#Reviews “We Shouldn’t” by Vi Keeland

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A Standalone Contemporary Romance

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland


Sarah’s Musings…

4 TEXAS CROWNS

Vi Keeland delivers another enjoyable romance with lovable characters with great banter and chemistry. I enjoyed every moment with these two.

I kind of loved Bennett and all his unchecked comments. His ownership of his comments and behavior is strangely endearing. It is clear there is more under the surface, but I wasn’t surprised by the secrets he was keeping based on his behavior and the bits of plot that are given to us. What will make him extra lovable are his moments with Lucas.

Annalise is a great heroine. I like that she fought him for her job, she didn’t shrink back from him in the workplace, and that she doesn’t let her past define her.

This story, while enjoyable, follows the the typical plot. It is clear very early on what the big secret is. And while, I enjoyed the story, my ability to figure it all out early on always lessens my enjoyment of the book. I also wish the enemies to lovers would have had a bit more enemy. More antagonism in the beginning would have kept me more engaged as their relationship evolved. This was a lot of the same from beginning to end.

We Shouldn’t is fun. It has the expected Vi chemistry and writing that makes it sexy and enjoyable. Definitely worth the word.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Tricia’s Musings…

4 CROWNS

I would describe We Shouldn’t as a gentle, somewhat amiable, enemies to lovers office romance, as there’s no real hate here. There’s not a huge amount of angst and any rivalry or tension seems to resolve fairly quickly when it happens. Don’t get me wrong, Bennett is smug and rude a large proportion of the time. He was difficult to warm to and was so frustrating, I could’ve slapped him. He’s rather cutthroat in his business dealings and comes across as somewhat ruthless. However, his internal thoughts show us that there’s more going on here than meets the eye and this went a long way to redeeming him. Once it was revealed to us, I really enjoyed seeing his softer side under the hard and cocky façade and his interactions with a certain younger character were so sweet and funny.

For the most part I found Annalise a likeable character, although she was a bit of a cryer and almost too reasonable at times. There were more than a few occasions I would’ve given Bennett, not to mention her ex, “what for” had I been her. She’s not a complete pushover but she does get herself into some embarrassing situations. I really enjoyed the moments with her family and Bennett’s interaction and banter with them had me chuckling.

Whilst not my favourite, overall I enjoyed the book and the storyline. I loved the writing style and certainly the humour. I just would’ve liked more emotion from the lead characters a bit sooner and for there to be a little less hot and cold between them. Nevertheless, this was a very entertaining read, funny and sexy, with an HEA.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


WeShouldnt_FrontCover.jpgSYNOPSIS:

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 flushed 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 heated stare wasn’t because of any mutual attraction.It was because he’d seen 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.

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in two dozen 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.

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