Abbie Keller thought that Richard Bartholemew Benson the Third would be her forever. In their four years of dating, she never doubted that she wouldn’t end up with his grandmother’s engagement ring on her finger. Sure, she had to change a few things about herself to fit that mold, like dying her hair, dressing more conservatively, and finding golf enjoyable (honestly the most difficult of the changes), but she was sure that at the end of it all, it would be worth it.
That is, until he leaves her crying outside her apartment wearing a Halloween costume, having broken it off with her because she’s just not serious enough. She was just fun, he tells her – and now that Richard has becoming a partner at his law firm in his sights, he needs to focus on work.
So she does what every girl does when she’s broken up with: she calls her friends, gets drunk, dyes her hair, and formulates her plan for revenge. It just so happens that the universe supports her efforts and gives her the perfect match to prove to her ex that he made a huge mistake: his boss.
Abbie starts dating the founding partner of Richard’s law firm, Damien Martinez, with one thing in mind: convincing him to invite her to the huge annual Christmas party as his date.
But when the relationship starts to become something more than casual dating and Abbie sees that the tough New York lawyer has a soft side, will she be able to follow through with her plan of deceit?
I can’t believe I just read this book in one sitting. It took me 25 days to read my last book and like 5 hours for this one. I just couldn’t put it down! Booktok did not lead me astray with this one. It was the perfect mix of legally blonde and hot and steamy holiday age gap romance.
What’s a better revenge than screwing your ex’s hotter and older boss and showing up on his arm to the yearly Christmas party? This book was hot as hell and damn if I didn’t fall for Damien too. He was so genuine, kind and an all around good man.
Abbie and her friends were hilarious. I loved their little revenge schemes and just how real they were. I was obsessed with Abbie herself though. She was all pink, sunshine and rainbows, a true golden girl. Her journey of finding herself again was heartbreaking at times but her rediscovering all the things she loved about herself was inspiring.
While a bit silly and a tad corny at times, I really loved this book. I definitely teared up a few times and just loved the connection between Abbie and Damien. Plus the sex scenes were just straight inferno level hot. Might be my sign to bump up the age on the dating apps. If you love a steamy romance with a great plot and a splash of holiday cheer definitely pick this one up, I guarantee you won’t be able to put it down.