Monday, April 18, 2016

Review: STUCK-UP SUIT by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

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.

My Review:

I love and I mean LOVE reading. I love the escape, the journey, and the fall. I love the trust that you have to have for an author to hand over not only your time and your cash, but that little piece of your heart, and little slice of your soul. You trust them that even though they may put it through the wringer, that the ride will be worth the pain.

I read rom-coms when I want to turn off my brain for a while and just have a silly fun time. I read dark romance when I want to be taken somewhere outside myself and feel maybe a bit of fear or that rush of the unknown. I always trick myself when I open up a book by Penelope Ward and/or Vi Keeland. Every. Single. Time I tell myself I’m going to read this cute little rom-com fluffy romance and I can just turn off my brain for a bit and sit back and enjoy the ride. I don’t know why, maybe its the playful titles of their books “Cocky Bastard, Baller, RoomHate, Stuck Up Suit, etc” Maybe its the blurbs or quotes I read from the books that make me laugh out loud. Honestly, I have no idea. I just know that each and overtime they have completely blindsided me with these intensely powerful stories, awesome deep characters, and plots twists I never see coming. 

Stuck Up Suit was no different. It starts out with Soraya Venedetta finding Graham Morgan’s phone on the train. She plans to give it back to him but wants to find out a little bit about this mysterious man first. The more she learns about him the more she can barely stand him. In Soraya’s words, he's a Stuck-Up Suit. 

Once she finally delivers the phone to Graham’s office, and he brushes her off without a second thought, she leaves him with something to remember her by, and now its Graham’s turn to find out all he can about her. This book has one of the cutest games of cat & mouse every played. 

Soraya works for an advice column in the local paper, “Ask Ida”,  and reading her witty responses to the letters that get sent in are some of my favorite parts of this book. And when a secret admirer starts writing letters to “Ida” things get extra adorable. :) This book was non stop adventure and fun, and feels. I loved it. 

About The Authors:

Penelope Ward:

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult/contemporary romance genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 9-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life. Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island. She is the author of RoomHate, which hit #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list. Her novel, Stepbrother Dearest, also spent four consecutive weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Other works include the New York Times bestseller Cocky Bastard (co-written with Vi Keeland), Sins of Sevin, My Skylar, Jake Undone, Jake Understood and Gemini.

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Bestselling author. Over the last three years, ten of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and three on the New York Times Bestseller lists.


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