by Vi Keeland
Published January 16th 2017 by Everafter Romance
This was such a quick read with many funny parts as I have come to expect from Vi Keeland’s work. If you’re looking for a quick and fun escape, I highly recommend this one for the romance lovers. Here is the blurb:
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.
The two are complete opposites with one being a champion of relationships and the other one who works on bringing them to an end. Drew finds it naïve that Emerie believes that relationships can be salvaged when two people are having issues. He makes fun of her about it all letting her know his opinions about her practice.
“In every relationship, one person ends up screwing the other at some point.”
Obviously from his comments throughout the book you know there is a reason he is the way he is. But the story is told with flashbacks to his past from eight years ago. I don’t want to ruin it but by the end of it I had so many aww moments and wtf moments. There were some sad moments but it was made up for by the number of funny parts.
“Being a parent is a choice, not a right… Anyone can become a father, but it takes a real dad to love and raise a child as his own.”
Is that a hint enough on what happens? No? The book tackles issues of divorce and the bitterness that is followed by it when people don’t end things amicably. There is also the aspect of people marrying for money and how it becomes the main issue during a split. The issue of shared custody, adoption and many other themes come up here. Drew is a divorce lawyer, so he sees a lot of those problems and so does Emerie as a marriage counselor.
Just read it if you want a light book with deep characters, some good banter and a lot of chemistry. The whole thing was just worth it.