Out for a night on the town after a breakup with her live in boyfriend, Emma Williams never expected to set eyes on the incredibly sexy and handsome Grayson Cole. When their evening goes from great to gross after Emma pukes on Grayson’s shoes, she never expects to see him again. However, a girl can wish and fantasize.
When Grayson Cole starts his new job as branch agent at the publishing company of Schmidt and Costello, he never expects to discover that Emma Williams is one of his employees. Still sexy as can be, he also finds she is highly intelligent and extremely competent at her job. Grayson knows there is no way his attraction for Emma can be ignored, employee or not.
Both struggling with heartbreak in their past, neither Emma or Grayson wants more than a fling . . . or do they? Feelings start to develop. Jealousy comes into play on both sides. Neither is quite prepared for what seems to be happening between them. Will they be able to let go of their prior relationship baggage or are they doomed to be a fling?
Emma is a very sassy and intelligent leading lady. She has been hurt in the past and is afraid to open up to Grayson in an attempt to avoid another heartbreak. However, Grayson is making it hard to not give in to temptation when he romances Emma and treats her like a queen . . . until he starts sending some mixed messages.
Grayson’s character is complex. He hasn’t wanted more from a woman than sex in years, but Emma is different. He wants her and can admit that he cares for her, but can’t seem to let go of his past to admit he wants a real relationship with her. Trust is hard to believe in when it has been broken in the past, and Grayson’s father makes sure to remind him of that at every turn.
I enjoyed the play between these two characters as they learn to let go and move forward. It’s a fun and flirty book with some very hot scenes, but also has a more in depth plot than expected from the title. Their relationship woes feel very real as they try to navigate their true feelings for one another. The ending was one I never saw coming. 4.5 stars and a hope that Emma’s best friend Megan gets a book.