Title: Everything’s Better with Kimberly
Author: Lucy Eden
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 31, 2019
Kimberly Simmons is gorgeous, brilliant, and way out of my league. She’s definitely not the type to fall for a guy who walked away from his family’s fortune to become an
architect. Good thing, too, because she works for Wolfe Industries, making her
completely off-limits. Nailing this pitch to Wolfe’s CEO is exactly what I need to make my bosses forget about the last time I mixed business with pleasure. Too bad she has the most beautiful brown eyes and dazzling smile I’ve ever seen. Too bad I can’t stop staring.
Adam Price is a talented rising star architect at Will and Peking Designs. His newest design submission for The Wolfe Industries Caribbean Expansion is set to dazzle my
CEO. If Adam’s design wins, with my help, I could get promoted, which means his big strong arms and gorgeous lips are strictly forbidden. It’s a good thing, too, because he has a reputation for leaving a trail of broken hearts all over Manhattan and I’m pretty sure I couldn’t survive a second heartbreak. Too bad every word he says makes me smile. Too bad he gives me a sense of calm I haven’t felt in a long time.
Keeping their relationship strictly professional for the sake of their jobs was the perfect excuse to stay away from each other. Too bad fate and undeniable chemistry have other plans…
This standalone, workplace/forced proximity romance features characters from the previous novellas Everything’s Better With You and Cherishing the Goddess, is full of
alphas and steam, and has NO cheating.
I loved this one!
Kimberly is my new Book BFF. I love her character. She is brilliant and strong-willed, and does not let anyone walk all over her. She learned that lesson already. She resists Aiden because she knows the double standard, and knows what a fling with him would do to her career. Aiden is completely taken by Kimberly. She makes him examine how he treats women, how he acts, and his values. They both grow as people over the course of the book, but he had a lot more growing to do.
I liked so much that this book had some realness to the fantasy. They each messed up in big ways, and instead of a quick sweep under the rug forgiveness, they dealt with it realistically. And the supporting characters! Aiden’s brother knew just the metaphorical kick in the pants Aiden needed to get his shit together. Kimberly’s family, including her Aunt Patrice, had me rolling!
I can’t think of anything I didn’t like about this one. Kimberly and Aiden complete each other perfectly.
ADD TO GOODREADS
“I’m sorry to interrupt you, but are you Adam Price?” It was his turn to be shocked and he smiled again.
“I am. How did you know that?”
The Man-Whore. I was sitting next to the Man-Whore.
“Just a guess.” I shrugged.
“Well, I assume from your sudden change of expression, my
reputation precedes me.”
My poker face needed some serious work. I tried to plaster on a professional smile. “You studied architecture at The Pratt Institute for both undergrad and grad school. You’ve worked on an impressive number of international projects before becoming the youngest senior architect at Will and Peking Design. Now, you’re on your way to Barbados to pitch WP for a hospitality project for Wolfe Industries.”
“That’s pretty impressive and spot on.” He nodded appreciatively. “Who are you?”
“Thanks,” I said with a nod, feeling like I’d dodged a very uncomfortable bullet. “I’m Kimberly Simmons. I work for Wolfe. I’ll be working with you on the pitch.”
Lucy Eden is the nom de plume of a romance obsessed author who writes the kind
of romance she loves to read. She’s a sucker for alphas with a soft gooey
center, over the top romantic gestures, strong & smart MCs, humor, love at
first sight (or pretty damn close), happily ever afters & of
course, dirty & steamy love scenes.
When Lucy isn’t writing, she’s busy reading—or listening
to—every book she can get her hands on— romance or otherwise.
She lives & loves in New York with her husband, two
children, a turtle & a Yorkshire Terrier.