Goodreads Rating: 4.37 / 5 stars
My Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: January 16th 2017
Publisher: Everafter Romance
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.
I buddy read this with my dear friend, Rachmi [Click her name to read her fab review]
Drew Jagger is a divorce lawyer who just returned from his vacation in Hawaii. He decides to check the renovation progress of his office and surprisingly sees an unfamiliar woman. It turns out she’s a psychologist whose forte is to help married couples rebuild their relationship. Emerie Rose thought she found an affordable office to rent and realize she’s been conned. Their encounter is both hilarious and embarrassing. Now that she’s too broke to rent a new space, Drew felt bad. She felt relieved and thankful when he offered her to stay until she saves enough money and since his secretary is unavailable, she can temporarily fill-in.
Drew and Emerie may have opposing personalities but they perfectly blend together. Drew is cocky, tactless, arrogant and daring while Emerie is sweet, naive, reserved and genuine. I really enjoyed their conversations and occasional exchange of banters. I can’t help laughing whenever they tease each other and Drew messing up Emerie’s quotes!
Their different views in relationship challenged them to explore something new. Drew is into no-strings-attached / casual relationship and Emerie is more of a long-term. They’re both aware of it and as they get to know each other. Their romance blossomed to the next level. It’s sexy and intimate. Along the way they encountered issues (mostly on Drew’s part since he has trust issues due to his past — will not mention it to make it spoiler-free) and I like they handled these difficult situations well and communicated effectively. In the end, their conflicts were greatly resolved.
Overall, it’s a wonderful light-hearted romance novel. I almost cry on the epilogue. Sweetness overload between Drew and Emerie. They’re so freaking adorable! Kudos to Vi Keeland for another swoon worthy romance ❤
I wish Roman (Drew’s best friend) will have his own book. He has a potential to become a male lead and he needs to meet his own match 😛
Final rating: 4.5 / 5 stars