LIVE!!! Egomaniac by 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.
Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***
“He was like a drug—I knew I shouldn’t, but the addiction formed quickly.”
Vi Keeland delivers once again her signature light, flirty, hot, swoon worthy read with Ego Maniac. This is one of those stories that captures your attention from the very start and holds you hostage throughout. The slow burn, the flirting, the side looks, the innuendo all bring these characters to life in vivid technicolour as you cannot help but picture these two, side by side, office by office, winding each other up on a daily basis.
“Thanks to her dirty thoughts, Little Miss Oklahoma with the great ass got a reprieve after all.”
These two are total opposites in every single way, but as the saying goes, opposites attract. Even their professions are total opposites, Drew Jagger is a divorce attorney and Emerie is a marriage counsellor. One aims to save marriages the other, to snuff them out forever. But it is these professions that bring unfettered banter, wit and hilarious scenes as Vi Keeland brings a light, heart-felt romance to life.
“Damn straight. I’m like a superhero. The Prolactinator.”
Drew Jagger is a man scorned and his feelings towards females in general is not all that great, unless they are the end of his cock screaming his name in a no-strings attached encounter. His clients are all male as females only bring problems and as with any lawyer he exudes confidence, can talk his way in and out of any conversation and always gets what he wants. He works hard, is extremely professional but under his sarcastic, crude, in your face persona is a guy that was actually a closet romantic, loyal to a fault, a filthy talker in the sack and a guy that had a propensity to love like no other.
“You’re an ass, you know that?”
“Then I must be a great ass. Because it takes one to know one.”
Emerie was a woman who walks the earth with her head in the clouds, where blue birds twitter around her head and everything is rainbows and unicorns. Emerie is an innocent, extremely naïve, very prudish and blushes at the drop of a hat, a blush that Drew makes his mission to see hourly. Emerie though is extremely professional, a hopeless romantic and the victim of unrequited love, firmly friend zoned by the man that she has lusted after for years.
“Maybe, just maybe, neither one of us had found the right one before now…because we hadn’t met each other yet.”
How these two come to meet is explained in the synopsis, but it is this that starts one hilarious love/hate friendship that slowly morphs to more. The sexual chemistry between these two was apparent from the start but with one being anti-relationship and another seeing stars for another it was an attraction that just sizzled and burned. The more that these two got to know one another, the more intense the flame. These two bantered, they called each other out and actually brought out the best in one and other, Drew bringing Emerie to her senses over Mr Bowtie and Emerie showing Drew that not all females are the same.
“I can see that neither of you have figured it out yet. Talk to me in a month or two.”
This was a really cute read, low on angst and huge on the emotional feels and gave you that hot and mushy feeling at the end. The progression of their relationship always felt honest and real and you couldn’t help but champion these two along from the very start. Both were endearing in their own way, together they were dynamite and I couldn’t put this one down, another addictive read from Vi Keeland.
“I’d go three hundred and sixty-four days thirsty if it meant I got to drink you in for just one.”
About the Author:
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.