Stuck-up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

28477789.jpg

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.

Pet’s $0.02

You’re going to love this one if you like angsty books. And it’s not even that angsty, it just feels that way.

Graham is totally an ass at the beginning, but you get the impression pretty quickly that there is some pain in his past that has made him this way. I knew it was going to be good, in a damn, that’s awful, kind of way and I wasn’t disappointed. These two do an exceptionally good job of setting up heartbreaking backgrounds for their characters.

The whole way that Graham and Soraya meet is so mundane. How can just finding someone’s phone on the train set off this series of events? But, it’s pretty obvious, quickly, that Graham and Soraya are perfect for each other. Soraya isn’t one to let him get away with this usual shit and she is nothing like the kind of woman Graham is used to dealing with.

Don’t worry, the book isn’t all doom and gloom. I’m not saying it doesn’t have its moments but the relationship between Graham and Soraya is actually very sweet. There are a lot of funny things that make the story lighter and balance it out. Keeland and Ward create a ton of misdirection and did a great job of throwing out leads that you think are going one way and end up not going where you expected. 

Made my stomach all wonky every time I thought something awful was going to happen, which was kind of what made this a fun ride.

petra's reviewsellieComment