Review and Release Day Blitz: The Design by R.S. Grey

Title: The Design
Author: R.S. Grey
Genre: New Adult
Pub Date: March 1, 2015
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Back ~ And ~ Forth
The Design was like watching a tennis match (insert tennis gif) it had its moments, but for the most part it was the same thing back and forth. The writing was perfect, it was the story that fell flat for me.

Cammie and Grayson didn’t excite me, the push and pull between them wasn’t believable.  There were times that R.S. Grey told me what I should feel instead of letting me feel it.  Cammie was a smart and beautiful female, who based all of her choices off of what she thought Greyson would want, as a reader I want a strong female. 

I wanted more from R.S. Grey. The Duet (first book in this series) had a strong female lead, and a story that pulled at my insides.  The Design just didn’t do it for me.  I will continue to read what R.S. Grey publishes, I feel like her ability to develop the story is still growing, and I look forward to seeing it bloom! -Cheesy, I know! 

I should add I’m a HUGE tennis fan, so I don’t mind the back and forth, with the mix of excitement. I just wanted this book to be more like a Williams sister tennis match, intense.

Five minutes until the interview begins.

Fresh on the heels of her college graduation, Cameron Heart has landed an interview at a prestigious architecture firm.

Four minutes until the interview. 
She knows she’s only there because the owner, Grayson Cole, is her older sister’s friend.
Three minutes. 
For the last seven years, Grayson has been the most intimidating man Cammie has ever had the pleasure, or displeasure, of being around.
Two Minutes. 
But the job opportunity is too good to pass up. So, Cammie will have to ignore the fact that Grayson is handsome enough to have his own national holiday. 
After all, she shouldn’t feel that way about her new boss. And, he will be her new boss.

“I’m not scared of you,” I said with a confident smile.
“Perhaps we should fix that, Ms. Heart. Close the door.”

I paused just outside of the front doors and took a deep breath, trying to get my bearings. I was twenty minutes early for my interview. My outfit was still wrinkle-free. My pad-folio was filled with extra copies of my resume and reference letters, and I’d rehearsed every possible question that Grayson Cole would ask:
Greatest weakness? My inability to settle for anything less than what I deserve. I’m stubborn and persistent.
The honest answer? My inability to overcome my schoolgirl crush on you even though you’re a self-righteous ass.
I would NOT be giving him the honest answer.
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I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

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