Book Review – Egomaniac by Vi Keeland

Posted January 26, 2017 by Geybie in Book Review / 7 Comments

Egomaniac by Vi KeelandGenres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Published on: January 14, 2017
Pages: 289
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4 STARS
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This book is exactly what I was in the mood for. It is hilarious and refreshing at the same time, with a great combination of comedy, a little angst and plenty of emotional touches toward the end. It made me smile, laugh and in an emotional state that I always wanted to experience in reading a love story.

What is the story about? It is about a single, workaholic man and woman that seem to not have a thing in common. He is a successfully divorced attorney, she is a marriage counselor. He is a realist, she is an idealist. He doesn’t believe in serious relationships and marriages, she believes in romance and marriages. But one thing they have in common, aside from their physical attraction to each other, they both always make each other laugh and they both enjoy each other company.

Have I said I laugh and smile most of the time? Yep. This story had grabbed me from the very first page to the end. Especially the moment when they first met. 😀

She pushed one and proceeded to report the crime of entering one’s own office. “I’d like to report a robbery.”
“Robbery?” I arched an eyebrow and looked around. A lone folding chair and crappy metal folding chair were the only furnitures in the entire space. “What exactly am I stealing? Your winning personality?”
She amended her complaint to the police. “A breaking and entering. I’d like to report a breaking and entering at 575 Park Avenue.” She paused and listening. “No, I don’t think he’s armed. But he’s big. Really big. At least six feet. Maybe bigger.”
I smirked. “And strong. Don’t forget to tell them I’m strong, too. Want me to flex for you?”

Their relationship then changed from strangers to friendship. I love their banters… hilariously banters. How they react and respond to each other. Those moments are priceless; I couldn’t stop laughing. I loved it that how a simple conversation about ordering a food could make me laugh out loud my stomach hurt. 😀

“Do you usually order lunch? I’m afraid to go out and miss the delivery.”
“Sometimes. What are you in the mood for?”
I shrugged. “I don’t care. I’m not picky.”
“How about Indian food? Curry House is a few blocks away and delivers quickly.”
I scrunched up my nose.
“You don’t like Indian food?”
“Not really.”
“Okay. How about Chinese?”
“Too much MSG.”
“I’m allergic to fish.”
“Too heavy for lunch.” 

“You do understand what the phrase ‘I’m not picky’ means, right?
I narrowed my eyes at him. “Of course. You’re just picking weird stuff.”
“What would you like to eat, Emerie?”
He nodded. “Pizza it is. See? I’m not picky.”

And Drew Jagger.. OMG. I loved him. He was sexy, smart and hilarious. He could become a comedian if he wanted to. A hilarious, hot, divorced attorney. My favorite parts are how he thinks and interpret things. It was hilarious to read his thoughts. And the title egomaniac really describes him well. 😉

“Do you feel safe with me?”
“Safe? Yes. I guess so. I know you wouldn’t let anything happen to me.”
“Are you physically attracted to me?”
“You clearly know you’re good looking.”
“And if we were both on what was going on, you wouldn’t feel like you were being taken advantage of.” Drew tilted his chair back. “I meet all of your criteria.” He winked. “Plus, I have a big bathtub. That’s a bonus. Come to think of it, maybe I should be vetting you better. I’m a catch.”

But despite his outside persona, he has a heart of gold. He is more than what he puts on the outside. You couldn’t help but fall in love with him. Yes, he is a catch. 🙂

Emery is the kind of heroine that you would fall in love with. She is likable and a little bit sassy. She knows what she is doing and not afraid to voice what she wants. She is a smart, independent woman; not the kind of annoying heroine that usually frustrates me. She always has a positive outlook on life.

Overall, this is a fun and refreshing read for me. It is also a very well-written book, which is a plus, even though I was skeptical at first. I thought the story would have been about a rich, egocentric guy that fell in love with a girl, where the relationship would be about sex and sex and just sex. I was expecting a romantic instant-love story like the types I’d read before. But, since I was in the mood for a good romantic comedy with a little to zero angst, I decided to finish this book.

OMG… I was blown away. This story was deeper than I expected. Yep, it was funny, but it carried a heavy topic relating to family, friendship, and loyalty that would touch your heart; things that are really meaningful in life. I won’t elaborate what those things are; you need to experience it by reading it yourself. All  I can say is READ THIS STORY as soon as possible if you are in the mood for a light romance with a good enough angst and comedy.

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