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Don't trust lust at first sight. One woman chooses reality over fantasy in this friends-to-lovers romance, a steamy standalone by "an author to keep your eye on". (Katee Robert).

Jacqueline: As an adult woman - and the vice president of a marketing firm - I shouldn't be waiting by my office window to ogle the mystery man who jogs by every morning at 11:45. Sure, he's a gorgeous, perfect specimen of the human race, but I can't bring myself to hit on a total stranger. However, my best friend-slash-colleague Vince Carson thinks I should do more than talk to the guy. In fact, he's borderline obsessive about "getting me laid". (His words.) But the more time we spend together, the more it's clear: The one I'm falling for is Vince.

Vince: Jackie Butler's got it bad for some pompous, over-pumped A-hole who struts his stuff past her window. That doesn't bother me. I know she deserves nice things. What does bother me is that she friend-zoned me big-time last year, so I can't ask her out myself. But what if I set her up with Mr. Steroids? Then, when he breaks her heart, I can swoop in and save her like the nice guy I am. Everything's going according to plan...until we share a ridiculously epic kiss. And suddenly, anything is possible.

©2017 Jessica Lemmon (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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"Truly the perfect romantic comedy - the banter made me grin, the sexual tension had me breathless, and the perfect happy ending left me smiling long after the book was done." ( New York Times best-selling author Lauren Layne)

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  • Lexy
  • 28-01-19

Hidden crushes

Vince went through a bad divorce. For a while he wanted to heal and move on. Especially when he started boticing how pretty his best friend and coworker is. He didnt want her to be a rebound, so he does that quietly. But now that hes ready, her interest has turned toward a very in shape jogger.
Jackie has tried the dating scene. Its not for her. She just doesnt trust men since her ex cheated on her. That left a wound she doesnt think can ever be repaired. And really, isnt she better off just secretly lusting after the jogger?

They work together, and have to navigate some twists and turns, some fairly predictable. It was a good story, but not my favorite story of this type of plot. I would recommend it to others though.

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  • Angela Gagliardi
  • 13-11-17

Sucker for friends to lovers

Fun book with the right amount of chemistry and angst to get to the sweet stuff!

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  • Terika32
  • 26-04-20

Blah

I semi enjoyed this book. Well let me take that back. I semi tolerated this book. Vince and Jackie are not likable characters. Vince is divorced and had a bunch of one night stands after. He is interested in his best friend and coworker Jackie. He uses the excuse of "not wanting her to be a rebound girl" for having said one night stands. Once he finds out that Jackie is interested in JT. So Vince decides to manipulate himself into her dating life. He then plays games with his best friend. He then drops her over a mistake she made. He turns out to be a dirty douche. Jackie, well she makes women look like doormats. She is not strong in the slightest. She is easily manipulated and smothered. I just couldn't get on the Eye Candy train.

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  • RomanceDreamer25
  • 21-02-20

Vince Vince Vince hero of story my a$$

Okay I just couldn’t with all the games that Vince played and then to blame the woman for everything gone wrong. Jackie needs a stronger spine because Vince should have been the one to pick up the pieces not Jackie she legit made a small mistake and he blows everything out of proportion and doesn’t see all the mistakes he’s made. Made me wanna smack him upside the head. Would I recommend it maybe if only to help a girl see not to be weak and stand up for herself.

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  • Krystal
  • 05-01-19

good performance

best part... is when dude gets kicked in the nuts. the narrator's were nice I thought the dude was worth listening to.

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  • Niaboo2000
  • 09-11-17

Not Quite!

This story was cute and sweet but the ending was anticlimactic. I don't like the idea that Jackie was the one left to pick up the pieces. Vince was wrong from the beginning by playing games and manipulating her for selfish reasons. She was a little weaker than I care for. When he played dirty to win her affection, then decided to throw her away over his dumb insecurities, she was not angry at all. She just didn't know her self worth.

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  • JJ Roosevelt
  • 26-10-20

3.5 Stars. Good writing, hate the male lead

Positive: Good writing, fairly good character advancement.

Negative: Vince is a d0uc#e. He is manipulative, hypocritical, and mean. He knows Jackie is still vulnerable and insecure regarding the cause of her divorce, yet is unreasonably angry when she reacts poorly to what could have looked like a similar situation; for someone who is supposedly in love, he is sure ready to give everything up after one stupid mistake. Instead of love, it seems as if he is territorial over her, only wanting her when he sees that she might be interested in someone else. He seems to have made a decent friend, but when “romantic” feelings begin to develop, he becomes duplicitous.
Jackie is a little whiney, but overall, I like her. I think she would make a fun person to have drinks with, although the character could have a little more depth.
Also, all the secondary characters lacked dimension. They were all flat with little motivation to move the plot along. The only possible exception to this is Riley, Vince’s nosey/flirty neighbor.

Soap Box: WHYYYY is it that all men in romance novels are portrayed as womanizing and “can’t be tied down” while the women are supposedly chaste and searching for a commitment from the first man (the womanizer) that they come across. And he has usually been pining for her for months+, all the while he’s sleeping with a harem of women. Is this really what women fantasize about? I LOVE romance novels and read/listen to around 250 each year (yes, you read that right). But I am tired of the same “the innocent tamed the man-ho” trope.
Okay, end rant

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  • Rox I
  • 09-09-20

Great Story.

This was a great story. really enjoyed it. The female narrator was ok, but as usual one of my top 3 male narrators delivers as always. One bone to pick though....why is it that the guy is ALWAYS the one having to apologize to the girl in these stories? It's not always his fault the inevitable break up mid way through the story happens. Sometimes it's her fault, let her grovel a once in awhile. Case in point - Jackie's fault this time.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-08-20

loved it

This book was really good.  I can't wait to read more books from this author.

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  • Ana
  • 17-05-20

Dont bother

Disappointing. It looked good, but it gives the impression that men have a right to be idiots and women have to accept.