Book Review We Shouldn’t by Vi Keeland

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We Shouldn’t by Vi Keeland

Bennett Fox walked into my life on one hell of a crappy Monday morning.

I was late for the first day at my new job—a job I’d now have to compete for even though I’d already worked eight years to earn it, because of an unexpected merger.

While I lugged my belongings up to my new office, a meter maid wrote me a parking summons.

She’d ticketed a long line of cars—except for the Audi parked in front of me, which happened to be the same make and model as mine.

Annoyed, I decided to regift my ticket to the car that had evaded a fine. Chances were, the owner would pay it and be none the wiser.

Except, I accidentally broke the windshield wiper while slipping the ticket onto the car’s window.

Seriously, my day couldn’t get any worse.

Things started to perk up when I ran into a gorgeous man in the elevator. We had one of those brief moments that only happened in movies.

You know the deal…your body lights up, fireworks go off, and the air around you crackles with electricity.

His heated stare left me flush when I stepped off the elevator.

Maybe things here wouldn’t be so bad after all.

Or so I thought.

Until I walked into my new boss’s office and met my competition.

The gorgeous man from the elevator was now my nemesis. His heated stare wasn’t because of any mutual attraction. It was because he’d seen me vandalize his car. And now he couldn’t wait to annihilate his rival.

There’s a fine line between love and hate—and we shouldn’t cross it.

We shouldn’t—but straddling that line could be so much fun.

Title: We shouldn’t
Author: Vi Keeland
Publication Date: January 21st, 2019
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance; Office romance;
Format: Kindle
Rating: 8/10

This book caught me in an ugly time, where I think my mind demanded good books to read, since I am so picky lately. I love an office romance, hate-to-love, hate-you-sex, make-up-sex, whatever, just bring it on!
What attracted me the most was the cover and the title. Since the moment I saw the cover reveal, I knew I had to read this book. I just connected with whoever is on the cover and my mind just got busy
It was a fun read, I enjoyed it a lot, especially the second part of the novel where things got really interesting. I liked that it brought some real life struggles and some dark moments in the past, where Fox Bennett, the male character, had to overcome.

I like my male heroes arrogant and self-entitled, but with a dose of reality that makes them more real. In comes Annalise, with a very funny introduction, where she vandalizes his car, makes a fool of herself but shows since the beginning integrity and work ethics that I appreciated much. She is smart and connects with Bennett on a professional basis, but in the end manages to bring out the good in him and uncovers layers and layers of years of guilt of a mistake he made in the past.

“Sometimes his confidence made me want to smack him. Apparently other times it made me want to strip naked.”

Their companies merge and they soon find themselves in the position where they have to compete against each other to see who gets relocated to Texas and who stays. Let’s say none of them are willing to do that. The struggles that Bennett has in admitting why he is attracted but the beautiful Annalise, balancing his work and personal battles, makes him hard not to like.

He unleashed his charming smile. “What can I say? All’s fair in love and war.”
“So we’re at war, are we? And here I was thinking the better candidate would get the job based on merit, not because the other one sabotaged them.”
Bennett stood and winked. “I wasn’t talking about war. You love me already.”
“I’d spent half of my life building a million obstacles to put in the way of love. Yet when I met Annalise, all the hurdles did was show me how much she was worth jumping over every one of them.”

Overall it was a beautiful office romance that I enjoyed a lot, a standalone book that I recommend for you to try. Funny, sweet, heart-worming, what can you possibly want more in a book?!

 


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