Review: Happy-Go-Lucky by L.H. Cosway
Every workplace has that one person you don’t want to mess with.
At James & Peterson Investigations, that would be Cameron Grant: sullen, grouchy, intimidating, oh yeah, and sexy as hell. He can make your soul wither with a single disapproving glare. And he never, ever socializes with his co-workers.
This is why Maisie Wilkins, happy-go-lucky ray of sunshine, can’t fathom why Cameron finally decided to show up at their annual office Christmas party. Every year he received an invite, and every year he failed to attend. But not this year.
Curious as to why he’s there, Maisie can’t resist sitting next to Cameron. Before she knows it, she’s had one too many drinks and is drunkenly hailing a cab back to his place. Office party flings are not something she normally does, but despite his intimidating character, Cameron has a charm she can’t resist. Or maybe it was just those five gin and tonics blurring her judgement.
Whatever the reason, Maisie now has to navigate the awkward, tension filled waters of sharing an office with someone she’s slept with.
Happy-Go-Lucky was so freakin adorable I loved it. I've been in a bit of a reading slump, couldn't really find anything that I wanted to read, that sounded good, that could hold my interest. Then I saw LH Cosway had a new story out so I thought why not give it a go. And it officially got me out of my slump. Because Cameron and Maisie are so cute together I couldn't stop reading.
Maisie and Cameron have been working together for a while, but they don't really know each other. Cameron is the office grump. The guy no one really knows. The one who doesn't go to the office parties or participate in the fun activities or really even talks to anyone.
Maisie is a huge people pleaser. She hates the idea of anyone not liking her so she goes out of her way to do everything she can to get everyone to like her. She brings donuts to the office every week, does anything anyone asks her to including extra work her coworkers dump on her, she does it all. Because she wants to be liked so she can't say no. Only...she is pretty invisible. No one really talks with her except her friend. No one listens when she tries to contribute to conversations. Her coworkers are definitely not worth the effort she puts in as they use her friendliness against her. She is a bit of a pushover, but she doesn't know how to be any other way.
When Cameron shows up for the office Christmas party it is odd. He has never come to one before. When Maisie sees him sitting all alone she has to go say hi. I mean maybe he is making an effort and no one else will talk to him? Gah they were so cute together! I do have a weakness for grumbly guys who are super sweet underneath all that. And Cameron is the best. His bark is worse than his bite and once you see through it, he is so sweet.
I loved how this was an office romance, but one where they can't really be together yet because of the power dynamics and they really try and stick to that. You see these two who obvious like each other so so much, but they agreed to not act on it right away (after that first drunken night) and I loved the tension there. I know Cameron could be really gruff, but his reasons why...phew! And Maisie was so sweet and they are perfect for each other. They help the other be better people. Happier people. Oh, they were adorable. Plus we have the fun PI stuff where they are trying to figure out a few things and what different people are up to. I loved that and how Maisie might doubt herself, but is learning to trust her instincts. It was a super fun, super cute read.
*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2