REVIEW – EGOMANIAC by Vi Keeland

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SYNOPSIS

A new standalone novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vi Keeland

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.

*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Stars!
(BR with Patty)

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Drew Jagger is a 29 yr. old successful attorney in New York. He lives and works in a building on Park Avenue that’s considered prime real estate in NYC. He returns home from a vacation to find a beautiful feisty woman in his office. While he was out of town his office space was to be renovated. He comes back to this woman accusing him of being an intruder.

Emerie Rose freaks out when she thinks a man is breaking into her new office she just rented about a week ago. She proceeds to attack her intruder only to learn he actually is the true owner of her office. Turns out she was scammed out of her life savings & rented an office that wasn’t available.

Suddenly she has little funds & nowhere to go. Drew offers to let Emerie help him out while his secretary is on leave in exchange for rent. They are like night & day and complete opposites. As a psychologist, Emerie was in the business of repairing relationships, while Drew helped to destroy them as a divorce attorney. They clash daily & seem to do nothing but argue which continues to fuel their intense sexual tension. They are extremely attracted to one another, & eventually sharing space together creates a connection. They begin spending more time together & it’s easy and fun between them. Drew shamelessly flirts with Emerie & makes advances. She can’t help the way her body reacts to him, and eventually they act on their mutual desire & indulge in one another physically.

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-He really is beautiful. I wasn’t sure I’d ever thought of a man as beautiful before. Handsome, yes. Hot, even. But beautiful fit the bill to describe Drew Jagger-no other word did him justice.

-Never in my life had I felt so much desire.

-Drew Jagger had stirred a lot of things inside of me that I hadn’t felt in a long time.

Drew was burned badly by a woman in his past & as a result, he’s cynical about love & commitment. He only enjoys sexual relationships with women and doesn’t get attached or do feelings, so when he starts having real feelings for Emerie it scares him to death. He has trouble with trust but finds himself wanting more with Emerie.

Emerie knows Drew’s reputation, and doesn’t want to get too attached & then get hurt, but when she grows closer to him & gets to know him better she can’t help herself. He has such a beautiful heart and she fall’s hard for him.

I really enjoyed this book & love Vi’s writing! She knows how to create the perfect, arrogant, sexy, breathtakingly gorgeous, irresistible man that I can’t help fall for every time!

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}
(BR with Mel)

I couldn’t explain why I felt things for Drew any more than I could explain the taste of water. Yet somehow, he had become a necessity for me, and I was in no way ready to take on a drought.

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EGOMANIAC is the story of one sexy as hell New York City divorce attorney and a sweet but utterly naïve psychologist, who specializes in couples counseling, who end up sharing office space through highly unusual circumstances. Drew Jagger is easy on the eyes and has no problem getting women to drop their panties for him. He’s quite the skilled dirty talker too!! He discovers a squatter in his office space when he comes back from a two-week vacation. The first encounter between Drew and Emerie is one of the funniest scenes in the story!!

Emerie has just moved to New York City and has managed to be swindled out of her life savings all within a New York minute! While Drew was away, his offices were being renovated and a conman ends up renting one of the offices to Emerie in exchange for a large sum of cash! After things are cleared up between Drew and Emerie, he ends up helping her out of a jam in court. Aside from being a knockout, there’s something about Emerie that has Drew wanting to protect her, so he ends up letting her use one of his offices while she tries to save up and find an affordable office elsewhere. She ends up being quite a resource as she helps him with his schedule and client visits while his secretary is temporarily out on disability.

While the two start to become good friends, there’s no denying the strong attraction that is beginning to build between them. There are little roadblocks in the path to happiness for the two. Firstly, is the reason for Emerie’s relocation to New York City. She followed Baldwin, a man she has harbored a deep crush on since college. The guy keeps her dangling by his pinky finger by throwing her little scraps here and there to give her some shred of hope. Then there’s Drew’s ex-wife, whose constant presence in his life and underhanded ways has really messed with his ability to trust and has him wary of diving into another serious relationship.

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It felt like a slow build to get to the out of this world hotter than ”H” schmexy times but, oh my, was it worth the wait!!! Clearly, Drew deserves the title of Egomaniac because he has what it takes to bring a woman to the highest realm of ecstasy. Soon Drew and Emerie are falling hard for each other but when Drew’s ex turns his world upside down, will his misguided actions to make matters less complicated cost him the one true love of his life?

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