Sparks fly between a misunderstood New York socialite and a cynical divorce lawyer in this lively standalone rom-com from the USA Today bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Love Story. Pampered heiress Georgianna Watkins has a party-girl image to maintain, but all the shopping and clubbing is starting to feel a little bit hollow—and a whole lot lonely. Though Georgie would never admit it, the highlights of her week are the mornings when she comes home at the same time as her uptight, workaholic neighbor is leaving to hit the gym and put in a long day at the office. Teasing him is the most fun Georgie’s had in years—and the fuel for all her naughtiest daydreams. Celebrity divorce attorney Andrew Mulroney doesn’t have much time for women, especially spoiled tabloid princesses who spend more time on Page Six than at an actual job. Although Georgie’s drop-dead gorgeous, she’s also everything Andrew resents: the type of girl who inherited her penthouse instead of earning it. But after Andrew caps one of their predawn sparring sessions with a surprise kiss—a kiss that’s caught on camera—all of Manhattan is gossiping about whether they’re a real couple. And nobody’s more surprised than Andrew to find that the answer just might be yes.
Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Published April 18th 2017 by Loveswept
Four stars: A fun, flirty, antagonistic romance filled with wicked banter and heat. Opposites do attract.
It is four minutes to five in the morning. Georgie Watkins toddles into the lobby of her Manhattan apartment building with a bright smile and donuts for the front desk man, Ramon, after her long night on the town. She makes small talk, laughing acting nonchalant, but secretly she is anticipating the moment when he will arrive. Georgie instantly knows when he arrives by the change in demeanor of Ramon. Enter Andrew Mulroney, a drop dead, no nonsense, sexy lawyer, who has no patience for ridiculous Georgie, or does he. Is there more to these seemingly happenstance morning meetings than meets the eye?
What I Liked:
- Walk of Shame is a fun, frivolous, antagonist romance full of heat and witty banter that will keep you on your toes. I loved this opposites attract romance. It was wickedly fun.
- If you want a hilarious antagonist romance with complete opposites, look no further. Georgie and Andrew are one of the most mismatched pairs of I have encountered, but they make it work. Georgie is a twenty six year old, wealthy socialite, who fills her days with shopping, friends and all night partying, arriving home in the wee hours of the morning. No jobs or demands in her life. Georgie may be a party girl, but there is more to her than meets the eye. She is ebullient, thoughtful, kind, caring, and she has nothing but nice things to say to everyone she meets. Andrew, on the other hand, is a top divorce lawyer, a brilliant prodigy who made partner at thirty years of age. Discipline, hard work and no nonsense are the best terms to describe Andrew. Yet, when these two collide, sparks, hilarity and sizzle follows. You have to see it unfold.
- This book features dual narratives from both Andrew and Georgie. I absolutely loved seeing things from both view points. It was especially delightful getting inside Andrew’s head.
- I adored the way the romance unfolded. It was so fun to see it move from the morning meetings filled with wicked barbs to something else. It had everything I love in a good romance, antagonism, friendship, lust, heat and tons of sexual tension. It was a terrific ride. What I appreciated the most was that the two realized they came from opposite worlds and they let the other do their thing without judgement or interference. The relationship was surprisingly mature as it progressed.
- The ending was superb. Everything ends nice and neat with an epilogue one year down the road, catching you up on all the characters. Delightful.
And The Not So Much:
- I have to admit, my opinion wavered on Georgie for the first portion of the book. I could not relate to her as she is a spoiled party girl, who doesn’t have a job or any responsibilities. Her life is shopping and partying. I related far more to the hard working, driven Andrew. At first, I didn’t have patience for Georgie, but she is so darn likeable, you can’t help but to fall under her spell. The one thing that still held her back for me, was I kept expecting her to completely grow up and do something responsible with herself.
- There is a secondary story line revolving around Georgie’s parents. It was easy to predict early on where this story line was going, no big surprise. I was however disappointed when it finally came to light, and there was really no explanation as to the how or why things happened. Who was responsible? I wish this story line was expanded upon a bit further.
Walk of Shame is one of those guilty pleasure romances. Don’t expect anything serious with this one. This is nothing but a good time, full of fun, flirty banter, and a romance that occurs when two complete opposites collide. If you want a light romance this is one to try.
I borrowed a copy of this book from the library. All opinions are my own, and I was not compensated for this review.