If there’s one author that I know I can count on to deliver a laugh-out-loud, hilarious, fun romantic comedy, it’s R.S. Grey. She nails the humor in her books every time, from the funny banter to the crazy situations that the characters (mainly the heroines) end up in. Meredith was such an endearing heroine and though the hero was hard to like in the beginning, Jack grew on me in the end. If you’re looking for the perfect rom-com with cowboys, look no further than this one.
Jack breezes right past me and stomps into the shack so heavily that the fragile walls quake. It’ll be a fitting end, both of us suffocating under the rubble. Just as we’re gasping for our last breaths, I’ll offer to make peace, and very quietly, he’ll whisper back, Go to hell.
This quote perfect describes the kind of relationship our dear hero and heroine have, at least in the beginning. Meredith dumps her cheating husband and her cushy life, and the only place she can find a job is on the very hands-on ranch her sister works at. Jack sees her as a pampered baby, and though he’s not off the mark, Meredith is determined to be the best housekeeper she can be. To say they get off to a rough start would be an understatement – Jack is arrogant and judgmental, and no one fires him up like Meredith. He doesn’t take it too far, but it was hard to like him in the midst of all his asshole-ness.
Slowly, though, as Meredith and Jack get to know one another (thanks to a scheming grandmother and the constant proximity on the ranch), the two form a sort of truce. They becoming friendlier and start to understand each other better. Of course, they try to ignore the underlying attraction between them, but has that ever worked out for anyone? One thing I was surprised by in this book in the best way possible was that the romance was actually a slow burn. There’s lots of delicious tension between Meredith and Jack, but R.S. Grey tortures us a little by making their romance a slow and sweet one. I’m glad about the pacing of the romance – it made it that much more enjoyable and believable.
I adored Arrogant Devil. It’s got cowboys, humor, and an independent heroine. There wasn’t much more I could ask for. This was a fantastic Southern rom-com that I highly recommend for when you’re in the mood for something light and funny!
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Also by R.S. Grey
Scoring Wilder: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
Settling the Score: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
Out of Bounds: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
With This Heart: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
Chasing Spring: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
A Place in the Sun: Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
The Allure of Julian Lefray: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
The Allure of Dean Harper: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
The Duet: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
The Design: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
Anything You Can Do: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
The Foxe & the Hound: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
The Fortunate Ones: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
The Beau & the Belle: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads