Author: Clare Gilmore
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin on Oct. 10, 2023
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: St. Martin's Press
Book Rating: 8/10
A sparkling adversaries-to-lovers romcom set at a magazine publisher in Manhattan. When Casey and Alex are forced into proximity, they soon realize falling for each other is just as much of a risk and as it is a reward.
Casey Maitland has always preferred the reliability of numbers, despite growing up the daughter of two artistic souls. Now a twenty-four-year-old finance expert working in Manhattan, Casey wonders if the project manager opening at her company – magazine powerhouse LC Publications – is a sign from the universe to pursue a career with a little more sparkle. That is, until she’s passed over for the job in favor of the board chairman’s son.
Alex Harrison is handsome, Harvard-educated, and enigmatic. Everybody loves him – except for Casey. But when the two are thrown on the same project, they both have something to prove. For Casey, it’s getting tapped for a transfer to the London office and fulfilling her dreams of travelling. For Alex, it’s successfully launching a brand that will impress his distant father.
As work meetings turn into after hours, Casey and Alex are drawn to each other again and again, but neither can avoid the messy secrets and corporate intrigue threatening to tear them apart. What they discover about their workplace might change everything – including the dreams each of them is chasing.
Charming, captivating, and sweet!
Love Interest is an amusing, tenderhearted, enemies-to-loves romance that transports you to NYC and into the lives of the independent, spirited Casey, who’s determined to do whatever it takes to prove she deserves a promotion, and the successful, hardworking Alex, who takes his job extremely serious and wants to do whatever it takes to make his detached father proud of his success.
The writing is heartfelt and light. The characters are intelligent, stubborn, vulnerable, and endearing. And the plot is a push-pull tale full of workplace drama, tender moments, humorous mishaps, witty banter, goals, expectations, optimism, chemistry, and love.
Overall, Love Interest is an easy, hopeful, promising debut by Gilmore that is bursting with self-discovery, friendship, romance, and the ups and downs of finding success in corporate America.
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Thank you to SMP Romance – St. Martin’s Press for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.