Series: Dirty Office
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: July 18, 2016
Review Source: ARC
The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.
I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.
He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.
So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.
When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.
I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.
When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.
But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.
My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.
When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.
I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?
What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?
I have read several office romances, but this one was different, but in a good way. When I first say the blurb for this book I thought it would be kind of a comedy, but I turns out that it actually has a lot of depth to it.
Now, with me saying that, do not get me wrong, yes there are some very deep and emotional points in this book. Like sometimes it is hard to let go of the past, even when we know we should. Also, there are things that happen in life that we have no control over, no matter how hard we try.
One of the parts of this story that I found really funny was the way that Chase always referred to Reese's temporary boyfriend...Bryant. He calls him Bryce, Brandon, Brent, everything under the sun just to prove his point to Reese... which takes a bit. Add that to the fun tales that Chase comes up with and he will keep you on your toes.
I have to say that this book is a great example how you can mix humor, remorse, and lust all in one neat tidy package and have the reader so engrossed in the story that they don't want to put it down. So high five my dear on a very well written story.
“Sorry, I wasn’t looking where—”
The sight of Chase standing there was almost enough to knock me over. I’d secretly hoped to see him, yet never thought I actually would. What are the chances? I did a double take, sure I was seeing things. But it was him all right, in the flesh. And what flesh it is. Standing there shirtless and wet—wearing nothing but a pair of low-slung swim trunks—he had me stuttering. Literally.
“Ch…Ch…Ch—” I couldn’t get the word out.
Of course, Chase didn’t miss a beat. He smirked and leaned in. “You do a cute train impression, Buttercup.”
He remembers me.
I shook my head, attempting to snap myself out of it. But it was no use. He was so tall, and I was so short, I had no choice but to stare at his body. Water trickled down his abs. I was mesmerized watching it speed up and slow down as it crossed the rippled lines of his six-pack. Damn.
I cleared my throat and finally spoke. “Chase.”
I was pretty freaking proud of myself for getting that much out. He had a towel slung around his neck and lifted it to dry off his dripping hair, revealing even more flesh. His pectoral muscles were carved and perfect. And—oh, my God…is that… Holy shit. It is. His nipples were cold and erect, and one of them was….was…pierced.
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