Release Date: April 11, 2019
In grade school, he pulled at her pigtails. In middle school, he spread false rumors about her. And in high school, he ruined her prom.
She hates that his smirks are unfairly sexy. And she definitely loathes that his dark eyes seem to follow her everywhere. Sometimes, even in her dreams.
It doesn’t matter that he’s rich and popular or that he lives in a freaking mansion full of butlers and maids. He’s rude and arrogant, and she wants to stay as far away from him as possible.
But unfortunately for Cleo, she lives in the same freaking mansion as Zach.
Only he’s the prince and she’s the lowly maid who serves him.
Lord did I LOVE this book. I also love this author (just saying). Her books are fantastic, and this book was indeed a fantastic read. Well written. Well paced. Told in a dual POV format. The plot was engaging. Full of witty banter. Sweet moments. Sad moments. Romantic moments. Moments that will make you want to punch people. Moments that will make you cry. A great cast of secondary characters (especially little Art). Two fantastic main characters. A virgin heroine (meh). A smidge of OW drama. Crackling sexual tension. Smokin’ sex scenes. Last, that ending…gaah. The last 10% of this book had me sobbing. The only small niggle…I wish this had an epilogue. I wanted a peek into this couple’s future. Bully themed books seem to be a “thing” at the moment, and Zach was definitely a bully and an asshole. Things are not all as they seem though. He has a past that shaped who he was, and it is a sad one. The Zach of present day was still very much an asshole, but he also had a vulnerability to him that softened his harsh edges and made me want to just hug the stuffing out of him. Added into the mix was a fantastic heroine with spunk, a huge heart, and a smart mouth. She looked past Zach’s asshole facade and saw the damaged little boy hiding beneath. I loved her for that. And I loved how much growth both these characters showed over the course of this book. If you are anything like me, you won’t be able to NOT fall in love with this couple. Their back and forth bantering. Their slow burn fall into love. Gaah…this was another great book from this author and I can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve next. Two thumbs up from yours truly.