January 20, 2019
Bennett Fox walked into my life on one hell of a crappy Monday morning.
I was late for the first day at my new job—a job I’d now have to compete for even though I’d already worked eight years to earn it, because of an unexpected merger.
While I lugged my belongings up to my new office, a meter maid wrote me a parking summons.
She’d ticketed a long line of cars—except for the Audi parked in front of me, which happened to be the same make and model as mine.
Annoyed, I decided to regift my ticket to the car that had evaded a fine. Chances were, the owner would pay it and be none the wiser.
Except, I accidentally broke the windshield wiper while slipping the ticket onto the car’s window.
Seriously, my day couldn’t get any worse.
Things started to perk up when I ran into a gorgeous man in the elevator. We had one of those brief moments that only happened in movies.
You know the deal…your body lights up, fireworks go off, and the air around you crackles with electricity.
His heated stare left me flush when I stepped off the elevator.
Maybe things here wouldn’t be so bad after all.
Or so I thought.
Until I walked into my new boss’s office and met my competition.
The gorgeous man from the elevator was now my nemesis. His heat-ed stare wasn’t because of any mutual attraction. It was because he’d saw me vandalize his car. And now he couldn’t wait to annihilate his rival.
There’s a fine line between love and hate—and we shouldn’t cross it.
We shouldn’t—but straddling that line could be so much fun.
We Shouldn’t is Vi Keeland’s next epic enemies to lovers romance. Omg!! I love a good hate/love story especially when there is so much chemistry and banter between the characters. And this story? It has it all. I didn’t read the synopsis so I had no idea what I was going into. I knew it was going to be epic after reading the first scene. Poor Annalise. She had no idea.
One merger. Two creative directors. One is about to be transferred to Texas.
Bennett didn’t see her coming. Really. He didn’t. He thought Annalise was someone completely different. The moment it all registered he knew he was fucked. Oh, he knew he was going to kick her ass all the way to Texas but he knew he would be distracted for the next few months. She was a knock out with so much sass and beauty who was going to make him want to paddle her ass. Not only that but she was smart. He would have to up his game. He put in ten years with this Ad Agency and he was not about to move to Texas. She would look better in a cowboy hat anyway. Even better if she rode him in reverse. Yeah. He knew was fucked.
Annalise noticed him. Who wouldn’t? He was drop-dead gorgeous. He was also an arrogant dick. He knew it too. Asshole. She didn’t have time to think about him. She had a competition to win. There was no way she was moving. San Francisco was her city. She wasn’t going to let Bennett shake her. Even if he looked so damn good in a suit.
I don’t want to spoil anything more about their competition but I have to talk about them. I love them. Bennett is such an ass. An ass who made me laugh so hard. Swoon. And get all kinds of hot and bothered. He just has the perfect blend of assholery. He can say something so stupid one minute then so sweet the next. He is protective and arrogant. He is so hot and cold. It drove Annalise crazy! And that is what made their story so freaking good. She saw what he was trying to hide. She is also a badass and that why I love her. She might not have the best taste in men but she has definitely met her match in the smartass category. Fighting is their foreplay and I loved every minute of it!
Overall…it’s one of my favorite Vi books! I did not want to put it down. I had to know what was going to happen next. The banter is full of sass, flirty, filth, and laughter. The chemistry is hot. The hate/love line is perfect. Amazing writing. It was definitely more emotional than I thought it was going to be from how it started.
“Can I get you anything else?”
“You got any ass back there? Because mine just got chewed out.”
He smiled. “Beer’s on me. Hope your night gets better.”
“Yeah. Me, too. Thanks.”
I turned back.
“For the record, I find you attractive, too.”
I grinned. “I know.”
“Are you any good?”
He arched a brow. “You tell me.”
“Get your mind out of the gutter, Fox. I was referring to your cooking.”
We Shouldn’t is Vi Keeland’s newest laugh out loud, sexy, enemies to lovers romance. I’m a huge fan of Vi’s and I can always count on her to make me laugh, cry, swoon, get mad and fall in love. Bennett is heart-stoppingly hot, sexy and fun. But he’s a ginormous jerkface. A total dick and he’s not even sorry for it. He just met the sexiest woman he’s ever seen and finds out they are fighting for the same job. He’s going to win this competition no matter how gorgeous she is. He’s not going to cut her any slack. Annalise has worked too hard to lose her dream job. Not even the sexy, cocky Bennett is going to derail her life plans. Bennett is a really big jerk. He’s pompous, confident, obnoxious, sexy, handsome and hot. But she’s going to win this competition fair and square. They have the best banter. It’s mean, funny and the best form of foreplay! They really dislike each other at times, but their chemistry is so combustible that they can’t extinguish it. Can they work together, fighting for their job and have a relationship with benefits off the clock? What happens when one of them loses? I loved this story! Bennett is such an ass! I can’t believe how much I loved him! He’s sexy and has such a smart mouth and a killer jealous streak! I love drunk Bennett! Annalise is beautiful, smart and doesn’t take Bennett’s crap! I loved how mature she was and how she called him out on his shit! Overall, I laughed out loud, cried big fat tears, got seriously hot and bothered and fell hard and fast for Bennett!
The lack of a fancy business suit and blown-out hair allowed the focus to be just her. Some people needed all that window dressing. But not Annalise.
Of course he also has a perfect body.
What a dick.
“You make me crazy. In thirty-one years, I’ve never wanted a woman like I want you, and of course, you’re the one woman I can’t have.”
Sometimes his confidence made me want to smack him. Apparently other times it made me want to strip naked.
So fucking beautiful. And that shit was contagious, because I smiled back, and I sure as shit am not a damn smiler. I’m more of a pissed-off-face kind of person – mostly because the majority of people piss me off.
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