The whole sunshine and grump romance trope is honestly one of my favourites. Maisie is such a lovely sunshine character, although she does admit that her level of sunshine is a bit of an issue. And Cameron is a ridiculously cute and rude grump. If this was a Christmas story, I’d say “bah humbug” every time he made an appearance. It was fantastic how these two characters complemented each other so much.
In fact, Maisie and Cameron are such a great match that throughout their whole courtship, they constantly help to change each other for the better for Maisie, it’s with Cameron’s support that she figures out how to stand up for herself. And stops herself from people pleasing so damn much. Cameron on the other hand needs to stop being such a cantankerous, unapproachable grump to everyone, and Maisie helps him to open and up let people in. Both changes that they KNEW they each needed to make but needed the help with.
Woven throughout this romance is a great mystery. As it should since this office romance is based in a PI company. Although I spent most of the time focused pretty intently on the character development, I did enjoy trying to untangle the web of the mystery. I mean insurance fraud, stolen identities, and a mob connection? It was all very intriguing, and hard to figure out just where that side quest was headed.
This was a fantastic, easy read and a great office romance. I loved that this storyline included the typical office bullshit and bitchiness. Pettiness, jealousy, and squabbles actually take up quite a bit of this story. But they don’t take up any emotional space, which made it feel that little bit more realistic and tangible.
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