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Title: Screwed by Kelly Jamieson
Author: Kelly Jamieson
Publisher: Amara, Entangled Publishing
Published: May 28th, 2018
This is a delicious, heartwarming, sweet friends to lovers romance. It is a story about Callie Sutherland who divorces Beau, her cheating husband, and is starting to make a new life for herself. She has a lot of support from her ex-husband’s business partner and best friend, Cash Hale, but as the attraction between the two escalates so do the obstacles in their way! Cash has loved Callie for years – even before she married Beau but has resisted the attraction . . . until now! He is a sweet, strong character, supportive and caring with a strong core of both integrity and loyalty.
A steamy romance, packed with angst and turmoil, this is also a story of finding your own self worth, an emotional roller coaster journey of valuing yourself above those who aspire to denigrate you. It is a story of forbidden love, packed with dilemmas and not worrying so much about outward appearances. Her parents never seem to acknowledge what a lovely daughter they have and have never really supported her or her dreams, they are definitely into maintaining a positive facade, whatever the cost. The added problem is that her parents are also the ones about to make a decision concerning an important contract for which Cash and Beau’s firm have bid . . . . Should Cash put business or love first?
This author takes readers right into the story in an engaging story with great characters and a well developed plot. There are some laugh out loud moments and some which just made me so cross (usually with her parents or ex). It is a delightful, easy read, just right when you want to escape into something relatively light and enjoyable. There are some tasty treats along the way, too, to whet your appetite!
I won an e-copy of this novel in a lottery, via the publishers and NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
Cash Hale has been in love with his best friend’s wife forever. Now Callie and Beau are divorced, but she’s still way off-limits. Dating her would betray his friendship with Beau. And Cash is nothing if not loyal.
Callie Sutherland is starting over. The end of her marriage was just one more way she failed to live up to her wealthy family’s expectations, so from now on she’s not even going to try. It’s time to live her life the way she wants. And she wants Cash.
Cash and Beau aren’t just friends, they’re business partners, and the drop in the price of oil has hurt their business. They need to win the bid for Sutherland Industries’ next big project—but it may get messy since Callie’s family owns the business. Not only would Cash risk his friendship with Beau to be with her, he’d be risking the company they worked so hard to create.
But this new Callie isn’t taking no for an answer.
He’s so screwed…