Published by EverAfter Romance on 01/16/2017
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.
Egomaniac was a highly anticipated book for me in 2017. I have fallen in love with Vi Keeland’s style of writing (solo, that is) and the premise for this one sounded delicious. It totally delivered on all fronts.
This book was full of sexual tension that I couldn’t get enough of. The sparks between Drew and Emerie were off the charts. I loved both of their characters. Drew has a hilariously over-the-top cocky attitude and a ridiculously filthy mouth that kept the laughs coming. But what I love about these kinds of characters – as we so often learn because, let’s be honest, they’re cliché – they always end up having a soft side and a heart of gold. And Drew has one hell of one.
Emerie is a very likeable female character. She’s smart, accomplished, a tad naïve in a sweet innocent way, and isn’t afraid to stand up for herself. She made a few decisions (okay, a lot) where one secondary character was concerned that made me want to strangle her, but aside from where that douchenozzle was concerned, she’s a very level headed and loveable character.
The book as a whole was a very enjoyable read, but as I said in the beginning, it had a surprising amount of heart. Despite how lighthearted the book is as a whole, I would say that it had probably one of the more touching Epilogues that I’ve read in a long time. I tied up the whole book in a pretty little bow that had made my heart let out a happy, contented sigh. I highly recommend this book for when you’re in need of a sweet, sexy romance. Much like Drew, Egomaniac is the whole package.