Vi Keeland is just an extraordinary writer. I am yet to read her work and not be moved, smile, tear up or swoon... this read is definitely on the comedic, swoon side... ‘WE SHOULDN'T' Is a full length, standalone, sexy enemies-to-lovers office romance novel written in dual POVs so we get to know both characters well...
Our hero and heroine are essentially competing for the same job as their advertising companies are merging. Bennett is a sexy, arrogant ladies man, who doesn’t believe in relationships while Annalise is beautiful and sweet stunner who’s nursing a broken heart after being dumped on Valentine’s day.
You couldn't help but not like Anna in all her quirkiness and when these two meet the sparks start flying instantly... even though they loathe each other... “I'd let myself start to think that beneath the arrogant Beast was some sort of misunderstood Prince Charming. Sometimes a beast is just a beast, no matter how many layers you peel back.”
What started out as a challenging competition between the two as they battled it out for the job became a relationship neither saw coming, as let’s face it there is a fine line between love and hate and in this case it explodes... “I haven’t been able to focus on anything since the day you walked into the office,” he said. “You’ve starred in all my fantasies, even when I tried to hate you.”
So while Bennett wasn't a Hero that I found easy to love in the beginning once he shows his vulnerability, the book became nearly impossible to put down. Great fun all round... 4.5 Stars
I've loved Vi's writing for awhile now and when I saw this title I just knew if was going to be good. I really enjoyed the verbal foreplay between Annalise and Bennett and how Bennett always seemed to make Annalise forgive him when I'm sure she wanted to strangle him!! I always love a strong female lead and Annalise was a perfect example of this. Lots of fire and great chemistry and the story kept flowing well. 5 stars Loved the cartoon doodle at the end too - the exaggerated boobies were so Bennett
If you are looking for a book that will make you snort, hope that the douchebag comes good and plenty of emotion through out, look no further than is one. Within the first chapter I knew I was going to lose some sleep because I didn’t want to put it down. And I’m happy to feel sluggish today and still have a big smile on my face.
Bennett Fox is a jerk. He knows it, his assistant knows it and Annalise O’Neill is about to find out too. With the merger of their two companies, each will now battle it out to keep their job, and the other will be shipped off to Texas. But Bennett didn’t see Annalise coming, at all. She is the type of woman that brings out the best in all people, especially the Beast, according to Madison’s theory. Lucky for him, Annalise understands you don’t fall in love with a perfect person, but you love them despite their imperfections.
This novel had me feeling mostly happy and very touched by Bennett’s background. There is plenty of banter between these two and they find the ideal balance of work and play. The epilogue was fitting, and it just goes to show you that Bennett was a big softie at heart.