Zeke Gulden is a ruthless Wall Street exec. His hard-edged, no-nonsense attitude has served him well in the cutthroat business world, but less so in his personal life. When he finds out his ex-boyfriend cheated on him with a coworker, Zeke can’t let go—not until he finds a way to get even. However, his meddlesome father has other ideas. The new hire at the family-owned bagel store is somewhat colorful, but his dad is sure he’s the perfect man for Zeke.
Benny Ruggieri is a fiercely proud New Yorker who dreams of making it big as a costume designer in the theater. In the meantime, he’s working two part-time jobs in the food biz. When his new boss sets him up with his successful son, Benny has zero expectations. If nothing else, he figures he can entertain himself by making the uptight businessman squirm. Instead, the two become unlikely friends with an inexplicable attraction they can’t ignore. Benny might be the one to help Zeke set aside his quest for revenge, if he’s willing to let go and forgive what he can’t forget… and give in to an unexpected kind of romance.
I really enjoyed this book. Zeke and Benny were so much fun. Zeke was hard to take sometimes with his attitude and opinions. I’ll admit I rolled my eyes at his comments a few times while reading this. Although by the end of the story I came to believe that a lot of his attitude was a result of his father. There was some serious issues between those two. Zeke tried really hard to be tough and cold-hearted but I don’t think he did it too well. Which made him more likable to me. I was rooting for him to get his head out of his butt through the whole story and he finally did it. Benny was incredible. With his snarkiness and fabulousness I was hooked. He knew just how to handle Zeke and it was beautiful. I liked that I got to see some of his issues and his vulnerability. Lane did a wonderful job melding these two characters into an amazing couple. The book overall was well written and kept me engaged from start to finish.
5 pieces of eye candy