*I received a copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Title: Eye Candy
Author: Jessica Lemmon
Publication Date: July 25, 2017
Jacqueline: As an adult woman–and the vice president of a marketing firm–I shouldn’t be waiting by my office window to ogle the mystery man who jogs by every morning at 11:45. Sure, he’s a gorgeous, perfect specimen of the human race, but I can’t bring myself to hit on a total stranger. However, my best friend-slash-colleague Vince Carson thinks I should do more than talk to the guy. In fact, he’s borderline obsessive about “getting me laid.” (His words.) But the more time we spend together, the more it’s clear: The one I’m falling for is Vince.
Vince: Jackie Butler’s got it bad for some pompous, over-pumped A-hole who struts his stuff past her window. That doesn’t bother me. I know she deserves nice things. What does bother me is that she friend-zoned me big-time last year, so I can’t ask her out myself. But what if I set her up with Mr. Steroids? Then, when he breaks her heart, I can swoop in and save her like the nice guy I am. Everything’s going according to plan . . . until we share a ridiculously epic kiss. And suddenly anything is possible.
Review: I actually really enjoyed this book because it reminded me of the perfect blend of a few of my favourite Rom Com’s: Friends with Benefits, No Strings Attached, and The Ugly Truth. Vince was Justin Timblerake wanting more with his best friend Mila Kunis. He was Gerard Butler teaching Katherine Keigl how to be confident and sexy. He was Ashton Kutcher wanting more than sex with Natalie Portman. Vince and Jackie are both divorced and come with a lot of emotional baggage. They bonded over their shared experiences and became best friends. After Jackie becomes obsessed with the guy she watches pass her window every day, Vince convinces her to ask him out. He ends up becoming her teacher, helping her land her ‘perfect’ man, and ends up falling for her in the process. After an accidental kiss and one night together, Jackie all but forgets about her jogging man, and starts a casual relationship with Vince. Both are commitment-phobes, who are prone to jealousy and jumping to conclusions. Their chemistry was instant and electric and their constant banter only added fuel to the fire. Jessica Lemmon has created an explosive friends to lovers office romance, with lots of swoony, steamy, drool-worthy moments.