Title: Road to Romance
Author: Peter Styles
Publisher: Equal Love Publishing
Release Date: September 24, 2018
Page Count: 187
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
I have two mortal enemies – Max Stephens and whoever decided opposites should attract.
He’s everything I despise. Perfect looks, easy charm. The world falls at his feet the second he flashes a smile. We started our jobs at the same time, but we’re up for the same promotion even though I stay all night while he leaves at five.
I’m pretty sure I’m in love with him.
I can’t explain it, other than possible brain damage. He’s everything I’m not. Everything I wish I could be. If I hadn’t lost my parents so young. If my whole life wasn’t about making my grandparents proud. If I still hadn’t come out for fear of losing them.
At least that keeps me from embarrassing myself with Max.
But then life throws a curve-ball. Close confinement with my archenemy. Days on the road together for work.
Forced to get to know him. Learn we’re not so different, that the person beneath his charm is even hotter, because it has actual substance. Depth. Hopes. Dreams.
Suddenly my crush isn’t so bizarre. A future with him isn’t just a fantasy.
I could have the guy of my dreams…but only if I risk losing my last real family…
Everyone thinks my life’s so perfect, but if that’s true, why does my office crush hate my guts? Answer me that!
It’s not like I dream of a white picket fence and a dog with the guy. Much. I don’t even know if he’s gay. Every attempted interaction earns me a death glare, and I have no idea why.
Then we’re crammed in a car driving cross country. I get all the answers I ever wanted, and no idea what to do with them.
Luke is gay. He doesn’t really hate me. He likes me, maybe even more than likes me.
Maybe a lot more, judging by the way he kisses me.
But he’s still in the closet. Even he doesn’t know if he’ll ever leave it.
And he might not hate me now, but that could change the second he learns he wasn’t totally wrong about me having advantages he doesn’t.
After all, the boss deciding which of us to promote is my uncle…
This 50,000 word office feud turned road trip romance has some sexy pit stops on the way to its HEA, so be eighteen and over before you buckle up!
Honestly, there are so many romance books that follow a formula where all roads lead to happy ever after eventually and to me this book started out that way, but I seriously fell in love with it quickly and realized that this was definitely not a sleeper to be missed.
Enemies to lovers is totally my bag. This book had it in spades. Max and Luke work for the same company, in the same department, under the same boss, in the same quad of cubicles. It’s no surprise to their coworkers when they both make snarky remarks under their breath. But when they are given the mission to deliver an incredibly delicate package to a client in LA together for a chance at a promotion, things get a little heated. In every sense.
If Max were a real person, I’m pretty sure he’d be my bestie. He was so funny and sarcastic and let his heart rule his actions.
Luke was the high maintenance goofball who was worried about pleasing everyone, but still made time to enjoy the now.
They were awesome together. The chemistry was all there. It was just a really fun, quick read that left me with a smile.