REVIEW                                                                          STUCK-UP SUIT                                                 by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward




(A Standalone Novel)

Authors: Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 11th April, 2016

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, r.b.a designs

Model: Dusan Susnjar

Photographer: Tijana Vukovic








It started out like any other morning on the train.

Until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle.

He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world.

Who did the stuck-up suit think he was…God?

Actually, he looked like a God. That was about it.

When his stop came, he got up suddenly and left.  So suddenly, he dropped his phone on the way out.

I might have picked it up.

I might have gone through all of his photos and called some of the numbers.

I might have held onto the mystery man’s phone for days—until I finally conjured up the courage to return it.

When I traipsed my ass across town to his fancy company, he refused to see me.

So, I left the phone on the empty desk outside the arrogant jerk’s office.

I might have also left behind a dirty picture on it first though.

I didn’t expect him to text back.

I didn’t expect our exchanges to be hot as hell.

I didn’t expect to fall for him—all before we even met.

The two of us couldn’t have been any more different.

Yet, you know what they say about opposites.

When we finally came face to face, we found out opposites sometimes do more than attract—we consumed each other.

Nothing could have prepared me for the ride he took me on. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for where I’d wind up when the ride was over.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.




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When these two authors get together, you know laugh out loud moments are guaranteed and as usual, we weren’t in the slightest bit let down. The character and storyline development is nothing less than off the charts. However, this read is a little different to what we’ve been used to. The first half of the book had us creasing up, the second half is much more serious and had both of us turning the pages as quick as we could read them. We liked this contrast hell of a lot. We loved how the suspense kicked in and how the pace stepped up to levels of uncontrollable angst. Actually, the modus operandi used by the authors made us wonder who wrote what!

“Let me tell you something, Soraya. I may not be the nicest guy on the planet or even the best fit for you, I know I’m not. But you can’t deny what’s going on between us. There’s only one end to this.”

Fate plays a huge part in this story. Being in the right place at the right time, happenings occur that we could easily be visualized as the descriptive writing is downright marvellous. The leading gal has no wish to get involved, but that doesn’t mean she can’t appreciate what she sees in front of her very eyes. Who wouldn’t after ogling the cover! Going against the grain and being rebellious with her style of dress and looks, Soraya’s moods are expressed in a striking way. It wouldn’t surprise us in the least that the authors haven’t started a new fashion!

“There’s nothing to dye. I’m completely bare down there.”

The two protagonists’ yin and yang aren’t exactly on par though. Graham Morgan is so damn angry with life. And regardless of his success in business, we really did feel kind of sorry for him because the poor man had been dealt a lousy hand. Bad tempered is putting it lightly and everyone who crosses his path try to stay well clear of his ire. Goodness, he’s negative vibes seemed to jump out of the pages. Soraya is quite the opposite. Up until a certain point, she has had no option but to accept past trials and tribulations. Never have two people not been made for each other and that is why this read is so interesting.

“… You want to talk to me? Fine. You want to get to get to know me? Fine. But it stops there. Is that what you really want?”
“I want it all, but I’ll take what I can get …. for now.”

Basically, what we see are two souls becoming one, overcoming their own hang-ups and learning from life’s lessons. Soraya’s positive influence is utmost in Graham seeing the light. Without her presence, he suffers. We can’t say how much we liked one of the secondary characters. Hmm… who she is you will only discover by one-clicking. Saying that, there was a conniving individual who tried their utmost to throw a spanner in the works making this read an unputdownable one. What neither of us were keen on was how Soraya went about solving a moral issue. We thought she should have consulted with Graham before taking such drastic measures and by not doing so, a tad immature. Listening to the wrong people, even listening to who she thought was the right person, made her make a very bad decision.

“I fucking love you, Soraya Venedetta.”
“I love you, too, Suit. I think I fell in love with you before I even met you.”

Sexy, heart-warming scenes abound as Graham is the perfect gentleman in the respect that he is always aware of Soraya’s needs. And her of his, too. The text messages between both of them are hilariously spicy and at times, the unanswered ones were cause for worry. The last one couldn’t have been summed up better in a love story which for us, isn’t your normal one. Who could ever have guessed that one of our most beloved mascots turned up in one of the most obscure places, too! We just loved this unexpected touch. The editing, proofreading and flow of the story is flawless. Bravo ladies for a brill read.



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Also available on Audible and Paperback




Outside of the restaurant, Graham’s black car was already curbside.  He must have had it waiting and called the driver when I went to the restroom.

“If you’re not going to come home with me, I insist on at least giving you a ride home to your place.”

“The subway is right around the corner.  I’m good.”

He shot me an annoyed glance.  “Give a little, Soraya.  It’s a ride home, not a ride on my cock.  And I think you know by now that I’m not a serial killer.”

“You’re so crass.”

He put his hand on the small of my back and steered me to the waiting open car door.  I didn’t put up a fight.  Graham was right, I was being stubborn while he had pretty much agreed to anything I demanded.  Something told me it was a rare occasion when the man was this flexible.

When we arrived at my apartment, Graham walked me to the door.

“When will I see you again?”

“Well, tomorrow is Saturday, so I suppose maybe Monday on the train.”

“Have dinner with me again tomorrow?”

“I have plans.”

His jaw flexed.  “With whom?”

We embarked into a lengthy stare off.  His gaze was hard.  When neither of us gave for a few minutes, he grumbled Christ under his breath, and before I realized what was happening, my back was against the door, and his mouth was on mine.

He kissed me as if he wanted to eat me alive.  Before releasing my mouth, he took my lower lip between his teeth and tugged.  Hard.  With his lips vibrating up against mine, he spoke.  “Don’t push me to my limit, Soraya.”

“Why?  What will happen?”

“I’ll push back.  And I’m trying not to do that with you.”

He was being honest, and I realized I should appreciate that.  “To my sister’s house.  It’s my niece’s birthday party.  That’s where I’m going tomorrow night.

He nodded.  “Thank you.”

It took every bit of my willpower to go inside and shut the door behind me.  I leaned my back against the door, unable to remember the last time I was so hot and bothered.  Maybe not ever.  His mouth was sinful; the thought of what he could do with that wicked tongue other places on my body kept me in a state of arousal that bordered on frenzied.  But it was more than that.  The way he was so dominating and controlling, yet exercised restraint to respect my wishes, was the sexiest thing I’d ever seen.  The man stimulated something that had been sleeping inside of me.  I needed a glass of wine and an orgasm.  Not necessarily in that order.  If I was going be firm on my stance that we get to know each other and not have sex, then taking things into my own hands was absolutely essential.

In my bedroom, I stripped out of my clothes.  I didn’t sleep naked every night, but tonight was definitely a bare evening.  As I slipped into bed, my cell rang.

“Is phone sex on the table?”  Graham’s voice was a needy rasp.  Whatever cooling off my body had done since I left him on the other side of the door was instantly reheated.  His voice could definitely speed things up for me.  But…

“Sex is off the table.  That should probably include all types of sex.  Intercourse, oral, phone.”

He groaned.  “Oral.  God, I want to taste you.  And feel that metal tongue ring on my cock.  You have no idea how difficult it was to control myself tonight every time I caught a glimpse of that metal when you spoke.  It’s like you’re taunting me with every word.  What are you wearing, Soraya?”

That voice.  I needed to record him saying What are you wearing, Soraya?  So I could play it over and over again in a loop when I needed to satisfy my own needs.  “I’m actually not wearing anything.  I just got undressed and slipped into bed.”

“You sleep naked?”


He actually growled.  “Touch yourself.”

“I plan to.  But I think I’m going to need both hands tonight.  So I’m going to hang up first.”

“How long do you plan on driving me crazy, Soraya?”

“Good night, Graham.”  I hung up without waiting for him to respond.  Even though my body physically ached for the man, I wasn’t ready to open that door with him just yet.  Although as I glided my hand down my body alone in my bed, the only thing I could think of was God, I wish it was his hand.




Other books from Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward


Meet Vi Keeland

Vi Keeland is a New York Times bestselling author. Native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!  New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author.  Over the last three years, ten of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and three on the New York Times Bestseller lists.

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The Baller

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Meet Penelope Ward

Penelope WardPenelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.


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