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The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office. I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.  He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.   
Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant. Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.   
Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated. Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent. I was swindled out of ten grand. 
The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place. I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind. I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do. 
The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages. The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing. And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day. 

322 pages, Paperback

First published January 16, 2017

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Vi Keeland

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over one hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-six languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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590 reviews444 followers
January 15, 2017
You know what's amazing? In the alphabet there are 26 letters. Those 26 letters get mashed about or organised, which ever way you look at it and form words. Words then form sentences. They form paragraphs. They form stories. In fact they form everything. Think about it, there is always a word for whatever you're feeling, experiencing, seeing. Whether you can think of that word straight away or you have to sit with your feelings there is always a word. Formed simply, from those 26 letters. I've sat a while and tried to think of the best word, the one word that will capture everything I want to say. I've tried mashing and organising those 26 letters into something, anything. And the only thing I can come up with is PHENOMENAL.

My skin, my blood, my heart and soul are ALIVE. From around 19% when the tingles started to now, while I sit here with tears streaming down my face, I feel ALIVE. Ego Maniac was perfectly poignant, breathtakingly beautiful and sinfully sexy.

Just before hitting the halfway mark I realised that this book was my new Vi Keeland favourite. Every time I read a new Vi book I sit and say “Oh this is my favourite Vi Keeland book yet”, but the thing is Vi’s books get better and better each and every time, how can it not become my favourite?

CONSUMED. With love. That's what I am. CAPTIVATED by a stunning, raw, powerful read. BUZZING from head to toe, NEEDY, from some of the most SPECTACULAR feels, probably ever. I have fallen HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE with Drew Jagger. The six foot two and a half, two hundred and five pounds ego Maniac pushed all my buttons, stole my breath and overtook all my senses. The cocky, arrogance oozed from Drew and I inhaled every last drop of it.
Drew Jagger can literally show me his moves ANY DAY of the week. He can also sweet talk me any which way. I'm pretty sure my knees went weak as often as Emerie’s.

Speaking of Emerie, the sexy, sassy redhead is now my favourite Vi Keeland heroine. She made me laugh, she made me feel. I believed every single ounce of her charm and connection to Drew. And my gosh, that connection. HOT, RAW, PASSIONATE. I felt every sizzle, every spark, every intense pull.

It took me 5 hours to devour Ego Maniac, and if you ask me that was way too short. I hit the end way too soon, I could easily stay in the world of Drew and Emerie forever. Because somewhere between the fighting and the clothes-ripping angry sex, I have fallen madly in love with an Ego Maniac and his fiery, Oklahoma girl. And it turned out to be exactly what I needed.

Fantastic and FLAWLESS. Ego Maniac brings all the feels and more. No amount of stars will EVER correctly rate this novel.
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2,417 reviews13.9k followers
February 14, 2017

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2! Egomaniac (stand-alone). Dirty-talker Drew & small-town girl Emerie share an office space & fall into bed!

“Oh my God. Drew’s penis was so wide and long it looked like he was carrying a whiffle ball bat.”

Egomaniac (stand-alone) follows divorce attorney Drew Michael Jagger and marriage counselor Emerie Rose after they find themselves sharing a Park Avenue office space.

Polar opposites in every way they find themselves on a collision course all the way to the bedroom, while secrets and painful past prevent them from moving past fuck-buddies.

“Do I look stupid to you? You just broke into my office.”
“Your office? I think you took the wrong turn at corner of Crazy and Nutjob.”

Love Drew Michael Jagger’s mouth, but there is much more behind his aversion to relationships to unfold with story. Seven words to describe Drew: sarcastic, blunt, non-committal, thoughtful, loyal, private and dirty-talker.

Seven words to describe Emerie Rose: naïve, reflective, trusting, feisty, impulsive, prudish and OCD.

Egomaniac, told from dual POVs, is an opposites attract erotic romance. Hilarious situations and fun bantering mixed with sexual tension mars their tempestuous relationship. Story ends with closure and an epilogue.

“Drew chuckled. “You’ve ridden my face and my saying tits and pussy makes you blush.”

Hero: ★★★★1/2
Heroine: ★★★★
Plot: ★★★★
Storytelling: ★★★★1/2
Sexual tension: ★★★★★
Sex scenes: ★★★★1/2
Story ending: ★★★★1/2
OVERALL RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
Darkness: | LOW FOCUS |
Humor: | HIGH FOCUS |
Romance: | MEDIUM FOCUS |
Sex frequency: | HIGH FOCUS |
Suspense: | LOW FOCUS |

ARC provided to me by author Vi Keeland in exchange for an honest review.
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686 reviews13.5k followers
January 14, 2017
I don’t share things that are mine.” <<---- ***melts all over the place***

Okay! Okay!!! Okayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! Consider me smitten, charmed, seduced, and utterly romanced by this story, by these characters. Hands down one of the sweetest, most enjoyable, most heartfelt and well crafted reads I've read. The novel is laid out in such a way that you are drawn in from the first chapter to the last. I swear, there's no way that you won't like this book.



I CANNOT imagine a single person not falling head over heels in love with Emerie and Drew. They are down right lovable, so real and funny. And SO charming. SOOOOOO, SO, CHARMING. Really, Egomaniac hit my square in the gut with feels. And right now, I'm in that "head in the clouds, hearts in my eyes, honeymoon love" stage. I really think this novel has cemented my love of Vi Keeland as one of my FAVORITE authors. I mean.. I haven't read all of her books, but I definitely adored THE BALLER, almost had a mental meltdown over the perfection that was STUCK UP SUIT (she co-authors that with Penelope Ward) and really enjoyed BOSSMAN. And now there's this? ANOTHER WINNER. Another story that's not just sex, but actual story with pure heart and full bodied characters that are such a delight to read, they make you want to skip around in joy.

It's the freaking best.

ALSO, I need to say, I have a MAJOR freaking crush on Vi's writing. I'm so enamored with it. It's crisp and clean, not weighed down with a thousand bullshit details you don't give a fudge about. She doesn't over do it on character mannerisms. She lets the dialogue set the tone, and allows the reader to set the scene with their imagination. She's an author who conveys exactly what she needs to, at exactly the right time, to get the story right.

Man, I'm smitten. Smitten by all of it. The writing. The sweetness of Emerie. The Perfection of Drew. Separately these characters are fantastic. Heart stopping. But together, they're CATACLYSMIC. Their chemistry owns the pages, and their strangers, to friends, to lovers story takes your breath away. From their first meeting, you fall hard for Drew, and for Emerie. They have an instant rapport that sets you at ease, and the start of the first chapters are so captivating and wholly unique. In all the time I've been reading, I don't think I've ever read a book that starts as well as that.

I can't say enough good things. I just loved the dynamic between these characters, the way their attraction and friendship bloomed. From the moment Drew finds Emerie in his office, he as smitten with her as I am with them. It's sweet. There are so many unbelievably endearing moments, moments where I literally felt my heart staggering, where my cheeks hurt from smiling, and my chest filled with so much warmth and happiness.

So good.
Just so very good.

Egomaniac is lighter on the angst, heavy on the romance and absolutely loaded with a hardy dose of pure heart you will love. I certainly think that Vi Keeland has out done herself. And I know it's early, but I'm 99% sure that this book will be in my TOP 10 at the end of 2017. I'm so in love. And I plan to scream this to anyone who will listen.

10 BEST OF THE BEST stars.

Oh, and PS: I didn't go into the outline of the book in this review, because most of the first bit of this novel is in the blurb. You really DO NOT need to know more than what's in the blurb. Go into this book and enjoy it. It's fantastic. The characters are wonderful. Also, here are just a couple of my status updates while reading. LOL.

1. 5% and I HAVE TINGLESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! That was one of the best opening scenes! Gah! #swoons

2. Okay. I'm in motherfreaking love. Wow! Omg! I'm just loving this story! I feel freaking giddy right now! This ROCKS.

3. OH
That's the sweetest thing I've ever read! I'm seriously melting all over my kindle. What the fuck. This man just stole my soul and panties at the same time. Holy swoon.

4. My kids are finally in bed. Thank goodness. Back to reading.
Also, "I don’t share things that are mine.” <<<----- YEAH! He's the ULTIMATE man! Mother of friggin book husband perfection!

**** Hahahahahahahaha**** It's just so good, guys. SO GOOD.

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December 22, 2020
**Spoilers Galore**

Egomaniac read like it had a thousand pages. I kept wondering if it would never end.

Granted no one reads romance novels for its plausibility, still, the plot was unconvincing. Here are a few issues that bothered me which in turn made this less entertaining:

1. Drew, at 29, has an office and a penthouse flat on park avenue. Park Avenue in NYC! Did I miss when the author told us he was a trust fund baby?

2. He has one friend. 1?

3. As this hotshot divorce lawyer, it seemed out of place that he had no staff. Yes, we get his assistant was on medical leave but why didn't he have a temp? For the entirety of this book, he had no staff. How does a legal practice function without at the minimum, a paralegal?

Are we to believe he typed his court documents, handled clients issues, appeared in court AND still had time to fight his ex-wife, fuck his new office tenant and spend time with his 6yr old son? Look, I know Emerie helped out by answering calls and stuff, still, something rankled.

Likewise, Emerie.

1. Who moved to NYC because a guy she fancied herself in love with had recently relocated there. To top that, she rents an office space, pays cash, yet has no legal documentation for said transaction. This by a woman who practices as a psychologist? *Laughs, but not a funny laugh*

2. She has Zero friends. At 28? Why? Even if she recently relocated from Oklahoma, didn't she have friends back home? Someone to talk to on the phone?


Moving on. The plot.

As this is the 3rd book I've read by Ms. Keeland, I notice she's a thematic writer. Much like Alexa Riley with insta-love and Jordan Silver with caveman heroes, Keeland usually has a villainous ex-wife or as was the case in Bossman, a deceased GF. Point being, there's usually a 3rd character whose main purpose is to instigate conflict. How utterly predictable.

Much of the above could have been unnoticed- or overlooked- had the MCs had a relationship that progressed beyond sex. I'll confess to being unimpressed by their banter.

Further, I searched hi n lo for the chemistry but it remained elusive and I disliked how Keeland blatantly juxtaposed Emerie with Drew's ex.
Emerie being the saintly woman who would follow- for love- any man to anywhere and Alexa as the woman who would follow the man purely for cash. Honestly, I thought Alexa the smart one. *shrugs*

Finally, I HATED how the declaration of the I Love yous was unveiled through Roman the "Peacemaker". *stumps feet* Hated. It!

You may wonder if I liked anything about the book. I did. That cover....yum! But, a cover does not a story make.

Overall, forgettable and utterly predictable. Please, no knives.
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February 7, 2017
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Egomaniac is a sexy blend of sophistication, banter, friendship, love, and steam. Vi Keeland has once again slayed the book world as she brings forth one romance that will have readers begging for Drew Jagger and his dirty-talking mouth. Yes, panties will be dripping wet and hearts will be fluttering with butterflies.

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It’s no secret that I am a huge Vi Keeland fan but there was just something about Egomaniac that made this book stand out from the rest. With her sinful and steamy prose, Vi captured our hearts with her charismatic and relatable characters. She showcased a love story that was a symphony of heat, passion, and raw vulnerability.

Drew Jagger is a successful family law attorney. Yeah, he is one of those big shot NYC divorce attorneys that means business. And so when he comes back from his Hawaiian vacation, he is surprised to discover a gorgeous redheaded woman in his office floor. As it turns out, this stranger happened to get conned into renting an office that wasn't supposed to be rented out. And so feeling bad for Emerie Rose, he decides to help her out sort of the mess and file a police report.

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Emerie Rose came out to New York City to start her career and also to earn the affection of a colleague. And so with very little money, Emerie finds herself discovering that the Big Apple took a big bite into her life savings. Not only was she a victim of a rental scam but nothing seems to be going right for her, that is until she meets Drew Jagger.

 photo b272e8439bf9fe1fdc6e9bc59990e7_zpsomu2ggnv.gif How do I apply for the job?”“The job?” She actually seemed confused. I thought I was pretty damn clear. “Of sexual partner. I think we should have sex.”

After striking some kind of friendship, Drew temporarily lets Emerie use one of his office spaces for her personal office. And soon, these two finds themselves fighting an attraction to one another. Drew is well aware that Emerie is hung up on a man. It takes Emerie awhile to see that her crush and infatuation with this man is nothing compared to her friendship and attraction to Drew.

When Drew makes it known to Emerie that he wants her, fireworks are going off. Yes, I am talking about hot, dirty, steamy sex takes place. And for the first time in a long time, Drew begins to open his heart to Emerie. But what happens when Drew’s ex-wife comes back into the picture and stirs up drama? Will everything that Drew has loved be taken away? And will Emerie be able to finally show Drew that he is indeed worth the risk and the fight even though he is an egomaniac?

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I am in utter bliss right now. Yes, I practically inhaled this book in one sitting. This book owned me. Drew Jagger was the epitome of ultimate book boyfriend when it came to his affection for Emerie Rose. Did I also mention that this egomaniac has a heart of gold? So if you are looking for a love story that blends heart, romance, and steam then this book is definitely for you.

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790 reviews2,495 followers
February 6, 2017

4.5 Stars!!

If you haven’t read this author before, then you should definitely rectify that. ASAP!! Because trust me, you don’t want to miss the awesomeness of Vi Keeland. I’ve read several books by this author and I enjoyed every single one of them, but 'Egomaniac' might be her best book to date. I loved the f@ck out of this book! It was definitely my kind of romcom and I hope Mrs. Keeland never stops writing them.

“I have moves. I swear. I’m just all sorts of off tonight because of everything that happened.”(…)“If we’re showing off moves, I’d be happy to demonstrate some of mine, too.”

Drew’s office space had been getting a renovation for the last two weeks while he was out of town on vacation. When one night, when he comes back, he finds in his office a redhead beauty who tells him the office space it’s hers, he’s more than astonished and amused. Since he’s the rightful occupant, then the strange woman is an intruder, a gorgeous intruder who seems to have some “interesting” Krav Maga skills. Apparently, she’s not really an intruder since someone, a scammer, leased her Drew’s office space for a large amount of money.

Emerie feels like crap. Not only she feels like an intruder, but she also was scammed out of her life savings. She feels stupid and embarrassed, but also desperate since she doesn’t have an office anymore. Drew takes pity on her, so he makes her an offer she can’t refuse - in exchange for answering his phones while his secretary is away for a while, he will let her stay until she finds a new place.

As days pass by, Drew and Emerie realize that they are complete opposites – in every single way. While one is a pessimist, the other is an optimist, while one is angry and bitter, the other is happy and friendly, while one “destroys relationships” (divorce lawyer), the other help people save their marriages (marriage counselor). Needless to say, they don’t have anything in common…except the strong attraction that gets harder to deny by the day.

“I think your body likes me, and your head is fighting it. The two should fight it out like adults—naked in the bedroom with me.”

Once again, Vi Keeland managed to perfectly blend all the romantic elements I love reading about in a romcom. 'Egomaniac' was sweet, sexy, with just a little drama, delightful interactions, witty banter and two main characters I loved from the very beginning. This book held me at the edge of my seat from the beginning until the end. It made me smile, grin and laugh and even swoon a little and I honestly had a blast reading Drew and Emerie’s journey to happiness.

I loved Drew and Emerie – individually and together. They were such endearing, relatable, well portrayed characters. Emerie was kind of naïve, but sweet, thoughtful and patient and such a firecracker at times. I loved her feistiness, but also her positivity. Overall, she was an adorable, relatable character I really enjoyed reading about.

“I might not like to eat at fancy restaurants, but you’ll always be fed, and I’ll eat you until you’re the one screaming obscenities.”

I loved Drew! He might be the best hero this author had ever written so far. So, I have to admit here, he charmed me from the moment he was introduced. I liked the fact that he wasn’t really an a$$hole, his cockiness and I absolutely loved his sarcasm. This man was something else…in a very good way, of course! If at times Drew was angry and bitter, other times he was so, so sweet and thoughtful. Needless to say, he melted my heart, but I have to say that he also left me hot and bothered with his sexy, dirty mouth. I absolutely loved his dirty mouth!

As I said, I loved these two together. I loved how they get to know each other, their meals together and most of all their banter and playful interactions. Their back and forth was entertaining as hell and I loved their palpable chemistry. I enjoyed the pace of the story, the dual POV, the engaging story line and the ending which was…OMG, so damn sweet and perfect!

If you are looking for a sweet, sexy, lighthearted read, with plenty of funny moments, then you MUST read this one! You won’t regret it!

“You're the color in my black and white world.”

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1,059 reviews74.8k followers
February 10, 2017

I can't stop smiling!!! This amazingly addictive book was SEXY, FUN and FULL OF FEELS!! Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. With its cocky, jaded, dirty-talking attorney hero and sassy, fiery heroine who argued, bantered, and slowly fell in love, and a surprisingly emotional twist to the story, it was a perfect romantic reading escape. I LOVED IT! If you're looking for a great new book to escape into, I highly recommend this one!!

Now, I could give you my explanation of what the story is about, but to be honest, I love the blurb so much that I'm going to let it speak for itself...

The night I met Drew Jagger, he'd just broken into my new Park Avenue office.
I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.
He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.
Only, turned out, he wasn't an intruder at all.

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He'd been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.
Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn't really available for rent.
I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn't refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he'd let me stay until I found a new place.
I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn't help giving him a piece of my mind.
I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.
The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.
And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.

So there you had these two opposites working together in the most unlikely of situations -- a marriage counselor and divorce lawyer sharing office space while fighting an intense and growing attraction to each other. Let me tell you, it made for some pretty awesome banter!

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 furniture 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?”

This is one of those stories that are just so gosh darn fun to read that you don't even notice the pages flying by...

“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 quick.”
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.”

It's told from both his and her POVs, largely in the present, with a few flashbacks that show us a very key part of Drew's past -- and the more you read, the more you understand how much this part of his past shaped him into the man he'd become. And the more you see the real sweetness he'd hiding behind all the cockiness.

“You have three seconds to get out of my office. Otherwise you’re giving me permission to do whatever I want with you.”
I swallowed. My voice broke as I held his gaze. “I Came in here to yell at you.”
“I like it when you’re angry.” He paused. “One.”
“You like it when I’m angry?”
“I find it turns me on. Two.”
“You won’t do anything at three if I tell you to stop.”
He inched even closer. “Of course not. You trust me. But you won’t tell me to stop.” He paused. “Last chance.”
I stood frozen as he counted off his last number. “Three.”
Before I could object, his mouth crashed down on mine…

I don't want to specifically blurt out what the twist it, but I want to give you a hint as to what to look forward to -- trying to show you in what way this book is different than others -- so I'll just say that there's something to do with kids and adoption. AND IT IS SO HEART-MELTING!!!!!!!!! Seriously guys, I was fighting tears in the epilogue because of how incredible beautiful and meaningful it was. Gah, I loved it!!!

“Being a parent is a choice, not a right… Anyone can become a father, but it takes a real dad to love and raise a child as his own.”

Basically, just READ THIS BOOK!! It's a fantastic light-hearted romance that was HOT HOT HOT but balanced with just enough feels to make me care deeply for these characters and to make my HEART RACE!!! It's fun. It's sexy. There's wicked banter, seriously steamy chemistry, and surprisingly strong feels! If you like dirty talkers, you'll looooove Drew, and if you like strong heroines who aren't afraid to step up to egotistical heroes with boatloads of sass, you'll love Emerie! And, if you're looking for a fantastic romance to lose yourself in, THIS IS IT!!

RATING: 4.5 stars. Standalone Adult Contemporary Romance.

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662 reviews2,411 followers
February 9, 2017

➦Fuk it, 5 big ones. Because you know what? When you read so many books stuff starts blurring together. And this book stood out! I was completely and utterly satisfied by the end of it. Vi Keeland has a purrfect balance of fun banter, sexual chemistry and angst!

➦Drew is a lawyer and he owns his own practice. He goes on vacation and has his work space renovated. Comes back. Finds a woman in a storage room of his office re-arranging some shit. Because check this - she thinks it's her office.

➦Yeah, that's what I'M saying. So they have a bit of a stand-off in the storage room.

➦But then, of course Drew uses his charm to clear up the situation. Turns out the woman, aka Emerie, did, in fact, rent out the office in question. From a scammer.

➦Then whole bunch of other shit happens. Long story short, people, Drew takes pity on her and lets her run her practice from his office in exchange for her answering his business calls. Jackpot!

➦So what happens when Drew, who handles divorces for a living , and Emerie, who helps people salvage marriages through counseling, become friends?

➦You guessed it. And guess what else?

➦Fine. Just know that I loved the sexy times here! There are a lot of other things in this book that contributed to the character development and made me drool all over the kindle feel completely engaged with the story. I was never bored and the angsty ending was spectacular. I was legit teary eyed all the way through the epilogue - happy tears, people! <3

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1,260 reviews9,931 followers
February 7, 2017
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}
(BR with Mel)

I couldn’t explain why I felt things for Drew any more than I could explain the taste of water. Yet somehow, he had become a necessity for me, and I was in no way ready to take on a drought.

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EGOMANIAC is the story of one sexy as hell New York City divorce attorney and a sweet but utterly naïve psychologist, who specializes in couples counseling, who end up sharing office space through highly unusual circumstances. Drew Jagger is easy on the eyes and has no problem getting women to drop their panties for him. He’s quite the skilled dirty talker too!! He discovers a squatter in his office space when he comes back from a two-week vacation. The first encounter between Drew and Emerie is one of the funniest scenes in the story!!

Emerie has just moved to New York City and has managed to be swindled out of her life savings all within a New York minute! While Drew was away, his offices were being renovated and a conman ends up renting one of the offices to Emerie in exchange for a large sum of cash! After things are cleared up between Drew and Emerie, he ends up helping her out of a jam in court. Aside from being a knockout, there’s something about Emerie that has Drew wanting to protect her, so he ends up letting her use one of his offices while she tries to save up and find an affordable office elsewhere. She ends up being quite a resource as she helps him with his schedule and client visits while his secretary is temporarily out on disability.

While the two start to become good friends, there’s no denying the strong attraction that is beginning to build between them. There are little roadblocks in the path to happiness for the two. Firstly, is the reason for Emerie’s relocation to New York City. She followed Baldwin, a man she has harbored a deep crush on since college. The guy keeps her dangling by his pinky finger by throwing her little scraps here and there to give her some shred of hope. Then there’s Drew’s ex-wife, whose constant presence in his life and underhanded ways has really messed with his ability to trust and has him wary of diving into another serious relationship.

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It felt like a slow build to get to the out of this world hotter than ”H” schmexy times but, oh my, was it worth the wait!!! Clearly, Drew deserves the title of Egomaniac because he has what it takes to bring a woman to the highest realm of ecstasy. Soon Drew and Emerie are falling hard for each other but when Drew’s ex turns his world upside down, will his misguided actions to make matters less complicated cost him the one true love of his life?

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574 reviews3,299 followers
February 7, 2017
➳Vi Keeland makes a comeback with a BA-BAYAM with this new exotic novel…

➳You may think that the synopsis says it all when it comes down to the story of Drew M. Jagger, a divorce attorney and Emerie Rose, a psychologist specialized in the field of couples in need of help with their relationships- counseling them on how to fix their relationships. Finding themselves in a situation that is completely awkward, screams destiny putting them together, Drew and Emerie have a spark going on from the very beginning of their existence together. Even though their jobs put them in a situation that is rather ironic to be seen together, Vi Keeland makes the exception with these two by providing a powerful love story.

➳It starts off by providing a small background story of why Drew and Emerie are the people they are. Drew having a history with his former wife and the fact that he is a single father, and Emerie trying to defy the feelings she said she had over her college friend. Their friendship begins to evolve when Emerie is in trouble and Drew, the sweetheart he is, helps her out and gets out of trouble. Being conned and forcing a saddening expression of Emerie, Drew has an urge to help and protect her while he can. At first, it was just to watch the beautiful woman walk around his office in Park Avenue. However, it slowly began to change when their pasts, emotions, and physical attractions began to take a turn of events. Bringing their physical desires and physical attractions to life, Vi provides a better and more sculpted understanding on how her writing is exquisite;

”Never in my life had I felt so much desire. It was so powerful, I wanted to cause him pain. Which was completely out of character for me, I liked sex sweet and loving. This was pure, unadulterated, carnal need…"

➳While Vi makes it clear to the reader that this story is the definition of destiny finding a path for those who are not looking, and the act of second chances for someone, there is also the lack of a story plot-climax. Something was definitely missing in this story, which is odd for me to admit because I adore Vi Keeland. However, this story has to be the only and my least favorite of all her works. Yes, the fact that Drew has a son and the mystery of who the real father is the action/drama behind the relationship between himself and Emerie, there was something exciting, or more for better words, thrilling, about it. It’s the same cliche act of coordination I found similar from Stuck-Up-Suit by Penelope Ward, which says something coming from the fact that both authors constantly work together in other famous and incredibly writing books/stories.

➳Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I was surely expecting more but I was satisfied after the beautiful happy ending. An ending that found a special place in my heart because of the heart-warming butterflies being caused in me.

➳Hero rating: 4.0
➳Heroine rating: 4.0
➳Sexual tension rating: 4.5
➳Sex scenes rating: 4.0
➳Sex scenes frequency: 4.0
➳Plot rating: 3.5
➳Dialogue rating: 4.0
➳Storytelling rating: 4.0
➳Story ending rating: 4.5

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1,163 reviews4,113 followers
August 3, 2020
3.5 Stars

Read it. Liked it. Not my favorite.

Before you grab your pitchforks, that does not mean I didn't enjoy this book. I did, actually.
Or that it wasn't good. It was. It's just that there are different levels of 'good'. For me, this book wasn't exceptionally good (4 stars) or mind-blowingly good (5 stars). Just another good romance.

It is well-written and the characters are interesting and likable. The story is good, too. Sure, there were parts I liked less, but the overall impression was good.

I love how the author incorporated the past chapters into the book. Usually I'm not a fan of past and present storylines, but it didn't bother me here. The past chapters were short and to the point without detracting from the unfolding plot.

I loved the first half of the book. It was funny, hot and refreshing. I loved the characters and their banter. Unfortunately, I started to lose interest in the second part. The story seemed to lose its intrigue, charm and spark. And I got bored (but not to the point where I wanted to quit reading).

Overall, a good read which didn't quite reach its full potential. Worth reading but not memorable enough.

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622 reviews946 followers
June 25, 2017
4 Captain Prolactinator Stars!

What I love about Vi Keeland is that her books always manage to hook me from the beginning and keep me hanging on until the very end. That's what Egomaniac did to me.

Drew Jagger is a lawyer who practices on his own. When he returned to his office from his Hawaii vacation, he was shocked to find out that there's a stranger inside and it's a woman with a fiery red hair. When Emerie Rose saw him, she was horrified and she instantly threatened him to go away because she's going to call a cop. She then claimed that it's her office and she's been staying there for a while now. Turns out that she rented the place and paid a large sum of money to a scammer!

It's my first time to read a book where both characters have opposing nature of work (Drew as a divorce attorney and Emerie as a marriage counselor) and I loved it because it showed a unique characterization. The romance was wonderfully done. Vi Keeland did an amazing job building a great chemistry between Drew and Emerie. Man, these two are quite a pair! The only thing that I didn't quite like was Drew's attitude. There were multiple places throughout the story where he was a bit conceited. Well, duh. The title shows it eh? I didn't see any character development with him, though, and I wished his "egomaniac" ways were somehow lessened as the story goes.

Having said that, I loved how balanced this book was. It started out cute and entertaining and in the middle part, it became sweet. Then there were little conflicts from Drew's past that, thank God, didn't ruin the story. Those conflicts made Drew and Emerie become a good team. I enjoyed watching them work their issues out.

As this book fell into the workplace romance trope, the way they worked together in one place where it's fueled with sexual tension was a bit crazy, too. In a good way. I loved this book as a whole!

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2,359 reviews4,607 followers
January 18, 2017
4.5 Drew & Emerie STARS


Vi Veeland delivers a truly enjoyable romance story that incorporates all the qualities that romance fans look for in a light yet heartfelt sexy read. The hero is a divorce attorney who only takes male clients while our heroine is a marriage counselor trying hard to mend broken marriages. A great play on the opposite attract concept.

”You’re an idealist. I’m a realist.”


Emerie finds herself out office space and money when she's scammed into thinking she rented this Park Avenue office. By Drew Jagger’s good graces she ends up sharing his work space until she can find a new location for her practice. Drew Jagger is a great hero, he was unique while being relatable and super sexy to boot.


Our heroine, Emerie Rose had relocated to New York in the hopes that her friend Baldwin will see her in a romantic light. Yet the author expertly writes her fall for Drew and vice versa.

”Maybe, just maybe neither one of us had found the right one before now…because we hadn’t met each other yet.”


Drew’s interactions with his ex plays a big role but doesn’t over shadow the couple's fall and will keep a reader eagerly reading on. I adored this story and this couple’s progression into love and the drama they must face wasn’t over the top nor far-fetched.

Well done Vi Veeland!


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364 reviews133 followers
February 7, 2017

So.. I was very excited to read this book because we are talking about Vi Keeland and everybody knows how talented she is. She proved it in her solo books and the ones in collaboration with Penelope Ward. Unfortunately, this book receives only 3 stars.

The story follows Emerie, a young psychologist that moves to NY to boost her career. She has all figured out, on office, pretty furniture, stationary for her leased space, and a plan to follow her secret crush wherever he goes. Until one night, somebody enters her office like he owns the place. And actually, he does. Drew Jagger is the owner of the the space she already payed for.. Confused? Well turns out that Emerie was scammed and the thief ran away with her money, renting her a place that was already owned by somebody. Drew, as a lawyer, helps Emerie out in failing a complain for the con, but of course, there are other plans in stored for this young couple. Eventually, Drew will let her share his space until his secretary will return from sick leave. She will be able to hold her meetings there, while helping Drew in the administrative part.

You can imagine that this smells like romance. Emerie and Drew are so much alike it hurts. Their relationship is based mainly on disagreeing, fighting and flirting. YES! A lot of flirting.
Emerie is now in NY basically because she is in love with an old friend, who got a job here and relocated. She never expressed her feelings to him, always being in the shadows and feeling OK with the leftovers. Until a certain somebody will make his way very deep into her heart and will change her perspective about love. She only feels confident in her work, her field being marriage conciliation.

Drew on the other hand, is a lawyer that specializes in divorce.. So, there you have it, opposite, but in the same time, so attracted to each other. As Emerie said, Drew is " thriving on misogynistic tendencies he developed because of his lying, cheating ex-wife, and attempts to extricate men from their failed marriages by leaving their women penniless." Because of his past experiences, he is like a machine, never allowing him to fell in love again. He is scared and Emerie presence in his life felt right for the first time in many years.

They become good friends and of course the attraction in palpable, mainly from Drew's side. God, he is the definition of egomaniac, cocky, self absorbing, confident and narcissist in one man. But in a way, I liked him this way. I enjoyed so much the funny dialogues, they were amazing and my rating improved because of this. They were so good and I don't remember the last time I laughed this hard.

But, my enjoy list ends here.. I didn't feel that connection between the characters, at any level. Maybe Drew with his strange tendencies and past experiences put in shadow their chemistry, but I just didn't feel it. Plus, I wanted him to fight harder for Emerie when the time came.. AND, Emerie didn't convince be to be so in love with Drew also.. I mean, she was sweet and caring with him, but I couldn't identify a moment in which I was truly convinced they were in love.. I always realized when the couple fells in love, but this time, it was all in a blur for me..Whatever, I have a picky moment I believe.

So, there you have it. A good and easy read, with a lot of funny and hot moments, with an agreeable but not realistic hero and an uncertain heroine. Now that I come to think of it, the plot reminds me a little of Stuck Up Suit.. a little:)

3 stars!


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2,239 reviews3,436 followers
March 8, 2017
Well, this is one of these times that I have chosen a book based on its cover.

I hadn’t read any book by Vi Keeland before, but I have read some of the wonderful reviews about this book and I noticed all the high ratings. So, I said “why not?”
I wouldn’t mind reading something really funny this Saturday about another arrogant, self center alpha male who is making the life of the girl hell, because deep down he really wants her and wants to have babies with her.

Thus, I started the book and there is this first scene where they meet for the first time. This is supposed to be funny I guess. The ignorant girl who has come to New York from Oklahoma who does not know how expensive renting is in NY, who does not know how difficult is to get an office in Park Avenue in such short time, who straight away pays 10000 dollars cash to the scumbag and in just one week orders stationary, desk and business cards with her new address and who never asks the doorman anything about this office.
I did not laugh. I did not giggle. I did not smile.

After the beginning of their story, things get better –although it took me a while to warm up. I liked the way Drew and Emerie interacted. They had their cute moments, you know coworkers become fuck buddies and then they have feelings and suddenly it is less like “just-sex” and it is more like a “real-relationship”. You know how it goes. But still the moments were just cute. I did not find them funny. I was just smiling here and there with some of the dialogues.

At some point we also learn the tragic past of Drew. How he got played, how he lost almost everything important because of a woman and how he is dealing with it now. That part of the book was heartbreaking and it took over most of the book. I loved it. The moments were full of emotion, I had a few tears and I cheered in the end.

But here comes the other thing. Drew is NOT an egomaniac. The title of the book is so wrong. The cover of the book is so wrong. Okay, he is good looking. Okay it is easy to get laid because of his looks. But he is just a sweetheart. Heartbroken and scared. Let’s not forget that he helped Emerie, although he did not have to help her. And not because he wanted to have sex with her.

This is a book about relationships and second chances, not about hunting and conquering.

People don’t leave when they love someone. They stick around forever.

Will I ever read the book again? Absolutely yes, now that I know what to expect.
Will I read another book by this author? Absolutely yes, because her writing style is excellent and this book was glued in my hands until I finished it.
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799 reviews1,009 followers
February 7, 2017
5 'Gotcha Day' Stars!

I had crazy high expectations for this book. CRAZY HIGH. Vi's last release was one of my favorites last year and I rated it with my highest rating. While I have to say Bossman is still my favorite, Egomaniac definitely reached those expectations. It was SO GOOD!

So Egomaniac is the story of Drew Jagger and Emerie Rose, a hot office romance you don't want to miss! This standalone novel is about two people (a divorce attorney and a marriage counselor) who, because of let's say curious circumstances, are forced to share the same office. This 'sharing' becomes so much more because this opposite couple is extremely attracted to each other and they start a HOT AF and emotional romance.

“I have moves. I swear. I’m just all sorts of off tonight because of everything that happened.”
“If we’re showing off moves, I’d be happy to demonstrate some of mine, too.”

I love Vi's writing. I looooooooooove it. She develops her stories so fluently and in a pace a very much enjoy. She gives us some slow burn, some angst, some drama and definitely some funny and crazy hot moments! Drew is so dirty and together with Em, they are an amazing couple. I love me some playboy with secrets and a sassy heroine (and their banter)!

“You’re an egomaniac.”
“Maybe. But an attractive one.”

“I think your body likes me, and your head is fighting it. The two should fight it out like adults—naked in the bedroom with me.”

And you must be wondering.. playboy with secrets? Yeah! Not everything is hearts and flowers (and mindblowing sex!) between these two. Drew is a divorced man and let's just say his past life is still making appearences in his life. I hated his ex-wife SO MUCH, OMG it made me love Drew even more when he fighted for what he wants (you'll know what I am talking about if you read the book). This mystery I am talking about gave us the most adorable moments!

“Someone is going to be coming in any moment.”
“Oh, someone’s about to come in alright.” He slipped his hand under the back of the shirt and palmed my ass. “I’m going to fuck you up against this window.”

“You’re a beautiful man, Drew Jagger. And I don’t mean on the outside.”

And going back to Drew and Emerie's relationship, as always, when feelings got involved in the mix, Egomaniac got even better for me! These two were incapable of not falling in love with each other, I mean with that chemistry, it was impossible not to! And the ending, it was absolutely sublime, I loved every single word!

“You’re the red in my black and white world.”

Therefore, my rating for Egomaniac is 5 STARS! It was a great way to start the year with Vi Keeland, one of my favorite writers. A wonderful love story full of sexy times, all the feels and a couple with overwhelming chemistry! I can't wait to see what is next and I definitely can't wait for Keeland's new upcoming release with Penelope Ward. So, if you have enjoyed her books in the past, you cannot miss reading Egomaniac, I totally recommend it!

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January 11, 2017
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A new standalone novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vi Keeland.

EGO MANIAC: This review is going to be as spoiler free as I possibly can do it. A few quotes here and there, and a brief overview of what's to come when you one click this, but there's so much more to this book than what my review divulges.

We're first introduced to Drew Jagger (not related to Mick Jagger) who had just arrived back in Manhattan on News Year's Eve after being on a 2 week holiday in Hawaii in the hopes that his office space would’ve had a complete do over whilst he was away.

What he didn’t expect to encounter was an intruder. A gorgeous pint sized intruder with laughable Krav Maga skills that she unleashed on him.

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For a crazy person - now that I was looking - she was pretty damn cute.
Fiery red hair piled on top of her head seemed to match her firecracker personality.

Seeing a light on in the file room he goes to investigate not thinking he would encounter a female standing on a chair screaming at him threatening to call the police on him.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic "You don’t need to call the police. This is my office.”
“Do I look stupid to you? You just broke into my office.’
“Your office? I think you took a wrong turn at the corner of Crazy and Nutjob."

Getting down to the mix up it transpires that newly arrival in town Emery Rose had been conned out of ten thousand dollars by a scammer posing as a leasing agent. She’d believed everything the man had told her.

Of course, he had to be gorgeous. Because I couldn’t mortify myself in front of an ugly man.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic "Tell the truth.
If I was short, bald, broke, and toothless with a hump on my back, you’d have told me off after catching me looking at your ass? "
"You’re an egomaniac."

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Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And Emery's job was to help people save their marriages. Polar opposites in every sense of the word, but sharing an office space it was only a matter of time when their differences just didn't matter.

You're the red in my black and white world.

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EGO MANIAC: Was everything I could’ve wished for and more, the feels zapped me in chapter one, the giggles hit me in chapter two and they just kept coming and coming. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ (Drew & Emery) A witty, hilarious, unputdownable enjoyable read!

So if you're after a laugh out loud, feels good book then this is one you won’t want to miss!! This is probably my favorite book to date by this author, I read this in record time, once I started I couldn't put it down. Was so so good!! If you're after a hot alpha male with sex on the brain and a dirty mouth, and a feisty red head look no further than this book, believe me it won't disappoint!!

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293 reviews467 followers
February 7, 2017

*****5 Stars*****

“Sometimes what you’re looking for comes when you’re not looking at all.” UNKNOWN.


I absolutely loved “Egomanic.” I’m literally on a massive book high. It’s really no surprise to me considering Vi Keeland is one of my all-time favourite authors. She has the innate ability to draw me in to her amazing stories from the very first page. Her books are always fun, sexy and somewhat emotional. From the moment I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down. I love all of her books, but I have to say that I believe “Egomaniac” is her best to date. It seems her books just get better and better.

This amazing story unfolds with Drew Jagger arriving back to Manhattan after holidaying in Hawaii, only to discover a squatter setting up camp in his office suite. The squatter happens to be Emerie Rose and that is where all the fun begins. Their first encounter was absolutely hilarious, especially when Emerie tries to take out Drew with her Krav Maga skills. This scene was really funny as there is a comedy of errors during their first meeting.

“I do take Krav Maga, you know.”
“Good for you. You scarred me a little when I walked in. I bet you can kick some little-girl butt.”

It comes to light that Emerie leased the office space, but was scammed by her ‘supposed’ agent. He leased her office space that was not up for lease and took off with all of her life savings. Panic starts to set for Emerie as she has already ordered her business cards and letterhead for her patients at this address and is due to have all of her office furniture delivered. Emerie feels like an intruder, an absolute idiot and somewhat embarrassed by the whole situation. Drew doesn’t help matters when he points out to her how naïve she is, thinking she can rent office space in Park Avenue for what she paid her agent.

Drew however takes pity on Emerie and offers her a solution to her problems; she can continue to work in his office on the proviso that she helps him out with some secretarial duties while his secretary is recovering from surgery. In dire straits she immediately takes him up on this amazing offer.


What can I possibly say about these two main characters except that they were amazing and I loved absolutely everything about them, from their hilarious witty banter to their ability to trust and confide in one another. They are complete opposites in every sense of the word. Drew is arrogant and a complete egomaniac. Through no fault of his own he doesn’t believe in matrimonial bliss and as a result his chosen profession is a divorce attorney. Emerie on the other hand is a sweet, but somewhat naïve girl originally from Oklahoma. She believes that loves can in fact conquer all; that distance and time should never diminish true love and this is why her chosen career is as a marriage counsellor.

“Maybe, just maybe, neither one of us had found the right one before now…because we hadn’t met each other yet.”

“Egomaniac” is such a light-hearted and fun read with just the right amount of emotion and feeling that Vi does so well. I became completely invested in this story and these characters that I just couldn’t get enough. I highly recommend this story to anyone who loves great characters as you simply can’t help but fall in love with them and the well written hot and steamy scenes. If you haven’t read this book yet, do yourself a favour and bump it up your TBR list. It is definitely well worth it.
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2,138 reviews1,188 followers
September 15, 2018
EEEEP - #MegaCoverPorn ☺☺☺






Drew just got back to Manhattan after trying to relax on Hawaii for a couple weeks.
But as soon as he's in his Park Avenue lawyer-office, he first finds out that the renovation is still not finished and also...there's someone working as a psychologist in his own offices.

Emerie rented the amazing office for such an amazing price, she should've known something was wrong with the deal.
And after working in her new office for a week she finds out what that something wrong is: her office wasn't available for rent. It's already owned by a verrry hot lawyer guy!


Now she's back on the street - minus 10k for rent and minus 250$ for the adorable stationary she already ordered with her new Park Avenue address!!!!

But Drew feels a bit sorry for the pretty lady.
After helping her file a complaint against the bad guy who took her money, Drew offers her the use of his offices. He has enough room.

But can a divorce-lawyer-shark and a do-gooder-marriage-counselor really share such close spaces without problems coming up??

And what's with this horrible attraction? Drew is not one for feelings but he has a lot of them whenever he sees his new red-headed-office-mate.





OMG! Where to start? THE COVER?????

Isn't that the most amazing cover-guy ever??? Ugh, I want to give 5 stars for that Clément guy alone!!!

And the story? I loved it!
It's so adorably hilarious. Funny, cute, and LOL in the first pages already...

And then it turns into such a sweet office-mates turn friends turn lovers romance. Ugh. I just loved their flirting and banter.

Their whole office-sharing experience is a huge foreplay for Drew and Em!

But of course our poor lawyer has been badly hurt before and he's not really in the market for something serious. But Emerie decides she's finally ready to fight for what she really wants. And that might just be Drew, with everything that comes with him!

I just loved this story!
It has everything a great rom-com-drama needs! I want Hollywood to come knocking on Vi's door and make a movie out of it!!!!

EGOMANIAC was such a beautifully adorable and hilarious and moving office romance! Run to your nearest amazon to get your own Drew Jagger - this one is MINE! And I mean both the guy on the cover and the guy in the book! ☺

And yes, there were some weird things toward the end that didn't make a lick of sense! The judge ordering stuff that's not legal and the investigator friend telling us to wait but then this storyline was completely forgotten and the paying-off-the-guy thing??? WTF? Why??? Very weird - but I still loved the book!


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1,543 reviews1,365 followers
April 24, 2017
There are some books which make me feel so much that I even start to think that these characters are living somewhere in America or England etc. Sometimes, I want to go and hug them or sometimes I want to console them (as in the example of me wanting to go and take care of Weston in Ground Rules by Roya Carmen).

In this book, there are two very sweet characters but I somehow felt detached. It could be “me or my mood only”, maybe you shouldn’t trust me because at least for now, I seem to be in the minority. But still, I will try to explain why I felt the way I felt :)

While I was reading this book, I couldn’t shake the feeling of “reading a recipé”:

1. Rich hot handsome guy with a damaged past – Tick
2. Beautiful, hot, tender girl with financial problems - Tick
3. The bitchy ex of the hero – Tick
4. The heroine in love with her best friend, who doesn’t claim her but still acts territorial –Tick
5. Major coincidences related to their both careers and private life so that they can give each other exactly the right advice – Tick
6. Jealousy – Tick
7. Fun banter – Tick
8. Hot scenes – Tick
9. The hero both being sweet and an as* – Tick
10. The heroine both being naïve and smart – Tick

So, with all these ingredients, there comes a sweet romance. The problem is I just couldn’t feel it. It didn’t press the right buttons for me. It sounded like everything was planned correctly (maybe overplanned?) but it lacked something.


Maybe because of all the clichés, maybe because of all the coincidences , maybe because of its easy predictability, it felt lacking. I predicted everything after the first 25%, and I had to read it all just to see I was 100% right about all my predictions. This "I know this will happen now" feeling of mine totally decreased my joy of reading.

I don’t want to do any injustice to the book and I know many people will love it, because there is not much to criticize and it is mostly fun so maybe I have read too many similar books to it and that is why, it sounded unoriginal to me…

My actual grading is 3,5 but because it never felt like a "4", I am giving it 3 stars (I really wish gr would give us the opportunity of half stars )

You can still give it a try whenever in the mood for a sweet and fun romance with a little angst.

“Were you just checking out my ass?”
“Do you want me to lie?”
“It’s a great ass.”
“ You’re an ass, you know that?”
“Then I must be a great ass. Because it takes one to know one.”
“Do women tend to find your behavior attractive?”
“I’m handsome and rich. Women tend to find that attractive. You’d be surprised how much I can get away with.”
“You are so full of yourself.”
“Maybe, but it’s true.”
“Tell the truth. If I was short, bald, broke, and toothless with a hump on my back, you’d have told me off after catching me looking at your ass.”
“You’re an egomaniac.”
“Maybe. But an attractive one.”

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1,772 reviews444 followers
February 6, 2017
A beguiling romantic comedy not to be missed. Keeland’s vivacity comes to the fore with witty, flirty dialogue which is tempered with heartwarming moments full of all the feels.

Emery Rose moved from Oklahoma to New York to be close to the man she’s been infatuated with for the past three years. She found a great deal on Park Avenue office space and was almost ready to start her new life until someone attempted to break into her office on New Year’s Eve. It quickly became apparent that Emery had been the victim of a scam and when Drew offered her to stay until she found a new place in exchange for light secretarial work, she couldn’t turn him down. But can polar opposites cohabitate? He’s a divorce lawyer working to permanently separate couples while she’s a marriage counselor and from the moment the meet they can’t seem to stop fighting?
“Do I look stupid to you? You just broke into my office.”
“Your office? I think you took a wrong turn at the corner of Crazy and Nutjob."

Drew Jagger hates New Year’s Eve, it brings back nothing but bad memories and heartache. So when comes back from vacation and he discovers someone has broken into his newly renovated office he’s not at all pleased. That is until the burglar turns out to be a skirt dropping, drop dead gorgeous redhead with a sassy mouth and fiery spirit to match. She drives him crazy with her unwanted and idealistic opinions on relationships every time they argue, which is constantly. But as they start to share meals, office space and a bit of each other’s lives, they fall in an easy, albeit somewhat warring, relationship with an explosive attraction. But when Drew’s past threatens their budding relationship, will he fight for it or let her go to protect himself?

Have you ever jumped right into a book not entirely knowing what to expect other than being certain you’ll enjoy it because you’ve read the author before? It’s a pretty great feeling when all your expectations are met. Egomaniac made me laugh, smile, swoon and even giggle from the start to finish with its charming characters and sweet plot even though I had some initial doubts.

When I first met Emery I thought I wouldn’t be able to relate much with her. She seemed too naïve for the angry and jaded divorce lawyer. But my doubts were soon put to rest because the redhead firecracker was more than up for the challenge to deal with the sexy alpha male with a dirty mouth.

With a title such as this one I was expecting not just an Egomaniac hero, I was expecting a @ssh*le. But Drew’s bitter and angry walls where built to protect him from getting hurt and they were no match for Emery’s sweetness and optimism and revealed a sexy, thoughtful and melt your heart swoon worthy hero.
“You're the red in my black and white world.”

These two were great together, from their delightful meet cute, to their semi-antagonistic back and forth to their sizzling chemistry and heart melting happy ever after. I highlighted cute, funny or sweet in every other page. I couldn’t get enough of them and when I got to the end I remembered Jane Austen and her quote “If a book is well written I always find it too short.”

Egomaniac is a standalone contemporary romance by author Vi Keeland told from both points of view. If you like feel good rom-coms full of laugher and wit this is a good book for you.

4.5 Captain Prolactinator stars

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1,335 reviews1,398 followers
January 12, 2017
4.5 Stars!
(BR with Patty)

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Drew Jagger is a 29 yr. old successful attorney in New York. He lives and works in a building on Park Avenue that's considered prime real estate in NYC. He returns home from a vacation to find a beautiful feisty woman in his office. While he was out of town his office space was to be renovated. He comes back to this woman accusing him of being an intruder.

Emerie Rose freaks out when she thinks a man is breaking into her new office she just rented about a week ago. She proceeds to attack her intruder only to learn he actually is the true owner of her office. Turns out she was scammed out of her life savings & rented an office that wasn't available.

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Suddenly she has little funds & nowhere to go. Drew offers to let Emerie help him out while his secretary is on leave in exchange for rent. They are like night & day and complete opposites. As a psychologist, Emerie was in the business of repairing relationships, while Drew helped to destroy them as a divorce attorney. They clash daily & seem to do nothing but argue which continues to fuel their intense sexual tension. They are extremely attracted to one another, & eventually sharing space together creates a connection. They begin spending more time together & it's easy and fun between them. Drew shamelessly flirts with Emerie & makes advances. She can't help the way her body reacts to him, and eventually they act on their mutual desire & indulge in one another physically.

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-He really is beautiful. I wasn't sure I'd ever thought of a man as beautiful before. Handsome, yes. Hot, even. But beautiful fit the bill to describe Drew Jagger-no other word did him justice.

-Never in my life had I felt so much desire.

-Drew Jagger had stirred a lot of things inside of me that I hadn't felt in a long time.

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Drew was burned bad by a woman in his past & as a result he's cynical about love & commitment. He only enjoys sexual relationships with women and doesn't get attached or do feelings, so when he starts having real feelings for Emerie it scares him to death. He has trouble with trust, but finds himself wanting more with Emerie.

Emerie knows Drew's reputation, and doesn't want to get too attached & then get hurt, but when she grows closer to him & gets to know him better she can't help herself. He has such a beautiful heart and she fall's hard for him.

I really enjoyed this book & love Vi's writing! She knows how to create the perfect, arrogant, sexy, breathtakingly gorgeous, irresistible man that I can't help fall for every time!

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885 reviews1,059 followers
February 7, 2017

Well I liked it but it’s not my favorite Vi Keeland book (Bossman was soooo good!). But still I really enjoyed Drew & Emerie’s story. If you wanna read funny and also a sexy story, you should give a chance this book! :)

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1,673 reviews420 followers
October 22, 2017


Egomaniac is a story that highlights all the things Ms. Keeland does oh-so well, her dynamic writing a beautiful amalgamation of humour, friendship, love, toe-curling passion, and the fondest of heartaches.

Sometimes what you’re looking for comes when you’re not looking at all. - Unknown

Emerie is a woman whose admirable strength of will in the face of adversity holds us captivated, and though she has been conned out of all of her money and has no office space for her marriage counseling practice, she continually tries her best to turn tragedy into triumph, creating an instant camaraderie with us. Drew is a sexy blend of confident, sophisticated divorce attorney and dirty-talking, alpha-male with an unassuming compassionate man beneath all the bad boy charisma—an entirely irresistible man who has us swooning left and right.

“I’d go three hundred and sixty-four days thirsty if it meant I got to drink you in for just one.”

Individually and professionally, both Emerie and Drew could not be more of a paradox—she’s fiery to his finesse, and where she works to keep marriages together, he breaks them apart—yet together they’re nothing short of stunning. The development of their relationship, both physical and emotional, is magnificently written and their progression from adversaries to lovers is not only amusing thanks to their hilarious banter, but also euphorically satisfying and sinfully tantalizing.

“Are you saying you’ll allow me to add color to your life?”
“I’m saying you already have. You’re the red in my black and white world.”

Overall, Egomaniac is hugely entertaining, a story that is cleverly witty, sexy, and touching in equal measure and one that will undoubtedly resonate with fans of Vi Keeland and those new to her work.

Posted: October 19, 2017
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763 reviews564 followers
August 10, 2017
4.5★★★★ Stars

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person – Dual



Drew Jagger; a divorce attorney is returning from a two week vacation to find someone in his office. Finding a red headed fierce thing was not on his agenda but he finds himself enjoying the events and at the same time he feels the need to help this female who was basically scammed at his office.

Emerie Rose; a marriage counselor recently relocated to New York and thought she got the deal of a lifetime on a new office only to find out it was all a scam. She finds herself embarrassed and at the police station after he meets Drew who happens to the real tenant at her new office.

Drew can't do relationships due to his career and past experience he didn't believe in love and specially a long distance relationship. Emerie was physically attracted to Drew and his funny ego charming ways won her over as well. She was conflicted though as for she had been crashing for a good who truly was a jerk I absolutely hated him. There was commitment issued with the both of them but wow once they finally clicked there was no going back. They were a perfect match.

This story is super funny, sexy and enjoyable. I honestly loved it; readers who are looking for a light sexy read look no more this book has it all. The author delivers an incredible story where you will grin so hard until your cheeks hurt. The couples are just hilarious; their chemistry is incredible and sexy ego Drew will have you laughing so hard and then hot and bothered with his filthy dirty mouth.


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523 reviews393 followers
July 6, 2020
4,5 Sterne

Ich muss einfach alles lesen, was Vi Keeland schreibt. So will es das Gesetz! Die NA-Romane dieser Frau sind einfach pures Gold!
Und so wurde ich auch dieses Mal nicht enttäuscht. In Player geht es um den Scheidungsanwalt Drew und Paartherapeutin Emerie. Allein diese Ausgangslage war so genial gestaltet, dass ich meinen imaginären Hut vor Vi Keeland ziehe :D
Das Buch fing direkt locker und witzig an und die Chemie zwischen den beiden Protagonisten stimmte von Seite 1 an. Der Humor der beiden bzw. der Autorin brachte mich auch öfters zum Lachen oder zumindest zum Schmunzeln.
Was ich bei dieser "Reihe" (die Bücher hängen handlungsmäßig 0 zusammen, muten aber dank der Cover wie eine Reihe an) außerdem sehr mag ist, dass immer aus der Ich-Perspektive der beiden Charaktere erzählt wird. So kann man sich in beide recht gut hineinversetzen und weiß immer was Sache ist.
Apropos hineinversetzen: Emerie war so eine tolle Protagonistin! Zu Anfang kam sie zwar etwas naiv/blauäugig rüber, aber das legt sich im Laufe der Geschichte, denn sie ist eine echt willens- und charakterstarke Persönlichkeit. Es gab (für dieses Genre auch eher selten) keinen Moment in dem ich nicht nachvollziehen konnte warum sie gerade so handelt wie sie handelt.
Den halben Stern Abzug gibt es nur, weil die Entwicklung der Beziehung der beiden auf einmal einen Sprung gemacht hat, den ich nicht ganz nachvollziehen konnte. Da waren mir dann doch zu schnell Gefühle, die wie selbstverständlich abgehandelt wurden, obwohl sie sich noch gar nicht allzu lange kannten.
Ansonsten war das Buch wirklich wieder perfekte Unterhaltungslektüre, die man nicht aus der Hand legen mag :)
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987 reviews1,814 followers
February 13, 2017
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What to say that hasn't been already said. This book rocked, it hooked me from page one, its hot, sexy, and beautiful in so many ways. Without giving much away to those that have not yet got to read this gem, my only hang up in the book was the ending, how quick Emerie forgave. That's it, otherwise I'm in love, and not just in love with the cover ❤❤ ❤

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1,351 reviews2 followers
February 7, 2017
If you are looking for something lighthearted and humorous, here you go. I enjoyed this one. Book blurb had me thinking he might be a bit of an asshole but he wasn't really. Yeah, he was a smartass and had a dirty mouth but there were no real assholery (is that even a word) moves on his part.

Like the heroine. She gave as good as she got.

"You're really crass. You went from sweet to pig in ten seconds flat.

LOL. I just did a search on Pinterest for "egomaniac". Definitely not what I wanted to see. I will give you a hint. "January 20th, Buffoon, next four years in the USA." I think you get my drift.

"This tastes like turpentine." Emerie's face twisted.
I sipped. "It's twenty-five-year-old Glenmorangie. That's six-hundred-dollar-a-bottle paint thinner you're drinking there."

"shudders" - it is definitely an acquired taste. Not a fan of whiskey but especially not a fan of those peaty, Scottish ones.

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