Dear Mister…**strike out** no, too formal.
Hey there sweet cheeks *strike out* no, too forward.
To whom it may concern,
Full disclosure; before we move forward with this email, I would like it to be known that I have consumed an adequate amount of alcoholic beverages to intoxicate myself tonight. Three margaritas, two shots, and one beer—because it was free.
I think it’s important to be open and honest with your co-workers, don’t you?
So here I am, being honest. Drunk but honest. Or just drunk with lust? You decide.
I like you so much it’s clouding my judgment and making me do things I never would sober. Like write this letter.
I have a hopeless, foolish, schoolgirl crush on you when you are the last person on earth I should be falling for. Did you know people around the office call you a sadist? An egomaniac. An insensitive, arrogant prick. Your bark is worse then your bite, and you don’t scare me. The fact is, I’d love that bite of yours to nip at my bare skin while we’re both wearing nothing but sheets.
For once I want you to look at me as more than one of your employees.
And as long as we’re being honest, that navy blue suit you wear? With the crisp white shirt? It really makes me want to loosen your tie and show you who’s boss.
“Rome Blackburn is woods and rivers and adventure. He is excitement. He is an asshole. Rome Blackburn is a freaking prick.”
I loved it! Loved it! I finished this in one sitting on a Sunday afternoon. I laughed, I swooned, I found a new writing duo to love.
This is between an enemies to lovers/office romance trope. Which in case you didn’t know are some of my favorite things to read about.
Rome and Peyton had wonderful banter and had so much sexual tension between them. The authors really know how to make you gasp for air because I was drowning in tension! Rome was such an asshole in the beginning, I couldn’t tell what the heck Peyton saw in him. But once she started breaking down his walls, you could see that she saw the layer beneath and really brought out another side of him. Reading about them falling in love was a pure treat!
The only negative I have to say is where were Peyton’s friends towards the middle half to the end of the book? They played such a big role in her life at the beginning that I was shocked to see them damn near disappear towards the end. For what it’s worth, I did really enjoy them.
This was my first book by both authors and I can’t wait to dive into their separate books as well as stalk for more of them writing together. I hope and pray that Hunter gets a book because that man cracked me up and he deserves a happy ending of his own.
**The quote was taken from an ARC and is subject to change upon publication.