Would you sign on the dotted line?
Sarah has a painful past and not much hope for the future, especially after being forced out of her job leaves her struggling to make ends meet. She catches a break and lands a position at a tech startup but gets a tip that the staff is toxic to women and the stunningly handsome boss, Keenan Roche, is abusive and controlling.
Rather than run for the hills, Sarah decides this is her chance to strike back and maybe take them all down, but she discovers there might be more to Keenan than what her coworkers and his ex-girlfriends say, if only she’ll agree to find out.
I’ve been a fan of Jason Letts for a while now. My first introduction to this author was with Inevitable, the 1st book in his Inevitable Trilogy. Evidently I was a slacker back in 2011 because I didn’t leave a review. However, I did review both Impossible and Incredible, the 2nd and 3rd books in the series. The #MeToo series takes this author in a totally different direction and I was curious to see how he handled a contemporary setting.
There was a lot to like about Consent. I liked how Sarah was smart about her approach to the office setting, which definitely came from her past experience. Her past experience also made her a little too cautious. It made it really easy for her to latch on to the negativity that Chelsea (the only other woman who worked in the office) fed her. That’s also probably one of the reasons why I didn’t like Chelsea from the beginning. If someone is that miserable in their work place that they have to make everyone else miserable, it makes me wonder why they stick around.
Jason Letts delivered a strong message in Consent. Sometimes it was a little too strong, but it’s one that doesn’t need to continue to be swept under the rug, so I can forgive him for that. Keenan may not have been the monster that Chelsea initially painted, but he was complacent to what was going on in his office, which is in some ways just as bad.
Agency is the next book in the #MeToo series. After reading the description for that one, I’m not sure… However, this author hasn’t let me down yet, so I’ll probably pick it up sooner or later.