Series: Bachelors in Suits Book #1
Stand Alone Title: yes
Author: Robyn Neeley
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Blurb: After being dumped two weeks before his wedding, civil engineer Ryan Wright’s not interested in love. Been there, done that, had the wedding deposits to prove it. Still, he can’t help lusting after the fiery redheaded executive assistant who’s stirring up feelings that aren’t exactly appropriate for the office.
Sarah Leonard is determined to make the CEO fall in love with her. To execute her plan, she’s going to need a little help in the form of her lunch buddy, the 6’2” office hottie who just so happens to be their boss’s best friend. Who better to tell Sarah everything she needs to know to win the other man’s heart?
Ryan agrees to help Sarah put her plan in motion, but he has no intention of helping her win anything. In fact, it’s time to show his office crush that he’s the guy she should be falling for…
Thoughts: It didn’t take me long to get caught up in this story – I love when one character is completely crushing on the other, and these two are perfect for each other. Unfortunately, Sarah has already kind of written off Ryan, largely because of his own self-stated commitment issues! With a past history that has him shying away from a real relationship, by the time he is ready to ask someone out, she already has another romantic interest in mind – his best friend! Ryan kind of flip-flops on whether he wants to fight for Sarah, or concede that his buddy is the better man for her. And this couple has their moments where things fall into place – unfortunately it’s when they stop to think and then try to protect themselves from getting hurt that things get all messed up!
At first, I didn’t mind the flip-flopping so much – eventually though it seemed to just keep happening over and over and dragging the story out and down for me. I mean, come on, there were some moments that obviously changed things because the characters kept reverting to old mindsets and it was just so frustrating!
Still a great story, but come on Ryan and Sarah, get it together!…lol