"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." - Oscar Wilde
And it was FABULOUS! I'll post a longer review a little closer to publication date, but I just had to say something. This was really good. I had some serious qualms going in. What if it's to trope-y? Too formulaic? Too predictable? I know Jay Northcote has some serious skills when it comes to her UST and her characters, but office romances aren't the easiest to write. Especially not when it comes to boss-employee-relationships. Plus, I remembered another story about an Alec, lawyer, who was an asshole at first, but had some serious layers. That was a German fanfic and very different from this book - but you know how it is with associations. Once you have them in the back of your mind, you can't help but compare a little... Anyway, this book did so not disappoint! Y'all should be damn excited about this one to come out on Feb 5! It's lovely!