Egomaniac by Vi Keeland

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Easy, breezy read

I primarily read romantic suspense and/or dark romance, but every now and then I really need a contemporary romance to give myself a break from the heavy reads and cleanse my palate. And this worked great for that.
I liked the cocky/arrogant attitude (but was it REALLY arrogance, or something else entirely?) of Drew against the wholesome midwestern ways of Emerie. He was hardened, throwing himself into work and keeping everyone (especially women) at arms’ length. Or further.
She was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, fresh into town from Oklahoma and clueless about NYC. She was, and had been for the past three years, in unrequited love hell. Throw them together and shake for at least 30 seconds.
I enjoyed the slow burn of this book. Oh, but slow burns are so satisfying. Both were reluctant to admit to feelings for different reasons. Or, well, the same reason but manifested in two ways. After they finally pull their heads out of their rear ends and start acting like the full-grown adults that they are we finally get somewhere! And that somewhere is an extended ticket to pound town. My favorite book destination.
I thought the incorporation of the emotional elements was done well with this book. I really enjoyed the scenes with Beck. The reveal of the secret that Drew initially keeps from Emerie about it tugged at my heart. Hard. I can’t imagine being in that situation. No wonder he had hangups about women after that whole situation.
All in all, I got what I needed from this read. I wanted a contemporary romance with an HEA, a hot, arrogant hero, and smoking smexy times. Check!
This wasn’t my favorite from this author, but that’s only because she has some other really dynamite books that I happen to like more. I do recommend this one for a contemporary romance read.

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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.

Published by Amanda Marie

Compulsive reader. Romantic suspense/contemporary romance/dark romance/NA romance addict. Particularly fond of mafia, forced/arranged marriage, secret baby, kidnapping, and dark alpha heroes. Just out here doing my part for humanity- these books won't read themselves.

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