If I Say Yes
(Say Something Book #1)
Elizabeth Lewis was the child of Hollywood's darling couple, until her father murdered her mother.
Six years later, she has traded her flashy, luxurious lifestyle for one of safe anonymity as a literary agent. With a different name and appearance, Liza Winter is living the life of her dreams—one where she's known for who she is instead of what her father did. Except her apartment should be condemned, her car only starts when it wants, she hates the romance genre she has been assigned, and the CEO's deliciously attractive nephew is out to ruin her carefully laid plans.
Reid Harder has never met an obstacle he couldn't overcome. When his new position in the romance department comes with a benefit his uncle didn't mention, he decides to wage a war against the intelligent, beautiful Liza to destroy every argument she has for turning him down. Still, the closer he gets to winning the prize, the more he realizes that the woman is keeping secrets that may endanger not just her life but his.
Will Liza overcome her mistrust of Reid to reveal her secrets before he learns the truth and walks away? Or will a grudge-wielding apparition from her past make her the next deadly Hollywood headline?
This is a debut novel for Brandy Jellum and boy was it a good one. I was definitely entertained throughout this whole book. I was pleasantly surprised. This book doesn't waste anytime sucking you in and getting you to try and guess what is happening. She made this book even more suspenseful by adding the romance. It made you forget about the problems with Elizabeth and wonder what was going to happen next for her and Reid.
I am not one to read a lot of romantic suspense books. With that said if there are more that are written like this I think I will have to pick more of them up. I am one of those people that is really hard to surprise when it comes to books and movies that are like this. I usually can figure it out by the first couple minutes of a movie or the first couple chapters. The story opens right away with a question. We see Elizabeth's past but it cuts out before the end. We are left guessing what her dad ended up doing to her. And the questions don't stop. We are given bits and pieces slowly throughout the story about Liz's life. When we finally get to the end and we learn who has been doing these things I was like…..
The romance was another reason it was hard for me to guess what was going on. You got so wrapped up yelling at Liz to get over herself and do this thing with Reid that you forget all of her other problems. I mean she tries really hard to keep Reid away but that wonderful man keeps getting in there. I mean he was an ass but what man isn't sometimes. Hahaha.
Oh! And you never really learn much about Reid so that is another mestory Brandy puts in the book that you aren't actually aware is there until the end of the book. Reid comes off as being open but is he really? I don't think so…but maybe that's me.
This book was actually pretty good. I didn't get enough of the actual romance but other than that I really liked it. I am going to be picking up the next one in the series. Any author that can stump me deserves that much!