Former overachiever Lucy WillIams sucks at adulting.
Recent divorce, check.
Pending lawsuit, check.
A move back to Boston to live with her mother, triple check.
It can't get much worse, right?
When she starts her new marketing job at EXtreme Effects, she's positive shit’s stopped hitting the fan. Sure, what she's advertising is a little ... unorthodox, but it pays the bills. And since she's seconds away from becoming Lucy Williams: Wednesday Night Bingo Enthusiast, she needs money to get the hell out of her mother’s house.
The only problem is her boss, Mr. Extreme himself: Jace Exley. He’s everything any sane woman dreams of—alpha, successful, ridiculously gorgeous. He's also Lucy’s worst nightmare. Because like every overachiever, she has that underachiever she brushed off. The slacker who, once upon a time ago, was the object of her dirtiest schoolgirl fantasies.
Jace Exley—with his sarcastic smirk and delicious accent—just happens to be that guy.
And the friction between them?
Well, that's the only adulting Lucy seems to be winning at.
It has been a bit since I have read an Emily Snow book and I was immediately reminded why I have loved her books so much in the past as well as Friction. I was sucked into this one and hell I wanna work at EXtreme Effects, not saying what I may or may not like but I volunteer as tribute to ummm try out the merchandise. What? This is me, if you have read my reviews before you know I have no filter and am a whore, a book whore, but a whore all in the same. Anyways! Back to all my love for Friction and the friction I want to share with Jase, possibly with restraints okay, okay I am going to be 100% serious right now.
Jase and Lucy have a history, not a good one but not necessarily a horrible one but it wasn’t all butterflies and unicorns. The attraction between them is electric and off the charts. Watching them try to avoid the inevitable, that being an explosion of sexual chemistry that could bring down a city block it is so intense. Sometimes it takes two opposites to make the perfect match, Lucy being the know it all, Jase being the so called underachiever. I really loved watching these two come to grips with the other person not being who they thought they were years ago.
The one person I really had an issue with was Lucy’s mom, she brought down the book but not enough that it made me lesson my rating but was just someone I could have lived without or had minimal interactions with. I also did have a tiny issue with Jase’s ex-employee because I think she was mentioned but never really had a closure to why what happened had happened. Neither of these issues took away from my love for Friction.
This is a must read for any who love the buildup of a relationship as well as anyone who has a kinky side waiting to come out. Friction reminded me why I love Emily Snow as an author and one I will read again.
This was my first book by Emily Snow, and I can definitely say it is not going to be my last.
Jace and Lucy were compelling characters. And, I appreciate it when the characters have personalities, lives, and goals outside of one another, which they both have.
I loved the mixture of the office romance and the friends to lovers. I loved the office...the details of which I don't think are disclosed anywhere, so I am not going to ruin that...but it added an interesting element to the idea of sleeping with the boss.
The writing was strong as was the characterization of both Jace and Lucy. I thought his reaction to the events in the story, specifically her ex and the issue at the end were believable and stayed within character, which is important for me to be able to believe that they were able to form a lasting relationship.
I did think it was a little slow at the beginning. Not slow enough that I didn't want to keep going, but a little slow to pick up after the first chapter, which started out strong. I was a little frustrated at the pacing of really getting Lucy and Jace together in a way that built on their chemistry, but there was the friendship foundation that they were also building, which helped with the minor pacing issue.
I do recommend the book, even with the parts that I found a little slow as overall it was a satisfying and slightly different friends to lovers/office romance.
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About the Author:
Emily Snow is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the DEVOURED series and TIDAL. She loves books, sexy bad boys, and really loud rock music, so naturally, she writes stories about all three. Visit her blog at http://emilysnowbooks.blogspot.com for news, teasers, and contests.
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