Inappropriate by Vi Keeland
What I drank: white wine. And boy will I need it to talk about this book. Its rare that I end up rolling my eyes because of bad writing rather than bad decisions. Im gonna be honest, bad writing typically doesnt bother me. But whooooooo boy.
A new, sexy standalone novel from #1 New York Times Bestseller, Vi Keeland.
Terminated for inappropriate behavior.
I couldn’t believe the letter in my hands.
Nine years. Nine damn years I’d worked my butt off for one of the largest companies in America, and I was fired with a form letter when I returned home from a week in Aruba.
All because of a video taken when I was on vacation with my friends—a private video made on my private time. Or so I thought…
Pissed off, I cracked open a bottle of wine and wrote my own letter to the gazillionaire CEO telling him what I thought of his company and its practices.
I didn’t think he’d actually respond.
I certainly never thought I’d suddenly become pen pals with the rich jerk.
Eventually, he realized I’d been wronged and made sure I got my job back.
Only…it wasn’t the only thing Grant Lexington wanted to do for me.
But there was no way I was getting involved with my boss’s boss’s boss. Even if he was ridiculously gorgeous, confident, and charming.
It would be completely wrong, inappropriate even.
Sort of like the video that got me into trouble to begin with.
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
But sometimes it’s twice as fun.
Drunk Overview: Ireland gets fired from her on-air job because of a topless video on her personal Instagram. She drunk emails the CEO Grant who is inexplicably charmed by her email. He gets her rehired and then decides to date her. Because thats a great idea….
Drunk Thoughts: This is going to be a ragey review. I have so many issues with this book: from the power imbalance in the relationship to the way the the way characters made bad decision and bad decision.
I found this book on a list of Oprahs best romances of 2020 and it makes my eye twitch with rage that this could even be considered.
- Lets start with the power imbalance. It was directly mentioned in a brief section which made me hope it would be an actual discussion. BUT WAS THEN NSVER MENTIONED AGAIN.
- Why bother mentionimg it in the first place.
- The way Grany pursued her was definitely a little bit creepy.
- His pickup lines were cheesy to the extreme but taken as if they were romantic… except neither of these characters seem like people who woulf care for cheesy pickup lines.
- And with her bitchy drunk email, there’s no reason he should have hired her back.
- Then theres the performance feminism of Ireland telling a younger employee how it is in the world. It was condesending as shit and theres no way that whole conversatiom would have been accepted.
- Dont get me started on the way this book handles the various mental illnesses.
- It somehow treats everything as a big deal and not all that important…
- And there’s so many problematic elemenys where therapy is concerned. Grant keeps trying to get counselling for someone vut then goes right on a rant about how therapy is bad?
- And then we get into the plain bad idea. Using high beams in fog (and acting like thats the better option), buying a house for someone who is in the middle of building a house, or my personal favorite, not knowing if you can have a bath while pregnant.
- Like, to the point that I rolled my eyes at dramatoc moments becaise these people dont seem to know basic things.
- So, bad plot, bad writing, and little to no world building.
- Man, I didnt even get to trying to convince people their life choices are wrong…
What I’d Pair it With: whats the most disappointing drink I can think of. Something that sounds like it’ll be amazing but SUCKS. Hypnotic, that blue drink. I wanted it liked crazy when I was young because it was a crazy bright blue. It had so much promise. But nothing could make up for how bad it was.
Rating: no stars. Fuck it. I wanted to rage quit this so hard. This book reminds me of the Friend Zone. A book with promise that decided to shit on the whole premise. Fuck this.