Title: Love by Design
Author: Sam B. Morgan
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: January 17th 2017
Page Count: 222
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Two years ago, Jeremy Lanzo’s life almost fell apart when he fell for his boss and the golden prince of McIntyre Corporation, Benjamin McIntyre, the Third. After being ruthlessly rejected, he swore off the blue-eyed blond and did everything in his power never to cross paths with Ben again.
Now the two of them have been chosen to lead the company’s largest project to date; a lavish hotel in Sydney, Australia. Working and residing with Ben is difficult enough, but Ben’s continued attempts to make amends and re-kindling their broken friendship may prove more tempting than either of them can handle.
I loved the writing, the well crafted characters, the banter, the self-sarcasm, and the dialogue. Not a lot happens in the first 50% of the book. It’s mostly slow burn with a lot of tension. The second half, though, really makes up for it. A lot of steam, tons of feels, and the right amount of angst and conflict.
Favorite quote (which showcases just how evocative the writing is):
“It’d hurt the last time Ben left. This time was like someone had ripped Jeremy’s heart out and it was still beating, a thousand miles away, and here he was, left behind to slowly die without it.”
But Jeremy didn’t die, thanks to the most adorkable grand gesture ever, followed by an amazing epilogue.