Wednesday, 4 March 2015

REVIEW!! The Design (Heart novel) by R.S. Grey

Title: The Design
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: March 1, 2015
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Five minutes until the interview begins.

Fresh on the heels of her college graduation, Cameron Heart has landed an interview at a prestigious architecture firm.

Four minutes until the interview. 
She knows she’s only there because the owner, Grayson Cole, is her older sister’s friend.
Three minutes. 
For the last seven years, Grayson has been the most intimidating man Cammie has ever had the pleasure, or displeasure, of being around.
Two Minutes. 
But the job opportunity is too good to pass up. So, Cammie will have to ignore the fact that Grayson is handsome enough to have his own national holiday. 
After all, she shouldn’t feel that way about her new boss. And, he will be her new boss.

“I’m not scared of you,” I said with a confident smile.
“Perhaps we should fix that, Ms. Heart. Close the door.”

I paused just outside of the front doors and took a deep breath, trying to get my bearings. I was twenty minutes early for my interview. My outfit was still wrinkle-free. My pad-folio was filled with extra copies of my resume and reference letters, and I’d rehearsed every possible question that Grayson Cole would ask:
Greatest weakness? My inability to settle for anything less than what I deserve. I’m stubborn and persistent.
The honest answer? My inability to overcome my schoolgirl crush on you even though you’re a self-righteous ass.
I would NOT be giving him the honest answer.

I loved the first book, The Duet, but this one tops that. Grey has managed to successfully mix humour (and lots of it) with great characters and a heap of tension. Grayson has wanted Cammie Heart since she was in high school and he’d graduated college…of course, timing being wrong and age gap being inappropriate, he did nothing about it. (Or did he?) Fast forward five years and she’s graduated and applying for a job with his architectural firm. Of course she gets the job, and that’s where it gets nice and interesting.
Cammie decides, after a rather odd interview, that she’s going to chase after what she wants, finally. I sat up all night until I’d finished it, unable to put it down to sleep, which (unless I’m on a work deadline) I rarely do now. Unless the book has me in its grip and I simply can’t put it down. Cammie does things she shouldn’t, Grayson’s done things he probably shouldn’t have. They both do things together he’s always sworn he wouldn’t do. (and I don’t think stairwells will ever be the same!) 
If you like R.S. Grey’s writing and her style of humour, you will love The Design too. I can’t say I’ve ever met a book of hers I don’t like (and I think there’s only one so far I haven’t read). I laughed, I cried (happy tears, happy tears!!), I smiled like a loon.
Another five star read to add to your TBR (but bump it to the top really, really soon!)

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I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

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