Synopsis via Goodreads: Dear Mister…**strike out** no, too formal.
Hey there sweet cheeks *strike out* no, too forward.To whom it may concern,Full disclosure; before we move forward with this email, I would like it to be known that I have consumed an adequate amount of alcoholic beverages to intoxicate myself tonight. Three margaritas, two shots, and one beer—because it was free.I think it’s important to be open and honest with your co-workers, don’t you?So here I am, being honest. Drunk but honest. Or just drunk with lust? You decide.I like you so much it’s clouding my judgment and making me do things I never would sober. Like write this letter.I have a hopeless, foolish, schoolgirl crush on you when you are the last person on earth I should be falling for. Did you know people around the office call you a sadist? An egomaniac. An insensitive, arrogant prick. Your bark is worse then your bite, and you don’t scare me. The fact is, I’d love that bite of yours to nip at my bare skin while we’re both wearing nothing but sheets.For once I want you to look at me as more than one of your employees.And as long as we’re being honest, that navy blue suit you wear? With the crisp white shirt? It really makes me want to loosen your tie and show you who’s boss.Love,Sincerely,Yours.
Full disclosure, I’ve been low key waiting for Meghan Quinn and Sara Ney to write a book together for some time now. I’m already a huge fangirl of Meghan’s romcoms and I’ve recently become a fan of Sara’s new adult romances and considering their similar writing styles and the fact that their such close friends, I felt like they would make a great writing team. I crossed my fingers and hoped that my instincts and these two authors didn’t let me down!
Love, Sincerely, Yours is an angsty office romance between a stick in the mud CEO and a graphic designer who loves to push his buttons. Peyton Lévêque has had her eyes on the CEO of Roam, Inc. ever since she started working there five years ago, but he never once looked her way until the day she stepped into his office to give him her two weeks notice. Even though he can be an asshole most of the time, there’s something about Rome Blackburn that’s got Peyton intrigued so when her friends dare her to send an anonymous email expressing her feelings after one too many drinks, she doesn’t hold back. But when she finds a response in her inbox the next day, will she have the guts to respond without liquid courage?
Meghan and Sara’s first co-written book ended up being a hit for me! This book had all the elements I expect it to have: great humor, witty banter and a slow-building romance that turns explosive. The email banter sessions between Peyton and Rome was definitely my favorite part of this book. I was living for their back and forth conversations and it added to the angst. Though this is an office romance, it felt different from the other office romances I’ve read in the past. Most office romance I’ve read have also had this underlining tone of forbiddenness because hooking up with someone you work with is frowned upon, but I didn’t get that vibe here since the romance doesn’t really start until after Peyton has left the company and I liked that. It sounds super weird but I’m not a big fan of the couple having to sneak around so no one knows, it’s just very cliché to me.
I am low key obsessed with Peyton. She’s so creative and snarky and I just loved her personality. She got underneath Rome’s skin and she helped him to open. She added a splash of color to his grey-streaked world. Rome is such a stubborn, buttoned-up asshole who needed to get out of the office more and Peyton was just the girl to help him change it up. I loved seeing him loosen up and just laugh which is something he never even did before Peyton came crashing into his world. Peyton and Rome’s personality may be opposite, but they both have such a strong and driven worth ethic and it’s why they work so well together.
While there were many things that I loved about this book, it is not without its flaws. Firstly, there were a few inconsistencies in the writing. One example is that we are told that Rome has a sister who has a child yet when Rome sister is brought up again at a later time, the sister no longer has a daughter which was weird. There were a few other inconsistencies that threw me off and I feel like these were things that could’ve been fixed if someone had paid closer attention to the minor details. Secondly, I was not a fan of the conflict that was thrown in at 92% of the book. Like why are we breaking our happy couple apart just for them to get back together again by the end of the next chapter?! The conflict should’ve happened sooner or not have happened at all.
Though this book isn’t perfect, Love, Sincerely, Yours was still an enjoyable read and I’m curious to see what Meghan and Sara have in store for us next. Hopefully they will have worked out their writing kinks by then and the next book will be a much smoother read.