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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Review Blitz! Egomaniac By Vi Keeland

 
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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00072]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.



From the very first Vi Keeland book up until Egomaniac I have loved them all, each holds a special place in my heart, has a memory attached or has just made me laugh, smile and okay sometimes cry but no matter what she is an automatic read author and that will not be changing anytime soon.  Egomaniac was funny, sexy, a little bit angsty, had some drama, emotional moments and I just couldn’t put it down once I started reading. 

Drew, oh egotistical, thinks and well let’s be honest here knows that he is the man, Drew.  I loved you.  I sometimes wanted to throat punch you while simultaneously kicking you in the balls but I loved you from the very start until the very end.  You showed the depth of who you are, you showed how good of a man you were when most would have walked away without a second thought.  You were funny as hell and sexy as fuck and if this book whore could get in those pages with you well I would have been in heaven.

Emerie, while you may at first come across as naïve, you held your own when you would square off with Drew and I loved how you kept him on his toes.  You were the perfect blend of sweet, strong and sassy.  Her character had depth and felt like someone I would want to friend in real life.  I could find no fault with her character and really loved her.

Egomaniac was an amazing, funny and sexy read, but then again I wouldn’t expect anything less from Ms. Keeland.  This is a must read and this book whore plans on reading it over and over again just like I have done all the ones before!




This is my second book by Vi Keeland (3rd if you count the co-written one) and I can definitely say that this one is the one where I finally started to understand the thrill of her writing and why there is such excitement around her books.

Let me explain...I have always thought the writing was strong, but I have never totally loved the characters or have been fully invested with them. That was not the case for tyhis one. I loved Drew and Emerie, and I loved them together. I liked their meet cute, I liked that he was nice to her despite his own better judgment. I liked getting to know Drew as Emerie did. I liked that this evolved from pseudo-enemies to friends to lovers.

I was impressed by how seamlessly the development of their relationship was handled. 
The pacing was spot on, as was the character development and the development of their changing reactions to one another. I liked that Drew was an "egomaniac" and that this never really changes. It is a part of who he is, and by the end the reader (and Emerie) see this as an endearing quality and not the annoying one it may have been at the beginning.

The chemistry was amazing, and the sex was hot...which is always important. And, with the strength of the story arc itself, there was a great connection between Drew and Emerie that I really enjoyed.

I thought, personally, that there was too much emphasis placed on a couple of characters outside of the relationship. On his side, I was mostly ok with it, as I think the story line worked and stayed realistic. But on Emerie's side, I felt that the issue was resolved, came back, was resolved again and reappeared again, and this started to frustrate me a little. But, this is the only criticism I have of the book.


There is a lot more I could say, but the evolution of their relationship contains a lot of spoilers, mostly for Drew, which I would not want to ruin for others.


I recommend this book and I am already looking forward to the next one.





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author-photo               Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million books sold, her titles have appeared in over fifty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twelve languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.   Website | Facebook Fan Group | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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