Published by Self-Published on April 9, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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.
I read it in one day.
I woke up this morning unsure of what story I was in the mood for. The kids started back to school today and while I was a wee bit happy, I was also a little sad. I needed an instant pick me up and I had a feeling Stuck-Up Suit would be just what the doctor ordered. Within the first few pages I was giggling and I think I spent most of my time reading with a grin on my face. This book is why I love romance. I love LOVE. Surprisingly, it was the cranky, rude, obnoxious suit who ended up being the true romantic, but we were lucky enough to go along on the Italian Bombshells journey.
Soraya is having a bit of bad luck lately with her dating choices. One of those bad choices pops up on her train one day and she changes carriages to get away. The carriage she moves too has a very good-looking man in a suit who is abusing someone he is talking to on the phone. This guy does not hold back and is really rude. Soraya is fascinated with him and when he gets off the train she’s a little disappointed. When she gets up to leave the train herself she realises the suit dropped his mobile. She feels an obligation to get it back to him.
Graham is not a pleasant man and he knows it. Work is his life. Women place low on his priority list and the only woman he cares about is his grandmother. One day, as he is screaming abuse at his secretary, Rebecca/Elaina/Ava/Eliza (there were many and he never could keep their names straight), someone buzzes him on his intercom and starts calling him out on all his jerky behaviour. This stops Graham in his tracks and makes him very, very curious. The spitfire attacking him left him some lovely pictures on his mobile to admire, which pushes his curiosity to obsession. Imagine his surprise when he starts to get to know her through texts, that she doesn’t want to know him further…even though he’s good-looking, rich and ambitious.
Eventually these two hook up. Soraya doesn’t really fit in Graham’s world, but she’s willing to give it a try. Unfortunately, someone from his past has dropped a bombshell and seems to be making every effort to get him back. Graham does everything in his power to convince Soraya he is only interested in her and is in for the long haul, but Soraya has her own demons from her past to deal with.
Their journey is a tricky one and probably more common than not in this day and age. How they dealt with it wasn’t always the best way, but their love for each other was obvious.
I absolutely loved this story. The characters were funny and unique. The descriptions of Soraya’s outfits helped me put together a couple of Style Setter Tributes. I was fully invested in their relationship and could only see them together. I never doubted they would work things out. This was a very sexy read and I enjoyed watching them push each other’s buttons.
Stuck-Up Suit was a definite winner for me and I would recommend it to all my smutty friends.
A couple of Style Setter Tributes.