Contemporary Romance Fiction

Inappropriate by Vi Keeland

Title: Inappropriate

Author: Vi Keeland

My Rating:

Type: Standalone

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Fiction, Office Romance

Narration: Dual POV

Primary Characters: Ireland and Grant Lexington


When I read the blurb, the premise sounded fun and interesting. It certainly was all that, but it also had unexpected emotional depth. It was the perfect little romance – it wasn’t anything mega-special, it wasn’t anything surprisingly new and exciting and plot-twisty. There definitely was some mystery and some very emotional stuff, yet a cute romance.

Ireland Saint James lives in LA and works as an on-air reporter/ newscaster for Lexington Industries early morning segment. While away on a week vacation in Aruba celebrating her best friend/roommates upcoming wedding she has a little too much fun, and a private video is leaked. When she returns home, she suddenly finds herself unemployed. She’s terminated, effective immediately for inappropriate behaviour.

she feels she was wrongly fired. She’s angry and sends a drunken rant to the owner of the station telling him exactly what she thinks of him and his company.

Grant Lexington is a young president and CEO of Lexington Industries. He is intrigued when one of his employee send him an email telling him off. He responds to that email and its not good.
She writes an apology email. He responds but still considers her unemployed. But Grant is intrigued by Ireland and he digs up her personal file which has some highly personal information.

A chance meeting leads to a meeting between Ireland and Grant. The chemistry between them is bouncing all over the place. He also started finding other reasons to interact with her, but getting involved with him would be inappropriate? Both Ireland and Grant have pasts filled with pain. Grant has locked up his heart in a vault and although he wants to give it all to Ireland, he’s not sure how much he can give.

Its fast paced with nice secondary characters. Both Ireland and Grant are delightful, well developed characters. Their interactions are delightfully witty. He’s confident and enigmatic, thoughtful and caring. It swings from light-hearted swoon and silly costumes, to horrible loss that threatens to overwhelm the love story. Overall it was enjoyable.

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