A modern office romance, but not exactly. His Banana by Penelope Bloom is a cute funny romance. Nat is a reporter that is a little bit clumsy. Everything that she does seems to mess up in some way. And this has negatively impacted her job reporting for Business Insider. But her boss has given her a huge break. She has been asked to go undercover and investigate Bruce Chamberson, marketing wiz and overall rich guy. His company is hiring interns and Nat gets to try to find a position. On the day of her interview, she happens to spy a banana in the breakroom, being her normal self, she snatches it right up and starts eating. Little did she know that the piece of fruit belonged the the man she was sent to investigate. In order to make her life miserable, he hires her on the spot to be his personal intern. Now her new job requires that she take him everywhere, fetch his coffee, and everyday before 10 have a perfect banana waiting for him on his desk.
Bruce couldn’t believe that he saw someone eating the food he had labeled with his name. Perfectionist with a serious touch of OCD, Bruce likes everything to be a certain way. From what time he wakes up, to how much time he spends in the gym, to the exact time that he eats his banana every day before lunch. But when Nat comes into his company and his life, what he knows and likes go up in the air. Why would he let her in, after a bad experience with an ex, Bruce isn’t quite ready for what Nat makes him feel.
This book was cute and funny. I don’t think I have ever read a story with so many banana references to so many things. The writing was quick and witty and Nat is super funny. She has so much spunk and personality. And Bruce while wanting to appear the tough guy, really comes off as a strong guy with personal issues. I feel like the writer really nailed with creating his personality issues. Though as I read it, especially at the end I kept thinking “What’s going on with the dog!! Nat needs to hire a dog walker or something.” But that’s just the pet parent in me. Pick this up for a fun afternoon read that will have you laughing the whole book through.