Stuck Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Narrated by Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell
Standalone Contemporary Romance, vaguely related to Cocky Bastard.
I have not read Cocky Bastard, the first in this series of standalone by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, but I saw that Stuck Up Suit was a bestseller for so long, and everyone was loving it and I wanted to fit it in, but couldn’t! Until I saw the audiobook, YAY! Now I see why it was a bestseller. Stuck Up Suit was a fun, addictive, sexy, sweet, emotional read, and I loved it!
I usually do my own little recap of the basic setup, but the blurb actually says way more than I would (I just realized I never once read the blurb until now lol).
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 loved Soraya! She was a lot like my friends. A feisty New York Italian girl with tattooed and colorful hair, and she wasn’t afraid to speak her mind. Graham was a horribly mean boss, eternally cranky at work, but bossy, sexy, sweet and hot outside of work. I loved how they were opposites, yet they each grounded each other, and loved the unique qualities of the other without ever trying to change each other.
All I could think about was how I couldn’t wait to be inside of her, how I wanted to claim every inch of her, every orifice. I wanted to own her, but the truth was…she already owned me. I was so fucked.
He was so deliciously dirty…yet sweet and swoony.
“Let me tell you something, Soraya. I may not be the nicest guy on the planet or even the best fit for you. In fact, I know I’m not. But you can’t deny what’s going on between us. There’s only one end to this.”
“And what’s that?”
“Me buried deep inside of you.”
“That can’t happen.”
“Every damn night, I dream about that fucking tongue ring swirling around my cock. You’re all I can think about. In fact, you were all I could think about before I even saw your gorgeous face. But after that happened, I was a goner.” I caressed her cheek again. “Just spend time with me.”
- Soraya was different. A New York Italian, she was feisty, with a mouth, she had tattoos, dyed the tips of her hair to match her mood, and she was curvy. I loved her fresh, cool New York personality.
- She wasn’t a sweet innocent virgin.
- I loved the name Soraya (but the fact that the two narrators pronounced it differently bugged me).
- The texting/sexting.
- It was funny and totally sexy.
- Graham is totally swoony. Even more so after the twist.
- They were very open and honest with each other (well, for a while), and I liked the way they really seemed to communicate well.
- He was dirty, sweet, possessive and …ROAR!…. Yum.
- OMG, the General Hospital references totally sealed my love for this book. I watched it for like 20 years and got all the references.
- The Sex in the City references.
- The goat.
- I liked both narrators a lot.
- The twist almost took up too much of the story, and it just seemed so…generic.
- Graham turned from Stuck Up to Swoony a bit too quickly.
- I know…you have to suspend reality when reading a book, but nowadays he would have either done a location search on the phone or quickly replaced it. What businessman would go a few days with no phone?
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4.5 stars for story, 4.5 flames for heat, 4.5 for Audio
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