January 21, 2017 | by Alexis | Egomaniac
by Vi Keeland on January 16, 2017
Genres: Love & Romance
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 am new to the Vi Keeland fan club, as I’ve just read a few of her newer releases. I’ve enjoyed the other books she’s written. But Egomaniac? Yep, this one is definitely my favorite of hers thus far. This one made me laugh, smile, swoon, and I may have possibly…okay, I totally did shed a few tears at the end. But they were happy tears. I promise!
Drew is fresh off a two-week vacation in Hawaii. While he’s been gone, his office has been going under construction. When he arrives at his office he finds a very attractive woman there and she’s pretty much set up shop there. Come to find out, Emerie (love that name), has been swindled out of money on a fake lease. Pretty crappy, right?! Well, being the nice guy that he is, well, and the fact that Emerie is super-attractive, he helps her out by letting her stay for a bit until she finds a new place.
While working for him and on her own practice Drew and Emerie form a bit of a friendship that ultimately becomes more. These two couldn’t be more different if they tried, Drew is a divorce lawyer, while Emerie is a couples therapist. She’s an optimist, while he’s a straight-up pessimist sort of guy. But yet, they totally come each other’s yin and yang.
“I’d go three hundred and sixty-four days thirsty if it meant I got to drink you in for just one.”
Both of these characters were great, but together they were a solid A+. Emerie was a bit of a fish-out-of-water type of gal in certain situations, especially with the whole rent fiasco. She was also sweet, thoughtful, and super-loving at the same time. Drew…well he was all sorts of swoon. He comes off as a total jerk, but honestly, he wasn’t at all. He is just a bit misunderstood in my opinion and when you find out more about who he really is (my best book friend spoiled this for me) you will love him even more. And did I fail to mention that he is such a dirty talker? Eeep, just thinking about it gets me hot and bothered.
This book was mild on the angst and heavy on the romance. Drew and Emerie’s blossoming friendship into a relationship felt organic and completely seamless-it didn’t feel forced. I also think the writing was fantastic and had me hoping this book wasn’t going to end. Spoiler alert…it actually did end. Also, being the epilogue whore that I am, I totally loved this one, hence the tears.
Honestly, this book hit all my book sweet spots. If you are looking for a fun, sexy, sweet story-definitely check this one out.