Published by Everafter Romance on January 16th 2017
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Enemies to Lovers, Romance, Romantic Comedy
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A new standalone novel from #1
New York Times
bestselling author Vi Keeland
The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office. I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills. He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing. Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant. Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all. Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated. Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent. I was swindled out of ten grand. The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place. I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind. I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do. The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages. The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing. And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.
“Maybe, just maybe, neither one of us had found the right one before now…because we hadn’t met each other yet.”
I loved this book so much. Honestly, there isn’t a single thing I can find that I didn’t like about this one. Definitely going straight to my favorite list! This was sweet, lighthearted, funny, endearing and sexy, very, very sexy. The pacing was on point and the chemistry between the characters was insane. This book definitely surprised me in a great way, it definitely took turns I didn’t expect and it was just great. I will try to be as spoiler-free as possible with this one because I really want you to experience this one as blind as possible.
Emerie Rose moves from Oklahoma to New York City to establish her psychology (she specializes in marriage counseling) practice and finds herself out of money and office space when she’s scammed by a con that rents her a space that is already owned by someone else. Drew Jagger is a divorce attorney who has been jaded by some situations in his life. He happens to be the rightful owner of the space Emerie thinks she has rented. Drew immediately has a soft spot for her and her situation and invites her to temporally share their office space. They are total opposites, however when they are together sparks fly. Their banter is hilarious and their attraction is undeniable.
“You’re an egomaniac.”
“Maybe. But an attractive one.”
“And I suppose all of your women are fast asleep after you take care of them.”
“Damn straight. I’m like a superhero. The Prolactinator.”
The two of us worked well together, and I found myself thinking it was interesting how in the office our opinions and counsel were so opposite, yet physically we were so in sync.
I love strong sassy and awesome heroines in my books, and Emerie was amazing. I basically loved everything about her, she was funny, feisty and impulsive, yet she was also super sweet and trusting. I love how she interacted with Drew, and how patient and understanding she was when she needed to be. I also loved the way she looked at life.
“Somewhere between the fighting and the clothes-ripping angry sex, I’d fallen madly in love with an unexpected man at the most inconvenient time. And it turned out to be exactly what we both needed.”
So um yeah, I loved Emerie. But let’s be real here, Drew is absolutely what makes this book a 5 star for me. He was amazing, he was everything. He’s definitely at the top of my book boyfriends list right now. This egomaniac, hot, sexy, dirty-talking, alpha, sarcastic man was so much more than that. There’s so much more to his story I just don’t want to spoil, but he’s also sweet and loyal and just plain amazing. Swoons, I’m officially in love with Drew Michael Jagger. And the things that come out of his mouth, OMG!
“What if her patients were psychotic with a variety of multiple personality disorders? Or ex-cons who slit the throats of old ladies but escaped hefty prison sentences because they were insane? I’m going to be murdered because of a great ass. No ass is worth that.”
“I don’t share things that are mine.”
“I like the way you listen to people’s bullshit problems all day but still believe there’s a reason to work through things. I like that you’re up for anything—that you like staying in and watching old movies, or going out to a pool hall. I like the way your eyes light up when you talk about your parents. I really like the way it feels when I’m inside of you and the way you moan my name when you’re about to come.”
“Four hours of sleep next to you is better than eight in an empty bed.”
“I love you, Emerie. I’d go three hundred and sixty-four days thirsty if it meant I got to drink you in for just one.”
“Are you saying you’ll allow me to add color to your life?”
“I’m saying you already have. You’re the red in my black and white world.”
See? It’s impossible not to fall in love with Drew! And it’s impossible not to root for Emerie and Drew as a couple because they’re simply perfect for each other. I basically devoured this book, devoured it. Once I got into it I couldn’t stop reading it. I just loved it so much. So far every Vi Keeland book that I’ve read I have loved, she’s definitely becoming a favorite author of mine and I can’t wait for whatever she will bring us next. So, do me a favor and pick up this one, I absolutely recommend it!
“Emerie Rose, since the day you broke into my office, vandalized it, and showed me your ass, I’ve felt like a piece of me was missing when I wasn’t around you. You’re the color in my black and white world. Before I met you, I didn’t understand why things never worked out with anyone else. But I finally understand it now; it’s because they weren’t you.”
**An ARC was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**