⊱✿⊰ KAT'S REVIEW ⊱✿⊰ ARC ⊱✿⊰ Before I Ever Met You by Karina Halle
Before I Ever Met You by Karina Halle
TITLE: Before I Ever Met You
AUTHOR: Karina Halle
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: April 25th, 2017
Before I Ever Met You is a contemporary standalone romantic comedy. It does not contain any cheating but does contain lots of sex and swearing.
I first met William McAlister when I was just a teenager.
He was handsome, had a beautiful wife and was on the verge of success, having just joined my father as his business partner. Mr. McAlister was full of smooth charm, but back then he was barely a blip on my radar. Just a family friend.
Fast forward ten years: I’m 25 years old and a single mom trying to make things right for her seven-year old son. I’ve made some mistakes, grappled with my demons and now I’m back in the city of Vancouver, getting a second chance at a better life.
I’ve started by working for my father’s production company as an executive assistant. My first day on the job and I already know I could have a promising career there. That is until I see Will McAlister for the first time in a decade.
Now recently divorced and as sophisticated as always, Will has gone from being my father’s friend and business partner to something so much more.
We’re both older, for one thing, and he just oozes this worldly confidence and stark sexuality. Combined with his tall, muscular build and sharp suits, strong jaw and bedroom eyes, Will has turned into one hell of a distraction.
A distraction I’m having a hard time staying away from, considering his office is right across from my desk and I work with him in such close proximity.
But it’s just a harmless crush, right?
It’s just an innocent fantasy of screwing him on his desk, right?
It can’t ever be more because he’s my father’s best friend, business partner, and my boss.
4.5 PRINCE CHARMING WITH A BIG FUCKING DICK STARS!!
It's so refreshing reading something without all the angst, the emotional trauma and reading a straight forward no bull romance.
BEFORE I EVER MET YOU: A day that would normally be set for celebrating his thirty ninth birthday takes a heartbreaking nose dive when cold realisation that his marriage is on the rocks and eminent divorce proceedings is on the cards has dread and bitterness coursing through his veins in disbelief.
Twenty five year old Jackie has travelled down a rough road and has come back home to live with her estranged parents with her seven year old son Tyson, and has accepted a job within her fathers firm ‘Mad Men Studios’ working as an executive assistant for his business partner and best friend forty-one year old ‘William McAllister’ whom she hasn’t set eyes on since she was a teenager crushing on him because he reminded her of some of her favourite actors.
The Mr. McAlister I remember from when I was a teenager was tall, dark and handsome, now he’s all those things magnified. Age has made him one hell of a sexy beast.
If his looks weren’t enough it’s his voice that got to her even more It’s as deep as sin, smooth as scotch, the kind of voice that could do voiceovers for car commercials.
He also wasn’t prepared for today’s Jackie, he expected to see the petulant teen with jet black dyed hair and a nose ring, with her big eyes and bad attitude. But nothing prepared him for today’s Jackie, a beautiful temptress that has him thinking inappropriate thoughts from the get go.
She is seeping under my skin, right into my veins, like some sort of drug. She's invading my thoughts, my dreams, everything, until I find myself thinking of her, even craving her, more than anything else in my life.
TO SUM IT UP: Older man, office romance, best friend of her fathers, that alone should scream TABOO ..
BUT I didn't get that forbidden feel to this, I got the feels but not that taboo keep away from my best friends daughter feel that I thought I would've gotten, BUT in saying that I got all the feels you would expect to feel, Will for me stole the show, he added an extra bump into my heart beat, a slow burn office romance that had me devouring the pages, eating up everything Will said, he turned my heart into a big ball of goo. But Jackie held her own too, these characters and Ty will leave a stamp on your hearts, this was such a great unputdownable read!! Highly recommend one clicking come release day. You guys are instal for a treat when you meet Will, he’s everything book boyfriends are based on.
* The first teaser in my review is off the authors Facebook page and not made by me *