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Review: You Complicate Me by Isabel Jordan

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Grace Montgomery has a very simple plan. Fly to her younger brother’s wedding, stop the wedding, go home, make partner at her law firm. Almost getting arrested by air marshal Nick O’Connor? Not part of the plan. Neither was puking on him. (Don’t ask) Finding out he’s her soon-to-be brother-in-law…also a minor setback to her plan. And don’t even get her started on her untimely attraction to the tall, dark, and dead-sexy jerk.

If Nick had a plan, it wouldn’t include getting involved with a woman as complicated as Grace. It especially wouldn’t include road tripping with her to attend a week of pre-wedding family events. But as it turns out, traveling—and sparring—with the lovely, sharp-witted Grace is the most fun Nick’s had since, well, ever. And their sexual chemistry? Off. The. Charts.

It doesn’t take long for Grace to realize there’s a lot more to her air marshal than a pretty face and a big, um, gun. If she’s not careful, she just might lose her highly prized control—not to mention her heart—to Nick. But before Grace and Nick can set foot on the road to happily ever after, they’ll have to deal with Grace’s meddling ex, a slew of dysfunctional family members, and a contaminated pumpkin bisque (long story) … and that’s all before the end of day two.

It’s gonna be a long, complicated week…


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My Review

“I like that we’re so different; it keeps us interesting. I want you to complicate me, and I want to complicate you.”

When I first heard about You Complicate Me, I couldn’t wait to dive in. I mean this book is right up my alley. Romantic comedy: check. Stand-alone novel: check. Fun characters: Check Check! This is my first book by this author and it certainly won’t be my last.

You Complicate Me follows the story of Nick and Grace. Grace’s life is anything but simple. One might say it’s even complicated. She’s sworn off men and romance. The last thing she ever planned on was meeting Nick. Nick doesn’t do complicated, but when he meets Grace, he just couldn’t stay away. She was perfectly imperfect; a total hot mess and she gave him a run for his money. The chemistry between these two is instant and undeniable. They shouldn’t get involved, but can’t stay away. Will these two take a chance on romance despite all the complications or will Grace end up swearing off men for good? You’ll just have to pick up this book to see for yourself.

You Complicate Me was a really enjoyable read for me. It was well written and entertaining. I loved getting to know Grace and Nick. Nick doesn’t do complicated and Grace is 100% complicated. She’s not looking for love, but can’t deny the pull she feels towards Nick. Add in one regretful ex, pre-wedding festivities and an entertaining family and you’ve got all the elements for a totally fun read. I loved Grace’s family. They were a little intense, but you could tell they meant well and loved hard. I loved how real Grace was. She was a total riot and even though she made a fool out of herself time and time again in front of Nick, I just couldn’t get enough. I loved their story and loved watching the two of them fall. Was it insta-love? Kind of, but let me tell you, it worked.

Overall, I thought this book was a great read. You Complicate Me is author Isabel Jordan’s first attempt at contemporary/romantic comedy and for me, I think she knocked it out of the park. I was hooked on these characters and hooked on their story. I can’t wait to read more in this series and discover the other books this author has written. Great debut in this genre!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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