Chiudiamo la giornata con la nostra rubrica dedicata alle letture in lingua! Mary ci parla di "We shouldn’t" di Vi Keeland, pubblicato a fine gennaio in America.
Title: We shouldn’t
Author: Vi Keeland
Price: 3,49 €
Publication date: 21st January 2019
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 flush 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 saw 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.
The umpteenth Keeland’s great work. The enemy-to lovers theme is frequent in novels, but Vi Keeland could write the same plot every time and yet succeed each time to excite and stand out.
Bennett and Annalise will steal your hearts, like all the other characters of this admirable writer. Those two, together, will actually drive you crazy. Bennet is the classic alpha male, super protective and jealous. Not exactly my type, I would say, yet I do not know how he conquered and knocked me out! Perhaps because behind that mask Keeland has hidden a docile man, with his important past. Annalise is a smart, winning and brilliant woman, of those people hard to find nowadays. Dedicated to the career, but without treading on others: the opposite of Bennet, who has no scruples in terms of work!
There is no need to spend many words on the Keeland’s novels: if you’ve always read her, like me, you know very well that you’re going to buy not just a simple book, but the guarantee of hours of pure enjoyment. You can be sure that going into one of her stories means being hooked from the get go. Her love stories, like the one between Bennett and Annalise, are always well written, complex and articulate, never banal, and they narrate a love that is not easily earned.
I will not tell you anything else about the plot, because Keeland deserves to be read totally blind, without checking teasers or having any idea of what it will be. As I did, and it was a great choice. I knew I would get on a carousel of emotions that would make my head spin, but it was absolutely worth it.