Review: Off the Cuff by K.I. Lynn
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Foreword PR & Marketing.
There are office romances, and there are K.I. Lynn-penned office romances. Oh, she writes other romance tropes, but the fact that I'm super picky about the ones I read since it isn't necessarily my favorite trope but gravitate towards Lynn's says something. Off the Cuff is her latest standalone, and it's a novel that adds in an adversarial feel to it, courtesy of the fact that the main characters don't exactly have the most auspicious of beginnings.
When Roe Pierce accidentally on purpose dumped coffee on Thane Cartwright, she knew there would be consequences. After all, he was the President of Acquisitions at Donovan Trading and Investment, and she was a marketing associate. The last thing she expected, however, was for him to assign her as his temporary assistant as punishment. Roe makes no secret of how much she hates this setup, but Thane's going to make it worth his while.
Aside from the expected tension--sexual and otherwise--I quite liked the additional angle of Roe being the guardian to her niece, Kinsey, and how that played a part in the choices she made throughout the story. I also liked seeing how independent Roe was, and that her first priority was Kinsey, but there was also a softer side to her, especially once she decided to open herself up to Thane, a man who turned out to be more than she expected.
Thane was someone who surprised me. My initial impression of him wasn't anything to write home about, but he turned out to be someone with a lot of heart. Seeing him come to his realizations when it came to his feelings for Roe was one of my favorite things about this book, as were his interactions with those closest to him, especially little Kinsey. Overall, I enjoyed Off the Cuff, and easily finished it in a single sitting. This gets 4.5 stars.
Release Date: 11 January 2021
Date Read: 11 January 2021
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