I downloaded the sample and it really grabbed me so I purchased the book. Both characters made me laugh, were feisty and I loved the premise of the book. I was looking forward to seeing how the plot would develop, however, it became very tame and overall was predictable and a disappointment.
A few fellow readers recommended this book but it was just ok for me. 'Stuck up suit meets sassy lady'. They have instant chemistry but then he finds out some big news, it affects their relationship and well, let's just say it's a HEA. The sex is described quickly and I would have liked a bit more build up to their relationship, bit more rage.
This powerful standalone story begins when Soraya spots a handsome man who turns out to be businessman, Graham Morgan on a morning train. She is smitten by his good looks, being he in fact way pass gorgeous, wearing expensive clothes and shoes, reflecting his wealth and charisma.
However, she is also shocked by his arrogance and rudeness when she turns up at his office and tries to return the phone he dropped getting off the train. He refuses to see her and with frustration she sends him three headless pictures of herself and tell him via his intercom " Your grandmother would be ashamed of you".
Well, this comments makes him feel guilty as he knew his grandmother would disapprove of his behaviour. Unable to get thoughts of Bridget out of his head he uncharacteristically travels on the train at the same time again to see if he can spot her and the give away is the tattoo that Bridget has on her ankle.
Graham is very successful in business and wheels power with little regard to the people around him. He is used to saying and doing as he likes until he comes face-to-face with Bridget. She seems to be the only person who is not afraid to tell him the truth and criticise his actions. Gradually they begin to develop a relationship and it appears that opposites like magnets do attract.
Then, suddenly, Graham discovers he has a four year old daughter who his ex girlfriend (who also married his best friend) failed to tell him about. She looks like Graham and turns out to be his. But what will this news do to his relationship with Soraya? You must devote time to read this book and find out yourself.
I did enjoy this novel but I couldn't give it a five star as there was something lacking which I can't put my finger on. But still a great read none the less. Soraya was a fab leading lady but graham fell a little flat for me. Maybe it's because he didn't remain bad all the way through and got really soppy. Maybe it's his name. Not sexy at all btw. But that said, it was such an easy read and a lovely story. Tig and Delia have a story to tell, I'm sure of it. They were great secondary characters as was Chloe. I actually burst out laughing at her last line. The two authors are fantastic together, no denying that, but the name Graham????? Come on......
Stuck-Up Suit is a contemporary romance with the typical alpha billionaire trope to go with it. Originally I was a little bit put off by that but then I downloaded a sample and then I bought the book. All within the space of about 5 minutes. I had to wait nearly 3 weeks before it was actually released though and it made the book all the sweeter for the wait.
The book follows Soraya Venedetta and Graham Morgan on their journey to love through the trials that are thrown at them.
One morning while on the train to work Soraya overhears a man yelling at his secretary. When his stop comes he rushes off and accidentally drops his phone which Soraya picks up, she keeps it a few days before going to his office to give it back to him with a few new pictures to boot – thus begins our tale.
Graham Morgan is the billionaire we all love to hate and hate to love, with this trope I normally start off hating the male lead character for the better part of the book and then liking him about halfway through. With Vi and Penelope’s Graham I liked him right off the bat which was pretty cool – he was gorgeous, smart, rich, sarcastic and witty as all hell and really a nice guy underneath all the coldness.
Soraya on the other hand is nothing like your typical contemporary romance heroine – although she’s not rich and doesn’t fit into his lifestyle and his ex hates her which is typical – she’s a brash, bawdy, trash talking, hair-dyed Italian from Brooklyn.
The book starts out pretty normal – billionaire finds a woman he wants but can’t have and he makes it his mission to have her in any way possible but then his ex-best-friend (whose company Graham is trying to take over) dies and Graham goes to the wake where he comes face to face with his ex – fiancé who left him for his best friend after he found them in a compromising position.
It gets worse when he meets their daughter and finds out that it’s not really his best friends daughter but his own. That was a real nice twist and I’ll admit I wasn’t expecting Graham to get so throughly involved into his daughters life – especially while the ex fiancé is trying her best to get back into his pants (including stripping naked in front of him at a later stage) but he did and it was really nice to see.
The book itself was written really well, the prose and dialogue flowed with an ease that is sometimes missing from con-rom’s; the characters despite their differences were well matched and the storyline provided the perfect amount of balance. There was one section that was repeated word for word but that’s probably just an editing error and there wasn’t really much that put me off. The thing however that made me give this book only 4 stars instead of 5 was the instalove. I hate it and no matter how good the book is written and how much much love the characters etc is ever going to make me give instalove 5 stars.
A parting quote:
Graham brought my hand to his mouth and kissed it. “No one knows what’s going to happen from one day to the next, but if the world were to end tomorrow, there’s no place I’d rather be than right here with you. That tells me everything I need to know."