I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey
Published by Amazon Digital Services on 10th May 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
Source: the Author
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Meredith Avery one night decides enough is enough and just with the clothes on her back leaves her abusive husband behind. Meredith married very young, her husband for all intents and purposes to the outside world is the perfect husband and they have a perfect marriage. Her family, friends, especially her sister think she’s some spoiled pampered princess which is far from the truth.
Jack McNight is the owner of the Blue Stone Ranch, from a young age he had taken a huge responsibility and started to withdraw from everyone but his grandmother. His ranchers fear him, he is extremely arrogant, and once he decides something its difficult for him to change his mind. Helen (Meredith’s sister who’s on holiday with her husband) is his assistant so when she tell him about employing her spoiled sister and he’s immediately against it.
From their first meeting Meredith and Jack are combustible together, both seem to lose their calm in the presence of the other. Their relationship is of reluctant acceptance of the others existence. Jack goes out of his to create extra huddles for Meredith who has never worked before let alone as a housekeeper. Though he doesn’t know that Meredith is a survivor and she’s not going to simply give up. I really liked them together, they were like water and oil. AND I happen to love enemies/hate to love stories and this is a great one. You get slowly see them realise that maybe they were wrong about each other especially Jack and get closer. They had great banter and chemistry, reluctant on both sides but maybe that is why it was more enjoyable. As their relationship develops you get to see more sweet and adorable moments along with great funny ones.
I loved Meredith!! Even though she had never done the stuff she now had to do as a housekeeper in a ranch, she did it. She had a rough marriage and surviving with the confidence (the one she displayed to others but didn’t feel) took a lot of courage and says a lot about her character. She was funny, adorable and very easy to love.
Jack on the other hand starts off as a very arrogant man, who seems to really hate Meredith’s guts but we get to see why he’s a loner and see slowly start to change due to Meredith’s influence. He starts to see who Meredith really is and stop his deloparable behaviour to her instead actually decides to become one of her ‘people’ *Swoon*. I mean’s he’s still arrogant at the end but you know not an a** that he was at the start.
The book is very funny, has a adorable dog, has a woman trying to overcome her problems and become her own person. Along with falling in love with a person who wouldn’t try to change her!!
Quibbles: View Spoiler »One of my main issues that took some time for me to overcome was it’s not mentioned in the blurb that she’s married, so it was quite a bit of shock to open the first page and be like ??? wait what ??? Secondly, I really didn’t care for Meredith’s sister. I could understand that she don’t know any better but to say such things without ever actually listening to Meredith made me unhappy, not to mention she only comes around because she finds about Meredith’s abusive husband by someone else so… « Hide Spoiler
Overall, I really enjoyed this one and I’ve read some R.S Grey books before but I think this might be my favourite!! It’s just written in a rom-com way but with more depth and an extremely satisfying romance *happy sigh*.