Review: Egomaniac by Vi Keeland

Egomaniac by Vi Keeland

Publication Date: January 14th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 289 pages
A new standalone novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Vi Keeland.

The night I met Drew Jagger, he'd just broken into my new Park Avenue office.
I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.
He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.
Only, turned out, he wasn't an intruder at all.

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He'd been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.
Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn't really available for rent.
I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn't refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he'd let me stay until I found a new place.
I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn't help giving him a piece of my mind.
I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.
The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.
And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.


My first read from Vi Keeland and I was quite impressed. Her book covers always drool-worthy. Honestly, I avoided her books because of the hype. I didn't do well with the hype because sometimes they let me down. But, hey at least I've tried and it was kinda okay.

Emerie Rose came from Alabama to NYC to open her own office. Unfortunately, she got scam and the office wasn't her since the first. She met the real owner, Drew Jagger who is a divorce attorney also and ass with dirty mouth. He got tangled with Emerie's problem and offered to share his space. Drew invited himself a problem when he admit wanted to have sex with Emerie.

Emerie seems an interesting girl at first. Her promising job as marriage counselor also the sweet and kind attitude. But her personal relationship was a total shit. She pinned over a man for three years without progress. It's kinda lame, you know? Well, maybe that's happened to some people in real life. It just didn't my style.

Drew was your usual alpha-hole heroes. He's narcissistic and pervert but super HOT (like in the cover). He couldn't stop thinking about his new 'tenant', Emerie. I was surprised to learn that Drew was a marriage man and has nasty divorce. However, I admired Drew as a father figure, but not so much as a lover.

Is this what my life’s come to? I’m a couples counselor, and I’m getting my own relationship advice from a divorce lawyer.”
“You’re an idealist. I’m a realist.”

This has friends-to-lovers' kind of vibe but not quite so. What kind of friend who ogling over boobs and ass? Drew is just simply in lust with Emerie. She isn't like the other girls he fucked (Duh?). IMO, Emerie was like a doormat and yes-girl because her one sided love. She's really naive and finally Drew saved her. I really enjoyed their banter at first. Snarky and flirty. I didn't mind Drew's dirty talk but the sexy times wasn't appealing for me. Sometimes there is no foreplay; just straight to the sex. Huh...

What are you doing?”
“Showing you I’m sorry. Spread wider.”
Oh my.
“I might not like to eat at fancy restaurants, but you’ll always be fed, and I’ll eat you until you’re the one screaming obscenities.”

So many dramas happened in their life. Started with Drew's jealousy, raging bitch ex-wife and child custody. Drew became very bitter because his ex-wife almost back from warm lovers into cold bastard. Another communication problem. #facepalm

The story told from 2 POVs, Drew and Emerie. As expected, it was well-written and slow-paced. I just couldn't feel their 'love'. Not to mention repeatable sexual encounters with no chemistry and bonding time. Emerie just followed him around like a lost puppy. The only touching moment was Drew's unconditional love for his child. Overall, mediocre story and easily forgettable.

“Are you saying you’ll allow me to add color to your life?”
“I’m saying you already have. You’re the red in my black and white world.”

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