Friction by Emily Snow
Publication Date: January 18th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: HEA Press
Friction a SEXY All-New Standalone from Emily Snow is now LIVE!
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.
Rating : 3.5 out of 5 Stars
It has been awhile since I read a book by Emily Snow. Friction was a great opportunity to catch up on this author’s books. That being said, this story was not what I expected. And I love when a book surprises me in a good way! This story is told in dual POV by two engaging characters, who are seemingly polar opposites.
Lucy Williams is encountering a virtual stew of problems, she is recently divorced, jobless and broke. She knows her life is off-track and is haunted by her inability to set things right. She is a former overachiever, and her feelings of inadequacy and failure weigh heavily on her self-esteem. She applies for a marketing position with EXtreme, a company she knows absolutely nothing about, based on the decent year salary advertised.
As it happens, her future boss is Jace Exley, her former high school nemesis. Jace and Lucy have always been complete opposites. She was the untouchable, beautiful geek, he was the eternal underachiever with the sexy British accent, and the object of her school girl’s fantasies. Jace knows hiring Lucy could be a mistake, he is attracted to her and he never gets up close and personal with his employees. But he is sure she won’t feel comfortable with his company’s business and she won’t stay, solving his problem as a result. Obviously Jace is conflicted but wants to help Lucy. He regrets that he can’t have more with her, he is convinced she deserves better.
Hot, sexy Jace was such a warm hearted, genuine guy, I loved him. Lucy’s struggles make her relatable and likeable as a character. I definitely rooted for those characters, their chemistry was palpable. Overall, Friction was a sexy and heartfelt story that I enjoyed reading.
I received an advanced copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.
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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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