Author: Jessica Lemmon
Rating: 4.5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
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Blurb: Don’t trust lust at first sight. One woman chooses reality over fantasy in this friends-to-lovers romance, a steamy standalone by “an author to keep your eye on” (Katee Robert).
Jacqueline: As an adult woman—and the vice president of a marketing firm—I shouldn’t be waiting by my office window to ogle the mystery man who jogs by every morning at 11:45. Sure, he’s a gorgeous, perfect specimen of the human race, but I can’t bring myself to hit on a total stranger. However, my best friend–slash–colleague Vince Carson thinks I should do more than talk to the guy. In fact, he’s borderline obsessive about “getting me laid.” (His words.) But the more time we spend together, the more it’s clear: The one I’m falling for is Vince.
Vince: Jackie Butler’s got it bad for some pompous, over-pumped A-hole who struts his stuff past her window. That doesn’t bother me. I know she deserves nice things. What does bother me is that she friend-zoned me big-time last year, so I can’t ask her out myself. But what if I set her up with Mr. Steroids? Then, when he breaks her heart, I can swoop in and save her like the nice guy I am. Everything’s going according to plan . . . until we share a ridiculously epic kiss. And suddenly anything is possible.
Review: Wow! I was not expecting what happened in this realistic, sexy story about men, women, and getting over love. Sometimes they say the best way to get over sometime is to get under someone else. Let’s say one of our characters tried that and it didn’t work. Will trying to get with Jackie screw up their office relationship as well as their friendship?
Who’s scared to try?
I really liked Vince. He was real, funny, and not afraid to let the reader see his weak side. His desire to get together with Jackie terrified him yet really became what he wanted most of all.
Jackie had given up on dating…Again. Her track record was horrible and it just seemed easier to go it alone. Watching the hottie that ran by her office window every day was easy enough. He was pure eye candy and she didn’t have to deal with any of his flaws or issues. Meeting him in person, however, changed it from guilt/free pleasure to plain old guilt. Yikes. If she dated him shed have to deal with reality. It was easier to hide in her own home with her friend Vince, who was looking hotter and hotter every day. What’s up with that?
I enjoyed how meeting each other while there wasn’t a possibility of being together actually made them have such a strong friendship. As we all know, it’s better to be friends first, right?
Great read, thanks!