Title: The Design
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: March 1, 2015
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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.
For the last seven years, Grayson has been the most intimidating man Cammie has ever had the pleasure, or displeasure, of being around.
But the job opportunity is too good to pass up. So, Cammie will have to ignore the fact that Grayson is handsome enough to have his own national holiday.
After all, she shouldn’t feel that way about her new boss. And, he will be her new boss.
“I’m not scared of you,” I said with a confident smile.
“Perhaps we should fix that, Ms. Heart. Close the door.”
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, they now have to co-exist daily in the work environment. Cammie has a huge crush on Grayson, which Grayson seems oblivious to. It’s a classic love-hate relationship, one that is becoming a sure win trope for me.
As usual, I loved the banter between Brook and Cammie. They didn’t have as many moments together like the first book but the times that they have in the book were still funny and lovely. I love their relationship. But in this book, we see some cracks. It’s not bad, it just goes to show that they are not perfect and are flawed yet they still loved each other unconditionally.
I really liked Cammie. There was a point in the book where I seriously wanted to hit her in the head for her decisions but at the same time, I really like her character. I liked that she’s really not the perfect little sister in book one. I liked that she had her own dreams and aspirations that had nothing to do with Grayson. She was maddeningly tenacious and stubborn and annoying but I couldn’t help but root for her.
Grayson was less developed than Cammie. I don’t know if it’s because the whole book was from her POV or whatever but Grayson almost felt like a placeholder character for me. The only time I really saw him shine was during one of the funniest scene of the book, which happens to be Brook and Jason’s engagement party. Loved it. But other times, Grayson was just okay.
Overall, I liked this one but not as much as the first. I did like Cammie very much and some of the scenes are just laugh out loud funny. 🙂
R.S. Grey is a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if she had it her way, she would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.
She lives in Texas where she spend my free time writing and reading. Her favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. She’s a comedy geek and love all things “funny”. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for her writing, though she thinks her work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.