Monday, June 4, 2018

Review: Screwed by Kelly Jamieson

Title: Screwed
Author: Kelly Jamieson
Release Date: May 28, 2018
Source: ARC from publisher
Links: Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ Ibooks Nook ~ Kobo


Cash Hale has been in love with his best friend’s wife forever. Now Callie and Beau are divorced, but she’s still way off-limits. Dating her would betray his friendship with Beau. And Cash is nothing if not loyal.

Callie Sutherland is starting over. The end of her marriage was just one more way she failed to live up to her wealthy family’s expectations, so from now on she’s not even going to try. It’s time to live her life the way she wants. And she wants Cash.

Cash and Beau aren’t just friends, they’re business partners, and the drop in the price of oil has hurt their business. They need to win the bid for Sutherland Industries’ next big project—but it may get messy since Callie’s family owns the business. Not only would Cash risk his friendship with Beau to be with her, he’d be risking the company they worked so hard to create.

But this new Callie isn’t taking no for an answer.

He’s so screwed...


Screwed was a quick but amazing read, it was a fun twist on a usual trope and delivered a story that not only sucked me in, but had me rooting for a win. 

Cash and Callie are friends of a sort, they've known each other for years because of Callie's now ex-husband, Beau - who is not only Cash's friend, but also his business partner.  And Cash is holding on to a secret - he's been in love with Callie for years - but it would never work, he knows he can never act on those feelings, even if Callie is divorced.  But then things change when Callie is initiating things that bring those feelings to the forefront.  Will Cash risk his professional future for his personal one?  

I loved Callie's character, she's sweet, a little bit funny, and not one to take betrayal sitting down.  Though she's not quite sure what to do with her life now that she's officially divorced, but she has been finding her own way and what makes her happy.  I felt connected to Callie, as if we'd be good friends and I'd want to be around her.  

I also enjoyed Cash and I especially liked watching as he fought himself against his feelings believing that he couldn't and shouldn't act on them.  I really loved how Jamieson wrote his inner struggle as it came off as not only believable but brought the emotions to a deeper level. 

Screwed was full of steamy moments, splashes of humor, and an intense chemistry between Callie and Cash.  The story was compelling and left me unable to put my kindle down until I'd read the very last word - and then I wanted to go back in the story so I'd still have more.    

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