~ ~ What a fun read! ~ ~
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Length (Est.): 182 Pages
Rachel Sirianni is a twenty-seven year old native New Yorker with dreams of becoming an editor for Equinox Publishing, one of the top imprints in the city. And it seems she’s finally gotten her foot in the door, until one wild morning turns her fast track into an uphill climb.
Unable to pay her bills, she takes an unlikely second job to make ends meet and finds herself struggling to maintain two lives – her own, and that of her alter ego. Kirby is a sassy, imaginative, and extroverted fireball whom Rachel had no idea was lying dormant inside of her.
Enter Joe, a larger-than-life, brutally hot writer with a heart of gold. Rachel can’t seem to control herself around him, despite the fact that she’s sworn off men until she can get her career back on track. Their backgrounds and interests very nearly run parallel, and the Universe seems to keep pulling the pair together – in every aspect of Rachel’s life. What happens when two worlds collide, particularly where it concerns Joe? The ride of her life may just lead to love – or it could lead back to the drawing board.
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Rachel Sirianni has big dreams of becoming an editor for Equinox Publishing. She finally lands her job interview and the morning of….well everything that can go wrong does. Showing up to the interview a little late lands her in a different and lower paying position that she cannot refuse since she has always dreamed of working for the company. With that in mind she must also take a second job just to pay her bills.
Rachel’s second job brings out her alter ego. Being a phone sex operator will bring out sides to Rachel that she just had no idea existed, but might just help her land the man of her dreams, except for the fact that she has absolutely no time for a relationship.
“Joe had already thrown her portion of the universe into a tizzy. When she wasn’t working she was thinking about him, and when she was sleeping she was dreaming about him. And she went weak at the knees any time she even imagined his hands and mouth on her. Who the hell do you think you are, Joe?”
Joe is a writer that is trying to get published at Equinox Publishing but his world is turned upside down when he keeps running into Rachel at the coffee house and then ends up getting set up on a blind date with her. Joe is a big man that has no trouble getting women but struggles to get the one that he really wants. That is until his Rachel meets her inner Kirby.
“You’re everything that I want. You’re kind, talented, beautiful, funny, and your spaghetti sauce? I can’t live just walk away from that can I?”
This book was a great and fun read for me. She is living two separate lives that are bound to collide and cause fireworks and boy do they! Rachel is more of a responsible adult that knows what she wants out of life and is determined to live her dreams. Her alter ego Kirby is more sassy and imaginative than Rachel would ever be.
Her relationship with Joe is just what she wants in life but comes to blows when she decides to be honest about who she really is and what her second job really is. With that being said this book had my full attention from the first page to the last. The writing is great and the storyline just flows perfectly.
I think Kirby is a great read for anyone no matter what genre you prefer. I know I really loved this book.
My Favorite Moment: I love the conversations that Rachel has with her best friend Cami.
“Oh, please – Rach, let’s examine the evidence here! You bump into him twice, and both times he’s got you weak at the knees. Of the ninety-nine other girls he could get when calling a phone sex line, he gets you. My brother sets you up on a blind date, and it’s him. You really don’t see it yet?”
Rachel laughed louder. “See what, Cami?”
Camille smiled knowingly. “Kismet.”
My Favorite Laughable Moment: It is very true that you just do not mess with a girl’s best friend.
“Excuse me, it’s Camille. And I’ve known her for over ten years. And if you knew even the slightest bit about her, you’d know that she doesn’t have a malicious bone in her body. She’s not a liar, Joe. This isn’t something she just does. She was embarrassed about a job she needed to take to make ends meet. She was even more embarrassed when you called. Rachel knew your voice and remembered your name even then. And if you want to know the truth, I think she was already crazy about you. Although I can’t imagine why, you take horrible photos.”
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