Published by EverAfter Romance on 04/11/2016
From the New York Times Bestselling authors of Cocky Bastard, comes a sexy new standalone novel.
It started out like any other morning on the train.
Until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle.
He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world.
Who did the stuck-up suit think he was...God?
Actually, he looked like a God. That was about it.
When his stop came, he got up suddenly and left. So suddenly, he dropped his phone on the way out.
I might have picked it up.
I might have gone through all of his photos and called some of the numbers.
I might have held onto the mystery man's phone for days―until I finally conjured up the courage to return it.
When I traipsed my ass across town to his fancy company, he refused to see me.
So, I left the phone on the empty desk outside the arrogant jerk's office.
I might have also left behind a dirty picture on it first though.
I didn't expect him to text back.
I didn't expect our exchanges to be hot as hell.
I didn't expect to fall for him―all before we even met.
The two of us couldn't have been any more different.
Yet, you know what they say about opposites.
When we finally came face to face, we found out opposites sometimes do more than attract―we consumed each other.
Nothing could have prepared me for the ride he took me on. And I certainly wasn't prepared for where I'd wind up when the ride was over.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.
Vi Keeland is a very new author to me, but after recently reading her book Bossman, I became curious about her other books and decided to give them a try. Full disclosure, I’ve read one Penelope Ward book in the past and to put it delicately, we were not compatible. I can’t help but wonder if Ward’s writing in this book was the part that also didn’t work for me. Maybe we don’t click. Anyway, let’s get on with it.
Stuck-Up Suit started off very strong. I loved the way the characters initially met, I loved their banter, the tension, all of it. I would say the first thirty to forty percent of the book pushed all of my buttons. And then it just started to take a turn.
I loved Graham’s character, even despite not fully buying his total change of attitude. The two different sides of his character seemed like completely different people, but putting that aside, I liked him. I liked who he became rather. The guy he initially was is completely unlikeable, though I did like the tension and aggravation that he added to the story.
Soraya was a bit of a conundrum. I liked her except for when I didn’t. Clear as mud, right? She had some really fun and interesting parts of her, and then other times it felt like she was trying too hard to be different rather than actually being different. And sometimes what made her “different” was just that she was immature.
The arc of the story also seemed sort of ill placed. It seemed to sort of come out of nowhere, though I don’t know if I can truly find fault with that since that’s the why life tends to work but it really threw me off. I kept looking down at the percentage because it felt like I should have been much further in the book.
I also didn’t feel a whole lot of closure about some past aspects of Graham’s life and I also got zero closure with Graham’s grandmother. She was such a huge part of the story in the beginning, seemingly this totally loveable character who was the center of it all, and then she just kind of disappeared. I kept expecting her to reappear, especially in the end, but no dice.
All in all, I enjoyed it. It had moments that were fun and sweet and certainly sexy. It just wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be after reading Keeland’s other book. Now I’m really curious to read another that she wrote alone.