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Jacqueline: As an adult woman--and the vice president of a marketing firm--I shouldn't be waiting by my office window to ogle the mystery man who jogs by every morning at 11:45. Sure, he's a gorgeous, perfect specimen of the human race, but I can't bring myself to hit on a total stranger.
However, my best friend-slash-colleague Vince Carson thinks I should do more than talk to the guy. In fact, he's borderline obsessive about "getting me laid." (His words.) But the more time we spend together, the more it's clear: The one I'm falling for is Vince.
Vince: Jackie Butler's got it bad for some pompous, over-pumped A-hole who struts his stuff past her window. That doesn't bother me. I know she deserves nice things. What does bother me is that she friend-zoned me big-time last year, so I can't ask her out myself.
But what if I set her up with Mr. Steroids? Then, when he breaks her heart, I can swoop in and save her like the nice guy I am. Everything's going according to plan . . . until we share a ridiculously epic kiss. And suddenly anything is possible.
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I’m a big believer in DNF a book that isn’t working for you. Granted, sometimes I give up on books for silly or random reasons (like when kid or secret pregnancy pops up, no thanks) or if it takes me too long to read a book. I get kind of bored so I just want to move on to something more. If you read my weekly recaps the last few weeks, then you probably know how long it took me to read this book. I’m a little bit embarrassed to admit that it probably took me about a month to finish this book, sorry I’m a slow reader now and read about 20% a week. Normally, I would have DNF this book by week 2 and moved on to something else, but dammit, this book was actually really good so I was determined to finish it. It was so gratifying to finally get to that 100% mark on my kindle and it was even better because I actually enjoyed the book.
This book was fun and entertain and sexy. We have Vince and Jacqueline who not only are very good friends but they are also coworkers and co-vice presidents of a marketing firm and they also happen to be part of the divorced group. Jacqueline’s ex husband cheated on her and Vince’s ex-wife just decided that he wasn’t good enough for her after his business failed. Needless to say, they both have trust and relationship issues. Luckily for them, they’ve found great platonic comfort in each other and they’ve been able to bond over their heartbreak and form a really great friendship. The kind of ‘lets stay home on weekends and watch movies and each take out’ kind of friendship. Vince starts having more than friendly like feelings towards Jacqueline but doesn’t want to be her rebound romance. In his mind, it makes perfect sense to encourage Jackie to date the hot jogger she’s been crushing on lately, have her fling and rebound romance and when he breaks her heart he can swoop in. I don’t know how Vince though this could ever be a smart idea… men. As soon as things start to get a little hot between Jackie and the jogger, Vince knows he has to show his cards if he doesn’t want to risk losing Jackie before he even got a chance with her.
There were some moments in the book that were a little silly. Honestly, Vince had some whack ass ideas sometimes that had me questioning how smart he was. Like pretending to be her ‘dating coach’ to show Jackie how to seduce jogger dude. But at the end of the day, I just had fun reading this book and that’s really all I ask for when it comes to books. I want to be entertained and it doesn’t hurt to have some great chemistry and romance along the way. Other than the romance, I really liked Davis, Vince’s surly best friend and I’m really happy to see that he’s getting his own book next. This is my first book by Jessica Lemon and I honestly read this because Lauren Layne is always mentioning her books and well because it sounded good. Although it took me an eternity to get through this, I’m so glad I finally finished it!
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