Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear
Model: Clément Becq
Photograhper: Fred Goudon – www.fredgoudon.com
The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.
I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.
He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.
Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.
Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.
Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.
Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.
I was swindled out of ten grand.
The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.
I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.
I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.
The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.
The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.
And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.
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Know-it-all. Bragger. Show-off. Boaster.
Regardless of the term one would use, they definitely all describe Drew Jagger’s personality. But let me tell you…he has EVERY right to brag and revel in his greatness because he gets things DONE!
Drew knows how to use his words, his body, and his own brand of manipulation to get what he wants in the courtroom, the bedroom, or anywhere else there’s an argument to win…a client’s future ex-wife to destroy…or a certain relationship therapist to seduce.
If Drew allows a person close enough, which is highly unlikely due to the damage is ex caused him, that person will definitely still see glimpses of Drew’s egotistical attitude and behavior, but she’ll also see a man with trust issues…a man who does his job in order to stick it to those women who’ve screwed their husbands in the worst possible ways…she’ll see a man who works in an ugly business because that’s how he prevents himself from getting screwed again…that’s how he vanquishes his fears of relationships because the only kind of relationships he sees are ones that never stood a chance – ones that were over before they truly even started because that’s how dishonest and unloving people are in today’s world, and as long as he remembers that, he’ll never put himself in a position to be destroyed again.
But when Drew finds Emerie Rose in his office space ready to come to blows with him, his walls lower and his pain in the ass, tough exterior softens, albeit only slowly at first, but it’s easy to see that Emerie’s a game changer for him, even if she believes the opposite of everything he does about relationship. Emerie’s a psychologist who believes that marriages can endure as long as the two people involved want them to and willingly works for that to happen.
Emerie’s the definition of a fiery redhead and Drew finds her sexy as hell, especially when he pisses her off. There’s an undeniable connection between them but one that Drew wants to explore in only the sexual sense because he has up too many walls for it to be anything more. Emerie doesn’t come from Drew’s Park Avenue world, but her sass and kind heart make Drew want to help her and makes him give her something of himself that he hasn’t given to another person in 5 years, which makes Drew and Emerie so much more than simply sex, but we won’t go telling the egomaniac that little fact;)
Egomaniac is Vi Keeland at her finest. Her characterization of Drew definitely correlates to a man of his stature and profession. Drew is the quintessential arrogant alpha male who does everything he can to protect his heart even if it means fighting dirty. But Drew’s never met a woman like Emerie and her southern background and optimistic outlook is just what Drew needs to realize that his clients’ mess of relationships doesn’t have to be his this time around, but Emerie can only do so much to prove that to him; Drew needs to do some legwork himself and that will only happen if his head gets out of the way of his heart.
I adored Egomaniac, and Emerie is one of my top heroines of all-time. Everything about this story worked for me, and I can’t wait to see who Vi Keeland brings readers next!
5 Poison Apples
About the Author
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in ten languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.
Other books from Vi Keeland
Google Play: http://bit.ly/GoogleBaller
Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)
MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight
Worth the Chance
The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You
Made for You
Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)
First Thing I See
Other books from Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2d5XGHP
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2cL3PWq
Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/2ctOkoz
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2c5WiRm