive father’s footsteps into the Finance industry was really what he was made to do. The ending was super sweet and fitted the characters well.

Ultimately, this was a lighthearted, cosy hug in book form that fans of the other books in the series will love! An easy 4.5 stars (rounded down as I always do with 4.5) from me!

I received an advance Digital Review Copy of this book from the publisher Pan MacMillan via NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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I cannot tell you how much I adore B.K. Borison.

Charlie and Nova's story was so worth the wait. I have adored spending my time in Ingewild and this was the perfect end to the series. B.K. Borison is so good at creating the small town vibe and, as funny and silly as the characters often are, the town she created still feels so real to me. If I could live in any romance book, I'd probably choose this one.

The wit and humour in this book was just perfect. Charlie's personality just jumps off the page and Nova is his perfect compliment. This was by far my favourite read of the year (so far!)

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Thank you to Pan Macmillan, Net Galley and BK Borison for an advanced reader copy of Business Casual, out in the UK on June 27th.

“Hey Nova Girl.”

Oh my god, what an ending to my favourite series ever. I actually think I’m about to cry as I write this review. If you haven’t picked up this series, make sure you do before this is released.

Business Casual is the fourth and final instalment of the Lovelight Farms series and it follows Nova Porter, a local tattoo artist, and Charlie Milford, an investment banker in New York who ends up in Inglewild for a month. They decided that a one time thing is enough, to get it out if their systems. But is it?

Eurgh, I just don’t want this series to ever end. BK’s writing has kept me hooked throughout the entire series. The way she writes characters is spectacular and the talent she has for writing scenes that are hilarious but also realistic is unmatched.

This book was my most anticipated read of the year and I am so happy to say that it has lived up to my expectations.

Rating: 5/5

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'Business Casual' is my new favourite romance of all time. I say that a lot, but this time I mean it!!! This final instalment of the Lovelight Farms series has everything a good small town romance needs - town festivals, meddling neighbours and people moving home after living in the Big City.

Callum and Nova's love story was a joy to read. They both begin the novel feeling lost and both end it with a home. Their romance blossomed over the course of the novel, Nova's offer of a one night stand being the catalyst. Angst galore, the tension was immaculate and I every moment I was rooting so hard for them.

World building often gets overlooked in books that high fantasy but BK Morrison has managed to create a small town so vivid and real you might actually start thinking Inglewild is a real place. It provides such a comforting backdrop to this friends-with-benefits to lovers romance. Every side character in this town feels as intentional and thought out as its main characters which leaves the world feeling full and pushes the plot forward nicely.

It makes me so sad to think that the Lovelight Farms series is over but I can now confidently say that it;'s one of the best romance series I've ever read.

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What can I say…this was the perfect finale to the Lovelight Farms series.
The story flowed with such ease and the characters were so easy to fall in love with.
I loved Charlie’s humour and his ability to connect with everyone and this made my heart ache for him even more, the further his character developed.
Nova was the perfect balance to Charlie’s golden retriever energy and the quips and flirting back and forth were delicious. That tension and flirting between the two, led to some moments that were HOT! I also loved that that the FMC was tattooed and a bit more alternative which you don’t always see in small town romances. This gave a refreshing edge in my perspective.
I loved how the caretaker role reversed by the end of this book and the realisation for both characters when they realised how hard they had fallen for each other, made for perfect romance story telling. It literally read like a film playing out on screen.
The supporting characters in the Lovelight Farms series always provide added humour and comic relief which just further add to the charm of these books. As you can most probably tell, I just love this series and these books have become firm favourite comfort reads!
Overall an easy, EASY 5 stars for Business Casual. B.K. Borison has most definitely become and auto buy author for me now.
Thank you so much to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book early in exchange for an honest review! 😁

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"Maybe we can call it business casual."

B. K. Borison never disappoints. Truly would not know where to start when talking about her writing and how much comfort her books give me. It's safe to say she made a loyal fan of me and I will be waiting for "First-Time Caller" like kids wait for Christmas.

No one makes a cry more than characters I relate to on a deep, personal level. In this book it was both of the main characters that had me feeling understood and seen. Knowing my feelings are valid and that one day I will look back at some years in my life and wonder why did I ever minimize myself? Why did I ever overthink situations and relationships that were so easy? One day I will find comfort in knowing I healed.

An emotional goodbye is exactly what Lovelight Farms deserves. Because when I'm reading a book the main feeling I need to have, for it to be stuck in my heart, is familiarity. Like being a part of the world I'm reading about.
And that's exactly what these books made me feel.

This love wil come back to me.

Thank you NetGalley for gifting me with an ARC.

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First of all, I would like to thank Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for sending me an ARC of Business Casual. I screamed in delight when I got the e-mail with the approval of my request.
This read was one of my most antecipated of the year and boy, did it live up to the expectations!
It was fantastic to be back at Inglewild and see everyone again! B.K Borison wonderfully wrote the other book couples and side characterts in this book without taking the spotlight from Charlie and Nova. I had to stop and make annotations when I was only twenty pages in just to gush over the small updates of all our previous book couples <3

I love how B.K Borison's male leads are all so vunerable and confortable in showing their emotions. They are huge soft teddy bears for their girls (and family), the greenest flags ever.

We had seen little snippets of Charlie in previous book, so I was little curious to know more of Stella's brother. Charlie quickly rose in my rank of bookfriends and he is here to stay.
He is extremely attentative when it come to others, always cracking a joke and being the live of the party. He goes all of out his way to help anyone who needs it, and the way he supported Nova with the paperwork for her to open her tattoo studio was everything. Honestly, I did not know that colour coding documents and spread cheats could be so hot but Charlie made it possible.
But beneath his happy facade and huge generous soul lies someone who is really insecure and afraid of not fitting in, who thinks himself underserving of love and scared to be greedy, courtesy of his horrible father (daddy issues girlies, rise).

Nova is a character we had seen very little in previous book and I absolutely adore her. She is a strong-minded, take no shit girl who knows what she wants, a "little angry kitten" as Charlie describes during the book.
However, she also has in her mind that she needs to be perfect, something that puts a huge weight on her shoulders when it comes to her success in opening her own tattoo studio in her home city. Asking for help is something that comes hard to her, and the need to prove herself deserving of her success and opportunities, not to mention the fear of losing her independence, makes Nova "bundle up her heart", as Nessa says to her the beginning of the book.

In my opinion, both Charlie's and Nova's insecurities were well approached and developed in the book. In addition, both of them deeply resonated with me in relations to their inner turmoils. It was really nice seeing their growth at the end, and how it is something they keep working on as time passes.
The mention of Charlie's ADHD and how he deals with that was a nice touch, as was the mention of Nova's chronic migraines (specially because I am a sucker for the trope where one of the characters takes care of their sick love interest).

This book was spicier than the others in my opinion, but in no way did the plot suffer because of it. B.K Borinson balanced the spicy scenes masterfully with the rest of the plot, and the soft scenes betweeen Charlienova were just as enjoyable, making me blush and giggle. I was screaming quicking my feet and twirling my hair during the entire book, the reverse grumpy x sunshine trope falling perfectly into place with their characters.

I could go on all day saying how much I loved the book, so I will cut it short by saying that it is definitely a 5 out of 5 starts read, and if it was possible to rank it infinite stars I would do it for sure! The epilogue was a very satisfying way to close this wonderful series, and the Author's Note in regards to the Lovelight Series ending made my heart all warmy and fuzzy, like saying goodbye to close friend you deeply care about.

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This book deserves all the stars and I feel like I don't have the words to describe how much I loved it

This was one of my highly anticipated reads ever since it was announced and is 1000% worth the wait

I love Charlie and Nova, I love how they were always themselves and were vulnerable around each other and didn't feel like need to hide parts of themselves with each other

One of my fave micro tropes is when the tattoo artist main character gives their partner their first tattoo, and that scene was just so beautiful and I had to stop reading just to live in that moment with them for a little while

I love the banter right from start of the book, it was so fun, and I liked that they were already established friends

The third act conflict wasn't huge and was done really well, Becs would've crushed me if it was any bigger

The epilogue was so cute I sobbed through the second half, this series has become a comfort series for me and I'm so sad that it's over (for now at least)

Also you know a books going to be good when you tear up at the dedication

- friends to friends with benefits to lovers
- small town
- sneaking around / secret relationship
- the best banter
- she gives him his first tattoo

Thank you to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for the ARC - all opinions are my own

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"Hey, Nova Girl!"

Charlie and Nova have insecurities and dilemmas that are so real, and I think that's what made me fall even more in love with the story.

I was so eager to read more about Nova and Charlie, but I wasn't prepared for how much this book would take over my heart. This book has jumped to the top of my all-time favorites list, and I can confidently say it's in first place.

Nova and Charlie have insane chemistry, and when they start spending more time together, you can feel the connection they have. They really see each other and bring out the best in each other.

I loved how their relationship developed, their friendship growing stronger until it became clear they were more than friends. I loved how they let themselves be vulnerable when they're together. The tattoo scene is going to live rent-free in my head for a long time. I cried buckets.

This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster, but it also made me feel seen. B K Borison created a masterpiece that I'm sure I'll never forget.

Thank you so much, Pan Macmillan and NetGalley, for this ARC.

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Tropes: friends with benefits, black cat/golden retriever, small town.

What an incredible end (for now) to the Lovelight Farms series.

As soon as Charlie was introduced in the first book, I wanted his story. I have a soft spot for the city to country boy, and damn did this deliver. Charlie is the best hero in this series and I'm obsessed. I also really loved Nova and their love story - sweet and romantic and sexy and just a pretty perfect romance.

I don't want to say too much but just read it. Read all of them. Read everything B.K. Borison has ever and will ever write.

Thanks to B.K. Borison, Pac Macmillan and NetGalley. All opinions are my own (I just loved it).

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I adore this series for its joyous, beautifully written escapism, and Charlie and Nova's story brings it to a perfect conclusion. These are two characters who outwardly have their own set paths and very little in common, but on the inside they're searching for acceptance and unsure of what they really deserve, and what they find in each other is both unexpected (for them, at least) and delightful. As with the other books in the series, there is an excellent balance between humour, emotion and spice, and appearances from previous characters both major and minor. The sibling relationships in particular are so well done. Also, an honourable mention for Inglewild and its phone tree: some of the "busybody" aspects of small-town novels are cringeworthy and over-the-top, but this one is genuinely funny and makes me wish it wasn't fictional. Part of me is sorry that the series is coming to a conclusion, but this and the other books are definitely on my re-read list.

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Another amazing story from the Lovelight Farms series!

Business Casual was one of my most anticipated books of the year and was well worth the wait. Both Nova and Charlie and loveable and relatable individual and together. I enjoyed seeing their relationship develop and seeing other residents and characters from the previous books in the series pop up. The epilogue was great and a perfect way to finish off.
I’m always there for a B.K. Borison book and eagerly await the next!

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to have an ARC in return for an honest review.

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I was having a pretty rubbish week when an eARC of Business Casual landed in my inbox (thank you Pan Macmillan and NetGalley!). I felt better just from reading the first page of this book. The cosy small town of Inglewild, the characters I love so much, and B.K. Borison’s writing are such comforts to me. This book, like the others in the series, felt like a warm hug.

I’m a sucker for black cat x golden retriever, and this book did not disappoint. I loved the dynamic between Nova and Charlie; they balanced each other out so well, and their friendship, banter, chemistry, and romance were perfect. B.K. Borison also wasn’t lying when she said this was her sexiest book yet. The spice was spicing 🥵

I loved the characters as a couple, but I also adored them as individuals. Both of them had so much depth and were so much more than what meets the eye. Nova is closed off and hesitant to let others in and ask for help, and Charlie fears he is “too much” and never good enough, so he puts on a mask to hide his feelings. I related to both characters, and I loved seeing their growth. They opened up and were vulnerable with each other, as well as those around them.

I also really appreciated the ADHD and migraine representation. Like Nova, I suffer from migraines, but I’ve never read a book where a character has them too. There is also a care-taking scene, which, like so many other scenes in this book, had me both tearing up and swooning!

As well as the super sweet romance, I adored the found family in this book. Seeing all the characters together and happy with their significant others was so special. I also really enjoyed the sibling relationships that were explored, and, of course, all the nosy small town shenanigans.

The ending and epilogue had me absolutely bawling my eyes out, and all I wanted to do was read this book from the beginning again. Although I’m sad it’s over, this was the perfect ending to the Lovelight series. I will think about Charlie and Nova, as well as all of the other couples, for a long, long time. I cant wait to read whatever B.K. Borison writes next, and I really hope we will get to return to Inglewild in some capacity in the future!

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Another great Lovelight Farms story! Probably my favourite. I loved Charlie and Nova, their flaws and their story arch. I'm always here for BK Borison stories. Cannot wait for publication date so I can get my hands on a paperback copy of the book.

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Business Casual was the perfect ending to the Lovelight Farm series! I’ve been anticipating Charlie and Nova’s book for so long now, their slow but intense build up has been highly anticipated and Borison didn’t disappoint!

She’s truly the queen of cosy romance because I found myself feeling so giddy and delighted the entire time reading the final instalment. It was bittersweet saying goodbye, but what a send-off! Nova was probably my favourite part about the book— once I adore the heroine, I’m a goner and she was so perfectly sunshiney, witty and wonderful. While Charlie? Swooooon! Perfect book boyfriend material and he may be my favourite of the heroes so far? Bold claim, I know. Borison just knows how to write the ideal “man written by a woman” that we all love 🙏🏻

I loved seeing our old Lovelight friends (and luckily they still let Charlie and Nova shine!) and can’t wait to see what Borison has next in store for us!

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Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this eARC of 'Business Casual' by B.K. Borison.

The final book in the Lovelight quartet and my gosh am I going to miss this world. Every B.K. Borison boyfriend has been perfect and just a dream boyfriend but Charlie definitely beats them all out of the park. I loved how he was the opposite of Nova but in the best way. Nova herself? Mindblowing. She's a kind tattoo artist who didn't intend on finding love but luckily she found our wonderful Charlie.
B.K. Borison is an absolute delight in the genre and I'm excited to see what she writes next.

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My anticipation for this book was so high that I was afraid to start reading it. Because this would be the last time I'd be going to Inglewild. But then I realised, there's absolutely nothing stopping me from going back. But there's just something special about that first time. And this is the last first time.

Business Casual was the perfect ending to the Lovelight Farms series. There’s Stella and Luka being stupidly in love. There’s Caleb staring daggers at anyone who tries to take Layla’s confectionery from him. There’s Beckett rescuing and rehoming baby animals, and Jeremy being a lowkey menace as usual.

I knew from the first time I met Charlie in Lovelight Farms that I wanted more of him. Then when I got more of him in Mixed Signals, I needed him to have his own book. But never did I expect to fall for him this hard (I AM SORRY BECKETT! I STILL LOVE YOU!).

I fell head over heels in love with Charlie from his very first POV. He's hilarious, sweet, goofy and incredibly sexy. The way he loves his sister fills my heart to the brim and I had a smile on my face the entire time I read this book. I love the way Charlie genuinely cares about everyone though. Beckett and his sound sensitivity. The way he wiggled his way into the Alvarez family. How much the people of the Inglewild treat him like one of their own. He's just so damn lovable! And it utterly breaks my heart the way he views himself. I have never wanted to hug a man more.

And then there’s my girl Nova… sigh, such a badass. She had my heart since I met her in In The Weeds. She has her own cross to bear and I relate to her so much with her bubble wrapped heart and the need to not disappoint her big brother. Speaking of said big brother, Beckett Porter is perfect as usual. He's solid, dependable both physically and emotionally and there is not a drop of toxic masculinity to be found in his body (in any of the MMCs to be honest).

The chemistry between Charlie and Nova is explosive from chapter one and I loved the way their relationship unfolded. I melted every time he called her Nova girl. I am so in love with this man, it’s stupid! I wanted to beat them over their heads for denying what was between them for so long, but with Charlie’s insecurities, I can understand why he did.

I love how invested Charlie is in the damn phone tree and was more upset that he was off it than they were discussing him and Nova. Have I said that I love this man? I’m gonna say it again. He is hilarious and sweet and dirty. Oh, the spice was spicing in this book! It’s probably the sexiest and most sensual of all the books in the series and I am here for it! Wow!

Y’all, I could write an essay about this book but I am trying so hard to avoid spoilers. This book, like every other book in the Lovelight series, made me feel warm and fuzzy and happy on the inside. The epilogue was perfect for them and I actually just lay there afterwards basking in a glow of happiness.

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An author at their best, that much is for sure. In this instalment of the lovelight farm series, we follow Charlie, Stella’s half brother who is a New York based investment banker, and Beckett’s little sister Nova, the tattoo artist. Charlie is taking over his sister’s farm while she’s on her honeymoon and tension between Charlie and Nova starts to boil over.

I truly truly loved this book. For one, Charlie might be one of my favourite MMCs in romances ever. Charlie has never really felt loved or at home where he is and that’s at least in part because he doesn’t quite think he deserves it. He rides the line of trying to be enough for everyone and making them happy yet trying not to be too much and making himself small. I could relate to a lot of his inner monologues and I won’t lie, I did shed a couple of tears. And Nova desperately wants to make her family, especially her brother, proud and think she has to do it all on her own. I also could relate to that. We have two lovable and incredibly human main characters that manage to prove to each other that they don’t have to make themselves small or be on their own all the time. A lovely small town romance evolves throughout these pages. And the phone tree makes many appearances, a personal favourite feature of mine. I just love the invested small town. Love Love Love. I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially to those of us who kind of just want to find a place where they belong.

Thank you so much to the author and Netgalley for providing me with an advanced copy of this book.

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Never getting over the fact that I got to read an advanced copy of this book, forever grateful 🥹

They are really no words for the amount of comfort I get from this series.

Charlie and Nova were everything I was hoping for and more!!! Their banter and chemistry was so on point I was giggling and kicking my feat the whole timeee, the perfect golden boy and black cat relationship 🩷🩷🩷

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.·:*¨ “𝘐’𝘮 𝘵𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴. 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘵, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶.” ¨*:·.

Rating | ★★★★.5

“𝘈𝘯 𝘢𝘪𝘮𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘧𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘵𝘰 𝘢 𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘳𝘰𝘰𝘮 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘭𝘺 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘴.”

➸ I love Inglewild so much, reading about this town always makes me feel utterly peaceful, like being wrapped in the cosiest blanket on a cold day without a care in the world. This is everything I want from a small-town romance book. The scenery and all the general shenanigans of a small town were, once again perfect. It’s so sad to think that Business Casual will be the last Lovelight book, B.K. Borison could write an entire companion series and I’d eat it up, although at this point I’ll just read whatever the author writes.

“𝘐’𝘮 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵. 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘧𝘪𝘨𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧 𝘧𝘪𝘵, 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘐’𝘮 𝘵𝘳𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨. 𝘐 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘐’𝘮 𝘵𝘳𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨.”

➸ This book resonated so deeply within me. This is the book for anyone who struggles with imposter syndrome, or to anyone who simply feels like they never fit in because they’re either too much or not enough at the same time.

“𝘍𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘵-𝘮𝘦-𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦, 𝘢𝘯𝘥—𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭. 𝘠𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰𝘰.”

➸ Nora and Charlie were perfect. I loved them both individually and together as a couple. Their chemistry and relationship were simply perfect. I loved how they communicated with each other and how they made each other grow and overcome their internal struggles. Nora was such a big inspiration, even when she didn’t believe in herself she kept pushing forward without giving up, without letting the overwhelming intrusive thoughts deter her. Charlie was also utterly perfect (I want a Charlie for myself please and thank you) he’s so caring and puts everyone else’s needs before his own but was also strong enough to turn his life around and not only find out what would truly make 𝘩𝘪𝘮 happy but to go ahead and grab it.

“𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧. 𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥. 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐’𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘵. 𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘺𝘯𝘥𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘮 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘥 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯’𝘵 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺.”

➸ The writing was once again really good and captivating with fun banter that I’ll never get enough of.

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My Heart is now complete. The reverse Grumpy Sunshine that we all need on our shelves and in our hearts.

I didn't know I needed Charlie's book this bad until I read it. Honestly Nova and Charlie out of all four couples that we met in the Lovelight Farms series are my favourite. I mean all the couples were amazing but these two just honestly complimented one another and made my cold cynical heart full of hearts and promises.

So Business Casual is the fourth and final book in the Lovelight series and we return to Inglewild for Charlie and Nova's story. We have met both very briefly throughout the series, with Charlie being half sister to Stella who we met in book one and Nova being the youngest sister to Beckett. You could tell just from the brief snippets that we got of both of them that they were going to be great characters to read more of, to fall in love with and to cheer on the side lines so that they could get their happily ever after. Charlie is the sunshine in this book and Nova is definitely the grump. I absolutely loved this final instalment of the series, it gave me all the small town cosy vibes, with several laugh out loud moments as well as ones that make you take a big deep sigh of contentment that all is right with the world. Another thing that I LOVE about this book and the whole series in general is the representation, especially towards neurodiversity. It is refreshing to see in a book and see it done in my opinion well. There is a lot of soul searching and growing as characters (which I adore) and you can see the characters love for one another grow on the page.

Charlie has had to deal with a lot, pressure from trying to rectify the mess his father has made, trying to placate his mother as well as being their for his friends in Inglewild and you get throughout the book that his heart is their not back in the city being a corporate stooge. He is the most kind-hearted and mischievous character and you can't help but fall in love with him. He is in Inglewild after sending his sister off on a dream honeymoon and he is determined to not only do a great job but he has his sight set on one Nova Porter and he wants to be more than just friends.

Nova Porter is definitely a new firm favourite. She is independent and so fiercely protective of this it goes against her at times. She has seen Charlie in a different light but she just does not have the time to consider a relationship. She is setting up her own Tattoo Studio and this is taking all her focus, and she wants to do her brother proud after he supported her all these years and is struggling with this. Charlie is the one to bring her grumpiness and focused away from the business and on herself.

One thing I love about B.K. Borison and their writing is its like coming home. You immediately know who the characters are, not only the main ones but the secondary ones that add in that little bit of humour that small town feel, that eccentric character that you can't help but chuckle at their antics. I am going to miss the phone tree.

I have now left my heart in Inglewild and am now sad we won't be returning for more shenanigans.

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This was so fun!! I’ve read the other books in this standalone/interconnected series so I knew what to expect, and this book did not disappoint.

It’s cute, passionate, some miscommunication but not in a cruel or toxic way. I love the banter between characters and the town being so gossipy always makes me laugh. I totally recommend this for an enjoyable light romance with good spice.

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A return to Lovelight Farm.

I am a sucker for a small town romance and this book was no exception. I loved it from the start. The characters Nova and Charlie had great chemistry and were really loveable. I liked how the book deals with Charlie’s ADHD as well as Nova’s migraines and how debilitating they can be.

I was really sad to finish this book and leave these characters behind as I had become caught up in their lives and story.

I also love an author that for the epilogue gives us an update on how the characters are doing a few years later. Thank you.

If you love a small town romance, grumpy/sunshine romance with some spice this is the book for you.

Thanks to NetGalley, B. K Borison and Pan Macmillian for the ARC

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I literally breezed through the first three books of this series and I loved every second of them. So when I saw this come up it was a 100% request to read. And I think it might be my favourite book in the series.

I just loved the openness and honesty of Nova and Charlie. How they had a great friendship that built into a love that was so honest and beautiful. I loved the edginess of Nova and the gorgeous happiness of Charlie.

It’s such a cozy romance where you get to have a laugh a long with the characters but also feel the emotional toils they face.

I wish we were getting another book right away as there is so much more of this series I could dive into. But I’ll sleep happy knowing this beautiful couple are living happy in Inglewild.

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Everything about this book was wonderful I don’t know where to start 😭 I absolutely loved being back with my favourite characters from the previous books - this one starts with Stella and Luka’s wedding 🥹 - as well as my favourite busybody small town, Inglewild ☎️

Charlie Milford may have just become my favourite Lovelight man (sorry Beckett) - he is a ray of sunshine, a flirt & a people pleaser, but as we get to know him we learn that really it’s a front for his insecurities, and he is always trying so hard to feel accepted. He broke my heart a little and I just want to give him a hug 🥺🫶🏼

Nova has a tough exterior, but underneath her dry wit and tattoos she has the biggest heart. She gives Charlie something he has never really had before - a home 🤍 Also I absolutely loved her relationship with Beckett, their scene made me cry 😭🫶🏼

“𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝘆𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲. 𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂’𝘃𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝘁 𝗺𝗲.”

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I adored this book! I loved the banter and the chemistry between Nova and Charlie. I found myself giggling throughout the book at some of their scenes. I love the small town vibes and the meddling and nosey townies. Highly recommend!

So sad that the series is over but cannot wait to see what’s next!

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Title: Business Casual By B.K. Borison

Release date: July, 16th, 2024

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️Stars

This is the final book in the Lovelight Series but can be read as a stand alone.

I absolutely adored this book from start to finish. Borison has a gift for blending humor, romance and spice into a story that's as delightful as it is entertaining. From laugh-out-loud moments to heartwarming surprises, every page had me hooked!

Nova Porter, a no-nonsense tattoo artist, is all business as she gears up to launch her new studio in Inglewild. Love is the last thing on her mind, but try telling that to her heart when it starts fluttering around the uptight investment banker, Charlie Milford. Desperate to quash her unexpected attraction, Nova suggests a one-night fling with Charlie, thinking it'll clear the air. But sparks fly and lines blur, leaving Nova and Charlie tangled up in a mess of feelings neither saw coming.

As Charlie sticks around to oversee Lovelight Farms, Nova's attempts to dodge him only fuel the flames of their chemistry. Despite their contrasting personalities, Charlie sees potential in their unlikely connection and sets out to win Nova over—with plenty of charm and a few cheesy pickup lines along the way.

I loved how the main male character's ADHD was depicted in the story. It offered a fresh perspective, allowing us to delve into his inner thoughts and challenges, while the female lead provided much-needed support and empathy.

Their chemistry filled the story with a delightful blend of tenderness and thrill, keeping me completely captivated.

Even though I have not read the earlier books in the series, I was completely absorbed in the story and now I'm eager to delve into the rest of the series.

If you're in need of a pick-me-up, look no further than "Business Casual". Trust me, you won't regret diving into this!

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With Business Casual, this series has cemented itself as one of my favourite romance series. I love the cosy small town vibes full of hilarious shenanigans, I love how we follow the seasons in these different installments, and I love how much we see of all the characters in each different book. I also love how consistent the vibe and atmosphere of the story is in four different books, with eight different main characters who all have their own personalities and problems. Nova and Charlie were both amazing main characters, making this book my second favourite in the series, directly after In the Weeds.

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Thank you NetGalley and Pan Macmillan for this ARC.
It’s the last instalment of Lovelight Farm series and I had an incredibly hard time starting to read this novel. I just didn’t want to say goodbye to the characters I loved, to the small town that charmed me, to the love stories that captivated me but also felt completely relatable. I imagined that there is no way this book will feel a proper sendoff. Oh, how wrong I was. The story of Charlie and Nova was an absolute pleasure and delight to read and it quickly became my favourite part of the series.
We have met both Charlie and Nova already: he is Stella’s half brother, charming, lovable, kind investment banker whose life is technically happening in New York but who spends in Inglewild as much time as he can physically spare, she is Beckett’s grumpy, hardworking tattoo artist sister, who is working on opening her own tattoo studio in Inglewild. What we don’t know about them is that they both feel lonely and also significant attraction to one another. Charlie’s insecurities prevent him from trying anything other than flirting, as he doesn’t believe he deserves it. Nova doesn’t things she has space and energy for anyone in her life, too busy trying to achieve perfection in order to make her family, especially her brother, proud. They are a good match, even if purely on physical terms. And that’s the route they take, a one night „to get each other out of their systems”. Even though it has never worked in history of mankind and romance genre.
The way the two main characters are built is absolutely fascinating to me. They seem like real humans, with all their feelings, emotions, passions, flaws and insecurities. They are genuine, which makes them extremely relatable. The way Nova feels indebted to her brother and works herself to the bone, even though she has nothing to prove (or to justify her anxiety about his reaction to her new studio), is real and raw and makes me wanna give her a hug and/or an inspirational speech. The way Charlie feels inadequate, undeserving, despite being loved and cared for by almost everyone, is so much like real life and also makes me wanna give him a hug and/or an inspirational speech. But what appreciate the most about them is that they communicate with each other, they say what they feel and think. Well, that is usually preceded by some anxiety, stress, misreading signals and overthinking, but still, leads to honestly and openness and makes it work so well.
The story is lovely and very well written, paced out in a logical and sensible manner. The development of the story is organic and doesn’t feel forced in any way. Situations and events occurring are not stacked up as the obvious plot devices, but as a result of choices made by characters. Adding just enough spice, not vulgar but rather tasteful and fitting in the plot right, makes it a perfect book to finalise the series.
I wholeheartedly recommend Business Casual, the book that brought all the joy to me, keeping me thinking about it for a long time afterwards. Perfection.

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