“I feel like I’ve been electrocuted with stardust. A universe is being somewhere in my chest expanding with suns and moons and stars.”
This story was pure magic! It had me hooked from the beginning, I had to know what was going to happen and kept me turning the page. I was an easy read with lots of feelings going on. The tension between Jackie and her parents was strained, mostly with her father and he was a pretty big a** to her, but to be fair, she kept some truths that she was ashamed of from him and her mother.
I believe that Will and Jackie were to perfect match for each other and I don’t think that he age difference was really a huge factor at all. It never made me uncomfortable or squeamish, well except some of the comments her parents would make… that was a tad awkward.
“Love is a war and half the time you’re battling you own fucking self.”
That to me is the central theme of this entire book, the back and forth what they are feeling and if they should act on it, if it’s real. This book had me laughing and at times it felt like a really light read, then fast forward a bit and it was a heavy soul searching read, then a few pages later and I am panting with lust.
Grab this book and find your happy ending.
I first met William McAlister when I was just a teenager.
He was handsome, had a beautiful wife and was on the verge of success, having just joined my father as his business partner. Mr. McAlister was full of smooth charm, but back then he was barely a blip on my radar. Just a family friend.
Fast forward ten years: I’m 25 years old and a single mom trying to make things right for her seven-year old son. I’ve made some mistakes, grappled with my demons and now I’m back in the city of Vancouver, getting a second chance at a better life.
I’ve started by working for my father’s production company as an executive assistant. My first day on the job and I already know I could have a promising career there.
That is until I see Will McAlister for the first time in a decade.
Now recently divorced and as sophisticated as always, Will has gone from being my father’s friend and business partner to something so much more.
We’re both older, for one thing, and he just oozes this worldly confidence and stark sexuality. Combined with his tall, muscular build and sharp suits, strong jaw and bedroom eyes, Will has turned into one hell of a distraction.
A distraction I’m having a hard time staying away from, considering his office is right across from my desk and I work with him in such close proximity.
But it’s just a harmless crush, right?
It’s just an innocent fantasy of screwing him on his desk, right?
It can’t ever be more because he’s my father’s best friend, business partner, and my boss.
Before I Ever Met You is a contemporary standalone romance, a light-hearted swoony read that will make you believe in love again.