Screwed is a light hearted, sexy, fun and sassy read. It is also a fairly quick read, one that can be read in a couple hours. The pace and flow worked perfectly with this storyline. What I loved about this book is it wasn’t overpowered with a lot of drama. She added just enough to keep the story and characters interesting, but whatever drama was created was over fairly quickly. Now I know many will say that it was over too quickly and that Emery forgave Hayden way too fast, but to me it just worked with this story.
In this book we meet Hayden Oliver and Emery Winters. Hayden is a property developer and owns many properties with his best friend Hudson. Hayden is your typical player, doesn’t believe in a relationship and has no problem with one night stands. He is also cocky and arrogant, but also sweet and charming. Things change for Hayden when Emery moves into one of his buildings (which also happens to be the building he lives in) and his business partner Hudson tells him he isn’t allowed to sleep with the tenants anymore. Hayden of course sees this as a challenge in a way and befriends Emery. Now Emery has had the great pleasure of meeting Roxy on her first day there and to say she didn’t paint Hayden in a good light is an understatement. So Emery is determined to blow Hayden off and focus on her career. That is until Hayden says he just wants to be friends. From here we get to see two people learning to open themselves up to the possibility of love and relationships. I loved watching Hayden and Emery together. Emery was a great character. Very strong, determined and I found her to be funnier than Hayden at times.
Now I don’t truly know what makes an amazing romantic comedy book, but in my opinion, if the book can make you laugh, make you connect with the characters and storyline and leave you with a huge smile on your face then I think the book has done it’s job. I feel Kendall hit each of those marks with me on this book, so to me this book was a great read. I always look forward to seeing what Kendall gives us next and I am never disappointed. I look forward to reading Hudson and Gracie’s book next!!!
“What do you want to know?”
“Enlighten me.” She shrugs.
Leaning back in my seat, I cross my ankles. “My job is pretty much my life, and I love what I do. Taking an old rundown building and turning it into luxury units that rent for top dollar is awesome. It never gets old. I love seeing the transformations.”
“That’s amazing.” She nods. “What else … surely there has to be more to you than just work.”
“You want to know something deep, huh?”
She nods, eager.
I think about it for a second, and memories of my checkered past flash through my brain. But rather than watch her expression turn to one of sympathy when she learns my past, I’d rather see her face light up with a smile. “Blow jobs are my spirit animal.”
She rolls her eyes at me, but laughs.
“You seem normal enough. What in the hell did you do to piss off Roxy?” She chuckles as she says this, and suddenly all the blood in my veins turns to ice water.
I scrub a hand across the back of my neck. “Roxy and I . . . it’s a long story, and not one I care to discuss right now.”
She pouts. “Fine. Regardless of your history with Roxy, you didn’t deny what she told me about you.”
“What exactly did she say?” Now I’m actually curious.
She shrugs, playing with the long strands of hair from her ponytail that rest on her shoulder. “She just warned me to stay away from you. Told me about your man-whore background.”
“Well, your virtue is safe. I made a deal with my business partner. No more sleeping with tenants.” I’m not sure why I’m telling her this, maybe because it’ll be easier to enforce the friends-only rule I’ve set for myself if she knows that she’s off-limits to me.
“So sleeping around in general is still fine?” There’s a mocking tone to her voice.
“Absolutely. This will be just friends.” I gesture between us. “Unless, you naughty girl, you’re trying to tempt me.” I give her a flirty wink.
She frowns and shakes her head. “Not a chance in hell. I told you. I’m done with men, and you, Hayden Oliver, by all accounts are a piece of shit.”
“Excuse me?” I cock an eyebrow at her.
“I’ve dated guys like you before. And I classify all men who think with their dicks under S for Shitty.”
“I do think with my cock on a regular basis, so I can’t argue with you there. But he’s so much more fun than my brain.”
This gets a small smile from her, and my heart beats just a little faster.
“Seriously, why would I take a chance on you and have my heart broken again?”
“Because I have a nine-inch cock and I know where the G-spot is?”
Her cheeks turn pink, belying her cool, confident tone. “Tempting, but not good enough.”
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