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The Design

(A Heart Novel)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  12,187 ratings  ·  888 reviews
Five minutes until the interview begins.

Fresh on the heels of her college graduation, Cameron Heart has landed an interview at a prestigious architecture firm.

Four minutes until the interview.

She knows she’s only there because the owner, Grayson Cole, is her older sister’s friend.

Three minutes.

For the last seven years, Grayson has been the most intimidating man Cammie h
Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 27th 2015 (first published February 19th 2015)
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
3 stars!


I really liked The Duet and was pretty excited to see a spinoff book about the younger Heart sister Cammie. The groundwork for this book was set up very well in The Duet, and Cammie and Grayson as a couple had such limitless potential for a smashing romance story. While I mostly enjoyed this book because it was fun and entertaining, I also have to admit that I am disappointed. I personally didn’t feel the romantic connection at all, and – I can’t believe I’m saying this – had to suspend
4 “My dog is a donut” Stars.

Grayson and Cammie know each other for many, many years. He’s best-friends with her older sister, and despite Cammie always have had a crush on him, he was always kind of indifferent towards her. Until she goes for an interview at his firm and finds out that her crush was always reciprocated, he was just better at keeping secrets.
When everything changes, will they be able to deal with the secrecy and the forbiddance of their romance, or will Cammie do what she alway
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

"He was the Mr. Darcy to my Elizabeth Bennet, the Prince Charming to my Cinderella, and most importantly, the Ron Weasley to my Hermione Granger."

I really enjoyed The Duet and I was excited to see that Cammie got her own book. R.S. Grey is one of my favorite authors because she really knows how to write funny,sweet and hot stories!! And always her characters are lovable and realistic!

Cammie has just graduated from her college with a master degree in Architecture and now she's looking fo
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

I should probably know who Cammie and Grayson are.....but I don't!

OMG...I know who Cammie and Grayson are now!

Geri Reads
Feb 28, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!

I enjoyed R.S. Grey's The Duet (Brook and Jason's story) so much that I was excited to read Cameron and Grayson's story. These two are in a bit of frosty in the first book with Grayson not really showing any positive emotions toward Cammie, while she in turn keeps goading him into reacting. Everything comes to head when Cammie was asked to apply for a junior architect position in Grayson's company.

Instead of just seeing each other during special get together with Cammie's sister Brook

Title: The Design
Series: Standalone
Author: R.S. Grey
Release date: 1st March, 2015
Rating: 3 "Oh vey" stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

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Cammie has always admired Grayson from afar even her career path is down in some part to him. Grayson on the other hand has always given the impression that she is no more than his best friend's little sister, never going out of his way to be overly courteous or friendly.

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I have to give it to Cammie, she had guts. After Grayson ma
• Lisa •
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Looks like I found myself a new author to love ...

3 "On Thin Ice Stars"

Title: The Design
Series: Heart Series #2
Author: R.S. Grey
Release date: March 1, 2015
Rating: 3 stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

So. The Design. Yeesh. This book did not....go as planned. But hey, who am I to predict what a book is going to be like?

I should know by now, the moment you start imagining how a book is going to go, you're just asking for trouble. Expectations burn you every time. Now, don't misunderstand, I'm not saying this was bad. But-
Apr 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
I really love this author. Her personality really shines through her books and I love that.
It isn't my favourite book by her, but you can definitely tell how much she's grown as a writer.
It can only get better from here on out.
R.S. Grey
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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"Hilarious with just enough spice to make you giddy---I loved this one." - ‪#‎1NYTBestselling‬ Author Rachel Van Dyken

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Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Do you love a friends to lovers story? How about forbidden love? Then this is the story for you!

Grayson Cole has been apart of Cammie’s life for as long as she can remember. He is her older sister’s best friend and has always been there to help them through difficult times. Cammie has had a crush on her sisters older friend for years and he is the reason she fell in love with architecture.

Five years later, Cammie is graduating college and looking for a job when Grayson tells her to come in for a
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
An enjoyable read. Cameron has been crushing on Grayson Cole since she was a teenager. After graduation they meet again… I wish I had time to post a review. 4 solid stars!

Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
2 stars... it was just "OK"

Well, I'll start by saying I Loved The Duet and I was really looking forward to Cammie and Grayson's story.. but this one fell really flat with me. I did like Cammie, although she came across as very juvenile at times in her actions and Grayson was just not interesting to me at all.. he had serious HOT potential but he never got there. He mostly came across as a douche. Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE the douchy jerks in books but this story really needed some Grayson p
Not What I Expected...

I went into this thinking it was going to be two characters I would like over all. Unfortunately, I could not fall for either of them. The concept made sense but Cammie's personality and actions were difficult for me. Grayson's behavior didn't please me either.

I could just be a sourpuss so please do not let my opinion be the only one considered. There are many reviews out there which have terrific, positive things to say. That is the beauty of reading.
Norah Una Sumner
2.5 stars

Overall, this is a fun little book but the fact that I couldn't connect with neither Cameron nor Grayson kind of ruined the experience for me. The story itself is interesting and R.S. Grey's writing style is standardly good and easy to read but something about these two irked me the entire time. They're not bad characters and I generally liked their banter and the chemistry they had but some of their actions irritated me a lot and made no sense, hence the 2.5 star rating, unfortunately.
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I just found out that I have a weakness for office romances 😍

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Lord, did he start out as the worlds biggest jerk. Hahahaha! But he came around and when he did it was brilliant. I LOVE this author. I want to read EVERY book! Just great.
Feb 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review

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If you must know, I am a big fan R.S. Grey fan!! There is no ifs, ands, or buts about it that I simply adore and love this author. I have a been a fan of her books since I read With This Heart. Well to say I was excited for The Design would be an understatement because I freaking couldn't wait to get my grabby hands on this book since I am a big fan of unrequited love and friends to lover stories.


R.S. Grey is one of those autho
Goddess Of Blah
Mar 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
The basic premise of the book drew me in, so much so that I tried REALLY HARD to enjoy this book.

I liked the idea of a story featuring a young girl, secretly in love with an older guy, who can finally pursue her Crush/Unrequited-Love now that she's an educated professional Grown-up.
The problem(s) with this story is that the characters (particularly the protagonist) were seriously annoying, the INSTA-LUST was tedious, and the appalling writing style (tries way too hard to be hip, but it was just
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

Overall it was an enjoyable read! What I really enjoyed was the relationship between Cammie and her sister Brooklyn, both were strong and smart. Butttt, Cammie did get a bit annoying, I felt as though she turned from this head strong 22 kick ass chick with a masters into a whiny can't take no for an answer stalker. I mean you're practically crawling up the man's ass! How many more times does he have to tell you he does not date his employees?!
That is what bothered me, but then once Grayson pu
Sláinte Wanderlust

It was a bit too light & fluffy for me and overall the story was a bit lacking in my opinion also. The heroine is a pain in the ass so prepare for that if you are planning on reading it.

Alia Ros
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, romance
OMG IM CRYING THIS WAS SOO GOOD OMG ICANT EVEN!! GRAYSON ❤❤❤ I LOVE YOU OMG . Order one Grayson coming. Right up!! Pls ahhaha


Omg this was hands down amazing
I gotta say you've done it again Grey ❤️❤️ You never cease to amaze me! Love you xx
Gah omg i cnt even this shit is real lmao


LOVED LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT! I couldn't put it down! Omg da bestt XXXX
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
THE DESIGN is the second book I’ve read by RS Grey and I’ve come to realise that I absolutely love her writing! This book was sweet and funny, with fairly low drama, which was exactly what I needed to get me out of a serious book funk! Cammie and Grayson were brilliant and I adored their banter and the development of their relationship. All in all, a fab read and I’m glad I picked this one up!!
✰♊ Angie ♊✰
This author can always get me out of a book slump.
Another great R.S. Grey read.
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another fantastic book by R.S. Grey. I absolutely love the forbidden romance books and that's exactly what I got with this book. A forbidden romance along with a little comedy and some angst, mixed together and we have a recipe for success all for me.

Cameron "Cammie" Heart is the little sister to Brooklyn Heart from The Duet. I have not read Brooklyn's story yet, but plan to soon. Cammie has had a crush on her sister's best friend, Grayson Cole, from the moment she saw him. She first met him wh
3.5 stars

I liked these characters better in the previous story. You know, when I didn't know of their stupid childishness? Some maturity would be welcomed with open arms here. Liked the writing well enough, but I couldn't make myself care for any of the characters, at-fucking-all. And you know what was really missing? The male pov. I thought the same in the other book as well. We don't know what's going on through the dude's head, and it would help a lot, I think if we actually did and got a rep
Feb 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc

The Design is a witty new romance by R.S. Grey and part of A Heart Novel series. You can read The Design as a stand-alone (I did) but if you don’t want to know about the couple from the previous book The Duet, I would recommend ready that first because Brooklyn and Jason show up a lot.

Cameron Heart has just landed the job of her dreams at one of the top architecture firms in L.A. The only problem is that the company is owned by the man she has had a crush on for years, Grayson Cole. Cammie is al
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This one had a bit of everything - childhood crush grown up, secretly lusting after the boss and the knee trembling encounters on the office stairwell. I couldn't put this one down.

There were a few twists in the plot to keep things interesting, but this was actually a really sweet love story.

I loved the character of Cammie - her sass and independent streak really endeared her to me. Her banter and sarcastic little asides with Grayson and her nasty bunch of co-workers brought just the right amoun
A lite, cute and sexy read.
3.5 stars

Grayson Cole has been enamored with the beautiful and sharp Cameron Heart since he met her. The fact that she’s his best friend’s little sister has nothing to do with what’s holding him back. “But taking advantage of a young, vulnerable girl wasn’t something his morality would let him get away with.” That didn’t stop him from helping her from afar in any and every way he could.

After Cameron’s parents died, life got a bit disoriented. But Brooklyn wasn’t
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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of fourteen novels, including THE FORTUNATE ONES. She loves books, chocolate, reality TV, and cold weather. She lives in Texas with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Visit her at

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