Emily was a great heroine. She was smart and classy while still maintaining a high level of sass and snark, which is not easy. (I mean, I can TOTALLY do it, but that’s not common. But I digress…)
I LOVED that she made sure Nicholas paid dearly for her participation in their little charade. The fact that she was able to bend him to her will with such (relative) ease was super impressive and made me adore her all the more.
Nicholas was kind of an alpha asshole, but I totally forgave him any asshattery early on in the story because it’s so clear that he’s completely smitten with Emily. The poor guy just pretty much sucks as a communicator, which I found oddly endearing.
The banter between Emily and Nicholas was nothing short of adorable, as was the fact that they both knew each other so well. These were two people who were absolutely made for each other, even though everyone else knew it before they did.
“Should I assume that you didn’t steal any sips of this today like usual?”
Long-story-short, this is a sweet and sexy read that’ll appeal to lovers of office romance stories and enemies-to-lovers romance alike. (It’ll also appeal to everyone who likes a well-written, funny standalone, but if I just came out and said “Everyone will love this story”, you’d think I didn’t put much thought into the review, am I right? But I digress...)
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
Crushes it! This one’s clean and sober. No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
Read the rest of Whitney G.’s backlist. I know I will. But for more office romance recommendations, check out this list. And for even MORE great reads, check out our list of the hottest fake boyfriends in romance land.