This is a fun enemies-to-lovers/opposites attract type of romance that follows Teddy Spenser, our narrator, who works for an up-and-coming Chicago design firm called Reddyflora. Teddy is not amused when his boss puts him on a high profile project with his nemesis — the stodgy and abrasive software engineer Romeo, who also happens to be quite cute. I also learned about “smart vases” in this story, something I never even knew existed.
If working together wasn’t enough, their boss then sends them on a business trip together to Seattle to meet with a wealthy and eccentric potential investor, Joyce Alexander. Oh, and there was a mix-up at the hotel and not only did they have to share a room, but it was a room with only one bed.
I loved watching these two learn about each other over the coming days and seeing both of them overcome their hostilities. It was fun to see how their initial impressions of the other slowly fell apart once they discovered new and admirable facets of the other person, all of which led to a fierce devotion on both of their parts by the end of the book. Their transition from enemies to lovers is quite sweet and heart-warming and I ended up adoring both of these characters.
There was kind of an unbelievable aspect of the story, where the two of them were sent on sort of a contest and needed to perform a set of quirky missions. Though unlikely, I found this aspect of the book to be a lot of fun and I didn’t mind suspending disbelief for a little bit here.
The only thing I didn’t really like was the insta-love aspect of the story. They went from barely knowing each other to eternal declarations of love within a few days. But Insta-love aside, I enjoyed this delightful low-angst book and found both of our characters to be lovable and admirable, with just enough tension to keep the narrative compelling.
All in all, a sweet and tender perfectly constructed story with diverse characters and a heart-warming storyline. I loved the way the story progressed culminating in a beautiful epilogue.