Author: Vi Keeland
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Humor, NA
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Egomaniac is a sweet, straightforward romance with a definite HEA where is nothing left unresolved (okay maybe some minor things not quite relevant to the story). Alas an easy read a breather between mind consuming stories or hard work. This book once again shows the talent of the author. She crates phenomenal stories which are really light reads but not one-dimensional or simple. There is definitely conflict in it that that starts the emotions flowing but not the headache inducing ridiculous drama that a lot of authors so fond of. Don’t get me wrong sometimes that is just what i need but not always however there is no time when I can’t get into the mood to read some of Vi Keeland books. This one was a funny and magical story that kept a permanent smile on my face while I was reading it.
“Do you usually order lunch? I’m afraid to go out and miss the delivery.”
“Sometimes. What are you in the mood for?”
I shrugged. “I don’t care. I’m not picky.”
“How about Indian food? Curry House is a few blocks away and delivers quick.”
I scrunched up my nose.
“You don’t like Indian food?”
“Okay. How about Chinese?”
“Too much MSG.”
“I’m allergic to fish.”
“Too heavy for lunch.”
“You do understand what the phrase I’m not picky means, right?”
I narrowed my eyes at him. “Of course. You’re just picking weird stuff.”
The two main characters seem like the polar opposites in the beginning but as the story progresses they create a genuine friendship and realize that they have more in common that they thought.
Emerie is a bit naïve and clueless at the beginning of the story, she is not really prepared for life in New York City. She is also a bit touchy- feely and informal which opens up the communication fast between her and Drew. She is hopelessly in love with someone who strings her along for years so she needs a bigger push to even entertain the possibility of her and Drew together, but maybe this, the fact that she didn’t handle Drew as a prospective boyfriend at the beginning is the thing that lets them get to know each other. Otherwise she probably would have ended up being a one night stand.
Drew is crass and brutally honest, he is also a bit jaded thanks to his past yet his personality is not dominated by it, not everything in his life comes to it. He is an amazing father and womanizer but not in an ‘in your face’ manner, where he parades his conquest around. I liked him and his honest created a comic, humorous element to the plot. He and Emerie make a fantastic team and their chemistry is off the charts. What’s more is that their relationship is really believable and feels realistic.