AUTHOR: Adriana Locke
RELEASE DAY: December 10, 2021
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From USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke comes a workplace romance between a grumpy, alpha architect and his new client—who just so happens to have the blueprint to bring him to his knees.
Romance is not in Wade Mason’s portfolio.
This is tragic. It’s unfair that a man so maddeningly gorgeous—an architect with a deliciously squarish jaw, adorably dimpled chin, and the hottest black glasses that straddle the line between professional and provocative—rebukes all things love.
I knew this well before I walked into his office.
The man is a conundrum—a complicated, steel wall of a puzzle. On the one hand, he brushes against me in the conference room with a broodiness that sets me on fire. He demands in-person meetings about the house we are working on together. I catch him watching me out of the corner of his eye with a look that’s anything but platonic. But any talk of hookups, love, or relationships—even in general? Completely off the table.
I’m determined to peel back his layers until I get to the bottom of the mysterious businessman. But my plan is foiled by a surprise that leaves both of us reeling. Neither of us sees it coming, but it changes everything … forever.
Much to my surprise and annoyance, she laughs as she walks by me. Her elbow grazes my stomach in a move that I think is intentional. Before I can react, she’s down the hall and standing in front of Eliza.
“That dress is stunning on you,” she tells Eliza as if we weren’t in a strained conversation five seconds ago. “Where did you get it?”
“Oh, for fuck’s sake,” I grumble as I slam my door. The framed copy of the first building I ever designed shakes against the wall.
I lean against my desk and suck in a deep lungful of air. The scent of coconuts only intensifies my frustration.
I open a window and then sit down.
“Busy men always go through the motions and never have time to be creative. I’m not sure that fits my needs.”
What the hell?
Loads of rubbish, just as it was ten years ago.
Instead of listening to spoiled, silver spoon-fed women who want their ridiculous projects handled, I have real work to do.
My heart pumps from the interaction with Dara, and I find myself replaying much of our conversation. It’s not until I get to relational intimacy do I realize how much time I’ve wasted—and am still wasting.
I put my phone on Do Not Disturb and get back to the only thing I ever want to know intimately—my work.
I cried I won't lie this book made me cry both in a good and a bad way. Dara has no family the only family her mother is gone and it broke my heart. She is so strong and just a vibrant person that it makes you want to reach in this book and hug the heck out of her. Wade is a stubborn fool who will do anything for his family but will throw up his wall so high no one can get over it. When Dara walks into his office and throws his life for a loop well they will both get more than they bargained for. Dara challenges him and makes him take a deeper look at himself. And Wade makes Dara want to push all his buttons. These two will have to work together, but it's more than just a job. It's showing that out of all the demons in your life sometimes good things can happen. But when the worst happens will Wade stay?
About the Author:
USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes
books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created
by other authors, Adriana has created her own.
She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large
amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her
outside if the weather's nice and there's always a piece of candy in her pocket.
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