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.
I’m going to be honest with y’all. I one-clicked the hell out of this book based on nothing but the cover model. I didn’t even see the author’s name or title until I’d already bought the book. Fortunately, as it turned out, the book was by an author I love, so I wasn’t let down at all. Phew. That could’ve gone all sorts of wrong.
Emerie was a great heroine: smart (definitely naive when it came to real estate, but not dumb), loving, and an open and honest communicator (which is often tough to find in romance land). But the real star of the story was Drew.
Drew’s backstory was heartbreaking, and his devotion to Beck made him one of the best romance heroes I’ve ever read. (And I’ve read A LOT of romance, folks. No joke.) Sure, he was arrogant, a little possessive and jealous, and had quite the potty mouth (which I didn’t mind at all), but at heart, he was a genuinely great guy and a perfect match for Emerie, the wide-eyed romantic. I also kind of hope Drew’s buddy Roman gets his own story.
So, was my opinion of Drew biased by the insanely hot dude on the cover? Maybe. But I don’t care. I enjoyed every minute of this book, and it’s earned a place of honor on my keeper shelf.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
CRUSHES it! This one is clean and sober. No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
Everything Vi Keeland does is magic, so I suggest reading her entire backlist. Beat is one of my all-time favorites. For other reads that combine humor and lots of steamy chemistry, try Penelope Ward. Neighbor Dearest is my favorite. And for a great funny, sexy read told from the male point of view, try Mister O by Lauren Blakely.