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Series: Calamity Jones #1
on April 18th 2016
Genres: Adult fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Source: ARC from publisher
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Lucifer - At eighteen months out of law school, six months on the job, and four weeks before his BAR exam, Luce has arrived. He’d been playing by other people’s rules all his life and now, poised on the brink of success, he will not let anyone stand in his way…especially not the junior-partner jerk at the office giving him and his assistant a hard time. On his way to give the creep a piece of his mind, he bumps into the infamous ‘Calamity Jones’…
Calamity – is tired of enduring her boss’s unwanted sexual innuendos. When his fingers start to roam, Calam decides she’s had enough. It’s time to fight fire with fire. So she devises an ingenious, if risky plan, to get Perkins off her back, keep her Job, and strike a blow for his numerous other victims around the office…only, things don’t go exactly as planned.
All Hell Breaks ‘Luce’ – After finding the loopy ingénue jack-knifed atop the archival files, Lucifer knows something is up. Calamity knows the jig is up. So, she comes clean. Turns out, they both have the same problem…Perkins. But, sparks fly when they decide to team up to bring down the boss. The Hitch? He’s a straight arrow…She’s a loose cannon. Can they work together to achieve a common goal? Or will they both lose in the end?
This book was good. I really liked the plot. The characters were frustrating at times, but the story was pretty good.
It made sense. It was believable. Even the character’s actions were believable (if annoying). It was unpredictable at times. It was pretty intriguing and a page-turner.
The writing was good enough. Some editing issues. It was third person omniscient so occasionally you had to think a minute about who was thinking what but it wasn’t too distracting. I kinda liked the POVs. When there’s any kind of romance, I prefer knowing what both parties are thinking.
Yeah, as for the characters…I started off liking Calamity, then I started disliking her. I think it was around the time that we found out she had a past criminal record. My respect for her dropped considerably. And she could not stop lying and scheming. She was just the type of person that I could not get along with. She sure did grow into her name. But I mean, that’s just her. Just her personality. I had absolutely no problem with Charisma (her twin sister). I liked Calamity’s BFF Reese. I was frustrated with that one big thing she did, but I got over it. As for Lucifer, I liked him until he started acting out of blind anger. To be fair, he did go about it the logical way first, so I blame Calamity more than him, but when his cousin was angry with him I couldn’t help but take his cousin’s side. I warmed up to both him and Calamity towards the end, though. I mean, these could definitely be real people, if not my type of people. I liked the other characters.
All in all, it’s a pretty enjoyable read. It got very emotional too. It had a little bit of everything.
P.S. I would never let anyone call me ‘Shorty.’ I’m shorter than Calamity and man does it bug me. But if she’s fine with it, then it’s at least appropriate.
Anyway, points for diversity. It was probably one of the first times I’ve read about a girl with skin color like mine AND who’s very short.
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