There’s a thin line between love and hate… and it cuts right through the middle of their office.
Bad boys? They run right over good girls like Georgina Keller. But after a confidence-shattering breakup, she’s determined not to let anyone at her new workplace push her around—least of all the brooding creative director, a “bad boy of publishing” who’s made it clear she’s enemy #1.
Sebastian Quinn’s taste for fast cars, late nights, and beautiful women may have gotten him to the top of a leading New York magazine, but the reputation that made him is suddenly threatening to end his career.
Georgina can help Modern Man shed its bad reputation, but in order to do that, she’ll have to start at the top—and no amount of rakish charm or inconvenient attraction will distract her.
Because if Sebastian gets her right where he wants her, it means she’s going down.
Romance | New Adult | Contemporary | Comedy
***Received an Advanced Readers Copy during a blog tour with GiveMeBooks Promotions in exchange for an honest review***
What makes me swoon? Oh easy, firstly it is Jessica Hawkins because she is my everything in an author but secondly, my favorite trope ‘Enemies to Lovers’ because why not? It is one of the best tension filled juicy goodness ever. Mix that with a little bit of office authority figure romance, yep, I am game – sign me up!
I will say going into this, I know this was a different than previous novels by Hawkins, at least from what I have heard, and I can definitely confirm it, but nothing in a bad way for sure. Something in the Way absolutely shattered my world, Slip of the Tongue stole my heart, and The Cityscape Series took my breath away, honestly her writing style to me is beyond sublime, I love everything she brings to the table. And one thing she always has in common with majority of these is the emotional grips, the twists and turns are just crippling. Right Where I Want You was definitely lighter, it was fun. There was just a different edge to the writing style and I personally enjoyed it a lot, I hope Hawkins continues to do this more and more, though I do love the earth shake feels.
What made this more lighter, or more fun per say was definitely the characters. Sebastian and Georgina (or George) were just a different breed of entertainment. There was a capitalization on the office tension between these two that was both enjoyable and melt off your seat good. The banter was positively delicious foreplay and when I wasn’t laughing I was swooning.
I like the inferiority then to the badassary mixture of Georgina. George is fierce yet her self esteem issues was beyond enduring. I know, surprising right? Normally I would shun these types of females but I couldn’t help but fawn over her reliability, the absolute beauty of George was just amazing. Something that I have always come to admire about Hawkins writing style is the fact that on some level, her female leads always have some type of essence that gives the reader the ability sympathize or hell, even empathize towards their personality, their desires, just everything. George definitely encompasses this, she holds so much depth, the complexity of her was simply phenomenal, she was absolutely untouchable. I connected with her on such an emotional level it just took my breath away to read her growth, especially when Sebastian threw everything into the mud.
And speaking of Sebastian, oh my lanta. Talk about new book boyfriend delicious. He was somewhat of a mystery to me – honestly, I thought I had him pegged from the start, oh boy was I wrong. He was definitely not the typical playboy, hunk of man meat, though he was some scrumptious man meat, he was not the overly confident arrogant man-whore everyone portrays him as, which was refreshing. He surprised not only George with his charms, but me. Not only that, but the shenanigans of him and the buddies around the office, have I mentioned how much I love a good bromance? Seriously, sometimes it isn’t always the romance that is the best part, though it was just as amazing, but the secondary filling between the mix with these characters was bottoms up hilarious.
I absolutely LOVED the sexual tension between George and Sebastian. It was like watching an on going cat and mouse game between the two, the sparks were melting off the pages. Between their mutual bickering, battling for dominance, flirtatious dialogue and even on some level (…because at some point in their relationship it happens) friendly respect just flows so easily with their chemistry. That office scene – Yes! The Bar Scene – oh my stars! And that Baseball scene – Hilarious! They were just perfection.
My only lack luster was the fact that I had hoped for more of that office tension, but alas I can’t fault my own dirty dreams onto every book I read, right? Maybe the next one. Seriously though I overall love all things Jessica Hawkins. This was definitely a lighter tone than her normal direction and I gotta say comrades, I loved it. I cannot say it enough, I laughed until I cried, and swooned until I had to fan myself! It was great.